Alopecia on the crown, with frontal entrances, are the most common cases of hair loss in men. The reason for hair loss is different in each case since baldness can be due to many factors such as genetic causes, unhealthy habits, stress or even poor nutrition.
When alopecia manifests itself, it can be both progressive and more drastic, in which case treatments, shampoos or supplements can hardly help. With the progress of hair transplantation techniques, hair implant has become one of the most used solutions by men and women to fight against alopecia.
A hair transplant involves transferring strong hair from one part that has not suffered from alopecia to another part that is more sparsed, in order to gain hair density in that area.
As hair loss on the crown is very common, these grafts are very often implanted in this part, to make it a much more furnished area.
In this post, we will explain the common patterns of crown baldness and how a graft is performed in this part of the head. So we started with the cause: alopecia.
Alopecia on the crown
As we mentioned, alopecia on the crown does not have a common origin in all cases, although it is true that the majority of people (80-90% of cases) who develop alopecia are due to genetic causes, age and action of male hormones, androgens. This is called androgenetic alopecia or common alopecia and can begin to manifest itself as puberty.
This type of alopecia has a very common pattern that focuses on the temples and crown and is reflected in Norwood’s famous scale of classification of baldness in men according to their areas. Following this scale, hair reduction in the crown appears in type III, almost always related to the entries. This loss of hair in the back of the scalp is common in the rest of the models: type IV (greater loss in the upper part), type V (the part which unites the crown with the upper part narrows), type VI (unpopulated entrance and crown area) and type VII (there is only one band of hair from ear to ear at the back of the head and this is alopecia the most acute).
Some tips for disguising alopecia of the crown
There are a number of tips that help to conceal baldness in the crown, which appears in many cases in the thirties. The most common for a depopulated crown is to try to cover this area with the rest of the hair, for example, with a hairstyle back.
The haircut can also help disguise, cutting the sides more to compensate for volume. And as the volume is precisely what you want to look for, it is not advisable to use hair gel that crushes the hair since in this case, the unpopulated crown will be much more visible. In any case, the most popular option when baldness reaches the crown is to shave the head with a razor, adopting a new look.
Alternative to baldness: Crown hair transplant
For those seeking to recover lost hair in the crown area, there is an effective alternative to hair micrograft, with techniques as advanced as FUE, used in most cases to treat the problem of alopecia in the body, crown and in the frontal entries.
The FUE hair transplant technique is based on the extraction of follicular units from an area without alopecia (donor) to the area with less hair (recipient). These implanted follicles, which can contain 1 to 4 hairs, develop normally and as the patient is the donor himself, the results are very natural.
If you suffer from alopecia on your head or if you start to be balding, do not hesitate to contact us via the contact form so that we can know your case and try to solve your problems.