You’re looking to get a transplant, whether it’s because of hair loss, scarring, or some other ailment. You’ve been researching and seem pretty enthusiastic about getting this done. But before you finally decide to get a full head of hair transplant surgery, you’ll want to know if it’s safe and, more importantly — because you have a couple of areas you can work on — what area on your head does a transplant look best?
It’s a tricky question to answer. That’s because each area of your scalp that needs hair restoration has a different part that makes it look natural and another part that makes it difficult to reconstruct. So in a sense, a bunch of factors go into the decision-making process, but generally, the goal is to achieve as natural-looking results as possible.
In this post, we’ll look at the most important areas of your head during a hair replacement procedure and how each factor into giving your hair — and face — the best look possible.
The HairlineThis region is the most prominent part of your hair. And because it’s located in the frontal part of your head and facing other people at all times, it has to be perfect if your goal is to look as natural as possible with your transplanted hair. The hairline is one of the most common places for transplants. It’s also the most challenging area to work with because it has many bones and other tissue. The hairs in your hairline must be silky and smooth with just the proper density to give you the best look possible. This procedure requires a good number of grafts because you can only use single hairs to establish your hairline. The angle of your hairline may be a significant consideration. The transplant surgeon will take an impression of the donor area and attach it to the recipient area.
The CrownThe crown is the highest point on your head and an interesting place to do hair transplantation. Apart from the hairline, this area also significantly impacts how well you look than any other area of your head. Beyond being the area where your hairline meets the top of your head, your crown area is also usually the most challenging part of a transplant because it’s so large and requires extra care to deal with it. It’s also one of the most sensitive areas, so it’s essential to choose someone who has experience with this type of surgery. Remember that the crown area tends to expand, much like a circle, during a hair loss process. So if you have a smaller hair loss area in this region today and we fill it in, the expansion will move out like a halo. And since the hairs tend to naturally fall away from that circle, it could end up looking unnatural. In this case, we recommend sticking with the eventually recommended hair maintenance therapy if you consider working on your crown.
Sides and Back of The HeadThe sides and back of your head are more challenging to work on because they are more mobile than other areas of the scalp, but they can still be transplanted if necessary. In addition, these areas tend to be thinner and less full-looking than other areas on your head, so they often don’t require as much donor tissue. In addition, the sides and back of the head are also good areas for transplants because they’re less likely to be shaved than the front hairline.
TakeawayIn the end, depending on the hair transplantation procedure, each place on your scalp requires a little bit of extra attention and expertise. These regions can look great, but they can also quickly become problematic if not done well.
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