Why Hollowed Temples Make You Look Older: The Facts About Treating This Overlooked and Important Area with Injectable Fillers


I’ve had my eye bags, nasolabial folds and cheeks treated with dermal filler injectables (Radiesse, Juvederm, Restylane, Voluma, Belotero, Versa) but my face still looks tired. Why?



It could be that your temples, the area between the cheekbone and the forehead, are hollowing, but have not been addressed in any of your treatments.

The temple area is among the thickest area of tissue on the face defined by the depth between the bone and the skin. As we mature that connective tissue and fat “atrophies,” resulting in a hollowed tired appearance. People who have had facial surgery or are very thin are at particularly high risk of having hallowed temples.

Unfortunately, many aesthetic medical specialists do not include the temples as part of their treatment plan, focusing instead on specific area’s patients complain about. These are the areas they are comfortable treating and what customers complain the most about. However, when you treat only these isolated areas, not only are the temples neglected, but their hollowness becomes even more noticeable.identifying the temples as part of an effective treatment plan requires the specialist to design their treatment plan on the entire face and not one particular area.

Cosmetic filler injectables such as Radiesse, Juvederm, Restylane, Voluma, Belotero, Versa are one of the most effective methods for restoring the natural appearance of the temples because they rebuild the support system underneath the skin. With little movement in this area, there is less physical stress on the filler, and the result of treatment tends to last a long time. Effective treatment can last a year to several years depending on the product type used. The key to getting good results with cosmetic fillers in this area is making sure there is a seamless transition from the cheekbone to temples and to the forehead itself.

Treating one area of the face and leaving the other areas hollow and unsupported makes people look “unnatural,” like they have had work done. As with all cosmetic injections, the secret to effective treatment is not only filling the targeted area but making sure the filler treatment allows for aesthetic matching of the surrounding areas. I am a dedicated full-time cosmetic injectable physician; to get the most natural results for my patients I always advise on full-face treatment options. These treatment options frequently include treatment of the overlooked and important temple area.

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