Hair Transplant Surgery to Fill a Small Bald Spot in the Crown?

1/11/2010 4:16:11 PM

Question:

I have a spot on the rear top of my head a little larger than a silver dollar that is balding. What would be the "estimated" cost of a hair transplant for this area? 

Answer:

Assuming your hair loss is genetic, the most common type of baldness, a miniature bald spot in the crown isn’t enough to consider hair transplant surgery. Male pattern baldness is progressive and transplanting hair in the crown may leave you with an unnatural looking halo of baldness around a tuft of transplanted hair.

In my opinion, first consult a dermatologist to determine if your hair loss is genetic. If it is, I strongly recommend considering proven medical treatments like Propecia (finasteride) and Rogaine (minoxidil) before pontificating hair transplant surgery.


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    Bill was the managing publisher of the Hair Transplant Network and The Hair Loss Learning Center. He is 4 time hair transplant patient and has over 15,000 helpful posts on our hair restoration discussion forum. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a Master’s in Christian Counseling. In addition to his work in helping hair loss experiencing men and women finding the best hair transplant surgeons, he helps people with various addiction and mental health related issues in his free time. He enjoys weight lifting, kickboxing, movies, researching conspiracy related topics and spending time with his family.