The hair crown, located at the top of the head, is often where the most noticeable hair loss occurs, particularly in men with androgenetic alopecia as they age. That’s why vertex or crown area hair transplant in Turkey is so common worldwide. Beyond their 40s, individuals with a genetic predisposition to hair thinning may experience baldness in the vertex, along with a receding hairline.

Crown hair transplant in Turkey is emerging as a promising solution that meets the needs of those who experience hair loss there due to factors including androgenetic alopecia, stress, and family history.

Crown Area Hair Transplant Before and After Results

You can examine crown area hair transplant before-after images. Thus, you can see the healing processes of our patients who have hair transplantation in the number of grafts you need.

To see more results, check out the vertex hair transplant before and after photos of Vantage Clinic, read our reviews.

Benefits of Crown Area Hair Transplants in Turkey

For a hair transplantation in the crown area, 500 to 2500 grafts are required at the Vantage Clinic in Turkey. This optimistic solution because it targets a smaller area of the scalp, requiring less time compared to full coverage.


One of the most significant benefits of getting a crown area hair transplant in Turkey is the ability to obtain quality treatment at an affordable cost. While exploring the tourist attractions of Istanbul and staying at one of its finest hotels, you can also undergo a cost-effective hair transplant surgery.

Would you like to hear how many grafts you need for the crown (vertex) area hair transplant in Turkey? Text us right now, we can call you to provide information on costs and answer any concerns regarding the health of your hair follicles and scalp!

Crown Area Hair Transplant – Can you get it?

Where the loss is most intense in the patient’s scalp, mostly the crown area. Surgeons use vertex (crown) hair transplant as an effective hair restoration option for that area. The top of the head is the place where most men experience hair loss. However, the severity may vary from person to person. So, it is possible to understand the degree of it while using the Norwood Hair Loss Scale.


Candidacy criteria for hair transplant in the crown area depends on your general health, the quantity of hair grafts in the donor area, the number of hair follicles in each graft, etc. So it is useful to schedule an appointment with the expert team of our clinic.


Understanding Crown Hair Loss

The first signs of hair thinning progress over the crown area and spread to the whole scalp. As hair thinning progresses around the crown, leading to visible baldness, many people’s psychology and self-image are negatively affected. Therefore, they seek wallet-friendly and practical solutions like crown area hair transplant in Turkey. To tackle lost hair and sparse areas, a crown hair transplantation surgery can be done if nonsurgical hair loss treatments like Minoxidil and Finasteride don’t work alone.

This image is a before after photo shoot of a patient in Istanbul after crown (vertex) hair transplant

What causes hair loss in the crown area?

When your hair is cropped short, you may notice a spiral “crown” at the highest point over your head. In the center of this hair whorl, no hair grows. If you have double hair whorls, it’s called a “double crown”. Normal for everyone to have a crown, doesn’t indicate hair loss. However, when thinning and bald spots begin to appear around the crown, then it signifies.


What causes hair loss at the vertex? Here’s a list for you:


  • Male Pattern Baldness

Hair loss on the crown is the initial sign of androgenic alopecia (male-pattern hair loss). This condition is hereditary and influenced by the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and genetic makeup.


  • Genetic Factors

The hair loss cycle of your ancestors closely resembles yours. So, a family history of hair loss increases the likelihood of experiencing vertex hair thinning, leading to the need for crown area hair transplant procedures.


  • Environmental Reasons

Still, more research is needed, but some experienced surgeons say that wearing tight-fitting hats or construction helmets increases the need for a hair transplant on crown. Wearing tight hats for hours can lead to excessive sweating and lack of ventilation, increasing dirt and bacteria.


  • Other Factors

Environmental factors and hair loss may be related because some studies claim that climate influences pattern hair loss. In fact, exogenous exposures are not only limited to climate but may also include:

  • heat,
  • water,
  • X-irradiation,
  • solar radiation,
  • hair cosmetics.

All of these factors may lead to hair thinning and a decline in texture, luster, color, elasticity, and so on.

Thinning of Hair in Crown Area

Genes and male hormones are the primary triggers for crown baldness. Before hair loss begins, the hair in that area typically starts to thin out. You may notice spiral loss or patchy bald areas on the scalp over time.

As soon as you notice these signs of male or female pattern hair loss, you can contact Vantage Clinic to halt hair loss. Thus, we can discuss options like the FUE hair transplant procedure or crown area hair transplant surgery. Taking action early can help treat hair loss and extract existing hair follicles from donor sites.

Zones of Crown Hair Loss

There are different areas of the scalp affected by androgenetic alopecia. Let’s analyze the specific sites of crown-side hair loss:


zones of crown hair loss

Crown Area Frontal Zone

This includes zones 1, 2, and 3, where hair loss typically begins in male pattern balding, starting at the hairline and moving back.

