Eartox! The Latest Rage

  • The Latest Rage – Eartox
  • Fillers or Botox For Aging Ears!

Once you’ve Botox’ed away the forehead lines and crows feet, and filled those smile lines with a little Juvederm or Restylane, there’s still one dead give away sign of aging, thinning or drooping ear lobes.

Have no fear – “eartox” is here! Plastic surgeons around the country are now using fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane, and occasionally even Botox to take years off the ears. Dr. Jon Mendelsohn, Medical Director of Advanced Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center is licensed to train other physicians in the fine art of Botox, has been using this technique for several years.

Says Dr. Jon Mendelsohn, “As fillers become more mainstream and continue to grow in popularity, we are beginning to find additional non-surgical uses for these products for everything from excessive sweating known as hyperhidrosis to migraine headaches. Although Eartox has recently hit the national news, I have actually been using fillers on my patients’ ears for quite a few years.”

He adds, “As people age, the tissue in the ear lobe thins out tremendously, they often develop creases and wrinkles, which can be a tell tale sign of one’s age.

Once a patient sees how effectively fillers can reduce the signs of aging on their face, they often want this youthful appearance to carry over to their ears. The fillers volumize the earlobes, giving them a fresh, plumped up appearance, with long-lasting results and no downtime.”

He continues, “In addition to the thinning tissue in the ear lobe, eartox can also be used to treat another common ear lobe problem – stretched out ear lobes, predominantly in women. Years of wearing heaving earrings and gravity itself can take a toll, giving the lobes a sagging appearance as we age.”

Mendelsohn concludes, “Fillers can also be used to stop ear flushing, or redness of the ears, which may happen at inopportune times such as during job interviews or dates.”

Dr. Jon E. Mendelsohn is double board certified by both the American Board of Facial & Reconstructive Surgery and also the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery. He serves as the medical director of Advanced Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center’s new, state-of-the-art facility located in the first floor of the Rookwood Tower at 3805 Edwards Road in Hyde Park. For more information, call 513-351-FACE, or visit www.351face.com.