Hair loss is a problem affecting millions of men the world over. For most, this begins with bald spots forming at the highest point on the head, and moving down from there to the mid-scalp. While there are several treatments and medications available on the market today, the only way to achieve lifelong results is through a hair transplant. But what causes hair loss at the crown and what can be done about it? Here, we’ll explain some of the most common reasons for hair loss and how a hair transplant can help.
What Causes Crown Hair Loss?
There are several factors that can cause a person to experience crown hair loss, however, the most common is “male pattern baldness” also known as androgenic alopecia. A genetic, often hereditary, condition it typically occurs in older age. However, its onset may appear as early as 20 in some men. For these men, the hair loss typically starts at either the hairline or the crown areas of the scalp. Hair in the crown is the most susceptible to changes in the body, and this region of the scalp is typically the first to lose hair.
Some of the other most common factors that can lead to a receding hairline include:
- Hormonal changes
- Certain underlying medical conditions
- Infections of the scalp
- Medications – particularly those used for the treatment of cancer, arthritis, or gout
- Excessive stress
During your free consultation at our clinic, one of our hair transplant surgeons will evaluate the cause of your hair loss to determine the best course of treatment.
What Is A Hair Transplant?
A hair transplant is the only life-long solution for hair loss. While multiple procedures fall under the term, the most common are Follicular Unit Extraction and Direct Hair Implantation. These both function largely the same.
During a hair transplant, a patient’s healthy hair follicles are removed from a donor area unaffected by hair loss. For most men facing pattern baldness, this area is located at the back or sides of the head.
Follicular Unit Extraction
During an FUE operation, hair follicles are removed individually from the donor area before being stored in a special nutrient-rich solution. Once all necessary hair follicles have been removed, they are implanted directly into the recipient area. Dr Aygin has pioneered the use of sapphire blades during a FUE hair transplant as it allows for the creation of finer channels in the recipient area, allowing for denser and more precise placement of hair grafts. Further, sapphire blades promote faster healing and minimise the risks of bleeding or scarring.
Direct Hair Implantation
DHI is the newest technique in use by hair transplant surgeons around the world. As a refined version of the FUE technique, the hair follicles are extracted one-by-one from the donor area and immediately implanted into the recipient area with the help of a Choi Implanter Pen. This allows for more accurate placement of the hair grafts to ensure the most even coverage.
Each patient’s needs are different, and which method is best can only be assessed by a trained professional. During your free consultation, we will explain to you all of the options available and walk you through every step of the process.
Hair transplants are minimally invasive outpatient procedures that typically require 4-8 hours to perform, depending on the number of grafts needed – typically between 3,000-8,000.
Is A Hair Transplant Right For Me?
Since hair transplants are a permanent solution to hair loss, they are most successful in patients suffering from long-term hair loss that has stabilised. Ideally, a candidate for a hair transplant has progressed beyond Norwood Stage 3 and has been ongoing for at least 5 years. It is best to wait until your hair loss has progressed to its fullest degree.
Hair Transplants At The Crown Area At Our Clinic
Hair transplant in Istanbul represent the only truly permanent solution to hair loss. Since a hair transplant uses a patient’s own healthy hair follicles, the Hair transplant before and after results are completely natural and are guaranteed to last a lifetime.
Located in one of Istanbul’s most prestigious hospitals, the Dr Serkan Aygin Clinic was named the “Best Medical Tourism Facility” by La Razon in 2019. With more than 25 years of experience, Dr Aygin has assisted over 10,000 clients and has achieved a hair regrowth rate of 98%.
Our all-inclusive hair transplant packages cover every aspect of your stay in Istanbul, you just arrange your travel. Contact us today to schedule your full, free consultation and learn what Dr Aygin can do for you.