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 patients 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. Patients 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 are able to 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 a few different types; permanent, semi permanent and non-permanent. By far, the most common is non-permanent because its effects are temporary and can be easily reversed. Permanent filler can only be removed surgically.
Your practitioner will recommend the type and brand of filler that’s best for you.
After the administration of a topical anaesthetic, which can also be mixed with the dermal filler material and injected, the gel is injected through a thin needle directly into the temples. It will then increase the volume of the skin over the temples, leading to a rejuvenated appearance.
This in-office treatment takes less than an hour and requires no bandages or downtime. It is a popular “lunchtime” treatment for those looking to rejuvenate their facial appearance without missing work. Patients can leave the office immediately after treatment.
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 patients 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 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 filler. 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.
Rough Costs Involved
Temple treatments with dermal filler begin at $480, which includes 1mL of dermal filler. Most patients are able to achieve the desired effects with this amount. For significantly sunken temples, additional injections will be needed for an added cost. Schedule a consultation visit to discuss your individual goals and receive a personalised price quote.