One of the earlier signs of aging often undetected by the naked eye are sunken temples. Temples are the area bordered by the orbital rim anteriorly, posteriorly by the hairline, superiorly by the temporal crest and inferiorly by the border of the zygomatic arch. This is the area you tend to massage when you have a throbbing headache.
A youthful face is shaped like an upside-down egg (there is more volume superiorly at the forehead and temples, and progressively lesser volume inferiorly towards the chin) However as aging takes its toll, the loss of fat pad in the temples creates a “peanut” facial shape.
The face looks heavier at the bottom, aggravated by loosening of skin. The facial proportions have been distorted. A lady at the age of 30 starts looking older and somewhat desires a lift.
With volume loss at the temporal areas, the eyebrows are also affected. They do not get tissue support. This results in the descent of the brows and upper eyelid causing droopy eyelids. Droopy eyelids can occlude vision in the older age group and for the younger age group, the masking of existing double eyelids.
Also, the eyebrows look as if they are hanging on the bone. Alarmingly when there is severe volume loss, you start missing the tail end in your selfie pictures as the brow tail is “folded” behind. You start looking gaunt with the shadowing of the area.
Yes, they can. Aesthetic physicians fill up the sunken areas with Hyaluronic Acid (HA) fillers. HA filler injections are simple, provide subtle improvements and best of all, immediate results are noticeable. This treatment provides volumizing that can last up to 2 years with minimal downtime.
Sunken temples can also be treated with fat graft. This is more of a surgical procedure where unwanted stubborn fat is removed and placed to areas of the face that need volumizing, in this context, the temples. For fat graft, the remaining viable fat lasts indefinitely. Volume is maintained unless there is severe weight loss. Fat graft facial sculpting & Rejuvenation
We at GEM Clinic offer both treatments to our clients. Our experienced doctors ensure the treatments are carried out safely while providing aesthetically pleasing results.
Once sunken temples are filled up and evened out, you will regain your youthful contours. Your eyebrows resume its full length at frontal profile, the eyelids are lifted and you will notice an improvement of your jawline as the replaced volume loss provides a subtle lift. You will be delighted to shed those unwanted years off your face.