The whole reason we get our ears pierced is to show them off with earrings – hoops, studs, diamonds, feathers, gold, silver, diamonds… And for many decades the worst thing about wearing earrings is losing one of your favorites or the occasional infection from a metal allergy. But then a few more decades go by and you might be noticing the holes in your ears or the length of your earlobes – what’s happening?
Flattened, torn, sagging earlobes
It can happen from an accident, too many years of heavy earrings and just aging in general, but whatever the reasons, messed up earlobes are not attractive and can make it difficult to wear earrings – and long loose earlobes can age your face, making you seem older than you are. Loss of volume in your lobe reduces the “foundation” that supports your earring, causing it to droop forward to an unattractive position.
It happens to men and women
As we age, we lose elasticity and volume in our earlobes, just like we do in our faces. Our lobes can become thinner, longer, stretched, creased and wrinkled. This can be a problem for males and females, especially as more men are wearing earrings.
Damaged earlobes are easy to fix
You can restore volume to your earlobes with dermal filler injections. Fillers such as Juverderm, Restylane and Boletero can plump up deflated lobes, giving your earrings proper positioning and giving you a more youthful appearance. And filler treatments last longer in the earlobe than in other areas of your face.
If you’ve had an earring get snagged on your clothing or pulled by accident, you have experienced a torn earlobe. Or your earlobes can become stretched from years of wearing heavy earrings, leading to an elongated earlobe and stretched earring hole. We an fix torn or stretched earlobes by closing your old hole with stitches, reshaping the earlobe and re-piercing the ear once it’s fully healed.
Show up your earlobes again, with confidence
Make a consultation appointment and we’ll talk about turning back the clock for your earlobes – and you entire face! Call today: 212.308.4600 or 516.587.0456.