Your temples are situated at each side of your head, above the cheek bones and at the tail of the brow bone. As we age, our skin naturally begins to lose elasticity, affecting all areas of our face including the temples.
Collagen and elastin, the two proteins that lend skin structure and fullness, slow their products as we age. You may begin to notice a hollowing effect, where plumpness has diminished and the skin appears looser and less taught. This may also lead to the corner of the eye and eyebrows looking slightly drooped in appearance, as well as the development of folds and wrinkles.
Dermal fillers are created with Hyaluronic Acid, a substance which can be found within the skin. This means that, when injected by a medically-trained aesthetic artist, the filler sits smoothly beneath the skin and the results will look beautifully natural. This is particularly important for Temporal Fillers, as the skin surrounding the eyes and brow bones is thinner and more sensitive.
Temporal fillers consist of a topical anaesthetic being applied to the temples in order to numb the area, followed by small and strategically placed Juvederm injections which ‘fill’ the hollowed area, resulting in a lifted, tighter look.
Expect results to last up to 12 months. The longevity of any dermal filler procedure is dependent upon a number of factors, including an individual’s genetics, lifestyle, and history of any previous procedures.
Often Temporal Fillers are overlooked in favour of Botox procedures, Cheek Enhancements or Tear Trough Fillers, but treating these relatively small areas can lead to a big difference in the shape of the face. Many clients are unaware that concavity of the temples affects the overall dimensions and fullness of the face, but by smoothing out surface between the eyes and the hairline, the complexion in its entirety can look refreshed and revived.
The effect of dermal fillers for temples is instant, and clients are able to see an immediate change subsequent to their appointment. There may be some minor swelling or bruising, but this can be offset with Arnica cream and the aftercare advice recommended by your aesthetic artist.
For those looking for a more comprehensive lift in the elasticity and plumpness of the skin, we also recommend Temporal Filler in conjunction with one of our other Juvederm treatments, including Marionette Lines and Nasolabial Folds.