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Sunken Temple

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As you age, the temple areas of your face, located on the sides of your head just below the forehead and behind the eyes, may lose fat, resulting in a hollow appearance due to the lack of natural volume.

This hollowness in the temples is typically seen in individuals who are aging naturally, but it can also occur in those who have experienced rapid weight loss or engage in frequent exercise.

The loss of volume in the temples can be attributed to a reduction in fat volume, as well as changes in the muscle and bone structure. In the case of natural aging, individuals may notice changes in their skeletal structure and a decrease in volume in this specific area.

Using filler to fill in hollow temples is an effective way to restore volume and achieve a more youthful look, while also enhancing the overall shape of the face.

Temple fillers can also improve other facial areas, creating a seamless connection with higher cheekbones and extending volume into the forehead and brow. This can result in a less saggy and more structured appearance of the cheeks, enhancing the overall aesthetic of the face.

Additionally, filling in the temples can improve the shape of the brow, which may appear to droop or lose projection with age. Fillers act as a supportive cushion, enhancing the brow area for a more youthful appearance.

Dermal fillers used in the temples are generally considered safe. However, like any injectable filler, they can have potential side effects. Common side effects are usually not serious and tend to resolve within a week or so. Here are some common side effects near the injection site that are mild and usually go away within 1 to 2 weeks:







Another thing that may occur is that veins near the temple may look more obvious after treatment, but this will usually resolve in a short time.

Type of fillers

Many dermal fillers can add volume to the temple area and plump skin up. This can help stretch out your skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles around your temples, eyes, and forehead.

  1. Hyaluronic acid (Juvéderm)– is a naturally occurring substance found in various parts of the human body, including the joints, eyes, and skin. Injectable hyaluronic acid offers a solution to this, providing immediate enhancement by restoring volume and reducing the prominence of wrinkles.
  2. Calcium hydroxylapatite (Radiesse)– is composed of small calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres suspended in a soft gel matrix.  It stimulates your skin’s own regeneration abilities – new collagen is produced over the following weeks and months, making your skin stronger and more elastic.
  3. Poly-lactic acid (PLA) (Sculptra, Dermaveil, AestheFill), which is approved for collagen stimulation and can improve temporal hollowness in a natural and soft way.
  4. Ellanse– ingredient is made of 30% polycaprolactone (PCL) and 70% PBS-biodegradable material (carboxymethylcellulose, CMC) gel, which can provide instant filling and wrinkle repair. By stimulating collagen regeneration, autologous new collagen can achieve long-lasting and continuous filling.

Some dermal fillers help your body produce natural collagen that can restore the fats in your temples. They can firm up the skin and reduce wrinkles while giving the skin a more youthful look.

What long does the results last?

Dermal fillers are temporary, lasting anywhere from 6 months to two years before needing to be redone.

What is the procedure like?

  1. The area to be injected will be numbed using anaesthetic cream.
  2. Doctor will cleanse the area well with disinfecting solutions to insure there’s no makeup or bacteria sitting on your skin.
  3. Doctor will gently insert the needle or cannula into the temple area and slowly release the substance from the syringe into the temple. You may feel a brief stinging or pinching sensation when the needle goes in.
  4. Depending on the type of filler used, your doctor may need to massage the area gently to make sure there are no lumps or bumps.

What is the aftercare that I need to be aware of?

  1. Don’t sleep on your temples or put any pressure on them for a few days after your injections. Sleep on your back with your face up.
  2. Don’t do any intense exercise until about 48 hours after the procedure.
  3. Don’t drink any alcohol until about 24 hours after the procedure.
  4. Try not to touch your temples until any pain, swelling, or discomfort has passed.

How often do I need to repeat the injection?

Depending on the type of filler injected, they typically last for 6 months to 2 years. You may have to repeat the inject before all the filler is gone.

Contraindications to filler injection to temporal area?

The treatment is generally not advised for pregnant or breastfeeding women

Patient with systemic illness or bleeding disorder

Patient that are allergic to ingredients of the filler products

How much does it cost?

Price would depend on the type and amount of filler used. Please contact us if you want to have more information.