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Temple Injection

Your temples, located to the sides of your eyes, can be one of the first areas of the face to show signs of ageing. 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 restore lost volume and fill in the wrinkles which may refresh your appearance.

  • Temple Treatment
    1 ml with Dermal Filler.
    *Please note that this price is applicable across all b clinic locations excluding Queen St, Brisbane City Clinic.

Treating the Temples with Dermal Filler

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 filler 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 the appearance of this portion of your face, 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.


Restore Facial Structure

As we age, the temple areas around the eyes lose volume and begin to show visible signs of ageing, like wrinkles and sagging skin. Temple fillers restore lost volume to reduce the appearance of these skin concerns and rejuvenate the facial area to appear more youthful. 

Increase Collagen Production

Dermal fillers encourage the production of collagen and elastin in the treated area. After the procedure, your body will produce more of these age-fighting proteins to help you achieve firmer skin. 


During your consultation, your clinician will discuss your treatment goals to ensure that temple fillers are right for you. If you are unhappy with the results of your temple fillers treatment, the dermal filler product can be dissolved within 48 hours of receiving a corrective injection of an enzyme that breaks down the dermal filler product.

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 region and upper face. 

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 injected into the temple area by cannula or sharp needle technique, depending on the practitioner’s preference. 

A cannula, a blunt needle, is becoming a more popular way of injecting filler as it reduces the risk of potential complications. 

Once the product is injected into the sunken area, it will increase the skin’s volume over the temples, leading to a rejuvenated appearance.

Results of the filler injection can be seen immediately. Over the next two weeks, you will be able to see the full results as the filler builds up the volume of the skin and settles into place


What Causes Volume Loss in the Temples?

We lose bone density and fat stores in the temple area as part of the natural ageing process. The body also produces less of the proteins collagen and elastin, which make skin springy and supple. 

With the structure beneath the skin depleting and the skin becoming less firm, the temple area can look hollow, and the brow can appear to drop. The recessed area between the cheeks and brow can worsen over time and make you look older than you truly are. 

How Do Temple Fillers Work?

Temple filler works by restoring and replacing the volume lost due to ageing. The loss of bone density, fat stores, and collagen can cause hollow temples that make fine lines and wrinkles appear more noticeable, including crow’s feet.

The temple filler treatment replaces the lost volume using dermal fillers containing hyaluronic acid. The filler plumps the skin from within, smoothing away wrinkles and folds and hydrating the skin. 

What Result Can I Expect From a Temple Filler Treatment?

The area around the eyes is often the first place to show visible signs of ageing. After temple fillers, you can expect to see an immediate improvement. The area will appear smoother with the skin lifted from within to give you a more refreshed appearance. 

Results will improve over the first two weeks following treatment as the dermal filler product settles and any swelling subsides. 

How Long Do Temple Fillers Last?

The longevity of results depends on the metabolism and age of the client and the amount of filler used to treat the volume loss in the temples. The effects of treatment usually last for 9-12 months. 

Many clients return for repeat injections to maintain the appearance of their temples. If you are happy with the results 4 weeks after treatment, your clinician will recommend a top-up temple filler treatment in 6 to 12 months.

How Much Filler Do You Need for Temples?

The amount of dermal filler needed to treat the temples depends on the volume lost and the results you want to achieve from the procedure. Most clients require 0.5ml of filler for each temple to achieve noticeable results.  For clients with significant volume loss, it’s recommended that volume is restored gradually over several treatments to achieve a natural-looking rejuvenation. 

Do Temple Fillers Hurt?

Temple filler injections are not painful. A local anaesthetic is applied before treatment to numb the area, and the dermal filler product usually contains an additional anaesthetic to reduce any discomfort. You may experience mild swelling and redness around the injection sites, but these effects typically subside within a few hours of leaving the clinic. 

Is There Any Downtime?

There is minimal downtime involved with temple filler injections. You can immediately return to work, and there is no need to cancel any social activities. 

Some clients experience mild swelling and redness around the injection sites, but this usually resolves within hours of the treatment. Any side effects should have subsided within 72 hours of the procedure. 

Temple fillers are safe when performed by an experienced and trained practitioner. As with all injectables, there is a risk of mild side effects like temporary swelling and redness, but more severe side effects are extremely rare. 

During your free initial consultation, your clinician will ask questions about your medical history and discuss your concerns and aesthetic goals. This consultation is to ensure that you are a suitable candidate for the treatment and that temple fillers can help you achieve your desired results. 

Possible Risks and Complications

Following temple injections, minor side effects such as swelling, redness, and tenderness are common. Some clients also report bruising. However, these effects should subside within just a few days and can be covered with makeup.

Serious complications are rare but can include infection or an allergic reaction to the injected dermal filler.  All risks and potential complications will be discussed during your complimentary consultation with your treating practitioner. It’s important to choose a practitioner and clinic with experience with injections of dermal filler in the temples and upper face. 

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.

How Much Does Temple Filler Cost?

Temple treatments with dermal filler begin at $550, which includes 1mL of dermal filler. 

Most clients can achieve the desired effects using this amount of dermal filler. For significantly sunken hollow temples, additional dermal filler will be needed for an added cost. 

Schedule a free consultation to discuss your individual goals and receive a personalised price quote.