A natural looking crown
The most important thing for a hair transplant is that the result looks natural. This is achieved by the natural setting of the new hairline and the angle at which hair follicles are placed. The forehead line is often seen as the most important area when it comes to natural appearance in hair transplantation. However, the crown of the head, also known as the vertex, is considered the most difficult area to achieve a natural appearance.
Vertex is a Latin origin term which refers to “the top.” In medicine, it means the top of the scalp. This area has a great importance in hair transplantation. The angle of each of the hair follicle in this area has its own dynamics. The direction of hair growth may also vary from follicle to another to another. Therefore, to achieve natural-looking hair growth in this area, each new har follicle needs to be implanted with great care.
Direction of hair growth
In the hair transplantation process, the first step is to carefully look at the individual direction of growth for all the hair follicles. All hair roots are examined by following the angle of the hairs. The healthy hair roots in the donor area are transplanted to the crown of the head.
The FUE technique is usually applied in such localized hair transplantations for the convenience it offers. With a correctly applied FUE technique, the vertex region can recover in a very short time period. The patient can easily and quickly return their daily life.
After the operation
After hair transplantation on the crown of the head, the area should be protected with utmost care from external factors such as sun or impacts. At the end of 3 months, the planted hair starts to grow healthily. After approximately 1 year, a completely natural appearance is obtained.