The aging process can cause volume and fat loss in the temples, resulting in the temples appearing hollow and sunken. The temples are found at the sides of the forehead, adjacent to the eyes.
Temple fillers can easily resolve the hollow and sunken appearance issue by filling up this hollowing to restore the smooth rounded contour that defines a younger face.
Dermal Fillers are made of hyaluronic acid which is a naturally occurring substance found in the body. Fillers break down naturally over time and last on average 12 to 16 months.
An additional benefit of temple fillers is that it helps to lift the eyebrows subtly, giving a natural, refreshed and younger appearance.
Depending on the severity of volume loss and hollowing, between 0.5 to 1ml of filler will be injected in each temple to achieve the desired smooth facial contours. Dr Edwin prefers to use Juvederm Voluma or Restylane Lyft to give excellent long-lasting volumnisation of the temples.
1 to 2 small injections are placed in the deep skin tissues to avoid lumpiness and to deliver natural-looking and feeling results.
In the hands of a gentle and experienced doctor, the discomfort of filler injections are minimal.
Before each injection, Dr Edwin also applies an icepack to the injection area to further reduce the risk of bruising and discomfort.
Temple fillers typically last between 12 to 16 months.
The downtime associated with fillers are minimal.
Some possible side effects include slight bruising or swelling which typically resolves quickly. An intensive recovery cream can be prescribed to speed up the resolution of swelling and bruising.
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Every clinic offers different dermal filler treatment options for filling of sunken temples. No one clinic is same as the other. If you want to make sure that temple filler treatments are performed safely and effectively, make sure that the clinic is experienced in offering such injectable filler treatments. The clinic should also offer information on the various types of fillers before proceeding.