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Temple points and the temporal area
The little triangles of very fine hair on each side of the temples are called the temple or temporal points. They are an important part of the hairline in order to frame the face properly. The length of the forehead is optically smaller because of the temporal peaks and the temporal area. It is not about density when it comes to this area; on the contrary. But the presence makes a world of difference.
In hair transplantation, temporal peaks are often ignored unfortunately. Not many surgeons take them into account, although they are crucial in the overall look of the face.
In about 20% of performed FUE treatments, the temporal area is being restored as well.
Many men conserve their temporal peaks, whick means they don’t always need to be restored. But if necessary, it is possible at every age and hair colour.
When creating the hairline, Dr. Feriduni respects the patient's facial shape, jaw line and bone structure. The hairline type and multiple landmarks such as the temporal points are taken into account. The hairs in the temporal area are very fine and exit the skin at an acute angle, almost parallel to the surface. Recreating the temporal area takes meticulous measurements and is a custom process in which Dr. Feriduni strives to achieve the most natural result. Dr. Feriduni always takes into account that the skin of that area is overly thin and the hairs are at an extremely shallow depth. Therefore, he has to be meticulous when placing them in the correct angulation.
"Restoration of temporal peaks requires very precise surgery "
Classification of the temporal area
There are 4 classes in temporal recession.
= Normal, which means no hairloss at the temporal area
= Thinning of the temporal area
= Parallel thinning of the temporal area
= Reverse pattern of the temporal area
Just for fun, you can see a simulation of celebrities if they would not have temple points. Can you see the difference in how the overall face changes when we leave them out?
The value of a natural and well-positioned hairline and the significance of frontal hair volume in framing the face are frequently overlooked aspects of attractive facial proportion and overall facial aesthetics. When you undergo a hair restoration surgery, Dr. Feriduni will extensively discuss these aspects before designing your hairline. Therefore it is important to understand that the following aesthetic principles may be considered.
An attractive and proportionate face has been defined by the ‘rule of thirds’. This principle states that in most attractive faces, forehead height should be one third of the total height of the face and approximately equal in height to the mid and lower face. The best balance of facial aesthetics exists when the face can be divided into three equal horizontal dimensions: from the chin to the bottom of the nose, from the bottom of the nose to the brow, and from the brow to the hairline (see below). If certain facial features are out of proportion to others, the overall facial harmony can be improved by bringing these aspects of the facial features back into proportion.
The line drawing illustrates the ‘rule of thirds’ when analyzing facial aesthetics. This pattern of facial dimensions was described by Leonardo da Vinci.
The rule of thirds also counts for women
The female hairline is variable in position. However, a “normal” female hairline is typically positioned 5 to 6,5 cm above the brows and usually begins at some point where the scalp slopes from a more horizontal position to a vertical one. This optimal position allows for ease of hairstyling and provides facial harmony and balance. There are a number of women who have a hereditary high hairline or high forehead. The appearance of a high hairline can make women look masculine and/or older than they actually are. The associated high forehead is often seen as unattractive and their hair styling is often limited to combing downward (bangs) to camouflage it. These women, even though there are no signs of hair loss, are dissatisfied with their naturally high forehead and wish they could lower their hairline to a more cosmetically pleasing location. Creating a natural-looking female hairline is completely different and far more complex than creating a good male hairline. Dr. Feriduni is an expert in both, since he has more than 20 years of experience in hair transplantation for men, women and transgender.
What characterizes Dr. Feriduni, is that he is a warm and caring person who takes his time when meeting the patient. Everything can be discussed, questions can be asked, insecurities can be named. Everyone who deals with hair loss, bald patches, a high forehead, a receding hairline, a lack of eyelashes, thin eyebrows, a scar or who had a bad hair transplant somewhere else is suffering from the way they look. We know well that the mind is strong. Social media are too, and what other people say about you. Dr. Feriduni understands. He has treated over 2000 patients and basically made their life better again. Have a look in our Guestbook, where we collect feedback from our patients.
Every patient has his/her story. Our patients Laurens, Bert and Francesco were glad to share theirs. Read more by simply clicking on the pictures below.