How to Treat Hollow Temples
As patients age, the areas located on the outside of both of their eyes that we traditionally refer to as our temples will gradually sink, causing the face to lose its youthful, round shape. This is natural and common development that is the result of changes to our skull shape and the deterioration of soft-tissue. If left untreated however, hollow temples can cause an unattractive, skeletal look in our face.
While the effects of aging on skull shape are mostly irreversible without surgery, the loss of soft tissue volume can easily be treated with a variety of dermal fillers. By injecting a filler in temples to replenish fullness, patients can not only restore a youthful appearance to their face, but gain the added benefit of treating unsightly frown lines and raising their lateral brow.
Treatment for Hollow Temples
Dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Voluma, Restylane, Restylane Silk or Refyne are the best treatment for restoring hollow temples. These treatments typically provide patients with up to two years of visible effects. Voluma tends to be the least susceptible to variability in terms of results, and is our first choice for filler in temples and upper cheek areas. Voluma is also perfectly safe to be injected in an area that has already been treated with another hyaluronic acid, making it a timely and effective option for our patients.
It is also important to note that hyaluronic acid fillers like Restylane and Voluma are the safest form of treatment for adding fullness around the eyes and temples because they are reversible and, if necessary, completely dissolvable. This provides doctors and patients with a significant amount of flexibility in determining what treatment is most effective for each patient.
Things to Be Aware Of
While seeking the treatment that is right for you, it’s important to keep in mind that although different hyaluronic acid fillers can be used to treat the same area, you need to allow the proper amount of time between treatments so that the area can heal. It is very common for patients to have different types of hyaluronic acid fillers in temples, but in general patients should wait up to two weeks before having additional treatments in one area. This is due to the fact that the filler may continue to swell over this time, so it is best to wait until the area settles before continuing treatment.
This waiting period between treatments is also important because the reduction in swelling that occurs will allow patients to see the lasting effects of the filler in the temple area. An undertreatment can look good for the first few days due to swelling. Only after this swelling resolves should patients decide to seek out further corrections.
When seeking a doctor to perform hollow temple treatments, it’s important to know their areas of expertise. The majority of physicians who specialize in injectables like facial fillers come from backgrounds in Dermatology, Facial Plastic Surgery, Oculoplastic Surgery, and general Plastic Surgery. The best results come from long term relationships with your cosmetic surgeon. It is worth taking the time to start with somebody who makes you confident and comfortable.
If you are seeking experienced medical help for a temple filler injection, feel free to start the conversation and contact us. We are ready to consult with you to help find the ideal treatment to help you look your best.