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Crowns Dont Have to be the Black Hole IMO

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I know that conventional thinking states that the crown is the black hole for grafts. I understand why this can be the case but I also disagree as long as the following is done.


Proper planning by doc and patient is done taking into consideration styling of the crown so it can be styled in such a way as to shingle the hair as much as possible, grow it longer where it needs to be and so on. I think simply adding hairs to the crown and styling it the way one did before hair loss will cause it to look thin and be a black hole as the hairs will naturally go in many different directions and the HT hair is not being used wisely for density from a styling perspective.


By the way, I am NOT talking about applying a comb over :)

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Interesting assessment. I think you bring up some good points. Thank you for sharing!

"Doc" Blake Bloxham - formerly "Future_HT_Doc"


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All opinions are my own and my advice does not constitute as medical advice. All medical questions and concerns should be addressed by a personal physician.

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I agree. It depends on the patient, the patient's age, how well the patient's balding pattern is defined and predictable, whether the patient is on and willing to stay on finasteride, and of course the skill level of the doctor. As I have stated before, personally I would prefer a higher hairline with a solid crown, vs a lowered hairline and bald spot in the crown.

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Remember a hair transplant turns back the clock,

but it doesn't stop the clock.

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