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Everything you need to know about temple hair loss

Hair loss in the temples is a sign of androgenic or male-pattern hair loss. Hair loss can be prevented with hair maintenance treatments. Hair transplantation also leads to great results in the temples.


Hair loss is common in people of all ages, although it is most prevalent in those over 30. The hair on the side of the head between the forehead and the ear is usually prone to thinning or falling out; this condition is known as Temple Hair Loss. V-shaped hairlines are frequent in men because of this condition. What causes temple hair loss? What are the symptoms? What are the treatment options for temple hair loss? Read on to learn more!

Temple Hair Loss – Overview

Men over the age of 50 in the US are estimated to be affected by male pattern baldness (androgenic alopecia), which is one of the most frequent kinds of hair loss. Male pattern baldness frequently manifests itself as temple hair loss. It’s located behind the eyes, in the crease between the forehead and the ear. Temple hair loss is usually caused by male pattern baldness. However, it can also occur in women with androgenic alopecia.

Symptoms of temple hair loss

One of the most prevalent signs of hair loss is thinning at the temples. It’s a common occurrence, and it’s a normal part of the aging process. Approximately 50 to 100 hairs are shed each day, and temple hair loss can lead to a receding hairline. When the hair line begins to form a M-shape, known as a widow’s peak. Certain people may have more severe cases of thinning hair. Women and men alike may develop a M-shaped hairline. When the hair is pushed back, it may be easier to see. The Norwood Scale categorizes the phases of hair loss. Both Stage 2 (minor temple hairline recession) and Stage 3 (severe temple hairline recession in a V, U, or M shape) of the Norwood Scale are associated with temple hair loss.

Causes of Temple Hair Loss

The cause of hair loss at the temples can be caused by a variety of issues. One of the most prevalent causes of hair loss in men is androgenic alopecia (male pattern baldness or female pattern baldness). When it first manifests, this is a hereditary disorder that frequently results in thinning on the temples. It’s important to note that female pattern baldness does not always start at the temples as male pattern baldness does; in women thinning may start in the part line. Some possible reasons for hair loss on the temples are: Imbalance or changes in hormone levels, stress, inadequate intake of B vitamins, deficiency of vitamin D, Smoking, traction alopecia as a result of ‘tight’ hairstyles.

Preventative Temple Hair Loss Treatment

Based on the cause of temple hair loss, there are several ways to stop hair loss in this area. Let’s take a look at some of the things you can do to avoid temple hair loss;


  • Make use of hair regeneration products, such as minoxidil and finasteride, hair loss treatments such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and hair loss devices such as a Laser Cap.
  • If you have a medical problem that causes hair loss, be sure to treat it. Note that taking prescribed medicine for underlying health disorders might cause hair loss. However, you should begin to observe a thickening of the hair follicles.
  • Eat a nutritious diet – Limit processed foods and refined sugars while increasing your daily intake of vitamins, minerals, and omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Take supplements to help your hair grow faster – Nutrients that promote hair development can be found in supplements for hair growth. The most common form is a tablet or capsule.
  • If you can find a way to alleviate stress, you’ll be a step ahead in the fight against temple hair loss. Make it a habit to work out regularly and get enough rest. From massage to aromatherapy and acupuncture, there are a slew of other stress boosters.
  • Hairstyles that induce traction alopecia, such as cornrows, ponytails, buns, and braids, should be avoided, as should the use of hair color, hot styling products, such as rollers, straighteners, blow dryers, and chemical texturizers.

Treatment for Temple Hair Loss

Non-surgical Treatment

Receding temples tend not to respond to maintenance therapies because follicles are usually too damaged.  However, for those interested in trying, these therapies include:

  • Finasteride– When testosterone is converted in the body into DHT, it affects the follicle, causing it to thin. Finasteride halts the conversion of testosterone to DHT, preventing future hair loss as a result of this process. The only use is to prevent more hair loss, not restore hair that has already fallen out.
  • Minoxidil– When used consistently, minoxidil-containing hair regeneration medications like Rogaine, which are applied topically, can provide noticeable results. A topical solution is administered directly to the scalp to slow down or stop hair loss while also thickening the hair that is already present and relatively healthy.
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)- PRP is uses growth factors from your bodies own platelets to stimulate your hair follicles. Researchers have shown that it’s an effective way to encourage hair growth and keep the hair you already have from falling out. To get the best results, we recommend having 4 treatments spaced out over 6 months, and then returning every 9-12 months to maintain them.

Surgical Temple Hair Treatment

Hair transplant

Hair transplants are the ideal option if you want to achieve comprehensive hair restoration, including the regrowth of hairs at the temples. In terms of hair transplantation, FUT, FUE and Micro FUE are the three major methods. To achieve thicker, fuller hair, both procedures use a similar technique: hair is removed from the ‘donor area’ and transplanted to the target spot. Each transplant goes through the FUE or FUT procedure:

  • Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT): A section of skin is collected from the back of your head, resulting in a sacr. This section is divided into hair follicles for transplantation. After that, the smaller sections are placed in the temple site.
  • Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE): Using cylindrical blades , FUE hair transplants extract individual follicles from the back of the scalp. Afterward, the follicles are delicately inserted into tiny holes drilled in the temple site.
  • Micro FUE: Micro is similar to FUE in that individual follicles are collected and transferred into your temples. However, in Micro FUE, doctors use vibration to collect your hairs instead of a blade. This leads to healthier hairs and more natural results.

Schedule Your Consultation

When you’re ready to take the next step toward addressing your hair loss, the specialists at Northwestern Hair are here to help. We’ll work with you to evaluate your level of hair loss and to find the most effective treatment for your needs.