Earlobe issues aren’t always at the top of patients lists of cosmetic concerns, but years of wearing heavy jewelry and sun exposure can age earlobes.
While it’s a part of the body that many individuals overlook, a droopy earlobe can be unattractive and cause discomfort and self-consciousness.
Just ask Kris Jenner who lamented over her lobes on a recent episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
Fortunately, there are a variety of ways dermatologists and plastic surgeons can rejuvenate earlobes.
Earlobes Can Reveal Age
Patients often spend a considerable amount of time and money on products and treatments for the face, neck, and chest, but forget their earlobes.
Like the hands, the earlobes can quickly reveal one’s age and should receive equal attention to maintain an overall youthful appearance.
Treatments for Earlobe Skin
Aesthetic experts reveal that the tough skin of the earlobe can be treated with the same serums and creams used on the face. This area should also be covered when applying products, moisturizes, and sunscreen.
In addition, dermatologist and plastic surgeons can diminish fine lines and discoloration on the earlobes with laser resurfacing and chemical peels.
Dermal Fillers to Plump and Reshape Earlobes
Temporary dermal fillers like Restylane and Juvederm can be injected into the earlobe to restore volume and reshape sagging skin. The same hyaluronic acid gel that’s used to augment lips and fill facial folds, can also correct elongated holes left from earrings.
The treatment is quick and painless and involves injecting the filler around the pierced hole in the earlobe to prevent the compromised skin from ripping and to provide support for statement jewelry.
However, patients with severely damaged earlobes may not be candidates for dermal fillers and require surgical repair.
Most patients are extremely pleased with the results of filler placed in the earlobes. They feel more confident wearing earrings again and their hair up.
Results typically last six-to-12 months, at which time, patients will require a touch-up treatment.
For additional information on dermal fillers and anti-aging treatments for earlobes, please call our office today to schedule an appointment.