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In a significant development for facial rejuvenation treatments, the FDA has recently approved JUVÉDERM® Voluma XC for the treatment of hollow temples in adults ages 21 and older, making Voluma XC the first and only hyaluronic acid filler approved for this use of this writing. This approval marks a milestone in addressing a common cosmetic concern among both men and women who wish to restore lost facial volume and facial contouring. 

Learn more about what temple hollowing is, what causes it, and how JUVÉDERM can effectively treat this common concern in this comprehensive guide.

What Are Hollow Temples?

Hollow temples are characterized by a visible depression or indentation in the temple area of the face, which is located on each of the head between the forehead and ear. The natural aging process is the leading cause of hollow temples. As we age, we experience a decrease in collagen levels and subcutaneous fat in our faces, which often leads to facial volume loss in areas like the temples and cheeks.

Hollow temples can create a sunken appearance, contributing to an aged or tired look. Therefore, addressing hollow temples with treatments like JUVÉDERM Voluma XC can help to restore facial balance and rejuvenate the overall look of the face.

How Does JUVÉDERM Work to Treat Temple Hollowing?

JUVÉDERM Voluma XC is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler that works by replenishing lost volume in the temple area. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring substance that is best-known for its ability to draw in and retail up to 1,000 times its molecular weight in moisture. This property makes hyaluronic acid highly effective at restoring facial volume.

To treat hollow temples, the filler is carefully injected into targeted areas, effectively “filling in” hollowed-out regions and creating a more youthful and rejuvenated look. The entire appointment typically lasts around 30 to 45 minutes, making it a convenient option for those with busy schedules. 

While most people can usually see noticeable improvements immediately after their filler appointment, final results can take up to two weeks to become fully visible. Those results are typically very smooth and natural-looking and can last up to 18 months before a touch-up treatment may be needed to maintain your results.

What the Clinical Studies Show

Clinical studies examining the safety and efficacy of JUVÉDERM Voluma XC when treating temple hollowing involved a group of 112 patients who received the JUVÉDERM injections, as well as a control group of 58 participants who did not receive filler injections. 

A remarkable 80% of patients who were treated with JUVÉDERM Voluma XC saw a minimum one-point improvement in the severity of temple hollowing after just three months. This improvement persisted for more than one year in 73% of patients, showcasing the long-lasting benefits of the treatment. Additionally, patient satisfaction levels were notably high, with over 85% of participants expressing satisfaction with the appearance of their face three months post-treatment. 

In terms of safety, the clinical studies demonstrated that JUVÉDERM Voluma XC is well-tolerated, with the majority of patients experiencing only mild to moderate treatment site responses, which resolved within three days for 60% of patients. Common treatment site responses include swelling, bruising, and tenderness at the injection site.

What Else Can JUVÉDERM Fillers Treat?

In addition to treating hollow temples, the JUVÉDERM family of fillers can be used to address a wide range of common cosmetic concerns, including:

  • Lost facial volume in the cheek area
  • Jawline contouring 
  • Lip enhancement
  • Nasolabial folds 
  • Marionette lines 
  • Fine lines and wrinkles 
  • Under-eye hollows and dark circles

JUVÉDERM fillers can be combined to achieve a comprehensive facial rejuvenation approach. Dr. Feinstein, who is in the top 2% of injectors in the country, often utilizes a combination approach to address multiple facial areas simultaneously, such as the cheeks, temples, and chin. This holistic approach ensures that all aspects of facial volume loss and asymmetry are effectively addressed, resulting in a more natural and balanced final result.

It is important to note that JUVÉDERM fillers are customizable to each individual’s unique facial anatomy and aesthetic goals. Dr. Feinstein can assess your individual concerns and create a custom-tailored treatment plan for you to achieve optimal results. 

What Makes JUVÉDERM Different from Other HA Fillers?

JUVÉDERM is one of many popular brands of hyaluronic acid fillers, each offering its own unique set of benefits. Some of the qualities that make JUVÉDERM unique from other similar fillers include:

  • Cross-linking technology. Cross-linking technology refers to the way a filler’s hyaluronic acid molecules are linked together. This technology enhances the stability and longevity of the filler. JUVÉDERM’s cross-linking technology contributes to its relatively long-lasting results and smooth, consistent appearance.
  • A range of formulations. JUVÉDERM offers a wide range of formulations designed to address specific facial areas and concerns. Each formulation is carefully formulated to provide optimal results in its targeted area, allowing for tailored treatments based on individual needs.
  • Versatility and customization. One of JUVÉDERM’s strengths lies in its versatility and ability to be customized to each person’s unique facial anatomy and cosmetic goals. Providers can adjust the amount, placement, and type of JUVÉDERM filler used to achieve precise and personalized results. This customization ensures that patients receive treatments that enhance their natural features and achieve their desired outcomes.

Bottom Line

JUVÉDERM Voluma XC’s recent FDA approval for use as a treatment for temple hollowing comes as exciting news and allows for continued innovation and improvements in cosmetic treatments. At Feinstein Dermatology in Delray Beach, board-certified dermatologist and founder Dr. Brian Feinstein is a highly-skilled and experienced Diamond-Level injector and provides completely customized injectable treatments to each and every one of his patients. 

Whether you are considering HA fillers for temple hollowing, lip enhancement, or anti-aging, Dr. Feinstein would be happy to discuss your specific aesthetic goals with you to develop a customized treatment plan. To schedule your consultation, please call our Delray Beach office at 561-692-642 or text us at 561-816-3197. Alternatively, you can easily request an appointment online.