Have you noticed that your earlobes aren’t shaped quite as nicely as they once were? Have years of wearing heavy earrings caused them to sag? As many people age, they become concerned with rejuvenating and restoring the youthful appearance of their face, and oftentimes forget about other important areas such as the neck, hands, chest, and ear lobes!
Sagging earlobes and stretched out piercings can actually be improved with hyaluronic acid fillers. The ears are continually exposed to the sun and can develop “photo-aging” like other parts of the body… earlobes lose collagen and elastin like other regions. Earlobe rejuvenation can make the lobule look plumper and more rounded appearing younger.
NON-SURGICAL EARLOBE REJUVENATION
A “liquid” earlobe lift is possible. Hyaluronic acid fillers can be used to help plump up saggy or deflated earlobes, fill in permanent creases that form with loss of collagen and elastin, and can smooth out the earlobe skin to help create a younger look to the ears. For women who wear earrings and whose piercing hole has stretched, injection of dermal fillers can possibly help make the hole smaller.
As opposed to injection of fillers in the face where “animation” (muscle movement) occurs regularly, fillers injected the earlobe could potentially last up to twice as long because the area does not move as much and the substance is more slowly degraded over time. Lastly, it is also possible to have a chemical peeling on the earlobe to help improve the skin’s appearance in this region, in addition to the face, neck and décolletage.
FILLERS FOR EARLOBE
Gravity, volume loss, and the weight of earrings eventually take a toll on our ears, causing the earlobes to sag and ear piercings to become large and stretched out. People who have stretched their earlobes and wanted them corrected or have an adverse reaction to ear piercing may also find themselves wanting to restore the natural appearance of their ears.
Hyaluronic acid fillers are injected into the earlobe with a fine needle to add volume to the lobe, smooth out lines and creases, and minimize the appearance of large piercings. You may experience some redness, swelling, and/or bruising after injection, but this shouldn’t last more than a couple of days.
Earlobe rejuvenation results can actually last up to one year or longer in some cases and earrings can be worn like normal after treatment. Filler results last longer in the earlobes because there is no dynamic muscle movement like in the face. Once results do begin to diminish, the earlobe rejuvenation procedure can be performed again.
Q: How many filler treatments will I need?
A: Most patients only need one treatment session for earlobe rejuvenation; however, a second session may provide optimal results. The results are temporary, lasting from a year to 18 months, but the treatment can be repeated when signs return.
Q: Who should perform earlobe rejuvenation?
A: Any type of cosmetic injection should only be performed by an expert injector. Expert injectors are physicians who have undergone extensive training in performing injectable procedures, like those here at Dameto Clinics. Our physicians have had years of training and experience performing dermal filler injections for total facial rejuvenation.
Q: Are dermal filler injections in the earlobe safe?
A: Dermal filler injections are very safe when injected by an expert physician with a track record of success. All of our doctors here at Dameto Clinics have been performing injectable treatments for years and some have even been involved in the development of some of the most popular injectable techniques.
Q: Can I wear earrings after getting filler in my earlobe?
A: After the treatment, patients are able to wear earrings normally and the results of ear rejuvenation can last up to one year. When patients start to notice the results wearing off in their ears, they can come in for a subsequent filler treatment.
Q: Can I get Botox at the same time as dermal fillers?
A: Yes! Many patients looking for complete rejuvenation have a combination of treatments performed together. For instance, you can have earlobe rejuvenation with dermal fillers at the same time as Botox to minimize your frown lines in one treatment session. Discuss your rejuvenation needs with the doctor during your consultation so that they can create a treatment plan just for you.