Everything you need to know about treating the temples with filler

The temples might not be an area of your face you think about very much. However, they help define and shape your face, balancing your cheekbones and your jawline.

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The natural ageing process can lead to soft tissue and bone dissolving, while muscle and connective tissues can change. This can cause wrinkles and volume loss in the temples.

From our late 20s, the temple area tends to lose fat, which can lead to a ‘hollow’ look. Our skin also loses collagen at about one percent a year. The essential protein helps keep our skin firm, so the loss of collagen can cause the skin to sag, giving a concave appearance. Drooping skin around the temples can also impact the appearance of crow’s feet.

Slimmer people tend to experience more volume loss in the temples, as they have less support from fatty tissues – people who frequently exercise are particularly vulnerable.

Revolumising the face can help rejuvenate youthful softness, and lift skin which may have dropped. Fillers, including Hyaluronic Acid (HA) and collagen stimulating Ellanse can help restore volume to the temple and brow area. Collagen stimulating fillers provide both instant and gradual results; increased volume occurs immediately, however volumisation continues to develop for up to four months, as tiny round microspheres in the filler gel encourage the body to produce collagen for results lasting up to 3 years. The more collagen your skin has, the smoother and tighter it appears.

Experts suggest patients can achieve a lifted appearance in a non-surgical way – a bit like a mini facelift, without needing to go under the knife. HA dermal fillers can plump skin, giving a more youthful look, while collagen boosting Ellanse can restore the fat in your temples, firm up the skin and reduce wrinkles.

In some cases, dermal fillers can even lift the sides of your eyes nearest the temples, opening up the eye area and reducing the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes.

Experts suggest that the temples are one of the most anatomically difficult areas to inject, due to the amount of veins in the area, and the type of veins that are there. It’s vital to visit a trained expert for any treatment – but the temple area is particularly important due to the proximity to the eyes. Take a look at our Clinic Finder for safe and highly trained experts in your area.