Cosmetic Injections to Your Temples: Filling Hollow Temples

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How Cosmetic Injections to Your Temples can Help you Look Younger – Filling Facial Hollows & Temple Volumising

Dermal fillers are becoming super popular these days as men and women are using injections to plump lips and hide wrinkles as they fight the hands of time. Injectable dermal fillers are soft tissue fillers that are injected into your skin to help fill in and temporarily erase your wrinkles. Over time as Clinical Injectors, we have become more creative with the way we use dermal fillers to help patients who want rejuvenating facial effects. “An area not well known involves injecting dermal fillers into the temple areas to reduce the hollowing appearance of ageing,” notes Senior Injecting Nurse Sandra Wallace (available at our Hawthorn Clinic location). Dermal Filler Injections to Temples (Cosmetic Injections to Temples or Temple Fillers) are gaining popularity as an effective way to reduce the signs of facial atrophy that often occur with age.

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“Treating simple lines and wrinkles may appease the effects of ageing, temporarily, but FULL facial rejuvenation using fillers to restore lost volume is often a more appealing way to get a better overall outcome for patients who want to achieve a good anti-ageing effect from Cosmetic Injections.”


“As we age our facial volume diminishes. The hollow area of the temples is an area that is often overlooked by both patients and plastic surgeons. Some people have hollower temples than others and that can simply be due to genetics and facial bone structure, but many people experience a hollowing with time and age.”

“This is typically due to the loss of volume and fat or muscle in the area. If you take a look at the faces of different people, you will see that most people’s temples DO have a slight concavity to them, but if they dip in too much, it disrupts the overall appearance of the face. The silhouette is changed and the face can actually appear distorted. When you have overly hollow temples, it highlights the appearance of your changing orbital bones or your cheekbones. Hollow temples and the resulting facial appearance may leave you with features that appear as if they are associated with ageing or poor health, even when you’re healthy. This can sometimes lead to your face having a very ‘skeleton’ like appearance that would benefit from the restoration of volume using dermal fillers.”

“This hollowing of the temple area is so common as we age, it has led to the practice of using dermal fillers to provide restored volume to those areas (cosmetic injections to temples). Temple injections have a good anti-ageing effect and can help rejuvenate your overall look.

Injections to temple areas of the face can provide your face with a better overall shape as well as a smoother appearance between the orbital and cheekbones all the way to the hairline.

“This can restore your declining facial volume for a thoroughly rejuvenating boost to your appearance – in a subtle yet effective way,” notes Sandra.

Sandra believes that carefully injecting the temple area with dermal fillers can do a LOT to rejuvenate the overall facial appearance.

“Temple injections can temporarily reduce the appearance of skeletal atrophy or other age-related tissue changes,” she continues. But Sandra Wallace emphasises that patients need to be careful to avoid discount places that might be using fake or inferior injectables. She encourages patients to ask about the experience of any prospective Injector AND about the injecting procedure itself.

“It is imperative that you choose a well-respected and experienced Clinical Injector who is trusted in the community. Injecting the temple hollows is not the same as getting your lips done,” she continues. “This procedure requires specific techniques as the tissues and muscles in the area work differently than other areas of the face. Look for an Injector who has been successfully administering injectables for a long time.”

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Dermal Filler Injecting Tips for Temple Volumisation

  • Going in for consultations is the best way to get to know the practice and the Injector and get your questions answered.
  • It is important to ask as many questions as you feel are necessary.
  • Find out which kind of filler your Injector will be using as there are several different kinds and numerous brands, not all of the same quality or reputation.
  • Approved temporary-filler-solution fillers are one of the safest and are temporary but can be long lasting – which is what you want.


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A Good Cosmetic Injector will know which option is best for you and be able to clearly articulate why they are choosing a particular brand, type or injecting strategy.

You also want to be sure to ask about side effects and risks of temple augmentation procedures using dermal filler injections.

There are risks associated with temple-augmentation procedures (as with any procedure) and they should not be minimized. Be sure you are comfortable with the risks.

  • Be sure to avoid all blood thinners like aspirin and ibuprofen for at least five to seven days before your injectable appointment.
  • These make your blood less likely to clot and thereby can cause bruising in the delicate areas around your eyes especially.
  • You should also avoid certain medications like St. John’s Wart, omega 3 fatty acids, gingko biloba, ginseng, and vitamin E as these can all increase bleeding and bruising.

