Temple Filler Treatment

The temple area often takes a back seat in facial rejuvenation discussions. Yet, hollow temples can be tell-tale signs of aging, and factors like weight loss or strenuous exercise can exacerbate fat loss in this area. The temples are also highly vascular, with important facial arteries passing through them. Therefore, it's crucial for practitioners to possess in-depth knowledge of temple anatomy to safely administer dermal fillers.

How We Treat Temple Hollows

Dermal Fillers: Dermal fillers are the go-to solution for addressing temple hollowing or concavities. These fillers, when strategically applied, restore the volume of temple hollows, creating the illusion of higher cheekbones and a more youthful face contour. This treatment seamlessly blends into the eyebrow and forehead area, leading to the lifting of the lateral brow which can vanish due to volume loss. Additionally, temple dermal fillers can plump up the skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles in the crow's feet areas.

Temple Filler Treatment

The Treatment Process

Before undergoing temple filler treatment, a thorough consultation is necessary.

During this consultation, your unique facial features will be assessed, specific concerns addressed, and a personalized treatment plan crafted.

The treatment begins with meticulous cleaning of the chin and lower face areas using an antiseptic solution. For your comfort, a local anaesthetic is applied to numb the treatment area.

At The Marr Clinic, we prioritize patient comfort and safety, opting for cannulas over sharp needles to minimize the risk of vascular occlusion. However, in the case of temple dermal filler, a sharp needle may be used with precision, deep filler placement on the bone, avoiding arteries.

Post-Treatment Aftercare

After your temple filler treatment, you may experience minor swelling, bruising, and tenderness at the injection site. These side effects are typically mild and resolve within a few days. However, if you experience significant pain or changes in skin color, immediate assessment is crucial, as it could be a sign of vascular occlusion. There's no need to massage the treated areas, and a follow-up appointment will be scheduled for 2 to 4 weeks post-treatment.

Common Side Effects of Temple Filler

Temple filler treatment is generally well-tolerated, but common side effects may include temporary redness, bruising, swelling, asymmetrical results, filler migration, or the presence of persistent lumps. Persistent lumps or concerns about filler placement can be effectively addressed using hyaluronidase medication.

Serious Side Effects and Safety Measures

Serious side effects from temple fillers are rare but require careful consideration. These infrequent complications may encompass bacterial or viral infections, late-onset granuloma (manifesting as lumpiness and swelling months after treatment), and vascular occlusion. Vascular occlusion, although exceptionally rare, can cause changes in skin colour (blanching), prolonged pain, and, in severe cases, even lead to blindness and stroke.



Dr May Marr Cosmetic Physician Lennox Head


Dr May Marr is a Flinders University Medical School graduate and a member of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. She has a long-held interest in aesthetic medical procedures and evidence-based skin care. She holds a passionate belief that people should have access to procedures and products that are research-backed, ethically prescribed and skilfully delivered.

Dr Marr has trained with Dr Jacque Le Coz at the Institute of Mesotherapy in Paris. She holds an Advanced Diploma in Dermatology from the Australian Institute of Dermatology and in 2020 completed her Dermatology Fellowship.

The ethical, educational and procedural standards that Dr Marr brings to aesthetic medicine have been recognised by some of the largest aesthetic companies in the world. She holds advanced injector status and her extensive clinical experience sees her regularly called upon as an industry educator.