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What to Know About Cheek and Temple Filler Injections

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There are many options for facial rejuvenation treatments, but one of the most popular choices is dermal fillers. This cosmetic procedure is a common choice for adding fullness and sculpting areas with age-related facial volume loss, such as the cheeks and temples.  

So what exactly can you expect from cheek and temple filler injections? Dermal filler injections to the cheek and temple area can be an excellent anti-aging solution and help restore a more youthful appearance. The purpose of cheek fillers is to correct your midface volume deficiencies, while temple injections help address hollowing and lift the skin to achieve a more contoured upper face and higher cheekbones. 

Why It’s Important to Rejuvenate the Cheeks and Temples

The cheeks are one of the most prominent facial features. Having the right amount of cheek volume helps give your face its attractive contours and balance your facial proportions. But as you age, your cheeks noticeably deflate and take on a sagging or hollow appearance. 

The same goes for the temporal or temple region. Your temples are found on both sides of the face, just behind your eyes and above the cheekbones. It’s one of the most defining features of your upper face. Compared to the cheek area, the temple has a more bony structure but it still stores some amount of facial volume. 

Aging can cause the facial fat, volume, and muscles in the temples to be diminished and redistributed to other areas, like the lower face. When this happens, your temples become visibly hollowed, resulting in the appearance of a sunken upper face shape. The tissues of your temples also help raise your eyebrows in their position. Once it begins to sag, your eyebrows will also droop downwards. 

Benefits of Cheek and Temple Filler Treatments for Facial Rejuvenation 

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Dermal filler treatments are particularly excellent at restoring volume and adding more definition and contours to the face shape. They’re also a great choice for anti wrinkle injections and can help smoothen facial creases and fine lines. When it comes to cheek and temple injections, dermal filler treatments can offer the following benefits: 

  • Temple and cheek filler injections are a good combination for holistic facial rejuvenation. 
  • Restoring temple volume improves the upper face structure and softens the appearance of wrinkles that appear around the eyes, such as the Crow’s feet.
  • Temple filler injections can provide a brow lift effect by tightening the skin on the forehead and minimizing eyebrow drooping. 
  • It corrects temple hollowing to address facial asymmetry and profile imbalance. 
  • Cheeks and temple injections can also work together with tear trough correction treatments to rejuvenate and plump the under-eye region. 
  • Temple filler treatments can provide support to the midface region and improve the shape and fullness of your cheeks. 

Overview of the Temple and Cheek Filler Procedure

Before temple and cheek fillers became popular, cosmetic surgery has only been the treatment for addressing lost facial volume. But now, patients can experience minimally invasive cheek augmentation and temple rejuvenation with a dermal filler treatment. Here’s what a typical cheek and temple filler procedure looks like:

  • First, you’ll have a consultation with your injectable filler provider. During the consultation, they’ll assess your facial issues and recommend the best course of treatment that can effectively address your concerns. They’ll also evaluate your health and check your medical history to see if there’s anything that may affect your cheek and temple filler injections.
  • Some doctors may perform the injectable treatment immediately after the consultation, while others may schedule it on another day and give you time to prepare for the procedure. You may need to stop taking certain medications, such as blood thinners and other supplements, while preparing for your cheek and temple fillers.
  • During the procedure proper, the doctor will mark the treatment areas where the dermal fillers will be placed. The injection sites will also be cleansed to prevent the risks of skin infection.
  • While the filler injection already has lidocaine mixed in the solution, you may still request a topical numbing cream to manage your pain and discomfort. 
  • Once the treatment area is numbed, the dermal filler will be carefully placed underneath the skin. Depending on their injection technique, doctors may use either a needle or blunt-tipped cannula for the cheek and temple filler placement.
  • The treatment session can last anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of injection sites and how many fillers were placed.
  • You can go home immediately after receiving the cheek and temple filler injections. However, you may expect some minor injection site pain, swelling, and bruising that can last for several days. 

Who Are The Best Candidates for Temple and Cheek Filler Treatments?

The best way to know if you’re an ideal candidate for the temple and cheek filler procedure is to consult with an experienced specialist. Here are some factors that can help determine if you’re a good patient for cheek and temple injections:  

  • You’ve noticed significant volume loss in your cheeks and temple area 
  • You have moderate wrinkles and fine lines around your eyes and temples 
  • You have nasolabial folds forming around your nose and mouth
  • You’re in good health with no preexisting skin conditions, such as active acne or open wounds in the injection area
  • You don’t have certain medical conditions, like bleeding disorders or allergies to the dermal filler material 

How Long Will Cheek and Temple Filler Injections Last? 

The longevity of cheek and temple filler treatment will depend on the type of injectable used for the procedure. On average, temple fillers can last for about 6 to 12 months, while there are cheek filler products that can last up to 2 years. If you want to prolong the effects of your dermal fillers, you can schedule maintenance sessions with your provider to get touch-up injections. 

Best Kinds of Dermal Fillers for Cheek and Temple Injections 

There are different kinds of dermal fillers for volumizing and anti wrinkle injections. The injectables can be distinguished according to their unique formulation and active ingredients. When it comes to temple and cheek filler injections, the common injectables used are made of hyaluronic acid. 

Hyaluronic acid fillers have many FDA-approved applications, such as lip filler, chin augmentation, and cheek enhancement. The use of dermal fillers for the temples is still considered ‘off-label’ but you can still receive them provided that it’s from an experienced professional. 

Here are some of the popular brands of HA fillers for cheek and temple rejuvenation: 

  • Juvederm Voluma XC - This hyaluronic acid filler has a thicker gel consistency and can last up to 18 months for correcting hollow temples and sunken cheeks.
  • Juvederm Ultra Plus XC - This injectable filler has a firmer texture and higher hyaluronic acid concentration. It’s suitable for filling in deep wrinkles and nasolabial folds and restoring volume in temple and cheek hollows. The results of this injectable can last for up to a year.
  • Restylane Lyft - This HA filler has a smooth, gel-like consistency and is perfect for temple and cheek volume restoration. On average, the effects of Restylane Lyft can last for 6 to 12 months.
  • Restylane Contour - This is another hyaluronic acid filler that can be used to address cheek volume loss and improve temple hollowness and facial contour deficiencies.  It’s made with XpresHAn Technology which provides natural-looking results and more flexibility in your facial expressions and movements. Its results can last for up to a year in the treated area. 
  • Restylane Defyne - This injectable filler helps smooth out smile lines and other wrinkles while restoring temple and cheek volume. It can provide natural-looking results for up to 12 months.  

Restore A More Youthful-Looking Appearance With Cheek and Temple Filler Injections at Dr. Lanna Aesthetics

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Turn back the time on your skin and restore your youthful beauty with cheek and temple fillers. With this procedure, you can reduce the effects of aging and correct volume loss on your upper and midface area. You can also combine this treatment with other procedures such as lip, chin, or tear trough filler for a complete facial rejuvenation experience. 

To get the best possible results for your cheek and temple fillers, you should only work with a trusted provider like Dr. Lanna. Here at Dr. Lanna Aesthetics, we have a team of highly-qualified doctors and injectors who can help maintain your youthful appearance with safe and effective dermal fillers. Contact us now to learn more about our cosmetic procedures or book your appointment with one of our doctors. 

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