The injection can be at the surface if the skin is sufficiently thick, and the veins hardly visible. A moderately reticulated /thick Restylane type product is placed under the skin above the surface temporal (temple) fascia.
If the skin is fine, the veins too visible or the hollow too deep, the injection will itself be deeper. A more reticulated (stiffer, thicker) product will be used, of Restylane Perlane type, and will be injected into the temporal (temple) muscle, under the deep temporal fascia.
This procedure requires a lot of product, using one or one and a half syringes per side.
Hyaluronic acid will stay in place for about a year and a half or slightly more.
Apart from bruising or rare haematomas, you might feel a sensation of pressure around the area injected for a couple of days, and restricted chewing movement is possible if the injection is deep. If a surface injection, any irregularities will be seen at the surface, and the patient will be advised to massage the area morning and night for about ten days, during which time the product will stabilise.
We can recreate the curves and volumes of the face, and make the hollows and shadows around the temple disappear. This will rejuvenate and open the eye area, and lift the eyebrow tail.
The temporal digging is a sign of aging that saddens and ages the face.