Baldness, like any other disease, has its own stages of severity and types. Hair loss can occur not only on the temporal region or on the front hairline, but also on the crown. With this type of baldness in men, the hair in the crown area gradually becomes thinner and falls out. In women, there is a significant thinning of hair in the area of the central parting with spread to the lateral surfaces of the head. Is hair transplant only to the crown possible in such cases? Definitely yes.
Why does hair loss occur at the crown?
In 90% of cases, hair loss on the crown is caused by androgenetic alopecia. This phenomenon is due to the fact that the hair located on the crown is sensitive to excess male sex hormones, which slowly kill hair follicles and lead to hair loss. This hormone causes a spasm of the vascular bundle that feeds the hair. It becomes thinner; its growth slows down until it stops completely. Then the mouth of the follicle overgrows, and it is no longer possible to restore the hair sac.
This type of baldness is genetic in nature, so it is practically impossible to avoid it. The only effective way to restore hair is to transplant your own hair from the back of the head, because the hair follicles on the back of the head do not react to testosterone.
Is hair transplant only to the crown possible?
A crown hair transplant is a standard procedure and does not pose any particular risks to the patient. The only difficulty is to transplant the hair so that the result looks as natural as possible. The fact is that at the crown, as a rule, there are points of hair growth, where they grow at different angles and in different directions. However, provided that the surgery is performed by an experienced doctor and patient has enough donor material, the result will be as natural as possible.