- Volume loss caused by aging will make the temples appear sunken and gaunt.
- Dermal fillers are an effective skin care treatment for targeting visible signs of aging, providing instant volume to the temples.
- Most fillers contain hyaluronic acid (HA) or polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) to plump the face.
- Temple fillers cost between $682–$1000 per treatment.
As we age, our skin loses its volume and elasticity. Fillers are cosmetic treatments that combat visible signs of aging. They work by rejuvenating the face, adding lost volume and plumping the skin to provide a more youthful appearance. Fillers are injected into the areas of concern with an injector, causing effective and immediate results.
Your temples are the areas lying beside your eyes, on the sides of your face. Temple fillers add instant volume to these areas, creating a softer and less gaunt appearance.
Why Get A Temple Filler?
Due to volume loss, the temples often take on a hollowed appearance as we age. This causes the face to appear gaunt and less round, leaving what is often referred to as a peanut-shaped appearance. The administration of dermal fillers into the temporal region by a trained professional results in an overall rounder and softer appearance. They can also help to lift the brows and outer corners of your eyes, resulting in a more youthful and rested look.
Best Fillers to Use for Your Temples
There are various types of fillers available for the temple area, each with different formulations and benefits. When choosing the best filler for your requirements, you should consider their longevity, ingredients and their potential risks and side effects.
Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers are the most widely used type of filler, due to their safe and immediate plumping effects. Juvederm is a HA filler, and one of the leading brands in the US. Juvederm Voluma XC and Juvederm Ultra Plus XC are two effective formulations for temple rejuvenation, thanks to their smooth consistency and potent plumping ability.
Restylane is another widely used HA filler brand. Restylane Lyft (formerly Perlane) is formulated with larger particles than other brands, which makes it effective when filling in hollow temples.
Bellafill is a polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) filler, a synthetic ingredient that cannot be broken down by the body. As a result, the effects of Bellafill last significantly longer than HA-based alternatives. However, complications may occur due to the longevity of PMMA. The formation of hard nodules under the skin has been associated with PMMA fillers.
How Long Do They Last?
The effects of Juvederm and Restylane last between six to twelve months on average. HA is a naturally occurring substance in the body, which causes it to become metabolized over time. As a result, the effects of your fillers will gradually decrease over the six-month period.
PMMA is a synthetic material and cannot be metabolized by the body, therefore its results are more permanent and can last up to five years.
Cost of Temple Fillers
The cost of temple fillers will vary depending on the type of filler used, as well as your chosen professional and geographical location.
The average cost for one syringe of Juvederm or Restylane is $682. It’s important to note that HA fillers last an average of six months, so you will need to consider maintenance costs with these types of dermal filler injections.
Bellafill is slightly more expensive, at $889 per syringe. However, the results of Bellafill last much longer than other plastic surgery alternatives and may become a more cost-effective treatment over time.
Risks and Side Effects
Fillers are considered to be a safe cosmetic treatment; however, they still carry some risks and potential side effects. Common, yet minor side effects of filler treatments include:
- Swelling and bruising at the injection site
- Minor bleeding
These symptoms will typically subside once your skin has healed. Rarer complications from filler injections include:
- Skin damage that causes an infection
- Asymmetry or lumps of filler forming under the skin
- Migration of the filler to another area of the face
These complications typically require the removal of the filler. HA fillers can be dissolved using an injectable treatment; however, synthetic fillers such as Bellafill often require invasive surgical removal.
A loss of volume in the temples can lead to a sallow and gaunt appearance. Fillers can be used in this area to restore lost volume, plumping the skin and creating a rounder and more youthful appearance.
HA fillers are most widely used to treat the temples, thanks to their immediate effects and the minimal risks they present. The effects of HA fillers last up to six months, therefore repeat treatments are necessary. PMMA fillers are a more permanent option, lasting up to five years. However, these fillers are more difficult to remove and present a higher risk of side effects.
Temple fillers can cost anywhere between $682–$889 per treatment, depending on the type of filler used.
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