Hair loss at the crown

Hair loss at the crown, commonly referred to as the “vertex,” can be particularly distressing due to its high visibility and the complexity of natural hair patterns in this area. At Charles Medical Group, we understand the unique challenges presented by crown hair restoration and have developed expert solutions to address them.

The Unique Challenges of Crown Restoration

The crown of the head can be one of the last areas to lose hair, but once it begins, the balding pattern can quickly expand, leading to a significant cosmetic concern. The whirl-like growth pattern of hair at the crown adds complexity to the restoration process. Hair restoration in this area requires meticulous planning and execution to ensure that the transplanted hair mimics the natural growth pattern and integrates seamlessly with the existing hair.

Advanced Techniques for a Natural-Looking Crown

Dr. Glenn Charles employs advanced Follicular Unit Excision (FUE) and Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) techniques, tailored to address the intricacies of the crown. With FUE, individual follicular units are extracted and then carefully placed to follow the natural swirl of the crown. FUT, on the other hand, allows for the transplantation of a larger number of grafts in one session, which can be beneficial for more extensive hair loss at the crown.

Pre- and Post-Operative Care for Optimal Results

Pre-operative planning is vital, which includes evaluating the degree of hair loss and the availability of donor hair. Post-operative care is equally important to ensure the health and success of the transplanted hair. Patients are advised on how to care for their scalp and hair, including the use of gentle shampoos and avoiding strenuous activities that may affect the healing process.

Maintaining the Health of Transplanted Hair

Maintaining the health of transplanted hair involves a comprehensive approach including a balanced diet, proper hair care regimen, and possibly medications like finasteride or minoxidil to support hair growth and prevent further loss.

Non-Surgical Options for Crown Hair Enhancement

For those not ready for surgery, or in cases where surgery might not be the best option, non-surgical treatments such as Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) can create the appearance of a fuller head of hair by strategically placing pigment into the scalp to mimic hair follicles. LaserCap® therapy is another non-invasive option that uses low-level laser light to stimulate hair follicles and promote regrowth.

At Charles Medical Group, we are committed to providing personalized solutions for crown hair restoration. Dr. Charles’ expertise in hair restoration surgery ensures that each patient receives the best possible care and outcomes that look as natural as possible. Whether through surgical or non-surgical means, our goal is to revitalize your crown and restore your confidence.