Safety and Temple Fillers

Temple fillers
Temple fillers

Why have Temple Fillers

Firstly, our temples are situated on the side of our faces, just under the forehead, behind the eyes and where the edge of the cheeks lie. Hollowness in the temple will occur prominently for those who are naturally ageing, or some for those that have experienced rapid weight loss and or who exercise frequently.

Temple volume loss can be due to fat volume loss, change in muscle and bone structure. For those with hollowness due to the natural ageing process, they will see their skeletal structure changing and their volume in that particular area changing,

Some may describe the aesthetic of temple hollowness as “bean head” or “peanut head”.

Filling in a hollow temple with filler is a great way to restore volume in this area and give amore youthful appearance, as well as improving your overall face shape.

Temple Fillers may also improve other areas around the face, like connecting beautifully with higher cheek bones, with  volume now blending from the into the forehead and brow. The cheek may appear less sagged and more structured and give a more beautiful aesthetic to the face.

The shape of the brow may  also appear to be improved with filled in temples. As we age the brow can appear to be drooping or it may lose projection. Filler will act as a support cushion pad and improve the brow area to look more youthful.

Also, temple filler can give the face a more lifted appearance without any surgical intervention, giving  the face a softer and rejuvenated
look – some have said they feel many years younger after temple filler injections.

Safety and Temple Fillers

At our clinic we prominently focus on treating all areas with injectables in the lowest risk way possible.

Our  clinicians have extensive training in skill and anatomy regarding the temple filler treatment.

As we know, the temple area includes a number of facial arteries which make this treatment a high risk area. A major artery that is seen through this area is the superficial temporal artery which branches off from the external carotid. Within the head to neck area, this artery will deliever oxygenated blood from the heart.

There is no way to completely remove the risks associated with temple filler injection, however, we will use techniques to reduce the risk. Knowing the anatomy of this area is vital. Vascular occlusion is a catastrophic risk in this area due  because it can lead to skin necrosis, blindness or stroke.

Other risks may include bleeding, bruising, swelling and redness. Another thing that may occur is that veins near the temple may look more obvious after treatment, but this will usually resolve.

Techniques used in the temple

There are several techniques that may be used for  temple filler, Knowing the anatomy and planning is important.

A needle or a cannula may be used, depending on the location of the filler injection.

An ultrasound may be used to visualise the vascular anatomy before injecting,

We choose to inject very slowly and also have protocols about the amounts used in temples per treatment


For an appointment for temple filler, please call us on 93315005 or book online