What Is The Crown Hair Transplant?

What Is The Crown Hair Transplant?

What Is The Crown Hair Transplant? Many people will lose their hair as they age, and unfortunately, it is not possible to regenerate hair with today’s technology. Hair transplantation is only the process of redistributing donor hair follicles to certain points of the head.

Crown hair transplantation is aimed at removing baldness in the back upper part of the hair. The crown ends where the occipital bone begins. This area is often referred to as the “vertex” and is the highest point in the head. There are large arteries that feed the hair on the head and these arteries branch out and spread to the whole head.

These are called blood capillaries and they feed the hair follicles. These blood capillaries may have difficulty in reaching the crown part of the hair, and for this reason, the hair in this area, which is the first, is lost. Usually, arteries and blood capillaries are found in the lateral parts of the hair. Hair in this area is lost later than hair in other areas.


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Hair characteristics in the crown area (the whorl)

The whorl is located at the top of the hair and can be clockwise or counterclockwise. The direction of the whorl is one of the basic factors that determine the hair transplantation procedure and how it will be applied. The presence of more than one whorls can make hair transplantation difficult.

Who needs this procedure?

This operation is the most difficult operation among hair transplantation applications. Baldness in the crown area, that is, baldness in the whorl is a part of general baldness and is seen especially after hair loss in the front and middle areas.

First, the presence of spindle whorls in the hair requires the creation of a pattern, and it can be time-consuming and challenging to create. This pattern in the crown area should be recreated to look natural.

  • To achieve a higher Crown hair transplant success rate in hair transplantation, the following are considered:
  • The age of those who want to have a hair transplant must be over 25. Because before the age of 25, it may not be predicted how to continue hair loss.
  • Hair diameter is important in this application. If your hair strands are thick, better results can be obtained.
  • The Crown hair transplant success rate is high in those with light hair color or those with compatible skin color.
  • If the patients have less than 40 follicles per square centimeter in the donor area, they are not considered good candidates for hair transplantation. Crown hair transplant success rate is not high for these kinds of patients.

Crown hair transplant side effects and precautions

In many surgical operations, even if these surgical operations are not serious, it is possible to encounter some complications. Of course, the crown area hair transplant success rate is not affected, but it is possible to see the following complications:

Negative reaction to anesthesia

Although local anesthesia is completely safe, some people may experience negative effects due to the stress and fear of a surgical operation, but this is not directly related to local anesthesia. People under local anesthesia may feel uncomfortable or loose sensation due to the numbness of that area and may experience fear-induced effects such as nausea or vomiting, but this rate is less than 1%.


Your surgeon can start an antibiotic treatment in case of infection. Note that the chance of infection is also less than 1%.

Shock hair loss

You may lose all your hair suddenly after a period of hair transplantation, which is a routine situation, there is no need to panic. Many people may encounter this. Complete recovery can take 3 to 4 months, and you can have a normal appearance close to 1 year.

Undesired appearance

After your hair transplant operation, you will have to live with an unpleasant appearance for a while. It is recommended that you do not do this a problem, keeping in mind that this is temporary and you have to endure it for a while to live with a better appearance.

Other complications

It is possible to encounter some complications in all surgical operations. Although this is uncommon, it can be seen in some people. These complications can include:

  • bleeding
  • dizziness
  • pain
  • increased heart rate
  • inflammation of hair follicles
  • sparse appearance around the donor site
  • scarring

Crown hair transplant success rate

It is possible to say that the success of hair transplantation to the Crown region is 100% because the relationship between peak baldness and general baldness varies according to the age range.

  • the ages of 18 and 29, only 6%,
  • 30 and 39 years old, 21%
  • 40 and 49 years old, 30 %
  • 50 and 59 years old, 37 %
  • 60 and 69 years old, 53%
  • 70 and 79 years old, 50 % of male pattern baldness is correlated to the crown area.