More than 80 percent of men experience significant hair loss. These men experience alopecia differently, in other words, their hair loss might include a receding hairline, sides of the head and even the crown of the head. Losing hair on the crown of the head is very common, especially if it’s genetic. This area of the scalp is a common area for hair transplant surgeries.
There are a variety of treatments that patients can undergo, either surgical, like the FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) or non-surgical.
The crown of the head is located at the very top, hair in this area grows in a circular pattern, also known as a whorl pattern. It’s important to note that due to the fact that hair grows in a circular pattern, a hair transplant here is more technically demanding. As a result, only a small number of very skilled surgeons are able to perform this specific type of hair transplant.
Hair transplant surgeries are not always the first option for patients who are losing their crown hair, especially if they’re in the early stages of alopecia. Patients can use non-surgical treatments these treatments help increase the density of each hair which in turn help hide the visible scalp. However, there are some cases in which the hair loss is very severe and patients prefer to undergo surgery.
Crown Hair Restoration requires more hair grafts than other areas of the head because of the angle which you look at the crown from. That is to say that the scalp is way more visible in this area
Because of this, surgeons need to carefully plan how many grafts will be needed, they will take into account the amount of donor hair, the thickness of the patient’s hair and the amount of area that needs to be covered.
The crown of the head is not the largest part of the scalp but it will need a good amount of hair grafts. Although every patient has different needs, there are some generalizations that can be made based on the thousands of patients who have undergone a crown hair transplant.
Usually, the recommended amount of grafts needed for this specific area is between 800 and 1500 hair grafts. Only the surgeon can recommend how many grafts a patient needs, that’s why it’s important for the patient to have an online consultation.
The price in Tijuana, Mexico is anywhere between $2,990 to $6,990 USD. Patients can save up to 65% in Tijuana, Mexico of what they would spend in the United States without sacrificing quality.
It’s important to add that the price will increase or decrease depending on the amount of hair grafts needed for the hair transplant. The following is a chart with the amount of hair grafts and their respective costs:
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Crown hair transplant recovery is very similar to hair transplant in other areas of the scalp. It usually takes 24 hours to recover from the procedure. However, it takes patients at least 3 days to be able to return to work. In addition, patients must not involve themselves in any kind of strenuous physical activities during the first week of recovery to prevent any possible injuries. Patients should expect some minor scabbing in the receiving area which lasts around 1 week.
It’s imperative that patients understand the technical precision that is demanded for the crown of the head, for that reason it’s important that they inform themselves on adequate and highly skilled surgeons, they should also read online reviews and most importantly have an online consultation. The more information a patient has, the easier it will be for them to make a decision.