If you look in the mirror and realize your earlobes have stretched or wrinkled -- or maybe you just don’t like their appearance -- then it’s time to consider an earlobe rejuvenation. The team at MedWeight and Lasers, in Irvine, California, offer nonsurgical and surgical options for repairing, reshaping, and restoring your earlobes. Call the office or schedule an appointment online if you’d like to explore your options for earlobe rejuvenation.
Earlobes suffer from the same age-related problem as the rest of your skin: They produce less collagen, causing earlobe skin to lose strength and thin out.
Even if you don’t wear earrings, the lobes tend to stretch and lengthen, become wrinkled, and change shape as you get older. The tug of heavy earrings only worsens the effect and leads to elongated lobes.
Your doctor at MedWeight and Lasers injects a dermal filler just under the skin of your earlobe. Fillers rejuvenate the lobe by plumping, reshaping, and strengthening the skin, depending on the type of dermal filler:
Hyaluronic acid fillers: A thick hyaluronic acid gel adds volume to the earlobe and smooths out wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid is naturally produced by your skin, where it adds moisture and volume, and it does the same thing when injected into the earlobe.
Collagen-stimulating fillers: Several brands of dermal fillers improve the appearance of earlobes by stimulating collagen production. As new collagen grows in to replace the old, outer layer of skin, you gain thicker, stronger earlobes. Some dermal fillers stimulate collagen and also temporarily add volume with calcium-based microspheres.
You may have minor swelling or bruising following a dermal filler injection. Your results should last 12-18 months, depending on the type of dermal filler.* When the results begin to disappear, you can choose to get another dermal filler treatment to maintain your earlobe rejuvenation.
The surgeons at MedWeight and Lasers may recommend surgery to accomplish the following:
Earlobe surgery takes about an hour, but can be done in the office. The procedure typically involves cutting away the edges of torn tissue and removing scar tissue, followed by reconstructing the original shape of your earlobe. Following surgery, you’ll have some swelling, which takes about a week to go down.
*Individual results may vary.