Are You Losing Hair In Other Parts Of Your Head As Well?
Even though the crown is important to many patients, it is usually not as “cosmetically important” as other parts of the scalp. In most normal situations, the crown isn’t as noticeable as the hairline or the front of the scalp, which are more obvious. It’s near the back of the head and very high up on the scalp, so most people don’t really notice it. That said, if you are also thinning in the front of your face, it is probably best to take care of these areas before trying to do the crown.
Even if you want to do a mega-session to deal with both at the same time, it is usually best to start in the front and work your way back to the crown. So, if you run out of grafts, the more visible hairline, frontal scalp, and mid-scalp areas will be done first. Why does this matter, though? Why can’t it all be done at once, or at least the back? Well …
How Much Of The Donor Area Are You Able To Transplant?
The donor region, which is where the follicles are taken from, is limited. This means that if a person loses hair quickly, he or she might not have enough grafts for life to cover the whole scalp. When you’re thinking about getting a crown transplant but only have a small donor area, you need to ask yourself, “What will I look like if I use up all my donor area on the crown transplant and end up thin in the front?” Most of the time, this would not give a natural look.
Men with thick, full fronts and thin crowns are more common, though. Because of this, if you only have a small number of donor grafts and can only transplant one part of the scalp, it is best to use it up at the front.
Now, some men only lose hair in the crown and not in the front. In this case, the donor can be judged differently. But it’s hard to tell how hair loss will progress, so it’s best to make sure there’s enough donor hair for the front first. But that doesn’t change the fact that there are only so many donor follicles and that taking care of the front is almost always the safest and smartest thing to do. That said, your hair loss expert can still only do the crown area if that is your main concern and priority– everything will be considered during your consultation.
Can Your Age Affect Your Crown Hair Transplant?
Before a crown transplant can be considered for a younger person, they should be checked out more thoroughly. Even though a “bald spot” can be hard on a young man’s mental health, young people with hair loss in this area tend to lose more hair. This goes back to what was said above: people who are losing their hair quickly and have a limited number of grafts for the rest of their lives need to plan ahead and use their grafts wisely.
If a young man’s hair starts to thin in the crown, it’s likely that it will also thin in the front. This means that his grafts might work better in this area. Even if it’s not clear, he might be better off waiting for a transplant to see what happens in the front. Due to its complex nature, this is one of those reasons that requires a very skilled clinic in order to make the best decision moving forward.