Dermal filler treatments in the temples and brows can make a very significant contribution to keeping the face well-proportioned and youthful. At Cityskin clinics in Melbourne we love treating the temples with fillers – it is a great way to rejuvenate the upper face especially in patients who are lean or with volume loss in the temples.
Several changes occur in the face with ageing apart from just sagging of the skin. The skull bone actually reduces in size, whereas the skin doesn’t. This results in several changes, including sagging of the skin as it no longer is as well supported by the underlying bone. Bone loss also results in hollowing of the temple region and the area above the eyebrows. This effect results in the eyebrows dropping down. Together with reduced collagen formation, the upper eyelid becomes heavy and droops.
In the video below Dr Koppert from Cityskin Hawthorn explains how to treat temples with dermal fillers.
A youthful face tends to be pointy at the chin and an inverted triangle with the cheeks and temples being relatively wider. However, with ageing, the lower face becomes broader, and the upper face more narrow- as if the temples have been pushed inwards, while the lower face becomes more square. Because of this, in some people, restoring facial harmony, may require filling the temples to balance the face again. Similarly, if there is significant upper eyelid drooping, it may be worthwhile to fill the area around the brow bone.
As with all procedures, it is really important to have your face and your unique ageing process, carefully assessed by someone who is skilled in assessment, to work out where a filler treatment will give the most benefit.
Because the temples and brow areas include important blood vessels and nerves, it is particularly important to ensure that your injector is skilled at, not just injecting, but is familiar with the anatomy as well as what to do in the unlikely event of a problem.
How to treat the temples with dermal filler
Dermal filler is a product which occurs naturally in the body. The actual treatment of both the temples and brows can be performed in several ways – using either a needle or a cannula, depending on the situation. The dermal filler reduces the depth of the temporal hollows giving fullness to the temples.
How much does temple filler cost?
How much dermal filler do I need to treat temples?
Most patients need between 1ml and 2ml of dermal filler to reduce the temporal hollows.
Is temple dermal filler painful?
Temple filler isn’t a particularly painful area to have treated so we don’t need to use numbing gel prior to treatment.
How long does dermal filler in the temples last?
Studies show that the longest lasting hyaluronic acid dermal filler can still be present 2 years after injection. As a general rule we say that the treatment should last upwards of 12 months
What are the risks of dermal filler in the temple area?
We strongly believe that you should have informed consent before having dermal filler in the temples. Common risks include bruising, a temporary ache in the area and slightly distended veins in the temples in the 24 hours after treatment.