Temporal Hollowing Correction: Uses and Benefits

 The temporal region is often overlooked when it comes to facial rejuvenation treatments. However, the region can have a massive impact and deliver dramatic anti-ageing effects. A hollow temple can make you look older and tired, but temporal hollowing correction can provide fantastic results. Keep reading to discover what temporal hollowing correction is and how it could benefit you. 

What Causes Temporal Hollowing?

The temples are located on each side of the face, just behind the eyes. The temple’s upper edge meets the forehead, while the lower edges meet the cheeks. Temple hollows occur at the temporal muscle due to adipose fat or tissue loss. 

So, where is the temporal muscle located? The temporal muscle is located within the temporal fossa of the skull and is responsible for movements, especially when chewing.

One of the major temporal hollowing causes is ageing. As we age, we lose adipose fat and tissue throughout the body, including on the face. This results in somewhat of a skeletal appearance. Other causes of temporal hollowing include considerable weight loss and heavy exercising, which can exacerbate fat loss in the temporal region. 

The temple visually connects your scalp to your midface and is characterised by a smooth convex contour typical of youth. Ageing, significant weight loss and severe illnesses can cause the temporal region to get hollow and concave.

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If that happens, veins are visible beneath the skin, and the chewing muscles (temporal muscles) become visible with the slightest jaw movement. The prevalence of these changes can make you appear older than you actually are.

Restoring lost volume in the temples can change one’s overall appearance, making you look more youthful. Temporal hollowing treatments involve the restoration of the lost volume using different techniques.

Since the temporal area is highly vascular with significant arteries and veins running through it, the invididual administering the treatment must be highly experienced. Your doctor needs to understand the anatomy of arteries and veins when administering dermal fillers and how to avoid the blood vessels.

What is Temporal Hollowing Correction?

Volume and fat loss over your temples are typical signs of ageing. As we age, there’s a general loss of tissue and volume in this area. As a result, this can give the face a sunken appearance. The temple appears concave and can cause the eye area to look more tired and pointed. Treatment for temporal hollowing may involve non-surgical treatments like filler injections or fat grafting.

Dermal Fillers

Temporal hollowing correction uses dermal fillers to restore a more youthful appearance. Dermal facial fillers are small injectables of gel that usually contain hyaluronic acid. They add volume to the temple region and help restore balance to the face. A temporal hollowing correction appointment will last a maximum of 30 minutes. 

Fat Grafting

Fat grafting or fat transfer is a more permanent treatment for temporal hollowing. It involves harvesting fat from other body areas, purifying it, and then injecting it into the volume-deficit areas. The doctor will use a specialised cannula to harvest the fat from areas like the inner thighs, lower abdomen, arms, and chin. Fat grafting is performed under local anaesthesia and delivers more long-lasting results once the fat has settled.  

The good thing about structural fat transfer is that you can improve other areas like the hands and neck in one treatment session. The treatment is ideal for anyone with any degree of temporal hollowing, including severe hollowing, as it can save you time in the long term compared to recurrent filler injections.

What Happens After Temporal Hollowing Correction?

Getting fillers does pose some risks. Common side effects include: 

  • Redness
  • Bruising
  • Swelling 
  • Pain 
  • Itching 

Results will be visible as soon as the swelling and bruising go down, but the temporal hollowing should be gone immediately after leaving the hospital.

When is Temporal Hollowing Right for You?

Temporal hollowing refers to a loss of volume and tissue in the temples, the area on the side of your eyes. It’s normal for this area to change, but it can make you look older than you are. If you have a sunken appearance in the temple, you may already be considering temporal hollowing treatment. You can also use it for the following:

  • Deep facial wrinkles and lines 
  • Loss of fullness in other areas like your cheeks 
  • Mild skin laxity 

What are the Benefits of Temporal Hollowing Correction?

There are several benefits to temporal hollowing correction. Here’s why it’s such a popular treatment. 

Rejuvenate Your Appearance 

The temples can have a surprisingly significant effect on the balance and structure of the face. Many patients feel rejuvenated and have a more youthful appearance after the procedure. 

Long-Lasting Results 

Dermal fillers are not permanent like plastic surgery. But they do have long-lasting results. Depending on the amount and type of filler used, results can last for approximately 12 months. 

No Anaesthetic Necessary 

As a non-surgical procedure, you don’t need any anaesthetic for temporal hollowing correction. While you may experience mild discomfort during the treatment, getting fillers is much less painful than you would think. 

Quick Procedure with Minimal Downtime 

Temporal hollowing correction is a quick and straightforward procedure. Some patients even see results within days of their appointment. Ideally, you can return to work and do everyday activities almost immediately. You may experience some mild swelling around the injection site. But this will subside in a few days. Overall, it’s a simple treatment with minimal downtime. 

No Post-Treatment Scarring 

As an injectable treatment, there are no incisions, so you won’t have any scarring to deal with after. No post-treatment scarring is a huge benefit for patients who want to add volume and restore balance to the face without a lengthy recovery or scarring. 

Temporal Hollowing Correction: Harley Street Clinic, London

Hollow and sunken temples can impact how you look and feel. Refreshing your look is quick and easy with dermal fillers. With minimal downtime and long-lasting results, you can see why it’s such a popular choice. However, no single treatment plan is suitable for everyone. Results from filler injections, fat transfer and other procedures vary from one patient to another.

If you have temporal hollows and are looking for a solution, talk to an experienced plastic surgeon today. book an appointment at our Harley Street Clinic. The doctor will help you determine the best possible treatment approach for your lost facial volume and sunken temples.

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