FUE Hair Transplant for the Crown

Hair loss is something many men suffer from, especially as they start aging. It can happen in different areas of the scalp, like the mid-scalp region, the frontal region, or the crown. The crown, also known as the vertex, is on the head's very top.

The hair on the vertex grows in a circular pattern, which means that a hair transplant requires a highly skilled surgeon to replicate the pattern and make it look natural to the naked eye.

How Many Grafts Are Needed for the Crown?

Just like with any other area of the scalp, the amount of grafts needed for the crown of the head will vary. Some factors will affect the amount of grafts needed, such as the density of the patient's hair, the size of the crown, and the amount of grafts that can be extracted from the donor area.

However, this area will usually require fewer grafts in comparison to the other regions of the head. An estimate could be around 500 to 1,500 grafts, depending on the above mentioned factors. An online evaluation is needed to estimated amount of grafts because every case is different, and only an expert can determine the amount of graft each patient needs.


Is a Second Hair Transplant Needed?

Some surgeons recommend a second hair transplant surgery to add density to the scalp. Thick hair is not always achievable with a single hair transplant; a second one is often needed to add more thickness to the area.

A second hair transplant can be done if the patient has enough donor grafts to extract. Like with the first hair transplant, the patient's surgeon must determine if a second hair transplant is possible and beneficial.

How Long Should a Patient Wait Between Hair Transplants?

The wait time between hair transplants is at least 8 months because the hair follicles from the first procedure need time to heal and grow so that the patient can see the full results of the hair transplant. This will also give the surgeon a better idea of where the patient needs more grafts for density and will lead to better results.

As stated above, getting an evaluation for a hair transplant in the crown area and/or a second surgery is essential. In addition, patients must understand that the crown of the head demands excellent technical precision, which requires a highly skilled surgeon. Patients should inform themselves of adequate and skillful surgeons for quality results and a positive experience.