Method Used: FUE
Cost: £3,000 – £7,000
Baldness is a problem that can affect all areas on the face and head. Often caused by male pattern baldness, hair loss on the crown of the head can be one of the most infuriating issues men can deal with. Crown hair transplant surgery is the only long term solution that provides you with a long-term, natural looking result.
What Causes the Crown to Bald?
The “crown” is found at the top of the head, heading slightly towards the rear. When it comes to balding, one of the first areas to suffer hair loss is the crown. Hair loss inn this area is often caused by a process called “male pattern baldness” (androgenic alopecia). This is where excess dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is produced by the body and combines to the hair follicles on your head; this disrupts the growth cycle of the hair on your head, causing irreversible shedding.
What’s worse is that this process of hair loss becomes more prevalent as men age and there is nothing we can do to prevent it. Male pattern hair loss is a heredity condition and many men experience crown hair loss as early as 30.
What is a Crown Hair Transplant?
When it comes to hair loss, getting hair transplant surgery is the only option that offers a long-term, natural solution for patients. A crown hair transplant looks to take existing hair on your head, and implant this into your affected area.
Different patients often show different severity of balding and it is this that usually dictates the course of treatment required. For those experiencing thinning, a lighter course of PRP treatment may be all that is needed. Equally, for those who have suffered extensive balding, an FUT or FUE hair transplant may be required.
All hair transplants at Harley Street Hair Transplant Clinics are carried out by GMC registered doctors at CQC clinics. We want you to rest assured that our procedures are clean, safe, and carried out by experienced professionals.
How does a Crown Hair Transplant Work?
Before your surgery, Harley Street Hair Transplant Clinics offers a free consultation with one of our consultants. At this phase, your treatment course, costs, and location of procedure will all be determined.
During a typical hair transplant surgery, you will first be given a local anaesthetic by the surgeon so you won’t feel anything. From here hair follicles are taken from a donor area (typically the back of the scalp) and implanted into a recipient area (in this instance, the crown). Depending on the severity of your baldness, this will determine the number of follicles (or “grafts”) needed. Obviously, if the crown is completely bald, it will need more grafts than one showing early signs of hair loss or thinning.
After the hair transplant procedure, you will be provided with a full aftercare package that will guide you through recovery. Your recovery time will be based around your course of treatment, and number of grafts implanted. Less invasive treatments (such as FUE) should leave you recovering for 7-10 days whilst more invasive treatments (such as FUT) may leave a scar that takes a few weeks to heal. We typically perform FUE transplants on the majority of our patients.
When it comes to results, your should expect to wait between 4-6 months. This gives your new hair follicles to grow naturally. Your crown should start looking thicker and fuller in no time!
What Treatment options are Available?
There are a number of different hair transplants available to solve crown hair loss. Here, we’ve devised a quick list to help you along the way.
- Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) – Using brand new technology, a FUE hair transplant is minimally invasive and offers the highest yield of hair regrowth. Extracting individual follicles hair from a donor area and implanting them into your affected area, this treatment boasts a swift procedure, short recovery time, and a minimal amount of scarring.
- Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) – Often called the “strip method”, a FUT hair transplant is the “original” hair loss procedure. Tried and tested over decades of use, this surgical procedure takes larger strips of hair from the back of your head, separates the strip into smaller grafts under microscope, and implants these onto your affected area.
When it comes to costing and prices, hair transplants can differ greatly in price. As stated above, this is dependent upon what treatment you have and how many grafts are needed. The average cost of a typical hair transplant is around £5,500.
At Harley Street Hair Transplant Clinics, we’re committed to offering a quality crown hair transplant procedure at a fair price. That is why we’ve also developed affordable payment plans over the course of 12 to 60 months. No one should ever be priced out of a crown hair transplant!
Why Get a Crown hair transplant?
When compared to other treatment methods, there is nothing else available on the market that restores hair and prevents further hair loss like hair transplantation. Booking yourself in for crown hair restoration surgery can be one of the best things you can do to boost your self-confidence and appearance.
When it comes to alternative hair treatments, most patients come to us having already tried drugs like minoxidil and finasteride. Whilst these help to maintain hair density whilst you take them as supplements, as soon as you finish taking them, thinning and hair loss will continue. This will leave you wondering why you didn’t just get a hair transplant in the first place.
Similarly, in terms of results, nothing quite compares to a crown hair transplant. Using your own hair grafts as a restoration effort, nothing else even comes close to a “real looking result”. As well as chemical treatments, some patients have even tried wigs or scalp micro pigmentation (tattooing). Whilst this may hide the effects of losing hair, patients often come to us complaining about these methods that they have gotten elsewhere.
All of these alternative treatment methods are not performed under the experienced eyes of a doctor either. Investing in a hair transplant for your crown ensures your hair restoration journey is being performed by a safe pair of hands, in a clean clinic – it’s a genuine medical procedure!
Aside from achieving fantastic results, we believe that keeping in touch with our patients before, during and after their hair transplantation procedure is paramount – it helps to keep our patients feeling calm and in control. We’re always on hand to provide guidance, support and aftercare advice. Time and again, our patients tell us that this is what sets us apart from other clinics.
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