Hey Doc,great site!
I know people ask about temple thinning a lot, but are usually referring to the corners of the hairline. Well, I have a question about the real temple area (above the sideburns). If this area is thinning does that point to MPB or something else? Thanks!
Losing hair in the area that I call the “temple peaks” may be part of the balding process in some men. Hair transplants to this area takes a special skill to make it look truly natural. I have seen more problems with the transplants done in this area from doctors who have not mastered the hair process. I posted an example of one such patient that came to see me for a repair after he went to a doctor that obviously didn’t understand the art of transplanting to the temple area — Temple Hair Transplanted in the Wrong Direction.
Here’s a patient we did at NHI with 150-200 grafts places into each temple. The before photo is on the left, after on the right. Click the photos to enlarge.
And here are even more patient temple hair transplant examples: