Why Eartox is the Botox for Ears
To the uninitiated, the term “eartox” may sound strange. However, eartox is the newest craze in cosmetic surgery as more and more people opt to get dermal fillers injected into their ears to achieve a more youthful look. Over the years, a love for dangly, large earrings may leave women with sagging earlobes covered with fine lines and wrinkles. With the new Botox for ears, patients who are self-conscious about their ears can easily have them plumped back to their former glory.
Candidates for Eartox
Eartox is most commonly performed on women who are over the age of 40. Candidates for the procedure may have a history of weighing down their ears with heavy earrings that cause the lobes to stretch and sag. Furthermore, aging causes the skin to lose its natural elasticity as collagen diminishes. However, unlike other areas of the skin, the wrinkles in the ears cannot be disguised with moisturizers and makeup. Women may feel uncomfortable about the appearance of their ears and aim to hide them behind longer hairstyles. The goal of eartox is to help the patients regain their confidence in the appearance of their ears.
What Is Eartox?
Hyaluronic acid filler, such as Juvederm, Restylane or Belotero, are most commonly used to give a patient eartox. Hyaluronic acid fillers are injectable gels traditional used to smooth out lines around the face and mouth. However, the procedure is now gaining popularity as a filler treatment for the ears. The dermal filler is injected directly into the earlobe as a way to conceal wrinkles and give the lobe back volume. Another added benefit is fillers minimize the appearance of ear piercing holes. Most treatment sessions do not take more than 15 minutes. According to the American Academy of Facial Esthetics, the dermal fillers’ cosmetic effects last within a six to 12 month timeframe. However, since there is less facial movement in the ears, the results may extend even longer.
Eartox can be a good alternative for those looking to make a subtle change to their appearance without undergoing the knife. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons state that there is no recovery time after receiving dermal fillers and normal activities can resume immediately. To decrease discomfort during injections, a numbing cream is usually applied to the earlobes first. The only potential side effects are redness and soreness at the injection site and some mild swelling or bruising. Any side effects are typically gone within a few hours of receiving the treatment.