Preventing thinning at the crown
Most men who develop alopecia begin losing hair on the forehead and in many cases also at the crown (top of head). This is called androgenetic alopecia and can be attributed to hereditary conditions. A semi-circle begins to form at the top of the head, growing at the same rate that hair is lost. It is common for this condition to be reproduced in patients’ children or grandchildren.
This treatment is most effective when the patient’s skin has conserved its elasticity (ability to be stretched). It is a straightforward, simple procedure and results are visible within a short time.
The patient is sedated and administered a local anaesthetic and is discharged once surgery is complete.
Hair is taken from a donor region, usually the back or sides of the head, and implanted into the crown. The process lasts between 1 or 2 hours.
This is a completely safe procedure, which does not alter patients’ facial features in any way, and has been in practise for over 40 years.