Final installment of some common hair transplant/hair restoration terms (taken from the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery). Unless written in italics, all content was taken from the ISHRS website.
Recipient Area: Area where hair loss has occurred and hair follicles will be implanted during a hair transplant procedure.
Slit Graft: Hair obtained from a donor site directly or sectioned from a larger round graft is inserted into a slit made in the scalp by the tip of a scalpel blade.
Temples/Temporal Area: The two upper outer corners where the forehead meets the hairline. This is usually the first area where male pattern baldness is observed, causing the hairline to recede.
Temporal Point: The two triangular shaped areas of hair located in the lower outer corners of the forehead, where the temporal hairline meets the sideburns.
Vertex Area: The area in the top/back portion of the head which contains a swirl or spiral pattern of hair growth. Also called the ‘crown,’ it may be the first area where male pattern baldness is noticed.