A youthful face shape is round or oval. So when we start to see hollowing of the temples, the facial shape is quickly perceived as aging. As the outline of the skull starts to become visible, it can make us look unhealthily thin or older than we really are.
Hollow temples can also directly affect the eyebrow shape and even affect the under eye area due to a lack of lateral facial volume and support.
The temples age like other areas of the face - all the layers of the tissue including the skin, the fat 'pads', the muscle size and the bony support will all change as we age. In the temple, hollowing is usually due to a decrease in the volume of fat that supports the area as well as the bone quality decreasing.
How are temple fillers performed?
To help soften a temple hollow, a volumising filler is traditionally placed deep onto the bone to help lift the hollowed appearance. It's most commonly performed as a single injection on each side of the forehead. Depending on your anatomy and volume loss, Dr Jake may also use ultrasound and a cannula technique to help improve the safety but also efficacy of the treatment.