What difficulties might happen due to early Crown transplants?

bald_crownMost people’s baldness keeps going even after a hair transplant, so that means their crown area will grow and so the area where the transplanted hair is becomes separated from the rest of the hair and could look strange. The doctor can do more hair transplants to put them together better, however; if there is a lot of baldness it can mean you have to have a lot of donor hair.

It can be very hard to know if someone will have enough donor hair, and if there isn’t enough, the doctor can’t connect the two areas. Plus, you can end up using so much donor hair that not enough is left to use on the front of the person’s head and that area is normally more vital to make it look aesthetically pleasing.

The scalp’s top and front are vital to making a person look good, so they are the surgeon’s top job to fix as they put together a plan for a hair transplant procedure.

But, if there is a genetic aspect to the person’s baldness that shows other family members were only bald on their crown, the surgeon might do the crown area early. However if the surgeon doesn’t know for sure if that is true, or the recipient is still young, they usually only do a small treatment of the crown first.

Typically the crown requires a large number of hairs to cover.  If you are young you will not know the extent of your hair loss yet and you certainly don’t want to use up your grafts that you may want to use in a different area as you age.  Finasteride (Propecia) is a non-surgical option, as well as minoxidil but you would first need to consult with hair a surgeon and your Doctor before you start taking these medications.