You can also add certain foods to your diet that will speed up healing and help to limit bruising and swelling.

Adding leafy greens like kale, spinach, and even broccoli to your diet will help increase your body’s vitamin K supply. When your body is deficient in vitamin K you can bruise easier than normal so having this boost will help keep bruises at bay. Citrus fruits rich in vitamin C and bioflavonoids help to heal wounds faster and can help with the turnaround time of your dermal filler injections.

Injections or Dermal Fillers to the Temple Area to Reduce Hollowing Associated with Ageing

See Before and After Photos of Dermal Filler Injections to the Temple Area when you come for a consultation

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Our leading Clinical Injectors will provide you with honest skin evaluations and rejuvenation opinions to help you achieve the natural and realistic results you are seeking. Be sure to visit our sites treatment pages to learn more about dermal fillers and what options are available for rejuvenating your temple area. Or if you’re wanting facial rejuvenation plastic surgery, such as an eyelid lift/ Blepharoplasty, Facelift or skin rejuvenating peel or laser treatment, contact us to learn your options.

Top Quality Injections – How the RIGHT Anti-Wrinkle Injectables and Dermal Fillers can help you reduce the signs of ageing

What Dermal Fillers and Anti Wrinkle Injections do for facial ageing

Anti wrinkle injections and cosmetic fillers are great for treating wrinkles and ever-deepening expression lines on your face.  Some people even swear by “pro-ventative” injections, meaning they get them BEFORE wrinkles start in a pro-active rather than wrinkle-reactive way.  Cosmetic injections to combat wrinkles, plump lips or reduce and fill facial lines or scars are serious medicine, however.  Despite being relatively safe and reversible for suitable patients, cosmetic injections are typically best performed in Clinics overseen by Australian registered Medical Practitioners or Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons and Cosmetic Nurses who have extensive experience in facial injections and facial anatomy.  Why is that? Because there are “no go” facial injecting zones that need to be carefully considered or cosmetic injecting disasters might occur.

Cosmetic Injections are NOT all alike. Neither are injectors, and there’s a great level of skill and aesthetic judgment required to get a good result with an injections treatment.


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Top Level Facial Fillers and Skilled Injectors can help you reduce wrinkles and other signs of facial ageing. But they cannot stop time, and you’ll want to keep your expectations realistic.

If you have realistic expectations and choose a good injector, you may be pleasantly surprised how much top quality injections CAN improve the appearance of your skin and the contours of your face.

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There are many ways to smooth, firm or tighten the skin.

These include light treatments (Healite II, for example), skin resurfacing treatments (deep chemical peels or CO2 and ), and facelift or neck lift surgery procedures.  With top quality facial fillers, however, in the hands of an experienced injector who carefully avoids going ‘overboard’ with dermal fillers or wrinkle reducing injections, there’s a lot that can be done to improve the appearance of an otherwise-ageing face.

Cosmetic Injections often work in a different context to laser treatments or deep skin peels.

Where some skin treatments focus on improving underlying collagen levels and the structure and circulation of the skin, cosmetic injectables are typically focused on one of two things:

  • Reducing wrinkles by relaxing wrinkle-causing muscles or reducing line-forming expressions (which CAN be done in a natural-looking way if performed by a skilled injector, but which can look fake or overdone in the hands of a novice or less skilled cosmetic injector).
  • Augmentation (enhancing or amplifying) facial features for a balanced or contoured look – such as augmenting a very-flat nasal bridge OR producing slightly higher cheekbones OR a more pronounced chin (compensating for a weak chin or a recessed chin or jawline, for example).

Injections can also help to reduce the look of “tear troughs” around the eye area (e.g., deep or shadowed indentions where facial volume has been lost between the lower lashes and the upper cheekbone), as well as plumping up lips or reducing an extremely gummy smile.  Dermal Fillers and Wrinkle Reducing Injections can even be used to create a more harmonious balance between both sides of the face, which may help in cases where extremely noticeable asymmetry exists.  Top injectors can even help in areas of the face where there was once a facial injury or residual facial scars.

Reducing acne scars or facial injury scars is typically a higher level of injecting skill and requires a top injector with proven injecting skills and careful injecting strategies.

