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-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 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.
Benefits of Temple Fillers
Dermal fillers are a non-surgical way to restore volume to the temple area. This treatment offers several benefits over a more invasive cosmetic fat transfer, including:
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 and healthy.
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 a firmer younger-looking complexion.
Intense Skin Rehydration
Temple fillers are hyaluronic acid-based. This natural water-loving molecule is how the body hydrates and nourishes the skin tissue. By adding hyaluronic acid to the skin, dermal fillers hydrate the area and help you achieve a youthful and well-nourished glow.
The procedure is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that can be completed within an hour of your arrival at the clinic. Dermal fillers should always be applied by a trained professional, but there is none of the painful side effects and downtime associated with more invasive surgical procedures.
During your consultation, your clinician will discuss the procedure and 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 hyaluronic acid can be dissolved within 48 hours of receiving a corrective injection of an enzyme that breaks down hyaluronic acid.
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 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.
How Long Will Temple Fillers Last?
The length of results depends on the metabolism and age of the patient, and amount of filler used to treat the hollow temples. The effects of treatment usually last for 9-12 months.
Many patients 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 amount of volume lost and the results you want to achieve from the procedure. Most patients require a small amount of filler for each temple to achieve noticeable results.
The hyaluronic acid will absorb water in the weeks following the procedure and add more volume. For patients with significant volume loss, it’s recommended that volume is restored gradually over several treatments to achieve a natural-looking rejuvenation.
Possible Risks and Complications
Following temple injections, minor side effects such as swelling, redness, and slight tenderness are common. Some patients 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 dermal filler. It’s important to choose a practitioner and clinic that has experience with the use of injections of dermal filler in the temples and upper face.
Some patients 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 $480. Most patients can achieve the desired effects using this amount of dermal filler. For significantly sunken hollow temples, additional dermal filler product will be needed for an added cost. Schedule a consultation visit to discuss your individual goals and receive a personalised price quote.