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Does a Hair Transplant Restore Hair on the Crown?

Does a Hair Transplant Restore Hair on the Crown?
Apr 01,2022

For most people, ageing causes recession of the hairline, making the crown of the head more noticeable. Some people who experience this issue choose to shave their heads bald, but others don’t. 

Some options are available to make thinning hair or balding area have fuller hair. Many people experiencing hair loss want to know if the available procedures can restore hair with little hair on their crown. 

Unlike frontal hair transplantation, crown hair transplants require more hair due to the angle people view the crown. You can undergo a hair transplant on your crown areas if you have enough donor hair for the procedure. 

Crown hair transplant is slightly different as it involves harvesting hair grafts from the back of the head and transplanting it to the top area requiring more coverage. This procedure is possible for any part of the scalp with little or no hair. 

However, the crown is a more complex area for a hair transplant. An experienced hair transplant surgeon understands that increasing hair density in the crown region usually results in a circle of the bald scalp around the transplanted hair. 

Every patient has a finite number of donor hair, and balding will likely continue for extended periods, so patients must decide on a preference for transplanting hair, but some people’s preferences change as they grow older. 

Several factors, including your hair texture, projected future hair loss, desired hair density, and shape of the face, are important for planning a hair transplant. 

For men, the guideline advises against undergoing a hair transplant on the crown between their twenties and thirties because they are likely to continue experiencing hair loss. Waiting until the hair loss pattern is established before a crown transplant ensures a better result. 

Challenges of a crown hair transplant

The crown region may have certain complications from the swirling vortex of hair in several directions. The crown’s size also requires more donor hair, meaning you will need more grafts for a crown hair transplant. 

If you need a full head hair transplant, you must have significant donor hair, not only for the crown. This means multiple sessions to complete the hair transplant

How do you determine thinning of crown hair?

Male pattern baldness causes hair thinning on the crown, resulting from oestrogen (DHT) that targets the hair on the top and front of the head, including the crown. 

Why is the FUT transplant technique more suitable for crown hair transplant than the FUE technique?

Generally, an FUT hair transplant is a better option for people that need more grafts, and the crown is a dense region that requires more hair grafts than the front area. This makes FUT better suited for a crown hair transplant. 

How many hair grafts do I require for my crown hair transplant?

The number of grafts you will need for your crown depends on the bald area’s size. Generally, grafts for the crown range from 800 – 3000 grafts. Your hair surgeon will determine how many grafts you need following your consultation and examination. 

How much is a crown hair transplant?

A crown hair transplant’s cost depends on the number of hair grafts required. A Norwood scale can estimate how many grafts you need, but you need to visit your surgeon for an accurate number and the cost of treatment. 

Which hair transplant is best for the crown?

Most patients who have undergone a hair transplant for the crown use an FUE hair transplant, but people with extensive hair loss around the crown require FUT for better hair coverage. 

Is a crown hair transplant successful?

Yes, it is. Like most FUT and FUE hair transplants techniques, the success rate for a crown hair transplant is high. The success rate for a crown hair transplant is the same for the frontal head area. 

How many hair grafts does the crown need?

Experts estimate 800 – 3000 hair grafts for the crown, with an average of 1200 hair grafts. 

Does the transplanted hair on the crown area take longer to grow after the procedure?

The crown area needs a high number of grafts, usually transplanted in two sessions, depending on the size of the bald area. Crown hair should grow fully after 12 to 18 months, but partial results are visible within 5 to 8 months. 

Can I undergo a hair transplant for a bald area?

Yes, you can. Many people undergo a hair transplant to restore hair on a small bald area resulting from male or female pattern baldness. 

Are 2000 hair grafts sufficient for the crown?

In many cases, 2000 hair grafts can cover the crown region, but the size of a patient’s head or bald area can require up to 3000 grafts. 

Does transplanted hair on the crown grow slower?

For people dealing with crown hair loss, it may seem like the hair on the crown takes longer to grow back since hair loss in this region is not as fast as in the front head area. This makes many people take a longer time to get a cure for hair loss on the crown. 

If you are experiencing hair loss on your crown and need a crown hair transplant in Turkey, visit Turkey Hair Transplants or call 020 7371 9175 to schedule an appointment with our experienced hair transplant surgeon.