We always think of crow’s feet and smile lines when we worry about the signs of aging, but our ears can be a dead giveaway too. Loss of elasticity, thinning skin, disappearing facial fat, and thinning hair can all have an effect on how our ears look. Using Botox and facial fillers to correct some of these problems isn’t really new technology, but it’s a practice that has been gaining some popularity lately.
Just like the skin on our face, our ears begin to show signs of aging when the collagen and elastin in the skin there begins to break down. Exposure to the sun and the weight of earrings can hasten this process, leaving the ears looking older sometimes sooner than the rest of the face. Another tell-tale sign of aging is the creasing wrinkles just in front of the ears.
Although earlobe restoration has been dubbed “Ear-Tox” by adoring fans, the procedure doesn’t actually involve the use of any Botox. Instead, sagging, drooping earlobes are plumped back up with hyaluronic dermal injections like Restylane. This eliminates the crease that appears when the collagen and elastin breaks down with age, and close up piercings that have been stretched out by dangly earrings. These treatments last a long time, several months longer that fillers in other facial areas, because the ears don’t move around with expression like the rest of the face does.
When Botox Meets Ear-Tox
Even though Botox isn’t usually used in the earlobes, there are other areas where it can be used to improve the look of your ears. For people who blush in their ears when under pressure, Botox injections can stop this embarrassing reaction. Botox injections can also be used to smooth out wrinkles in front of the ears, although dermal injections are a more commonly effective solution in this area.
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