A lot can be done
Believe it or not the ears are also affected by the ageing process. It is thus important that the ears are included in routine aesthetic assessment of the face.
Common problems with the ear include:
- drooping, sagging or thinning of the earlobes,
- damage to the earlobes from piercings and earrings,
- protruding ears,
- benign or malignant skin lesions,
- keloid scars and wrinkles on the cheek in front of the ear.
A non-surgical otoplasty involves strategically-placed earfold clips, threads or sutures to correct protruding ears.
Dermal fillers are used to correct thin, wrinkled and sagging earlobes caused by heavy earrings that stretch and weaken the skin.
Fillers push the skin outwards, giving a more youthful appearance and making it easier for jewellery to sit correctly on the earlobe. Dermal fillers are also used to correct a vertical line, torn or widened hole caused by earrings.
Lamprobe can be used to safely remove any benign skin lesions or solar keratosis that commonly occur on the sun exposed parts of the ear.