Plastic surgery can work wonders for your appearance, helping you look younger and more vibrant. Yet more and more patients are considering alternatives to surgery to avoid the cost and downtime. That may explain the rise in popularity of cosmetic injectables as a non-invasive alternative to facial rejuvenation surgery. Dallas, TX plastic surgeon Paul Pin uses these injectables to help patients look years younger.
When it comes to signs of aging, most people think about lines, wrinkles, and facial sagging. The temples can also contribute to the appearance of advanced age in a significant way. Let’s take a moment to consider this issue.
Why the Temples Look Hollow with Age
Most people have round or ovular faces when they’re young. As part of the natural aging process, the face loses much of its youthful fat and roundness. As loss of bone density simultaneously occurs, it can leave the face looking thinner and more angular, even around the temples and forehead.
When your temples look hollow, it can make you look much, much older. This gaunt, almost skeletal appearance can result in a great deal of self-consciousness. Thanks to modern cosmetic treatments, there are ways of addressing these problems that do not require facial cosmetic surgery.
About Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers are a type of cosmetic injectable that adds volume to the injection site. These fillers are made of safe solutions that bring much needed fullness to different parts of the face. For hollow temples, dermal fillers can help flesh out the sunken in portion of the upper face, giving it a rounder and much more youthful appearance.
Dermal filler injections can also be used to add fullness to the lips, cheeks, and other areas of the face in need of enhancement. Subtle use of dermal fillers can also smooth away wrinkles and fine lines.
The Right Dermal Fillers for Hollow Temples
Cosmetic surgeons have plenty of dermal fillers to pick from, each specially formulated to address the needs of different parts of the face.
For the temples, JUVÉDERM® injections tend to be most ideal. This hyaluronic acid-based filler is perfect for adding facial volume to fill out the face and to remove wrinkles.
There are different kinds of JUVÉDERM® available, designed for different parts of the face. Other brands of fillers can be discussed with you as part of the consultation process.
How Long Will Results Last?
The results of JUVÉDERM® injections can last anywhere from six to nine months. During this time, the temples will appear full and round, and patients will look younger and rejuvenated.
Once the results of the JUVÉDERM® treatment have faded, repeat JUVÉDERM® injections can be administered. The repeat treatment extends cosmetic benefits for another several months.
Are Dermal Fillers the Right Option for Me?
Dermal fillers such as JUVÉDERM® have helped people who want to avoid signs of advanced age. However, we know that dermal fillers aren’t for everyone. That is why the consultation process is so crucial. We will be able to discuss the pros and cons of various treatments with you so you can make the best decision based on your cosmetic needs.
Learn More about Dermal Fillers
For more information about dermal fillers and your many other options for beating the signs of advanced age, contact an experienced cosmetic plastic surgeon. Dr. Pin and his team are here to help you look your best.