The Forgotten Temple – Dermal Filler for Hallowed Temples

Updated: May 14

When it comes to aging in the upper face, wrinkles are usually the first sign that comes to mind.

Forehead lines, crow’s feet, and glabella are some of the earliest signs of aging. One area often overlooked on our face that has a profound effect on our facial profiles is our temples.

Our temples are located at the outer corners in the top half of our face. The natural fullness of temples is gradually lost with age. Hence the natural convex shape of our face will take on a concave profile. This in turn may make a person appear more haggard or skeletal.


Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers are not permanent, create natural looking results, and are less expensive than cosmetic surgery.

Using Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers, temporal hallowing and flat temples can be treated non surgically and safely.


Hyaluronic Acid is a natural component of the skin. It holds in moisture like a sponge, to keep skin firm, soft and supple. As we age, the skin’s natural hyaluronic acid content diminishes. The skin loses volume, becomes dry, thin, and fragile.


The temporal region is made up of mostly bone and a small amount of fat tissue and muscles. With aging in the face, muscles and fat naturally lose their bulk. The bones in the face also lose their definition due to natural aging processes. These aging changes lead to gradual hollow and concave shapes of the temples.


Temporal dermal fillers are dermal fillers injected into the temple region of the face to sculpt and contour the face. Sunken looking temples contribute to sagging in the upper face. The position of our eyebrows is partially supported and lifted by the tissues in our temples. When temples lose their bulk, the eyebrows tend to sag downward to make a person look tired and older. Restoring the fullness of the temple can help to lift the eyebrows for a younger and more refreshed look.

Temple fillers are performed for three main reasons:

  1. Restore Volume in hollow temples to look less gaunt and sunken.

  2. Lift the Face- Eyebrows sag downward due to loss of structural support from the temples in sunken and hollow temples. Restoring the temples lifts and restores the position of the eyebrows.

  3. Face Sculpting- To create convex temples for a heart or oval face. This face shape is desired among some ethnicities and gives a smooth visual transition from the hairline to the eyes.

Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers are not permanent, create natural looking results, and are less expensive than cosmetic surgery. In my practice, I use Juvéderm and Teoxane products. I have chosen these two lines, based on experience and amazing results. There are many dermal fillers, however, I only inject the most elite and leading hyaluronic acid dermal filler products in the industry. I incorporate the training I received from a world-renowned Plastic Surgeon and innovator in facial esthetic medicine, Dr. Mauricio de Maio.

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