The crown, also known as the vertex, is an area of the scalp that can begin losing hair in isolation or in conjunction with other areas of the scalp. Procedures involving the crown are the most technically demanding of hair restorative procedures. This is due mostly to the various angles that the hair grows in this region. Recreating the natural angles of the crown requires a meticulous hand and creative eye.
Before (left) & after (right) photo of a crown hair transplant patient.
Crown Hair Transplant Procedure
There are a few basic facts about crown hair restoration that every individual should know before contemplating having a crown hair replacement procedure. The crown region continues to recede over time. This is especially problematic for those experiencing male pattern baldness. This means that additional hair restoration sessions may be required in the future to cover balding that may occur in this area. Due to the complexity of the crown region, two sessions may be required depending on the extent of the baldness. Someone contemplating crown hair restoration is advised to be on medical hair loss management medication (finasteride and/or minoxidil) to prevent further hair loss in the crown area and to minimize the need for further transplant sessions in the future.