How many grafts do I need for crown area frontal zone?

Depending on the extent of hair loss and the desired density, around 1000 to 2500 grafts can be required for the frontal area on the crown.


Crown-side Hair Loss

This includes zones 4, 5, and 6. Early vertex balding begins in zone 5 and progresses to zone 6. These zones cover the topmost part of the head where the hair loss is often most noticeable.

How many grafts do I need for crown area crown zone?

The crown area usually needs about 500 to 1500 grafts. The number can vary based on the hair thickness and bald size.


Crown Area Fringe Zone

This includes zones 7 and 8, representing the areas of the scalp that often retain hair even in advanced stages of balding. Zone 8 is commonly referred to as the safe donor area for hair transplant surgery.

How many grafts do I need for crown area fringe zone?

Zone 8 is the area where hair loss is not observed, so it acts as the donor site, surgeons extract hair grafts for restoration. Exceptions are seen in patients with the following conditions:

  • Senile alopecia
  • Telogen effluvium
  • Post-HT harvesting


At what zone of crown hair loss should hair transplant be performed?

Crown area hair transplant in Turkey is performed in the zone 4, 5, and 6 because they encompass the primary areas of the vertex where balding occurs. While Zones 1, 2, and 3 are crucial for frontal hairline restoration, they pertain more to the frontal and mid-scalp regions. With the help of crown hair transplants, a strong hair structure can be created in these areas to achieve natural density.

What should be taken into consideration in hair transplantation to the crown area?

The crown region — sometimes called the “bald spot in the back” or “vertex” is commonly affected by pattern hair-loss, hormonal and genetic factors. However, despite its prevalence, not every patient may be a suitable candidate even for a minimally invasive procedure.

According to the answers to the following questions, your experienced surgeon can determine whether you are an ideal candidate for crown hair transplant operation.

  1. How much donor area do you have available for transplanting?
  2. Is there hair thinning throughout your scalp?
  3. Is your health status suitable for anesthesia?
  4. Are you willing to stick it out for an 8 to 18 month recovery period?
  5. Do you have significant hair loss at the vertex?
  6. Will your crown thin more? Would you consider touch-up procedures if needed?


What techniques are used in crown area hair transplant?

A vertex hair transplant is a type of FUE hair transplantation surgery. It involves surgically removing individual hair follicles from the donor sites on the sides and back of the scalp and reimplanting them into the recipient area on the crown.

Transplanted hair follicles adapt to their new location over the next 8 to 18 months, growing and thickening to cover the crown area. Depending on the patient’s age and specific conditions, the required number of grafts may vary, but most patients decide to do a crown hair transplant at the Norwood 3 or Norwood 3 Vertex, Norwood 4 Vertex, or Norwood 2 Vertex stages.

How much does crown area hair transplant cost in Turkey?

The crown & vertex area is the back part of the top scalp region, extending backward; so, expect a cost between $1,800 and $3,000, as 500 to 2500 grafts are mainly sufficient for most cases.

The crown area hair transplant cost in other countries:

crown hair transplant cost comparison


  • Australia: AUD 5,000 – AUD 15,000
  • United States: $4,000 – $15,000
  • United Kingdom: £3,000 – £10,000
  • Canada: CAD 5,000 – CAD 15,000
  • Germany: €4,000 – €12,000
  • India: INR 100,000 – INR 300,000
  • Thailand: $2,500 – $7,000
  • Mexico: $2,500 – $7,000
  • South Korea: $5,000 – $12,000
  • United Arab Emirates: AED 15,000 – AED 45,000

Crown Area Hair Transplant Timeline

The timeline of crown area hair transplant in Turkey is as follows:

0-7 days:

    • Redness, soreness and scabs around transplanted area (the recipient site)
    • Mild discomfort and swelling.

2-4 weeks:

    • Shedding of transplanted hair (shock hair loss).
    • Continued healing of the scalp.

1-4 months:

    • Dormant phase of transplanted follicles.
    • Minimal growth, but hair density become noticeable

4-12 months:

    • New hair growth becomes visible.
    • Gradual thickening of hair in the crown area.

12-18 months:

    • The majority of follicles begin to grow hair again.
    • Final check and feedback is done.

FAQs about Crown Area Hair Transplant in Turkey

Does transplanted hair on the crown grow slower?

No, it just takes time (expect 7 to 14 days) for the wounds to scab over and fall off. However, once the newly transplanted hair has settled in, it will follow your natural hair growth cycle.

Can women get crown area hair transplant?

Yes, just like in men, there is a pattern of hair loss that develops depending on age, stress, genetics and hormones in women. Therefore, women can also have crown area hair transplant in Turkey.

Do you have to shave your head for a crown hair transplant?

No, modern techniques such as U-FUE allow crown area hair transplant without shaving the entire scalp.



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