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Temple Filler Sarasota

Temple Filler


Temple Filler Sarasota

When it comes to facial aging, a small amount of volume loss can make a large impact on the look of the face. It can make you look aged or even change your perceived face shape. Patients of all ages can experience facial fat loss for a variety of reasons. The treatment plan for this is generally dermal fillers or, in later stages, surgical procedures. Sarasota Surgical Arts provides the best temple filler Sarasota offers.

Overview: Temple Filler Injections

Temporal filler generally consists of dermal filler injections—usually hyaluronic acid fillers—into the temples to restore volume. It is one of the few applications for filler in the upper face, but one that can make a major difference in one’s appearance. While volume loss in the temples often comes with age, it is not exclusive to older patients. Many younger patients also seek out temple filler injections.

Similar to jaw filler, injecting filler into the temples takes precision due to the presence of the temporal muscle. Due to the importance of the temple as the meeting point for many bones in the skull and the muscle’s frequent movements, the temple area is susceptible to tissue loss.

How & Why The Temples Change

Losing fat on the face is a normal part of the aging process. The temples are oftentimes one of the first areas to lose fat. This can lead to a gaunt, aged, and sometimes even sick look. Aging slows collagen production which does not allow your skin and body to replenish damaged tissues as quickly. This is what can lead to hollowed temples. However, aging is not the only cause of temple hollowing. 

Some of the other potential causes of temple hollowing, including at younger ages, are:

  • Genetics
  • Weight loss
  • Athletic lifestyle
  • Certain medications or medical conditions
  • Poor skin quality and/or damage


Using injectable dermal fillers to treat hollow temples comes with many benefits. In general, fillers are among the most popular cosmetic procedures in the world. Temple fillers have continued to grow in popularity, especially as lifted, cat eyes come into style. Some of the benefits of temple fillers include:

  • More youthful appearance
  • Can create a heart-shaped face
  • Addresses age-related facial thinning
  • Restore lost volume to the temples
  • Fill in fine lines and wrinkles
  • Lifts the eyes and eyebrows
  • May help improve skin quality
  • Minimal pain and side effects
  • Few associated risks
  • Non-invasive and non-surgical
  • Customizable
  • Injections take less than an hour
  • Combinable with other procedures
  • Reversible (hyaluronic acid fillers only)
  • Temporary results to allow for future enhancements
  • Versatile treatment

Hyaluronic Acid vs. Semi-Permanent Fillers For The Temples

Choosing the right filler for your Sarasota temple filler injections can be difficult. Both hyaluronic acid fillers and semi-permanent fillers like Sculptra and Radiesse are used in the temporal region. Each option has unique advantages, but every patient may not be suitable for certain choices. 

Your provider can discuss what the right filler for you may be during a consultation. Additionally, the table below provides some insight into whether hyaluronic acid fillers or semi-permanent fillers may better suit you.

HA FillersSemi-Permanent Fillers
  • Stimulates small, short-lived collagen response
  • Reversible
  • More malleable
  • Less risk
  • Lasts between six and eighteen months
  • Often recommended for beginners
  • One initial session with more frequent refresh appointments
  • Stimulates longer term collagen response
  • Not reversible
  • Less malleable
  • Slightly more risk
  • Can last up to two years and may create some lasting results
  • Not often recommended for beginners
  • May need multiple sessions, but less frequent refresh appointments
Before & After
A Before & After of a Fat Grafting Plastic Surgery by Dr. Alberico Sessa in Sarasota
Before & After
A Before & After of a Fat Grafting Plastic Surgery by Dr. Alberico Sessa in Sarasota

Temple Filler Before & After


To ensure that you are a good candidate for temporal filler, you will meet with a provider at Sarasota Surgical Arts. At this consultation, your provider will want to get a good idea of your goals and concerns. From there, you will discuss your medical history and lifestyle. Your provider may then examine the area.

If they believe you are a good candidate, they will present the various facial filler options as well as make a recommendation based on your goals and medical history. From there, you will receive a more accurate and personalized price quote. You can then schedule your procedure. Sometimes, you may be able to undergo the injections on the same day.


First, your provider will disinfect the temple area to prevent infection and create a sterile environment for your injections. They may also apply a topical numbing agent which numbs the skin for less discomfort during the injections. Once adequately numb, your provider will begin injecting the filler. There may be more than one injection site on each side depending on your anatomy and goals. 

You may feel some slight pressure and pinching, but most people do not experience extreme pain during temple filler treatment in Sarasota. The entire procedure often takes under a half hour.


Like other dermal filler injections, you will need to use some caution in the days following your treatment. Some of the aftercare instructions your provider may give you include:

  • Avoid strenuous exercise
  • Do not bend over for a few hours
  • Lay on your back and avoid laying on your side
  • Do not unnecessarily touch your temples
  • Only massage if instructed by your provider
  • Continue to cease certain medications and supplements for a few days/until bruising resolves
  • Keep out of the sun
  • Avoid sweating

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Temple Filler Safe?

Yes, when administered by a qualified professional on a low risk patient who is a good candidate, there is little risk of temple filler. Modern techniques and fillers make the procedure safer than ever. If you have concerns, consider choosing hyaluronic acid fillers which can immediately be dissolved if any problems arise.

Does Temple Filler Lift The Eyes?

Yes, temple filler can help slightly raise the corners of the eyes for the “cat eye” look that is currently popular. It can have a similar effect on the eyebrows. This helps disguise aging as well as enhance your natural features.

What Are The Risks?

While temple filler is generally a low risk procedure, there are some associated risks that all patients should understand before proceeding. Major complications of filler are extremely rare when seeing a legitimate provider, but they can still happen. Certain medical conditions can make patients more susceptible to certain risks. Therefore, your provider will screen you to determine your risk. 

Some of the risks of temple filler include:

  • Infection
  • Prolonged or worsening of side effects (bruising, swelling, etc.)
  • Filler migration
  • Nerve damage
  • Blockage of blood vessels
  • Eye or vision issues
  • Nodules or granulomas

As mentioned, these are extremely rare and often treatable. If it is your first time undergoing temple filler, consider choosing a hyaluronic acid filler where it can be quickly dissolved in the case of a complication.

Is There An Ideal Age For Filler?

Many patients choose to seek out fillers in their thirties because this is when the earliest signs of aging often become apparent. However, with the increasing use of fillers for reasons that are not related to anti-aging, more and more younger adults are seeking out fillers. 

Thus, there is no ideal age to get filler injections, including temple fillers. Most laws stipulate that patients have to be 18 to undergo filler injections unless it is considered reconstructive. As long as the patient is of age, healthy, and their anatomy could benefit from the desired procedure, they can likely undergo filler injections regardless of age.

How Much Is Temple Filler In Sarasota?

The temple area tends to take more filler than other areas because it does not contain much tissue, especially when visibly hollowed. Therefore, the most accurate price quote is given in your consultation after an examination. You can find our pricing for one syringe of various types of fillers on our price list.

The Best Temple Filler Injections In Sarasota

Sarasota Surgical Arts has served the southeast Florida area for over a decade. With the expertise of the accomplished cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Alberico Sessa, the providers at Sarasota Surgical Arts provide the highest quality of aesthetic care available. Sarasota Surgical Arts offers the best temple filler Sarasota provides.

An expert in facial and body aesthetics, Dr. Sessa can help you achieve all of your cosmetic goals with a customized plan. To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 941-923-1736. You can also reach out online using chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.

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