Vertex transplantation is a specialized area that needs its own discussion. Often patients are very concerned about this area since they cannot see it themselves and get affected when people comment on it. It is often possible that a person may be more concerned about a small area of vertex thinning than a large area of frontal baldness!
In general transplantation, this region is more challenging, and differs from frontal hair transplantation in the following ways:
- The area is circular whereas the frontal area is triangular; It is a larger area than the frontal recession, this needs more grafts as compared to the front.
- The hairs all go in different directions, like spokes of a wheel; for this reason, the effect of grafted hairs do not build up like they do in the front. This again means that more grafts are needed than the front. Also, there is more skill needed to make the holes and implant due to these different directions.
- When the vertex area expands, it does so in all directions. This means that if transplantation is done before hair loss is stabilized, you can end up with a central area of transplanted hair surrounded by a ring of baldness.
For these reasons, it is important not to rush into transplantation for this region.
- Do not rush into vertex transplantation, consider it properly and only after medical treatment.
- Medical treatment is very important for this area. Often it is not fully bald, and some miniature hairs are present which can be activated.
- Do not compromise the frontal region for the vertex. The frontal region should take priority as this is what people identify you by.
We are very experienced in vertex transplants and will guide you on the best treatment.
About The Doctor
Dr. Aniketh Venkataram was trained in Hair Transplantation by Dr. Venkataram himself. He is an expert in FUE and has contributed chapters to Dr. Venkataram’s books as well as presented numerous talks on the subject.