Crown Hair Transplant
The crown or vertex is an area on the top of the scalp. It may require hair transplantation separately or in combination with other parts of the scalp. Crown hair transplant is considered one of the most technically challenging hair restoration procedures because of the occurrence of extreme hair angle changes in the crown area. This type of condition calls for a meticulous recreation of hair so that the transplanted hair looks natural and has a full density appearance. Since the crown surface area is quite large, covering the whole crown region requires a lot of grafts with high density to ensure a fuller and natural appearance. Crown region baldness is treated using FUE transplant technique of hair restoration.
Crown Hair Transplant Procedure
There are some basic facts related to crown hair restoration that you should know before taking a decision to go for a crown hair replacement. Read some of these facts below.
The crown recedes continuously, especially in men who are facing male pattern baldness. People facing this kind of situation need multiple hair restoration sessions in the future to fix it. Dr. Prashant, therefore, recommends patients, who are under the age of 32 years, not to go for hair transplantation because the crown area will keep losing hair gradually and it will be difficult for a person to have enough donor hair roots to cover the balding area in other parts of the scalp in the future.
During hair transplant, the crown area needs a good number of grafts for an excellent result. At times, hair transplant may need two sessions. It will depend on the extent of baldness solely.
If a patient is facing extensive hair loss both on front and crown areas of the head, transplanted hairs may lack density apart from appearing unnatural.
Those patients, who want to get their crown region baldness treated, ought to take anti hair loss medication and PRP sessions to stop any further loss of hair. This will bring down the requirement of grafts for crown hair transplant. It is especially advisable for those younger persons who face crown region baldness starts at an early age.
Crown Transplant Technique
Hair transplant needs to be done with precision and artistic vision to help a crown hair replacement achieve the desired results. Dr. Prashant thoroughly understands natural patterns of hair loss. He is well aware of the tricks to restore hair in crown region in such a way that it looks natural and elegant. Crown hair transplant at our clinic will give you the most amazing two-dimensional and three-dimensional results, besides ensuring your transplanted hairs age well over time.
Crown hair transplant is carried out by extracting roots from the back side of the scalp with the help of Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) technique. It is performed by Dr. Prashant and his experienced team. Hairs are skillfully transplanted to ensure perfect angles, direction, pattern and graft-to-site fit.
Cost of Crown Hair Transplantation
The total expenditure of crown hair transplant in India varies from one patient to another. The cost of the transplant will depend on the area of baldness that is to be covered and the kind of hair density a patient wants. These factors decide as to how many grafts a patient needs during crown transplant. Some patients may even require more than one session. During your initial consultation with the hair transplant surgeon, you will be informed about the estimated cost of your crown hair transplant based on your specific needs.
Causes of Crown Hair Loss
A number of men face hair loss in the crown area owing to genetic male pattern baldness. Women may also suffer hair loss in the crown area due to several factors. In women, hair loss is more dispersed, while in men, it comes with a concentrated balding pattern. Some factors that may cause hair loss in the crown area are - anagen hair loss, cicatricial alopecias, hair growth disorders, inflammatory scalp, telogen hair loss, tinea capitis, traction alopecia and trichotillomania. The nature and stage of hair loss determines if it can be treated with medicine or surgical procedure. Dr. Prashant is well- trained to decide what is right for you. He will, for sure, recommend a safe and successful treatment to your hair loss problem.
Factors like the extent of hair loss, the possibility of hair loss in future (and the possibility of having enough donor hair over time to replace new balding areas), and the ability to create natural-looking hair patterns determine if hair restoration procedure is the ideal option to solve the problem of hair loss in the crown region. We will help you choose the most suited crown hair restoration options for your needs when you come to us for initial consultation.
Crown Hair Transplant Recovery
The recovery process following a crown hair transplant is the same as in any hair transplant procedure. Generally, you need only 24 hours of rest to recover from the treatment. From the next day, you can get on with most of your daily activities. However, you need to keep yourself away from strenuous activities for a week. You can start going to your office a day after surgery. A number of people, though, take leave of a few days post the hair transplant to hide from public viewing some small scabbings that are formed in the transplanted area and remain there for about 2 weeks. No bandages or stitches are used, so you can wash and shampoo your hair from the next day as per the instructions of your doctor. You can also choose to don a sports cap after the surgery is over to hide the visible scabs.