Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Richard Buckley Reveals New Uses for Tried-and-True Fillers in 2017
Fillers are known for building youthful facial volume, plumping lips and filling age-related lines and wrinkles. Few people know that popular cosmetic fillers can enhance earlobes and rejuvenate an aging décolleté, according to cosmetic surgeon Dr. Richard Buckley, who is medical director of the MilfordMD Cosmetic Dermatology Surgery & Laser Center, in Milford, Penn. “People often forget about the look of their ear lobes and don’t realize how great ear lobes can look after being treated with half a syringe of filler,” Dr. Buckley says. “Doesn’t it make sense to put a nice canvas behind the beautiful earrings?”
Soft tissue fillers, including hyaluronic acid fillers, were among the top five minimally-invasive procedures performed in 2015, according to statistics by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. These fillers, including Restylane products, Juvéderm and Belotero, ranked second, after botulinum toxin type A injections (including Botox, Dysport and Xeomin), and popularity for dermal fillers is climbing steadily, increasing 6 percent from 2014 and up 274 percent since 2000, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
“We spend so much time focused on using fillers to improve the face that other areas, such as the ear lobes, the neck, the chest and the backs of the hands, tend to take a backseat,” Dr. Buckley says. “I know how effective fillers can be off the face. It’s time to let more patients know.” After years or decades of wearing earrings, earlobes begin to deflate and droop. And piercings go from small round holes to ear slits. Like areas of the face, earlobes can even form wrinkles.
Hyaluronic acid fillers can address all those areas by adding volume to the lobe. In only a few minutes in the office, Dr. Buckley can rejuvenate earlobes using hyaluronic acid fillers. He may use a little numbing cream to ensure patient comfort, although it is a very comfortable procedure without any numbing. There’s no downtime or pain post procedure. Patients can wear their earrings right after, or even during, the procedure. And results last up to a year.
Using fillers for earlobes is beginning to catch on. Vogue reported on it late last year, suggesting the era of the ear could be next in cosmetic medicine. “Many of my patients have stopped wearing their favorite dangly earrings. Some even try to cover their ears,” Dr. Buckley says. “There’s no need, with this quick, simple and effective use of fillers.”
Another use of fillers that is a best-kept secret, Dr. Buckley says, is the use of Sculptra to rejuvenate the aging chest. “It works very well. We put one vial of Sculptra in the décolleté area and repeat for at least two monthly intervals, for total of at least three treatments. The Sculptra stimulates the body to make new native collagen and the chest is rejuvenated and wrinkles minimized,” he says. “Again, the more youthful looking décolleté is the prefect canvas for dresses or sweaters with deep necklines or a stunning necklace.”
Sculptra Aesthetic is injectable poly-L-lactic acid–a biocompatible and biodegradable material used safely for decades not only as a cosmetic filler, but also in resorbable stitches. It works over time to replace lost collagen, helping to correct wrinkles and deeper lines.
For a limited time this New Year, patients at the MilfordMD Cosmetic Dermatology Surgery & Laser Center can save more than 25 percent, or $200, on earlobe rejuvenation. The offer is valid through February 28, 2017. For more information on the special, call the MilfordMD Cosmetic Dermatology Surgery & Laser Center at (800) 664-1528.
About MilfordMD Cosmetic Dermatology Surgery & Laser Center:
The MilfordMD Cosmetic Dermatology Surgery & Laser Center offers state-of-the-art highly specialized procedures in laser and cosmetic-surgery and aesthetic skin care. In addition to its AAAHC accredited surgical center and extensive laser surgery capabilities, MilfordMD offers physician designed skin care products for home use. Milford Pennsylvania’s MilfordMD Cosmetic Dermatology Surgery & Laser Center is sought out by patients from around the world for expertise and innovation in cosmetic treatments performed by Richard E. Buckley, M.D. and Marina Buckley, M.D.
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