Did you know that your earlobes can tell how old you are….?
As we age, just like the rest of our body, our earlobes lose volume, shrink and become more flaccid....The result is earlobes that look like deflated balloons!
The effect is most obvious on your ear-rings. You hear the repeated comment: "Your ear-ring is falling out!" ....when it's not!
The ear-ring just has less to hold on to, so it flops forward or hangs unevenly. Which is very irritating after what you spent on the gorgeous things! So what? What can you do about it?
Dermal Filler for earlobes is the answer!
A small amount of hyaluronic acid filler, like used in other areas of the face, is injected into the earlobe.
This effectively plumps out the little pocket of tissue, and provides structure and support to the earlobe canvas around the ear-ring. The results speak for themselves in this client's pictures. Understandably, she was thrilled!
Will the procedure hurt?
The smooth consistency of the dermal fillers allows the Doctor to administer it easily and smoothly. The Doctor will administer a local anaesthetic to the earlobe beforehand to make the experience more comfortable. Some of the dermal fillers also contain a local anaesthetic to make the injections even more comfortable. Discuss any concerns you have with the Doctor beforehand who will explain the procedure thoroughly. The procedure itself is not painful but your earlobe may feel mildly tender for a short while afterwards.
Will I notice the difference right away?
Yes, the aesthetic results are immediate.
Will I need to take time off work?
Absolutely not! You can have an appointment then get right back to your normal routine.
How long will the effects last?
This depends on a number of factors including age, the quantity of dermal filler injected, the quality of skin, your lifestyle and state of health. On average the effects can be expected to last 10-12 months.
How much does it cost?
Since each earlobe is unique and will need various amounts of Filler to reach optimal effect, the procedure generally will cost approximately R3000 for both earlobes. But only a formal consult with the Doctor will let you know how much your Filler will be.
When will I need another injection?
Many patients like to book touch-up injections as well as repeat injections to maintain the effects of treatment. Ask the Doctor for advice about aftercare.
Are there any side effects?
Following injection, you may experience slight redness, swelling or bruising at the injected area. All skin injection procedures carry a small risk of infection which is minimised by using good sterile technique.
Is there anything I need to know before I have the treatment?
We advise you to avoid using aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs a couple of days before your anti-wrinkle treatment (unless they are taken for chronic medical conditions). Avoiding these medications will reduce the risk of bruising and bleeding at the point of injection. Ask the Doctor if you have any concerns.
Are dermal fillers safe to use?
We've mentioned the fact that hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance; it's actually a type of sugar. So the product itself is very safe to add to the skin. It has been used for a number of medical applications for many years including joint problems, eye conditions as well as skin lifting.
As with any treatment, there are a few minor risks. The HA is injected using a fine needle, and there is a risk of slight bruising, redness, bleeding or temporary discolouration at the area that has been treated. To discuss any concerns you may have about anti-ageing treatment with dermal fillers it's best to discuss your options with the Doctor.