Doctor Segovia performing a crown capillary graft
9th October 2023

Crown capillary graft: How is it performed?

Currently the most effective way to recover hair in those areas where it stopped growing is with a hair implant. In most cases it is in the area of ​​the crown where it tends to lighten and, in these cases, the crown hair graft is the best option.

Then in the blog de Hospital Capilar, we tell you everything you need to know about the crown hair implant: how it is performed, the technique and the results it offers.

What does the crown hair graft consist of?

La alopecia It is one of the most widespread hair problems in our country and outside of it, as indicated by the Spain alopecia index. The good news is that today there are effective solutions to counteract the effects of alopecia, such as medical hair treatments or hair graft.

The crown is usually one of the most affected areas in cases of male pattern baldness. It usually appears in grade III, according to the hamilton norwood scale, and when the alopecia has not yet spread excessively there is a possibility of change. According to our medical equipment, The crown hair graft is the only method by which it is possible to have hair in the area again..

Crown capillary grafting is usually performed with the FUE technique (Follicular Unit Extraction) since it is the one that offers the most natural results when leave no visible scars. This intervention requires a capillary expert medical team, since we must not forget that it is a surgery that, although outpatient, has certain demands. It consists of the extraction of follicular units, which contain the hair, from the donor area, the one that is not affected by alopecia, to implant them in the area to be treated or recipient area, in this case the crown.

The approximate duration of a crown capillary graft ranges between 6 and 8 hours, depending on the number of follicular units that the medical team determines to be implanted. During the intervention the patient goes through different phases, we will explain them step by step below.

Previous capillary analysis of the patient

Before surgery, in Hospital Capilar we make a patient hair analysis. It is in this preliminary diagnosis that the medical team determines the viability of the crown hair graft, as well as the number of follicular units to be extracted and the state of health of the scalp.

We must not forget that not everyone is suitable for a hair implantIt will depend on the degree of alopecia in which it is found. It is for this reason that it is important that, before the first signs of baldness, go to a hair clinic where they can advise us.

It is in this capillary analysis where the medical team explains what is necessary to carry out during the hair implant preoperative. This process is necessary to avoid complications during surgery and to guarantee that the scalp is in optimal health conditions, thus guaranteeing an aesthetic result to match. 

Design of a capillary implant in Hospital Capilar

Design of the donor and recipient areas

One of the most important phases of a crown hair graft is the design. The surgeon marks the extraction and implantation areas, following the patient's physiognomy, as well as his tastes and preferences.

Doctor and patient agree on which design is better or more natural in each particular case and, respecting the limits set, the surgery is carried out.  

Application of local anesthesia

The capillary implant with FUE technique does not require general anesthesia, only local is used in the areas to be intervened. This phase tends to be the most troublesome of crown grafting and for this reason, in Hospital Capilar We have pre-anesthesia with which we reduce the pain of anesthesia itself considerably.

Follicular unit extraction

Once the area has fallen asleep, the medical team proceeds to extract the required follicular units from the donor area, in the temporal occipital area of ​​the head. This is done with an instrument known as punch with micromotor, which allows to extract the hair follicles individually without damaging the area and without leaving visible scars.

As the follicular units are extracted, they are placed in Petri dishes for better conservation.

Making the incisions on the crown

When the follicular unit extraction phase is complete, the surgeon makes the incisions on the crown of the head. This moment requires a lot of skill on the part of the doctor, since it proceeds to open the channels in which the hair is grafted. To do this, you must respect, among other things, the angle of hair growth to obtain the most natural results possible.

En Hospital Capilar incisions are made with sapphire scalpel, which reduces bleeding, allows for better angulation, improves final density and helps scalp healing.

Implantation of the follicular units in the crown

The last step with which the crown capillary graft is completed is the implantation phase of the follicular units. The health team introduces the previously extracted follicles into the incisions one by one.

When are the results of a crown hair implant visible?

The definitive results of a capillary implant are given a year after the intervention, although it is at 6 months when the first changes can already be seen. However, the final results of a crown capillary graft take a little longer for various reasons, reaching up to 18 months after surgery.

To guarantee optimal results, it is essential to follow a good postoperative Otherwise, complications could arise that put the survival of the grafts at risk. In Hospital Capilar We will solve all your doubts and we will accompany you throughout the process with periodic check-ups, cures and post-surgery medical treatments.

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