The temple is the region on each side of the face between the top of the cheekbone and start of the brow bone next to the eye. Sometimes a loss of volume in the temple region can create an unflattering shadow effect that can contribute to a dark, dreary appearance of the face and eyes. Most people do not look in the mirror and worry about their temples; however, increased volume in the temples can have a stunning effect on improving the youthful appearance of the face! Through the use of injectable facial fillers, the board-certified dermatologists and injectable experts at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego can strategically fill in hollow temples to highlight the eyes and eliminate undesirable shadowing.

Dermal Filler for Temples

Fillers for TemplesMany types of dermal fillers are effective at filling in the temples and the best one will depend on your specific case, the amount of volume loss you are experiencing, and the doctor’s examination during your consultation in San Diego.

The hyaluronic acid fillers (Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane, Belotero) use a substance that is naturally found in the body, hyaluronic acid, to replace lost volume and contour the temples. Depending on the doctor’s evaluation, you may benefit more from a collagen-replacing injection (Radiesse, Sculptra) that, once injected, will stimulate your body’s production of collagen.

The board-certified dermatologist will decide on the best filler or combination of fillers for you and then inject the filler(s) into the temple region to create your desired contour and plump the hollow region. It is common for patients to get filler injections in other areas of the face, such as the cheekbone or under eyes, at the same time as temple filler for complete facial rejuvenation that can take many years off of your appearance in one short office visit.

Fat Grafting for Temples

Fat grafting has also shown to be an effective method of improving the appearance of hollow temples. Fat grafting, sometimes referred to as fat transfer or multi-level fat grafting, is a procedure in which the doctor removes fat from a location in your lower body through liposuction and then processes and injects that fat into the face to fill and contour hollow, sunken areas.

There are several benefits to fat grafting procedures. First, because the injectable is taken from your own body, there is no chance of having an allergic reaction. Also, the results of fat grafting tend to last longer than the results experienced with dermal filler injections. Since every patient is unique, though, it is necessary to schedule a consultation with one of our expert injectors in order to determine which temple treatment will be best for you.

Vein Treatment for Temples

For many patients, volume loss is not the only area of concern when it comes to their temples. As we age, unsightly veins can become very prominent on our temples and become a source of embarrassment. At Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego, we use the most cutting-edge laser treatments to diminish the appearance of facial veins. Patients should consider not only restoring volume to their temples but also reducing the visibility of unattractive temple veins. Our dermatology experts will create a customized treatment plan in order to meet all of your needs!

Fillers for Temples FAQ

temple fillers san diegoThere is so much information available about fillers and fat grafting treatments for the temple area that it can get confusing. To help you decide if facial filler for the temples is right for you, our doctors have answered some of the questions they here most often for you here. Please don’t hesitate to contact our office if you have any more questions.

Q: Who should perform filler injections to the temples?

A: It is crucial that patients seek a highly trained and qualified cosmetic dermatologist or injection expert to perform filler injections to the temples. There are many important veins and structures in the temple area, and patients are at risk for damage if an unqualified person administers fillers. At Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, our expert dermatologists have years of experience successfully and safely treating patients with the most advanced dermal filler treatments.

Q: How long do the results of filler to the temples last? 

A: This will depend on the individual patient as well as the specific facial filler used, however, most injectable filler treatments last an average of 6-12 months, with some, like Sculptra, producing even longer lasting results.

Q: How long do fat grafting results last?

A: Generally, patients who undergo fat grafting for facial volume loss experience good results for up to 3 years.

Q: Are facial filler injections painful?

A: Dermal fillers are mixed with a numbing agent prior to injection to minimize discomfort and the doctor can apply a topical numbing agent to the skin before injection as well. Fat grafting is done under local anesthesia.

Q: How much downtime is needed after filler injections?

A: The downtime following dermal filler injections is minimal. Most patients return to work and other daily activities right away. There may be some redness, swelling, tenderness, or bruising after the treatment, but these side effects should subside within a few days. Fat grafting also results in minimal downtime, but does require a bit more than dermal filler injections because it is performed under local anesthesia and involves the removal of fat from a donor site.

 Q: Can I get fillers and Botox at the same time?

A: Yes! Many patients in San Diego want to rejuvenate several areas of the face during one treatment session and it is common for a combination of filler and Botox injections to be used to provide optimal facial rejuvenation. If interested in Botox and fillers, discuss the option with your dermatologist during your consultation.

Schedule a Temple Filler Injection Consultation Today!

An ideal face is five eye-widths across: in addition to your two eyes, there should be one eye width on each side of your eyes and one in the middle. With every year we age, we lose volume in our face which can cause a sunken appearance. Contact the injectable experts at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego today to learn more about how temple filler injections can create a natural and youthful appearance. Our doctors are leaders in the field of cosmetic dermatology who have an injectable treatment to meet your facial rejuvenation needs. Call us at (858) 365-3621 today to schedule your consultation.

To learn more about dermal fillers for temples, contact our office.

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