How to Prevent Stretched Earlobes
Our bodies change in a variety of ways as we get older. Wrinkles, creases, and tonal changes all represent signs of an aging body but sagging or drooping skin is, perhaps, the most distressing sign of advancing age.
Earlobes, not unlike the rest of our skin, fall victim to a loss of important ingredients responsible for their health. The “stretched” look we notice on our ears is due, primarily, to a decrease in collagen (the fibre that keeps skin firm and full) and elastin (the most important component in the skin’s ability to rebound from traction) levels. As these elements of healthy skin dissipate they leave behind areas of the body and face that sag and wrinkle. In the case of the earlobes, we see the loss of collagen and elastin through drooping, saggy, thin and lined skin. This will affect the overall shape of the ear, making it look bigger and unbalanced with our face. Often, it’s impossible to hide with hair as well, making it an obvious aesthetic concern.
There are ways to minimize this damage though. Stretched earlobes can be prevented by caring for the skin of the ear in much the same way that we would other parts of our body. Making sure that the skin receives enough moisture is one of the best methods for reducing lobe stretching. Our skin cells use water as a kind of fuel for cellular reproduction — the sort of regenerative processes that create new collagen and elastin — and, because of this, preserving moisture is essential to maintaining healthy skin. Avoid dehydration by minimizing sun and smoke exposure and using quality lotions and skin care products. It’s also important to avoid wearing heavy earrings or stop the habit of pulling on your ears. The constant strain that gravity takes on the ears can cause a drastic change to the earlobes over time. If you love wearing big earrings, try to only put them on for special events.
How Can I Treat Already Stretched Earlobes?
Once your earlobes have become stretched there are only a few options available in reversing the damage, in the form of stretched earlobe rejuvenation. Juvéderm® a Toronto dermal filler, is the most commonly recommended treatment as it works to stimulate the skin’s natural regenerative properties to increase plumpness and firmness. It’s the same thing used to rejuvenate your facial and lip contour. The product’s most important component is hyaluronic acid, a natural substance grown in our bodies. Hyaluronic acid integrates with the skin’s tissue after injection and helps to stimulate the production of important fats. This replaces the volume lost due to aging and the reduction and removal of wrinkles results.
Stretched earlobes that have undergone a Juvéderm® procedure will revitalize, becoming tighter and smoother looking. With repeated application patients can reverse the appearance of years of earlobe aging, allowing themselves to look both younger and healthier.