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
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"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
"ARTAS Hair Transplant - Dr. Shah is Amazing - LOVE my new hairline! - I visited Dr. Shah at Aesthetic Scalp in his immaculate offices in Water Tower Place and he performed a hair restoration procedure on me using the Artas Robot. I couldn't be more pleased with him, his staff, the procedure and the way, generally, I was treated from consultation to completion. For those of you with short attention spans, please just allow me to sum up my review for you, here: He..."- C. / RealSelf / Feb 19, 2018
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.
Temple hair loss FAQs
Is it possible to create a natural-looking hairline?
Creating a natural hairline is one of the most important aspects of our hair loss procedures at Aesthetic Scalp. Our team meticulously plans each treatment to provide excellent results that don't appear "worked on."
How much pain is involved?
Aesthetic Scalp takes every precaution to minimize pain and discomfort during your procedure. We use a local anesthetic to the treatment area and provide oral medication as needed. Patients may also experience minor side effects during recovery.
What about nonsurgical solutions?
Sometimes patients turn to prescription medications or creams to resolve hair loss. However, these over-the-counter solutions are not only unpredictable but not tailored to your needs. They may not be the best solution for hair loss on the temple.
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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