When it comes to aging in the upper face, wrinkles are typically the first visible sign that comes to mind. Forehead lines and crow’s feet around the eyes are some of the earliest signs of aging. However, one area often overlooked on our face that has a profound effect on our overall look is our temples.
Our temples are located at the outer edges in the top half of our face. The bone is fairly close to the surface in this part of the face. And when the natural fullness of our temples is gradually lost with age, the visible results can be dramatic. Specifically, the natural convex shape of our face will take on a more concave profile. This in turn can make a person appear more haggard or even skeletal. Using hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, temporal hollowing and flattened temples can be treated non surgically, safely and effectively.
Treating Temples with Hyaluronic Acid
Though many may not have heard of it, hyaluronic acid is actually a natural component of our 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, as our bodies produce less and less of it. What happens next may be no surprise: the skin loses volume, becomes dry, thin, and fragile.
The temporal region – or more simply, the temples, consists primarily of bone with just a small amount of fat tissue and muscles. With aging in the face, and our drop in hyaluronic acid production, muscles and fat naturally lose their bulk. Even the bones in the face will lose their definition due to natural aging processes. Together, these changes lead to gradual hollow and concave shapes of the temples – tell-tale signs of aging that can make us look even older than we actually are.
Juvederm Voluma for Temples
There are some dermal fillers that are ideal for augmenting the temples, including Juvederm Voluma. Voluma can be injected into the temple region of the face to effectively sculpt and contour the face. And while we might consider sunken temples to be an isolated problem spot on an aged face, in reality sunken temples actually contribute to an overall sagging in the upper face. For instance, the position of our eyebrows is partially supported and lifted by the tissues in our temples. And when temples lose their volume, the eyebrows tend to sag downward to make a person look tired and older. Thankfully, restoring the fullness of the temple can help to lift the eyebrows for that younger and more refreshed look you are used to.
Temple fillers are performed for three main reasons:
1. Restore Volume in hollow temples to look the face less gaunt and sunken.
2. Lift the Face – Eyebrows can sag downward due to loss of structural support from the temples in sunken and hollow temples. Restoring the temples restores the position of the eyebrows.
3. Face Sculpting – To create convex temples for a heart or oval shaped face. This face shape provides a smooth visual transition from the hairline to the eyes.
The temples are one of the parts of the face that, when the signs of aging start to show, can make a profound impact on our overall look. Thinning and hollowed temples can create a skeletal look that can make a real negative impact on our self confidence. No matter how young you might feel, hollow temples won’t echo that feeling to the world. Thankfully, with volume-building dermal fillers like Juvederm Voluma, temples can be effectively restored (or even augmented) to restore lift, balance, and contour to your face. Licensed medical practitioners can buy Juvederm Voluma online at Health Supplies Plus.