Hello doctor, I have a 2 part question:
I am confused about the location of temples. I’ve been reading many of the previous posts here and I’ve heard you say a few times that people get the temples/corners mixed up and that the temples are above the ear. What I would like to know is: where exactly are the temples/temporal hair? I am having trouble understanding this. Also, I know what vellus hairs are but I see some hairs that are longer than 2 mm (what you said were the max length for vellus hairs) that are sort of whitish near the part of my head I assume to be the temples (right near the corners).
The leading edge of a hairline often has small vellus hairs that never grow very long. Behind this there are soft one hair follicular units and behind those are two and three hair groups. It is the two and three hair groups that make our hair look full. For purposes of definition, I have put a picture of a patient where we transplanted everything in the front of his head. Notice a soft hairline that is not a line but a zone that is irregular and reaches back to fuller, more dense hair. Many of our patients tell us in emails that they are losing their temples, but what they are saying without knowing, is that they are losing their hairline as this man did.