The hidden secret to enhancing your face with temple filler
Article medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic physician, liposuctionist)
Templestowe Lower and Berwick Clinics
Dr. Gavin Chan has a background in intensive care, anaesthesia, and emergency medicine. Since 2004, Dr. Chan has provided cosmetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, liposuction, fat transfer, skin needling, and laser treatments. He is a doctor trainer for various dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections. Read More
It’s been a flat out week. Work has been busy and family demands have kept you on your toes. The kids have been fed and are in bed and you’re waiting for your partner to get home. The couch is beckoning, but your back has been a bit tight after the gym session this morning.
So you lie on the lounge room floor and stretch it out a bit. Lying on your back on with your eyes closed, you relish the peace and quiet. For the first time today, you feel calm and relaxed. You hear your partner’s car driving into the garage and open your eyes. As you do, you notice a corner of the ceiling you’ve never seen before. The cornice and part of the wall has a different shade of white to the rest of the room.
You’re still lying on your back wondering why, when your partner walks in and says hello. Over dinner you mention what you’ve just seen. They say, “Remember at the open for inspection? The estate agent told us the vendors painted the house by themselves. Maybe they missed that part of the wall and ceiling?”
As you’re taking off your make up and getting ready for bed, you think about the paint work and missing sections of the wall and ceiling. And that’s when you realise, it’s exactly like that story you overheard in the café today. The women at the table next to you were discussing how amazing their friend looked now. Their best friend had just had her hollow temples aesthetically improved by using dermal fillers. They all agreed she looked more balanced, and had a subtle freshness and radiance she’d never had before.
And that’s when you decided to find out more about temple filler using dermal filler injections!
How temple dermal filler treatments can improve your face and make you feel younger
Your temples lie at the side of your face, just beside your eyes. The tail of your eyebrows finishes at the front of your temples, and the upper edge meets your forehead. During the ageing process, we all lose volume in our temples. A hollowing of the temples is a natural part of the ageing process. Soft tissue and bone dissolves while muscle and fascia (your connective tissues) change. This leads to less structural support in the temple area, which results in folds, wrinkles and volume loss.
Typically this process starts in your mid 20’s and will become more obvious in your 40’s. If you exercise regularly, eat well and run, it’s possible that the ageing process and the hollowing of your temple region has been exacerbated.
As you age, a hollowing out in the temple area can cause an appearance that looks similar to a ‘peanut’ – a wide forehead, narrow temples and narrow cheeks. But there is a solution; the volume in your temples can be replaced using dermal fillers.
How to treat the temples with dermal filler treatments
Dermal filler treatment is very effective for temple treatment. We use dermal filler injections to revolumise and restore your temples. Due to Therapeutic Goods Administration rules, we can’t name any of the products we use.
Many dermal fillers are made from a clear gel composed of a substance that is naturally found in skin. Dermal fillers vary with viscosity, thickness, and longevity. We tend to use finer fillers in areas where your skin is fine and smoothness is critical, like your eye area and temple area.
Our dermal filler treatment for temples can be done with a needle or a blunt micro-cannula injection technique. A needle temple filler technique involves a single puncture with a needle. This is passed through the top section of your outside eyebrow to a single point near the bone. We then inject dermal filler downwards to smooth and fill the area out.
Worried about possible bruising with temple filler dermal injections? We always use a device called an Accuvein to map and visualise your veins. This ensures you’ll get the least amount of bruising possible with your temple filler treatment.
Our highly trained cosmetic doctors and cosmetic nurses use blunt micro-cannula techniques. Because the blunt cannulas can less easily pierce veins or artery walls, this technique ensures there’s less chance of entering or perforating vein or artery wall. This means we can expertly place the injections superficially in your skin.
Many of the dermal fillers are blended with a local anaesthetic that will significantly reduce any amount of pain during your temple filler procedure. This local anaesthetic mildly numbs the temple filler injection site – so you experience minimal discomfort.
Temple filling with dermal fillers
Since 2005, we’ve been treating the temple area with dermal fillers. We know patients often overlook this area of the face as a way to rejuvenate their face. When hollow temple area is pointed out, many patients have an ‘aha’ moment. They realise they’ve been subconsciously changing their hairstyles or covering this area with their hair.
While most temples have a slight concavity, too much convexity can disrupt the shape and silhouette of your face. Hollow temples can also make your face look older than it is. Our aim with temple filler is to improve the shape of your face with a smooth transition from your eyes to hairline. Find out more about our temple filler treatment here
What to expect after your temple dermal filler treatment
After your temple dermal filler treatment, the effects will be immediately obvious. If you have any swelling, this will resolves within 2-3 days of your temple filler treatment. In some patients it can take up to 2 weeks for complete swelling to go down.
The longevity of your temple filler treatment will depend on our age, the amount of dermal filler used, the placement of the dermal filler and the type of dermal filler product used. Many of our patients report their results are lasting up to 12 months.
The best skin care to use after your temple filler treatment
After you’ve had dermal filler in your temples, we suggest using an eye serum to hydrate and sunscreen protect against sun damage. We recommend you consider using the following skin care products.
Synergie Revitaleyes is an exclusive, active peptide complex, formulated to treat the delicate eye skin. This lightweight liquid serum containing Coffee Berry Extract plumps, soothes and re-hydrates your eye skin. It protects against skin damage and helps reduce fine lines, dark shadowing and puffiness.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL 50+ Ultra Light Fluid gives you very broad, high, photostable UVA/UVB sun protection. The ultra light, water resistant, non-greasy fluid leaves an invisible finish. Fragrance and paraben free, the SPF50+ non-comedogenic sun protection combines the filtering system Mexoplex® with La Roche-Posay Thermal spring water.
Many of our patients like the convenience of the Colorescience Sunforgettable Mineral Sunscreen Brush SP50 This broad spectrum, SPF 50 UVA/UVB water resistant sunscreen will help you protect your skin every day of the year. It provides a light coverage that can smooth imperfections and is during the day is easy to reapply over make-up.
At a skin consultation with one of our highly trained, experienced skin consultants, you’ll receive a personally tailored skin care regime to suit your skin. You can book your skin consultation by calling us on 1300 863 824.
Find out more about temple filler at Victorian Cosmetic Institute
You’re not alone if you feel like your temples are making you look and feel older than you are. This area of the face is often overlooked with dermal filler procedures. Find out how improving your hollow temples with dermal filler can freshen up and improve the balance of your face by calling us on 1300 863 824.