You know the saying: “Everything goes south with age.” Well, that encompasses earlobes, too.
Sure, earlobes aren’t the first things that come to mind when you consider your aging appearance. However, the signs of aging affect every part of your body. Earlobes are just as susceptible to drooping, thinning and wrinkling as the skin on the face and neck are.
Avoiding excessive sun exposure and heavy earrings can slow the signs of aging earlobes; still, completely stopping them is impossible.
Doctors are now using dermal fillers—which are already commonly used for facial wrinkles—to treat maturing ears and improve their appearance.
For patients who don’t have wrinkly lobes, but rather pierced ears that have begun to droop from heavy earrings, fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane or Radiesse can be used to add support. The use of fillers will also reduce how large the earring hole appears.
The results are indeed less permanent than an otoplasty. That being said, dermal fillers in the earlobes has no down time and immediate results.
At Reflections Center for Skin and Body we’re all ears. Our friendly staff would be happy to address any of your questions regarding dermal fillers in earlobes.