Dermal fillers in your temples are largely considered safe and can be used for a variety of benefits.
Here’s what you can expect from injecting dermal fillers in your temples.
Filling in hollow temples
As you age, your temple areas lose fat, leading to a “hollow” look in the absence of natural volume.
Dermal fillers like hyaluronic acid can help fill in these hollows and restore volume to the temples and brow area.
Many dermal fillers can add volume to the temple area and plump skin up. This can help stretch out your skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles around your temples, eyes, and forehead.
Hyaluronic acid is especially suited for this purpose because your body naturally produces this substance. This means that your body can re-absorb it without causing any toxicity, with results lasting at least 12 months.
Increase skin firmness
Some dermal fillers help your body produce natural collagen that can restore the fats in your temples that firm up the skin and reduce wrinkles while giving the skin a more youthful look.
Poly-L-lactic acid is an example of a filler that can naturally stimulate your skin to produce collagen, resulting in a more natural firmness and reduction in wrinkles.
Reduced procedure and recovery time
Dermal fillers in the temples only take a few minutes to inject and have a full recovery time of less than a few days. You also don’t need to be put under anesthesia or have someone take you home after the procedure.
Plastic surgery, on the other hand, requires anesthesia and, in some cases, admission to a medical facility that can be more costly than an outpatient procedure.
Full recovery from facial surgery can sometimes take weeks and is associated with much more discomfort and complications.
Lift your eyes
In some cases, using dermal fillers in your temples can help lift the sides of your eyes nearest to the temples.
The additional volume of dermal fillers can firm up and add volume in the skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles often called “crow’s feet” that accumulate around the eyes.
Long-lasting, but not permanent
Unlike plastic surgery, dermal fillers are temporary, lasting anywhere from 6 months to several years before needing to be re-done.
This can be a downside for some, but may be good if you’re not satisfied with your appearance or unhappy with the side effects.
You can also modify the amount of filler or exact position of the filler at different appointments in case you want to achieve different looks until you’re fully satisfied with the results.
Any kind of injectable filler has possible side effects. Some are common and not serious, as they usually go away within a week or so.
But some rarer side effects are more serious and can lead to long-term complications if not properly treated.
Common side effects
Here are some common side effects near the injection site that are mild and usually go away within 1 to 2 weeks:
Rare side effects
Here are some more rare but serious side effects:
Potential medical emergency
- filler leaking out of the injection site
- growths or nodules that appear near the injection site
- inflammatory growths called granulomas
- filler moving out of the injection area to other nearby areas of the face
- blood vessel injury
- losing vision from filler being injected into arteries that supply blood to your eyes
- death of facial tissue from blood flow blockage
Dermal fillers in your temples typically cost about $1,500 per treatment, depending on the type of filler used and how long the treatment is meant to last. The experience and popularity of the provider may also affect cost.
Here’s a cost breakdown of the average price for an individual injection for some of the most popular dermal fillers, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS):
- hyaluronic acid: $644
- calcium hydroxylapatite: $687
- poly-L-lactic acid: $773
- polymethylmethacrylate beads: $859
You may also need to return for multiple injections throughout the year to sustain the appearance that you achieve with the use of these fillers.
Dermal fillers in your temples can be a low-cost, relatively low-risk way of achieving a more youthful look around your eyes and brows, especially in contrast to plastic surgery or other extensive cosmetic procedures.
Dermal fillers aren’t without some risk, though. Talk to a doctor about whether it’s safe for you to get dermal fillers and how you can receive this treatment while minimizing your risk for long-term complications.