WHAT IS TEMPLE HAIR LOSS?
Temple hair loss occurs when patients begin to notice thinning or balding on the sides of their head, which makes up a significant portion of the hairline. In men, hair loss focused at the temples can be the first sign of androgenic alopecia and can lead to a receding hairline. When the hairline recedes enough, it forms a V-shape or creates a deep widow's peak. Women may also experience temple hair loss as a result of traction alopecia, stress, or other factors. At Aesthetic Scalp in Chicago, our board-certified doctors use a long hair technique to place hairs on the temple. Since this skin is smoother than the rest of the scalp, hair restoration in this area can be more difficult. However, hair specialists Drs. Anil Shah and Sameea Chughtai are highly experienced when it comes to restoring the hairline and placing hairs in a way that encourages ongoing growth and thickness.
Temple Hair Loss Reviews
"If you want to pay extra and be a number.... for an Artas hair restoration process - check out all the expensive billboards in and around the city (you know their patients are paying for that star power, right?). If you are looking for the premier Artas boutique in Chicago - managed by TWO doctors - look no further. My experience and results were amazing!! If I wanted a recommendation on peanuts or beer I’d trust a famous Chicago celeb. Since I wanted the best, hands down, plastic surgeon to handle my hairline (using better technology and beyond amazing assistants/staff) I trusted Dr. Shah’s office and - am thrilled. Thanks Dr. Shah. You and your office is - simply put - a gem!!"- J. / Google / Jun 06, 2019
"A friend recommended Dr. Shah for a hair transplant. Probably one of the best decisions I ever made. A year ago, I was pretty bummed about how I looked with my hair. I'm in my late 30s but my hair loss made me look like I was 50. And I hated the way I looked with my head shaved. I flew in from California to see Dr. Shah and his team and right off the bat I felt like I can trust this team with my hair. Procedure was pretty painless. I was napping most of the time. And that robot? Color me impressed. I've heard that doctors estimate a high number of grafts needed and the low number of usable grafts actually transplanted. From what I understand, hair follicles can be cut while extracting and that makes them unusable. With Dr. Shah, they estimated 800 grafts needed for the transplant and actually had 798 used. Only two follicles weren't usable! That's just amazing! Anyway, a year later and a follow-up, I actually look and feel my age. This was such a boost to my confidence. Thank you Dr. Shah and his hair team!"- H.B. / Google / Mar 06, 2020
"I underwent a hair transplant procedure with Dr. Shah 8 months ago. The procedure utilized the Artas Robotic transplant system. Additionally, it included a PRP, or platelet rich plasma treatment that helps rejuvenate my thinning hair on my crown and help with growth of the donor and transplant sites. The procedures themselves and the staff was outstanding. Once the transplanted hair started growing I was absolutely amazed at the results. The best part is my hair continues to get thicker! I cut my hair from the donor site in back of my head a few months ago down to a clipper size 2 and you cant see any remnant of the procedure. I would highly recommend this procedure with Dr. Shah and his talented staff to anyone considering this."- D.S. / Google / Jun 06, 2019
"Hair Restoration - I have had a very positive experience with Dr. Anil Shah doing a hair restoration using the Artas Robot. Excellent experience with the staff from front desk, to taking blood for PRP, to the day procedure as everything went exactly as they had told me. I had no pain and the recovery was very fast as I was back to work the next day. Results have been very positive. I highly recommend Dr. Anil Shah and the Artas robit."- M. / RealSelf / Mar 14, 2019
"Treating Alopecia Areata (sudden hair loss) - One morning I noticed a large bald spot just behind my hairline — I’ve never experienced hair loss before. Since I’m healthy with no genetic history of Alphesia Areata I was very confused and terrified with this sudden hair loss. I did some research and found out that severe stress can trigger Alephesia Areata. Last month I did experience a traumatic event, and so I believe this is what caused my symptoms to progress. I needed the most effective treatment because my hair wouldn’t stop falling that week, even when brushing my fingers through it. I made an appointment at Aesthetic Scalp with Dr. Chughtai. She recommended Kenalog injections and PRP treatments, to help reactivate the hair follicles. I’m confident that my scalp and hair will get better in time with Dr. Chughtai & Dr. Shah’s help."- C. / RealSelf / Aug 04, 2019
SIGNS OF TEMPLE HAIR LOSS
The temples are located on the sides of the head and make up a significant portion of the hairline. Sometimes, it's easy to tell when hair loss occurs in this area because the hairline is very visible. Patients with temple hair loss may notice the development or deepening of a widow's peak or a V-shaped hairline. While it's normal to lose up to 100 hairs throughout the day, people with hair loss may notice large chunks of hair falling out when they shower or brush their hair. If you suspect that you may have temple hair loss, we encourage you to call our Chicago office because this type of thinning may be the first indicator of androgenic alopecia (hereditary-pattern baldness).
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES?
The causes of temple hair loss can vary tremendously, especially when comparing men and women. In men, temporal baldness is most often caused by androgenic alopecia, also called male pattern baldness. Hair loss at the temples is often the first indication of hereditary-pattern baldness in men and often leads to a deep widow's peak.
Since women experience hereditary-pattern baldness differently than men, their temples are not always affected. Instead, women may experience temporal hair loss as a result of traction alopecia (caused by wearing tight ponytails or hairstyles), stress, tobacco use, hormonal changes as a result of pregnancy or menopause, certain medications, or vitamin deficiencies.
TREATMENT FOR TEMPLE HAIR LOSS
At Aesthetic Scalp, our board-certified doctors take special care to restore hair on the temporal region of the scalp. To address this slicker, less dense area, Drs. Shah and Chughtai perform advanced robotic surgery paired with regenerative techniques to replenish our patients' hairlines and encourage natural, ongoing hair growth for years to come. When placing hairs for patients with temporal hair loss, we use an approach called the long hair technique, which requires people to keep their central hair long while the temples are regrowing. This allows the area to fill in over time and enables the new hairs to germinate. Once the new hairs have been placed, we then use nonsurgical techniques (like PRP therapy) to facilitate the strengthening of the hair follicles. By combining surgical hair restoration with regenerative techniques, this creates an optimal environment for the procedure to succeed and encourage long-lasting results.
catching the signs early is key
Since the temples make up a portion of the hairline and are visible for most hairstyles (especially in men), it can be very noticeable when the hair in this area begins to thin or fall out completely. Thankfully, men and women with temple hair loss have a range of options available to them to help restore their hairline. Our team at Aesthetic Scalp uses a range of advanced techniques and state-of-the-art technology to help people of all ages, genders, and ethnic backgrounds achieve a hairline that looks natural and attractive.
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