Some advanced uses of cosmetic injections and dermal fillers may also require a combined treatment approach including skin resurfacing treatments or light therapy sessions as well as cosmetic injections (fortunately,  our top injectors in Melbourne are expert injectors for a wide range of cosmetic procedures as well as injecting strategies to correct scars, traumas and facial imbalances).

Can Top Quality Injections to the Face Help Firm Up Sagging Skin or Simply Reduce Wrinkles?


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Rather than simply smoothing or tightening skin, as some skin peel or laser treatments do, top quality injectables and brand-name dermal fillers can help make your face appear more youthful or more balanced via changing the facial volume.  It’s often called “reversing the triangle” that gets turned upside down with ageing (visit one of our EVENTS to hear about the golden ratio or golden triangle and how it impacts the appearance of facial ageing).

Think about it this way: Injecting dermal filler under the skin can help fill in deep folds or augment a facial feature that atrophied over time (for example, bones actually deteriorate as we age, meaning, less bone tissues and more sagging skin).

The injections can also work to reduce the nasolabial folds (the lines that run from the corner of your nostrils to the corner of your mouth or lips).  If you create fuller lips with injections whilst you fill out hollowed looking cheeks or sunken eyes, you can significantly improve the look of the entire face and – for some women and men – avoid the need for a facelift to get the look you want (this will only go so far, however, and eventually surgery is required for anyone who wants to remove or reduce some of the signs of facial ageing, such as sagging jowls or drooping eyelids).

Most fillers are made with an approved temporary-filler-solution ((temporary)) solutions and only top quality, approved brands of cosmetic injecting materials are used by our Melbourne Clinicians – we don’t cut corners to offer injections at a discount.

So how long will top-quality dermal fillers or facial injections last?

Everyone is different and the quality of the injectable solution and the skill of your Clinician may come into play for the longevity of your facial injection results.

In general, however, an approved temporary-filler-solution Fillers (and other top-quality Dermal Fillers) can typically last from six to 12 months before you’ll want to get a top-up (facial fillers can vary, however, with some filler injections lasting from 5 to up to 18 months).


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How much do top-quality facial fillers and brand-name cosmetic injections cost?

The cost of top-quality injection treatments and quality dermal fillers varies depending on the brand and what is being attempted through facial fillers or anti-wrinkle injections. You may need more volume for some treatment areas of the face than for other areas.

A good injector will be able to tell you how much they’re going to need (at least as an estimate), and how much it might cost (typically a range).

Less is More when it comes to Cosmetic Injections

Sometimes it’s best to have a few injecting appointments scheduled rather than trying to do too much at once.  That’s because no one really wants to look overdone after getting cosmetic injections or lip augmentation using filler injections. Our skilled Injecting Clinicians like to take a conservative approach because they know that our patients want a natural-looking, harmonious and pleasing result, whether it’s to restore cheek volume, fill in tear troughs or make the lips a bit fuller or more voluptuous.

Costs of cosmetic injections are often based on the solution VOLUME needed to perform a particular appearance objective.

The complexity of the injecting aims may also play a part in your overall facial injection costs or prices.

As with most things, you often DO get what you pay for – and vice versa.  Cheap injections may simply fail to give you a good result if done by a less skilled or cost-cutting injecting clinic. Remember, not all injectors and not all injected solutions are alike – good quality dermal fillers and top brand anti-wrinkle injections are particularly recognised for being worth a bit more in terms of what you’re putting into your body or face, and how carefully your injector plans out their injecting strategy.


Good injectors and top injecting strategies may cost more than cookie-cutter, production-line style injection teams who are doing bare basics with off-brand names or overly-diluted products.

Good injectors may be apt to charge a bit more than people who are operating a production-line type of discount injecting type of facility where they cut costs by using off-brand solutions instead of quality brand name injection solutions.

Quality, cheap injections – and the longevity of cosmetic injecting results – aren’t necessarily words you can readily combine in terms of ensuring a great result that lasts as long as you hope it will.  If you want top-quality injections treatments, be sure to ask for these by name – and do your homework before you visit your injector!

Every person is unique and the duration of injections can vary from person to person – top quality injections solutions are likely to be longer lasting but it can vary from injecting session to injecting session and patient to patient.

That noted, everyone is different and these are temporary injections – which makes them easier to try out and less likely to cause permanent problems (“permanent injections can create permanent headaches,” as some of our Injecting Teams are prone to saying – which is why they insist on temporary fillers and anti-wrinkle solutions of well-known brands.

