Crown hair transplant surgery is the most demanding hair restoration surgery. It’s a common experience for a lot of people. The crown region is sometimes referred to as the “vertex” or the “bald spot”.
We know that losing hair is difficult, but actually the solution for this problem is truly effective if you treat it in time with the correct hair transplant surgeons.
Here are the most frequently asked questions about crown hair transplants for male pattern baldness.
There’s a goal in re-creating hair growth: it should look natural and can be maintained over time. But, how does this happen? We tell you in the next paragraphs.
Crown hair transplant procedure
The hair follicles are extracted from the donor area and grafts are extremely prepared for implantation. The hair follicles are implanted one by one in the crown.
How many hair grafts do I need for the crown?
The number of grafts may vary, it will be different for each patient. The patient requires consultation and evaluation for his goals, and the donor and recipient area should be evaluated for the surgery. All patients are unique, there are some patients that have enough donor hair, and there are some others that don’t have anything at all.
Do crown hair transplants grow slower?
There is no evidence that transplanting hair in the crown will cause it to grow slower than the rest of the scalp. Hair transplants take time. The positive results can be seen in 6 months approximately. The full results can be seen in one year. It may feel as though it takes longer to regenerate the crown area completely, but it’s normal. You will see the results in time. Trust us! You will love it.
Is crown hair transplant successful and permanent?
Yes, totally. This area can be fully restored in a specialized clinic. The success of crown hair restoration (and other types of hair transplantation) is very good, with any technique, FUE or FUSS you can have hair again on your crown.
The process isn’t painful, but you have to take a lot of care of your recipient area. We have a blog post about How to sleep after a hair transplant surgery, you can read it for more details.
How much does a crown hair transplant cost?
In Mexico, the cost of a hair transplant for crown may vary. In Capilea, we rate the zone of the patient, not the per follicular unit. This is beneficial for the patient because we are committed to giving excellent results for the original price, without elevating costs suddenly. Hair transplant costs can vary between $50,000 – $95,000.
Crown hair restoration surgery
The crown hair transplant recovery is very similar to the other types of hair transplants. You should not touch the hair transplant zone and have to rest the day of the surgery.
A little swelling and slight bleeding in the first days is normal. You have to sleep with your head elevated for a few days and take a shower around day three.
Then, crusts will appear, which will fall eventually. After five o six months, you can appreciate the real results. Don’t worry, everything is going to be okay, and will look fabulous with your new hair density.
The hair transplant surgeon will tell you everything that you need to know about your recovery, how to take care of the area, and if you need any medication.
Recommendations for your crown hair transplant
- Wash your hair and sleep carefully
- Don’t drink alcohol and don’t smoke
- Eat healthily and keep hydrated
- Don’t exercise a lot
- Avoid the sun
- Take your medications and use the ointments prescribed by your doctor
We know that losing hair is hard, some recommendations to prevent future hair loss, are a diet high in healthy proteins, Omega-3, and fresh fruits and vegetables. Vitamins such as C and D, iron, and zinc are also recommended. Consult with your doctor before making changes in your diet or taking any vitamins or supplements.
If you already have a crown hair loss, make an appointment in one of our clinics (Monterrey and Tijuana). We are experts in fue hair transplant, and we can clarify all your questions and make you feel confident before your crown hair transplant.