How Do The Temples Age Us?
The hollowing of the temples, the area on the side of the face next to our eyes, is a natural part of the ageing process. As we age, we exhibit a loss and redistribution of fat and soft tissues and bone resorption occurs. The skin of the temple area is particularly sensitive to this change as there is almost no connective tissue and hardly any fat deposits here.
The dramatic effect the temples have on the shape and balance of the face is most noticeable with ageing. The lack of structural support for the skin of an aged temple can make us look skeletal and cause an appearance that many call a “peanut head”, where a wide forehead sits with narrow temples and narrow cheeks.
What Are The Effects Of Dermal Fillers To The Temple?
While temples naturally have a slight contour, our goal with temple fillers is to create a smooth transition from the eyes to the hairline. When a sunken temple region has been filled, the face looks fresher, firmer and softer, and the shape of the face as a whole is revitalised. Patients will see not only a re-volumising of this area, but the sagging skin affecting the cheeks and eyes will also be plumped out. Crow’s feet around the eyes can be reduced and a slight lift to the brow area can be seen.
When combining this treatment will additional fillers around the eye and brow area, a full facial roundness of the face is achieved with results almost resembling that of a surgical brow lift.
Will Temple Fillers Look Natural?
When it comes to creating a natural look with dermal fillers, it is important to know the anatomy of the area being treated. The skin of the temples is very thin, but a lot of volume is lost over a large area. Choosing the appropriate filler with the correct viscosity and volumising effect must be done with each patient individually to achieve maximum yet natural results.
How Long Will Temple Fillers Last?
After the treatment with dermal fillers to the temple, the effects are immediately visible. The longevity of your treatment will depend on your age, the amount and type of dermal filler used and its placement. Many of our patients report that their results last up to 12 months. More frequent treatments result in a stimulation of the connective tissue and formation of new collagen fibres, which can extend the duration of the effect.
Are Temple Fillers Safe?
Dermal fillers can safely be applied to most patients. Only minimal skin swelling and redness may occur after the treatment. A local anaesthetic is usually not necessary for the temple due to the smaller number of pain receptors here, but one can be applied if required.
Due to the thin skin and scarcity of supporting connective or fatty tissues, care must be taken when performing any procedure on the temple area. There is a risk of disturbing blood flow, loss of sensation and even blindness when not performed correctly. This risk is exponentially reduced when performed by a highly skilled professional. At Neo, injection of temple fillers will be performed by our experienced specialist oculoplastic surgeon, who has a deep understanding of the anatomy of the eye and surrounding areas.