As we age we loose volume in our temples resulting in a hollow & aged appearance. This can often be exacerbated by focusing on volume replacement in the cheeks. If overlooked it can result in a “peanut head” appearance with a wide forehead, hollow temples and full cheeks. Replacing volume in the temples provides a significant improvement in the overall shape of the face and a more youthful appearance.
What we can improve
- The temporal hollow
By treating the depression in this area we can improve the hollowing in the temple area to give a more youthful outcome.
- Shape of the brow
As we age that outside portion of the brown can fall away due to resorption of bone in the temple area which is one of the subtle tell-tale signs of ageing. This can be improved and the brow supported by treating this area.
- Sagging of the cheek area
By replacing volume to the temple area above the cheek we are able to add structure to the cheek and create a smoother curve between the forehead, temple and cheek. This is known as the ‘Ogee Curve’ and is considered to give a more youthful and beautiful appearance to the face.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The filler used will have a high lifting potential to create the most volume in the depression.
The pain is very minimal during the procedure, however the filler does contain local anaesthetic to improve comfort.
The most important part of this procedure is identifying anatomical landmarks and blood vessels to avoid so that it can be performed in the safest way possible. Then it is a single injection point and filler is placed underneath the muscle to correct the depression.
As with any medical procedure there are some risks to consider. Most patients will have some degree of swelling associated with this treatment, but this will settle over the following few days. There may be some discomfort, bleeding or bruising. There have been cases in Australia of vascular injury whereby filler is inadvertently injected into a blood vessel. It is very rare but if it occurred could lead to necrosis of the skin or visual loss. A thorough knowledge of facial anatomy and safe injecting techniques can greatly minimise this risk, however if any signs were to occur the filler would need to be dissolved immediately.
There is minimal (if any) recovery for this procedure. As the filler is placed deep on bone, it would be rare that there would be bruising or swelling associated with the procedure.
No makeup or lipstick for 4 hours. No exercise for the next 24 hours. Avoiding alcohol that evening will minimise any bruising. Applying ice will also help with swelling and bruising. No swimming for one week.