Are you starting to notice hollows or sunken areas on your temples that make you look tired and aged? If so, you might be a good candidate for temple filler. Temple filler is a non-surgical treatment that restores volume with hyaluronic acid filler, plumping the area and creating a more youthful and refreshed appearance. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that’s already present in our bodies. When injected into the temples, fillers can plump up the area and create a more youthful and refreshed appearance.
Some signs that you might benefit from temple filler:
- Hollows or sunken temples
- Fine lines or wrinkles around the temples
- A tired or aged appearance
- Asymmetry or imbalance in the temple area
Temple fillers can make a significant difference in the appearance of the temples. As we age, the temples often lose volume, leading to a hollow or sunken appearance. Hyaluronic acid filler can restore lost volume and rejuvenate the area.
By replenishing volume in the temples, fillers can help smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, resulting in a more youthful and refreshed look. The treatment can enhance facial symmetry and balance, reducing asymmetry or imbalance in the temple area.
While temple fillers primarily target the temples, they can have an indirect effect on the appearance of the eyebrows, particularly the eyebrow tails. By restoring volume and rejuvenating the temples, temple fillers can help lift and support the outer portion of the eyebrows.
By replenishing volume in the temples, temple fillers can contribute to an overall improvement in facial harmony and balance. This can create a subtle lifting effect in the surrounding areas, including the upper face and outer corners of the eyes.
Headaches are not a common side effect of temple filler injections. However, as with any injectable treatment, there is a possibility of experiencing temporary side effects. In rare cases, some individuals may report mild discomfort or headache-like sensations immediately after the procedure. These symptoms are typically temporary and subside within a short period.
Some patients may experience mild discomfort or pressure during the injection, while others may not feel any pain at all.
To minimise any discomfort, our doctors may apply a topical numbing cream to the treatment area prior to the injection. This can help to numb the skin and reduce any pain or discomfort during the procedure. Alternatively, a local anaesthetic, such as lidocaine, may be used to further numb the area and make the treatment more comfortable.
When performed by a skilled practitioner, temple fillers are generally safe. Common side effects include temporary swelling and bruising. Serious complications are rare but possible. Choosing a qualified practitioner and following post-treatment care instructions can help minimise risks and ensure a safer experience.
Some common side effects of temple filler treatment include:
- Bruising: Bruising is a common side effect of any injectable treatment. The degree of bruising can vary and may last for a few days to a couple of weeks.
- Swelling: Mild swelling may occur after the treatment, especially in the first 24-48 hours. This usually resolves on its own.
- Redness: The treated area may appear red or inflamed for a few hours after the treatment.
- Prominent veins: Veins in the temple region may appear more prominent following treatment. This usually settles as any swelling subsides.
- Asymmetry: In rare cases, the filler may settle unevenly, causing asymmetry. This can usually be corrected with additional treatment or massage.
There are various alternatives to temple filler that can help address concerns such as volume loss and wrinkles in the temple area. These may include:
- Dermal fillers: In addition to temple fillers, other types of dermal fillers, such as cheek fillers or mid-face fillers, can help restore volume and contour to the temple area.
- Botox: This relaxes facial expressions can be used to smooth fine lines and wrinkles in the temples.
- CO2 Laser: This treatment uses a laser to remove the outer layer of skin, stimulating collagen production and improving the texture and tone of the skin.
- Radiofrequency Microneedling: This is a non-invasive treatment that uses tiny needles to deliver radiofrequency energy into the skin of the temples, stimulating collagen production and tightening sagging skin.