Temple Hair restoration refers to the restoration of the sides of the hairline at the recesses as well as the sides of the front where it comes to a point in framing the face. It is an essential feature of what makes the face appear defined and framed. Typical conventional hair transplants that avoid this aspect of restoration tend to create a cookie cutter type result with a forward hairline and an absent temple point. The result is a toupee or wig like effect. In patients with severe baldness who wear wigs, the absence of a temple point is usually one of the tell tale signs of a hair peace wearer. When hair restoration is performed without the complement of reconstructed temple points, the result could look similar to that of someone with severe baldness who wears a wig. Team Regrow believes in always offering temple point restoration to patients whose recession has taken away the temple with this overall vision in mind and consistently returns naturally looking temple points using the Regrow Clinic FUE and DHI methods.
Frequently Asked Questions
Hair Transplantation is a refined dance that demands the practitioner possess artistic vision as well as superior medical skill. To the casual observer, a full head of hair is nothing more. But in reality, it is made up of a distinct crown whorl, hairline texture and positioning, and temple point angulation and shape. For the millions of hair loss sufferers who select hair transplant for a permanent solution, their cosmetic fate rests in the surgeon’s steadfast and capable hands; and whether he/she possesses or lacks the ability to rebuild these complex pieces into a natural-looking head of hair. The temple area is possibly one of the most intricate parts of all, and also very important since they help frame the face.
Androgenic alopecia is more widely known as pattern baldness. In the case of temple loss, the condition is specific to men. Pattern baldness is an incurable genetic ailment that gets passed through generations of family by weak androgen receptors in the X chromosomes. This hereditary weakness allows scalp follicles to be ravished by the hormone DHT, which shrinks the hairs until they break off or virtually disappear. The condition is most recognizable in men as crown hair loss and a receding hairline.
Male pattern baldness causes 95% of male balding and is much more rampant than traction alopecia; although traction alopecia still commonly affects African American women.
Falling along the hairline, the temple points are best served if created with the softest, finest caliber of donor hair. This helps to achieve an overall gradual and natural hairline design, which many hair transplant results lack. With the individual excision method practiced in follicular unit extraction, the surgeon can execute a temple hair restoration using hair from the nape of the neck or the legs instead of the traditional zone (the rear middle scalp). These non-traditional hairs are the ideal texture to create the most aesthetically pleasing outcome.
The surgeon must also decide how closely packed he wants the grafts to be, which will determine the density. The density of the temple points should flow seamlessly with that of the hairline.