Some time your facial injections will last longer than other times, even if your injector is using the same brand.  That’s because there are a few variables that may come in to play, including what else you’re having done, what your overall health is, and how many times you’ve already had the same procedure done.  Additionally, if your skin is ageing, over time you’ll notice that the injections may not be getting you as much rejuvenation as they once did.  Over the years, you may be getting closer to needing a surgical intervention rather than an injecting intervention to help reduce unwanted wrinkles or other signs of facial ageing. That’s why having a trustworthy injector that you go to over an extended period is often best – it means they can watch your facial rejuvenation reactions to injections over time, and help guide you to when it’ll be time for a surgical choice rather than injections on their own.

Ask one of our top Melbourne Injectors for more information about fillers, wrinkle reducing injections or fat grafting to the face at a Confidential facial rejuvenation consultation.

Do facial fillers hurt?

Yes, in short – injections often do hurt, a bit. However, the discomfort (or pain) of injections is typically very brief, minimal in terms of intensity and quickly passing.

If you have ever had IPL or laser hair removal, it’s likely even less uncomfortable than that treatment for many patients.  But it can vary.

There are also ways to minimise it and your injector can discuss numbing agents or ice blocks to relieve the sting of some injectables (and some have inbuilt numbing agents to make the experience even more comfortable).

“I was surprised it hurt so LITTLE,” said one cosmetic injecting patient at her first injecting appointment.   That noted, lips may be a bit more tender than other areas of the face – but, again, everyone is different.

Different areas of the face may feel a bit more sensitive to injections than other areas of the face.

Fat Grafting or Fat Transfer to the Face could also help fill your temples

Fat Grafting to Face: Autologous Fat transfer methods for facial rejuvenation are also increasingly popular to restore lost volume but sometimes dermal filler injections are still your best option.

Fat grafting or AFT for Autologous Fat Transfer is where your OWN excess body fat is extracted from another part of your body, often using liposuction, and used to restore volume in another part of your body – often around the eyes, cheeks or other parts of the face.

How Fat Transfer (FAT GRAFTING) to the Face Works to Rejuvenate the Skin

The liposuctioned fat is processed after ‘harvesting,’ then injected into your face in areas where more volume is needed (typically this is where you once had firmer tissues or greater volume, but where volume steadily declined over the years).  The fat that ‘takes’ can help reduce tear troughs, plump up a gaunt facial look and restore volume in the desired areas of the face.  It’s important to know, however, that not all transferred fat will ‘take’ and that it may take several grafting sessions to attain a plumper, fuller look – volume that might be attained through dermal fillers at less cost and in a quicker time frame.  But it depends on the look you want, the skill of your Surgeon or Injector, and what you’re comfortable with in terms of procedures, risks and pricing.

To investigate Fat transfer or fat grafting to the face as an anti-ageing measure or to correct asymmetry, please phone our Team on (03) 8849 1400 and ask to see our female Plastic Surgeon.

How long does fat transfer to the face last?

Fat transfer methods to the face can sometimes last for several years or even longer.  But not all fat ‘takes’ and repeated treatments are not uncommon to get the fuller facial enhancements you may be seeking. There are pros and cons to injections and fat transfer, so ask our Teams for information to find out which of these facial rejuvenation solutions will suit you best.

Fat transfer to the face is performed by our Team’s top female Plastic Surgeon or by some of our Facelift Surgeons. However, there’s a chance the fat won’t stay long and will be reabsorbed back into the body.

Are fat injections or fat filling to the face more expensive than dermal fillers? And do they last as long?

Fat fillers – better known as autologous fat transfer – involves using your own body fat.  The fat is harvested from the body, processed and then injected into the face.  Whilst it’s been used for decades, in a sense it’s relatively still early days in terms of a Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon being able to accurately predict how much fat will ‘take’ and how long it will last for each patient.   Fillers are a bit more predictable at the moment, even with variability; and fillers are certainly a cheaper option than fat injections, which can readily run into the thousands of dollars.


See Cosmetic Injecting Tips in Blogs by Coco Ruby Senior Injecting Clinician RN Sandra Wallace.

Sandra is available at our Coco Ruby Skin Hawthorn location 

Phone us during clinic hours on (03) 8849 1400 or simply send us an enquiry form, below.


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