I am 47 and would like to get a hair transplant to fill in my crown. I am assuming that I am still loosing my hair there because it is not yet completely bald. I was wondering if there were any risks or concerns about filling in the crown before the hair loss was stopped.
No, you certainly can fill in the crown at your age of 47. You may still lose some hair in the area but you always have the option of taking more hair and filling out the crown with a little more density. One must also remember that the crown is a more difficult area to fill in than the front of the head and that the take is not quite as good as other areas. However, I would certainly recommend getting the crown filled in at this point and then, as the years go on, you can make some adjustment in it with more hair transplants.
Posted by Richard Galitz, MD, FACS