What is temple filler? And is it right for me?
As we age, things start to slide downwards, and the soft tissue at the side of our eyes, aka our temples, are no exception. As the temple bone resorbs, fat is displaced, and soft tissues begin to diminish, which causes the facial structure to change. At the same time, the skin around our eyes thins and hollowness can ensue, as well as wrinkles and crepiness.
If you’re in your forties, you’ve likely lost some volume around your temples. So, how does volume loss in the temples affect the rest of the face? And what does temple filler do to help?
What are the temples?
The temples sit to the side of the tail ends of our eyebrows and are the flat areas just above the top of our cheekbones. Known medically as the temporal region, this area typically starts to lose volume from our twenties, but it’s not usually until our late thirties or early forties that this volume loss becomes noticeable. And many people will struggle to pinpoint exactly what the issue is but know that something has changed and is making them look tired or deflated.
What happens when the temples hollow?
When we age, the bones in our face lose their definition, leading to gradual hollow, sunken and concave shapes of the temples. And the older we get, the more apparent this becomes, really emphasising our skull shape underneath. So many people can’t pinpoint what it is about their face that they’d like to work on, but often, practitioners will spot this volume loss in the temples and suggest temple fillers to rebuild lost volume and lift this area of the face.
As well as a gaunt, tired, and wasted look, sunken temples also contribute to sagging in the upper face. The position of our eyebrows is partially supported and lifted by the tissues in our temples. When the temples lose their bulk, the eyebrows droop downwards, making them look tired and aged. Restoring the temple’s fullness can help lift the eyebrows for a more youthful, refreshed look.
What does temple filler do?
Usually, all it takes is a small amount of filler, placed carefully into the temples to instantly lift and widen the eyes. When a hyaluronic acid filler is injected, it acts like an inflated cushion to support tissues that have lost volume or elasticity. So, by restoring this cushion, an individual’s temporal area is noticeably recontoured and brought back to its youthful appearance.
Restored temples not only support the structure of the upper face – filler in this region can indirectly soften the appearance of fine lines in the mid and lower face too. By strengthening the scaffolding, the mid to lower half of the face, like the cheeks and nose-to-mouth lines are also minimised.
Patients are often blown away by the results that can be achieved by injecting just this one area, all without giving away the fact that anything has been done.
Are you a good candidate?
If you feel that you look tired or have drooping eyes or brows, placing filler into the temples is a subtle but effective way to restore lost volume and bring youthful vitality back to the face. Revolumising the temple hollows will give the whole face a lift, from the top right down to the chin and jowls.
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Disclaimer: Please be aware that results and benefits may vary from patient to patient taking into consideration factors such as age, lifestyle and medical history.