Hairline and crown hair transplant.
Probably the most common combination of hair loss in a single person is recession of the hairline and “opening” of the crown. Which one “hurts” a person more is strictly up to the individual and their person circumstances. Suffice to say, however, both forms of hair loss can be devastating and thus must be addressed when possible. Thanks to modern day hair transplant techniques, excellent doctors, experienced support staff, and dedicated facilities such treatments are becoming commonplace. This is particularly so when visiting the office of exceptional physicians like Dr. Paul Rose of Miami, Florida.
In early 2015 this young man visited Dr. Rose complaining of a total loss of his hairline along with massive loss behind it and in the crown. He had read about Dr. Rose’s reputation and hoped that he could enjoy a successful transformation back to his “former self” as many of Dr. Rose’s other patients already had. Upon examination Dr. Rose felt that there was enough donor hair to perform both Hairline and Crown hair transplant, but was cautious as spreading out the grafts over two distinct parts of the scalp might leave the patient with an unsatisfying “see through” appearance. What Dr. Rose wanted to take care to avoid was creating a “haze of hair” effect on his patients head in both areas which would actually be worse than not doing any transplant at all.
His approach was to first draw a hairline that would produce a satisfying framing of the face but not so low that it would require a great number of grafts. You can see in the left photo above that Dr. Rose actually drew the hairline very erratically. This would insure that the final product would look natural to the casual eye and not stand out as “artificial”. Also notice that he drew a band. He did this so that he could concentrate the grafts where they would be needed the most and would be most useful when grown out. One needs a lot of experience to know exactly where to place these lines and Dr. Rose did it masterfully. But there was more. What about the crown?
To address the crown he drew another erratic looking line that enclosed the bald spot AND took great note of the ANGLES of the hair which usually change dramatically . By using true follicular units prepared under microscopes by his experienced team he was able to pack BOTH hairline and crown at a high enough density to produce a convincing and satisfying result that would turn back the clock for his patient. It worked:
The success of this case can hardly be overstated. Notice how the new hairline is lush and thick. It passes the “comb back” test and doesn’t even come close to looking artifical. And look at the crown. Where there was once an undeniable hole it now just looks as if the patient has natural part and just the bare beginnings of crown hair loss. And the best part is that the new hair has an extremely low chance of falling out again, if ever, since Dr. Rose took it from the back and sides of the head where follicular death is usually extremely limited.