Just like in the rest of our face, our earlobes age. Sometimes wearing large or heavy earrings can cause the earlobes to tear and stretch. The skin also gets thinner adding to the wrinkling effect.
Some women start to feel self conscious about that. A quick and painless fix to earlobe wrinkles is to inject a little bit of filler into them. This immediately re-inflates the earlobes to their more youthful appearance and shape. The results are instantaneous and can last for up to one year.
Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Arthur Swift explains the difference between Juvéderm Voluma, one of the new fillers on the market, and the original Juvederm. Juvéderm Voluma is a hyaluronic acid. It is ideal for cheek recontouring because of its ability to create the ‘OG’ curve, a nice and smooth curve on the cheek,” explains Dr. Swift.
Juvéderm Voluma differs from the original Juverderm and other hyaluronic acids because it is developed with a short chain of hyaluronic acids. “The short chain makes it very tightly compact, so it won’t swell like other products tend to. It has an amazing ability to lift tissue, so it is more of a lifter than a voluma,” explains Dr. Swift. Juvéderm Voluma is produced by Allergan, a Premier Partner of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
Fillers are a type of minimally invasive aesthetic medicine used to add volume, alter the contours of the face, and fill in wrinkles. Common areas to inject fillers are in the face, neck, and hands, resulting in a fuller, smoother and more youthful appearance. Dermal fillers are among the most popular aesthetic procedures because they carry immediate results, very few risks and little recovery time.
When to Consider Fillers
If you have deep lines around the eyes, brow or mouth
If you would like to change the contours of your jaw or lips
If you are interested in a minimally invasive procedure
That’s the latest rallying cry among those in the front lines of the war on aging. The sagging facial skin that was once made taut by going under the surgeon’s knife is now being restored to more youthful fullness using needles and cosmetic fillers instead. And marionette lines aren’t the only things getting plumped. The noticeable places where we lose volume are under and around the eyes, and in the cheek-hollow area under the cheekbone which causes the skin to fall down and toward the center of our face, causing a hollowed appearance. The nasolabial folds get accentuated and the marionette lines down from the corner of the mouth get more noticeable and tend to cause “jowling”.
Even earlobes show the effects of time, becoming creased and stretched from the pull of earrings. Injections can take out creases, making earlobes less flappy and flat. With each varied injection location comes a choice of filler agents, each with its own unique attributes, including composition, consistency, longevity and cost. When injected just under the skin, fillers not only “fill in” crevices and depressions, but plump by attracting fluid and, in some cases, stimulating collagen growth. That’s the beauty, so to speak, of fillers versus a facelift. Ever-advancing cosmetic fillers give patients more subtle changes and shorter recovery times.”