- Temple Filling
The temples are one of the most overlooked areas for rejuvenation. In fact, I published an article entitled “The Forgotten Temples” about this very fact. The article is written for facial plastic surgeons but can be read here.
The importance of the temples can be illustrated with these before and after photographs. This is a very active, attractive, and fit personal trainer with virtually no body fat. Because of her devotion to fitness (and genetics) she has lost a substantial amount of volume (or fullness) in her facial areas, but most notably in her temples. If you look closely, the temples almost form a bowl.
The loss of volume in the temples subtly makes ones appearance look older and less healthy, despite, as in this case, being the picture of health. The hollowness is often overlooked by the person themselves but interestingly they know something just doesn’t look right with their appearance. Hence, they will unknowingly wear their hair over their temples or “volumize” the hair in this area, all the while not noticing the hollowness of their temples.
The hollowness of the temples alters our facial shape. A youthful shape is typically the shape of an upside down egg, wide on top and narrow on the bottom. But with temple hollowness our facial shape is more like, well … a peanut. The correction is straight forward and well tolerated. The temples can be augmented with fat or with syringed based fillers like Juvéderm, Restylane, or Radiesse. Sculptra is a popular long lasting choice and temple implants are increasing in popularity.
This patient had her temples filled with 5 syringes of Juvéderm, 2 ½ syringes per side. Most patients will need 1-2 as the area is quite large. Results typically last a year or more.