“We’ve mastered the face, neck, and chest,” says New York City dermatologist Francesca Fusco, M.D., “so it’s only natural that the ear area would be next.” The ears, like the tops of hands, can reveal signs of age, she explains, due to elongated holes, brown spots, and sagging. “Any treatment I do to the face, I repeat on the ears,” she adds, mentioning that the surface’s tough skin can handle anything from Fraxel lasers, to retinol, to peels. And the same goes for your sunscreen and hyaluronic acid serum; Fusco recommends extending your application, morning and evening, onto the entire ear.
Still, if you’ve spent years in heavy chandeliers, seriously stretched-out lobes are likely beyond the capabilities of your anti-aging cream. Fortunately, there’s a quick, in-office fix that can help combat the drooping just as it can elsewhere on your face: fillers.
Yes, that’s right, injecting your ears with Restylane or other hyaluronic acid fillers is a thing—and it’s becoming increasingly popular across the country as a quick way to plump up the area and lift slack lobes.