Temporal Injectable Fillers

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in temporal injectable fillers. My temples are looking rather sunken these days and I’m hoping to get some fillers to the region. Could you kindly advise me on these queries?

– Would Radiesse be a good filler for the temples?

– How much filler is usually needed for the temples?

– I’ve used my fingers to simulate what adding volume to the temples would look like. One of the things I’ve noticed is that it seems to lift my face slightly. Based off your experience, do you notice such an effect from fillers to the temples?

– How much does each syringe of Radiesse cost?

Thank you!

A: When it comes to temporal injectable fillers, Radiesse is a fine choice. Good options would include either Radiesse or the hyaluronic-acid based filler, Voluma. It would take 1 to 2 syringes per side to get a good effect. Using your finger to simulate the effects if filler on your temples gives you an artificial sense on a facial lifting effect. Augmenting the temples by fillers or implants will not lift your face even to the slightest amount.

My nurse will pass along the cost of the syringes to you tomorrow.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana