Hair Transplants: How Important is Temple Point Restoration?
Tue 18 Oct 2016
I have been playing with the thought of how much grafts into the temple points would do. But how many grafts does it require to look good? I attached two pictures one with and one without. How many grafts would this transplant require?
Temple points are always an interesting subject. They can drastically change facial framing and serve as the final “cherry on top” for many hair transplant patients who already restored the rest of the scalp and want the temples back just so everything is “done.” But they also must be approached in a cautious manner and both you and the hair restoration surgeon need to make sure it’s appropriate for your case and that those grafts wouldn’t be better reserved for another area of the scalp.
They can be tricky and really work best in patients with specific hair types and skin-to-hair color contrasts.
With regard to your original question: I think it would probably take somewhere around 350 follicular unit grafts per triangle (700 total) to restore the plan you have outlined above. Could be more or less depending on final design and seeing more of your entire face/head, but I think 350 in each triangle makes sense for most patients.
If you’re interested, here’s a presentation I put together about temple points a while back. May be useful for you: