In both men and women, the loss of fat volume is one of the signs of aging of the face: the orbits, the cheeks, and the temples grow hollow as the years go by.
Temples – the area between the corner of your eyes and your hairline – that grow hollow are a consequence of this loss of volume. As we get older, the quantity of fat and other subcutaneous tissue decreases, and so the temples grow increasingly hollow.
Passing time is, therefore, a determining factor in the appearance of hollow temples but not exclusively. Our temples can be more or less pronounced due to the natural structure of our face or after significant weight loss.
Anatomically, most temples are slightly concave but deeper hollows can accentuate the aging appearance of the face. The forehead is not as round, less harmonious, and makes the face look emaciated, tired, and even skeletal and in poor health. The eyes can also look bigger, the cheekbones less harmonious. The upper part of the face thins and the proportions of the face are distorted. It is even more visible in very slim or thin patients, with a fine or angular bone structure.
In aesthetic medicine, the doctor requires extensive experience and thorough knowledge of the anatomy to treat this area, as it is irrigated by numerous superficial veins and a temporal artery runs across it.