Crown Hair Restoration
Crown Hair Restoration
Hair loss on crown of head along with receding hairline is the most common type of balding type in men. Thinning hair at the crown will eventually lead to balding of the crown areas.
Hair loss on the crown starts around the whorl (at the back of the head), and spreads outwards in all directions to produce a circular baldness. A second, smaller focus of balding occurs at the 6 o’clock border in some men.
Hair transplantation in crown or vertex area can be done by itself or in combination with other parts of the scalp..
What causes hair loss at the crown of your head?
Almost 95% men can blame their genes for the crown balding problem. Hair thinning at crown happens in women also. Although hair loss is typically more dispersed than the concentrated balding pattern seen in men.
Some conditions responsible for hair loss in the crown area include alopecia areata, anagen hair loss, cicatricial alopecias, disorders of hair growth, inflammatory scalp, telogen hair loss, tinea capitis, traction alopecia and trichotillomania. Depending on their nature and stage of progression, some of these scalp conditions can be treated with only medicines while others require surgical treatment. With his knowledge and experience Dr. Prashant will make the judgment and thereby ensure safe and successful treatment.
The decision of hair restoration procedure in crown area must be done after careful consideration of number of factors, including the extent of hair loss, the likelihood of future hair loss (and the possibility of having enough donor hair over time to replace new balding areas), and the ability to create natural-looking hair patterns in the crown area using hair transplantation. Dr Prashant Yadav will advise you on the best crown hair restoration options for you during your initial consultation.
Crown Hair Transplant Procedure and Technique
Few basic facts about crown hair restoration that every individual should know before making the decision to have crown hair replacement procedure. Crown hair transplant procedures are one of the most technically challenging and demanding of all types of hair restoration procedures. It is because of the fact that hair angle changes extremely in the crown area in a whorl or spiral pattern. Those intricacies need to be recreated meticulously for a seamlessly natural result of full density.
The crown will continue to shed hair and continue thinning, especially in men experiencing male pattern baldness. That means the crown thinning will continue over time. This also means that additional hair restoration sessions may be required in the future to cover further baldness that may occur in this area. Due to this fact, Dr. Prashant recommends that the patients who are below age of 32 years should not undergo hair transplantation.
For crown hair restoration procedure enormous number of grafts are required to achieve good results. 2 sessions may be required for the entire procedure, depending on the extent of crown baldness.
If there is baldness in front and crown areas of the head with extensive hair loss, results can appear unnatural and may lack density if the front, center and crown are restored in a single FUE transplant sitting. So after thorough examination of your donor area and consult with Dr Prashant it can be decided whether you are a candidate for a mega session with 3500 grafts implantation in one session. it can be told after examination of the condition of your donor area.
Balding crown solutions:
As a starting point of crown thinning treatment, anti hair loss medication treatment and PRP sessions are advised to avoid further hair loss in the future so that requirement of grafts for crown hair transplant become less. This is particularly advisable for younger people in which crown region baldness starts at early age.
Crown Transplant Technique
Achieving desired results during crown hair replacement can be rather tricky and requires the technical skill and artistic vision. With Dr. Prashant’s knowledge of male hair loss patterns and his skills the result will be natural looking crown hair with right angles and texture, that will age well over time.
Crown hair transplant procedures is done by extraction of hair roots from the donor site from the back side of the scalp by using the follicular unit extraction (FUE) method. It is done by Dr. Prashant’s experienced team. The extracted follicles are then expertly placed into the thinning or balding crown area called the recipient site. Entire procedure is done under magnified vision with the help of special implanters so that existing follicles are not damaged. At the end the result is of a crown full of hair with perfect angles, direction, pattern and graft-to-site fit.
Crown Hair Transplant Recovery
Crown hair transplant recovery is generally similar to recovery from other types of hair transplant procedure. The patient will typically recover in only 24 hours from hair transplant procedure. The day after the procedure you will be able to resume most daily activities, although it is recommended that you avoid strenuous activities for a week. You can return to work on the day following surgery, although many people choose to take a few days off following the procedure. There will be some tiny scabs in the transplanted area for up to 2 week which will eventually fall off. No bandages or no stitches are required and you can wash and shampoo your hair according to the instruction from next day after the procedure. You can wear a sports cap immediately after the procedure to hide the visible scabs which generally fall off in 2 weeks time.
Timeline for recovery:
Tiny crusts will form where the transplants have been placed and usually they shed in 4 to 7 days. The small hair in the newly transplanted grafts normally shed within 2 to 4 weeks after the procedure, and hair growth begins in 8 to 12 weeks. You should be able to see significant cosmetic hair growth within 6 months and full hair growth within 9 to 12 months.
Cost of Crown Hair Transplantation
The price and total expenses of Crown hair transplant in India vary from patient to patient. It is primarily based on the area of baldness to be covered and the target hair density needed to achieve the desired results. These are the factors that will decide the number of grafts required during crown transplant procedure, and may even need more than one procedure to be performed. Because the cost is variable and individualized, it will be discussed at your consultation with the best hair transplant surgeon in India.