Seeking a permanent solution for a back part/cowlick/exposed scalp on crown area? (Photos)

I am posting in regards to a very prominent part on my crown area. It appears to be a cowlick or perhaps more than one cowlick. I have tried virtually every form of remedy including SMP. I have also had consultations with a handful of hair transplant surgeons. So far, I have been told that my situation cannot be changed or that I would need multiple transplant sessions. If anyone here has any feedback…please let me know. Thank you for reading.

Doctor Answers 7

Seeking a permanent solution for a back part/cowlick/exposed scalp on crown area?

Greetings

Thank you for your question and photo, 

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Turkey Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 79 reviews

Covering the crown area

It is generally very difficult to cover the crown area with one sitting of hair transplant. thus, multiple sittings, if required, is the only option. Or you can go in for SMP again to give you a better coverage.

Kapil Dua, MBBS, MS
India Hair Restoration Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 16 reviews

Don't like the cowlick

Consider scalp micropigmentation which would hide the cowlick very effectively as shown in the photos on the website below

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 27 reviews

Hair transplant for natural part/cowlick in part

Hi, Dzinha – First, a disclaimer: it's very difficult to evaluate your situation based on the tiny photos allowed by the RealSelf format. But that said, I think you have probably received good advice. The combination of the convexity of the crown and a natural part/cowlick presents a real challenge for hair transplantation in that the scalp tends to show through no matter how much hair you can cram in. You may want to consider some additional sessions of SMP.Thanks for your question – sorry I couldn't give you a more satisfying answer. Dr. Ballon

Jonathan Ballon, MD
Atlanta Hair Restoration Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 11 reviews

Cowlick exposed

If you saw multiple doctors and they recommended you are not a candidate, Im not sure why you feel an internet forum with doctors seeing your photo would be enough to sway your opinion.  You have an area in your scalp with a change in direction of hair.  In my opinion this is not a candidate for surgery and trying to transplant grafts in the part will likely result in loss of your natural hair growing there. I would suggest styling your hair in a different way that doesnt show the part as much.

Amir Yazdan, MD
Irvine Hair Restoration Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 20 reviews

If you had consultations with multiple hair transplant doctors and were told you would need multiple transplant sessions, then t

If you had consultations with multiple hair transplant doctors and were told you would need multiple transplant sessions, then they are probably right.  Sometimes there is no easy quick fix.

Jae Pak, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 85 reviews

Cowlick

yes, your situation or hair direction cannot be changed . it is wasting time for you to deal with that issue . Change your hair style!

Ilhan Serdaroglu, MD
Turkey Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 11 reviews

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