Your temples, located to the sides of your eyes, can be one of the first areas of the face to show signs of ageing, but they are often ignored when patients seek facial rejuvenation. The skin of the temples tends to thin with age, giving a hollow or sunken appearance. Many clients also have “crow’s feet” wrinkles extending into this area. Dermal filler injections can be used to restore this lost volume and fill in the wrinkles from inside your skin.
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Treating the temples
Over time, the skin loses elasticity and volume. Your temples may take on a sunken, hollow, or gaunt appearance that makes you look tired or unwell. Repetitive eye movements can cause wrinkles around the eye area, making this part of the face look older than the rest. Temple-filling injections can restore balance to your facial symmetry by replacing lost volume. After the treatment, many clients find their entire face looks more youthful.
Who is suitable to have this treatment?
You may be a candidate for temple injections if you have noticed this area has become sunken or wrinkled. If you are bothered by this portion of your face’s appearance, a temple treatment with dermal fillers may be right for you. Clients tend to be more mature adults who are concerned about the effects of ageing, though this treatment can also be performed on those whose temples are sunken due to their genes. Most adults in good overall health can undergo dermal filler injections.
What to Expect
Sunken skin and wrinkles on the temples are filled in with injections of dermal filler. Several types of injectable filler products are commonly used in the temple area. Fillers come in different types; semi-permanent and non-permanent. By far, the most common is non-permanent because its effects are temporary and can be easily reversed. Your practitioner will recommend the type and brand of filler that’s best for you.
After the administration of a local anaesthetic, which is also mixed with the dermal filler material, the product is then injected into the temple area by cannula or sharp needle technique, depending on the practitioner’s preference. A large (23g) cannula, which is a blunt needle, is becoming a more popular way of injecting filler as it reduces potential complications. Once the product is injected into the sunken area, it will then increase the volume of the skin over the temples, leading to a rejuvenated appearance.
This in-clinic treatment takes less than an hour and requires no downtime. It is a popular “lunchtime” treatment for those looking to rejuvenate their facial appearance without missing work.
Some results of the filler injection can be seen immediately. Others appear gradually in the week after treatment as the filler continues to build up the volume of the skin and settle into place. The effects of treatment usually last for 9-12 months. Many clients return for repeat injections to maintain the appearance of their temples.
Possible Risks and Complications
Following temple injections, minor side effects such as swelling, redness, and slight tenderness are common. Some clients also report bruising. These effects should subside within just a few days and can be covered with make-up.
Serious complications are rare but may include infection or an allergic reaction to the injected filler. Some clients report that the injected filler has settled into lumps underneath the skin. Often these bumps can be massaged to redistribute the filler. In other cases, the bumps remain until the body begins to absorb the injected material a few weeks after treatment. For the first few days after receiving temple injections, avoid rubbing or touching this area, as this can disrupt the even distribution of the dermal filler.
Rough Costs Involved
Most clients can achieve the desired effects with 1ml of dermal filler. For significantly sunken temples, the additional product will be needed for an added cost.
When it comes to advanced dermal filler treatments such as temple filler, your practitioner will conduct a total face assessment during your free consultation and provide you with a customised quote. This allows your practitioner to create a bespoke treatment plan based on your aesthetic needs and desires. There may be an additional cost for these more complex areas that involve a higher level of risk and, therefore, a more advanced level of practitioner skill.