Dermal fillers, including hyaluronic acid, poly-L-lactic acid, and Radiesse, have a wide range of applications. Most people are familiar with their use for nose and lip augmentation, tear trough correction, and wrinkle reduction. However, there are many lesser-known applications.
The earlobe is an area that few people pay attention to. Like other skin tissues, the earlobe can exhibit signs of aging due to age and external factors. The subcutaneous fat of the earlobe may shrink, resulting in a deflated appearance. Injecting hyaluronic acid into the earlobe is similar to inflating a balloon, which restores a youthful fullness. Hyaluronic acid injections can also help repair earlobe deformities caused by wearing earrings or inflammation.
In addition to the face, the hands are another area that exhibits obvious signs of aging. Regardless of how well-groomed your face is, your hands can give away your age. Hand aging causes subcutaneous fat to shrink, resulting in visible veins. The traditional treatment method involved injecting fat, but it had a higher risk of surgery and less stable results. Nowadays, doctors use hyaluronic acid, poly-L-lactic acid, and even Radiesse to fill the hands. These methods have predictable results, look natural, and have fewer risks.
Another little-known use of fillers is for correcting inverted nipples. Inverted nipples cannot protrude outward and instead curve inward. The severity varies from person to person, with mild cases showing varying degrees of nipple flatness or retraction, while severe cases involve complete nipple inversion within the areola. Inverted nipples affect the aesthetic appearance of the breast, and the nipples can harbor dirt or oil, leading to infections or odors. More critically, inverted nipples can hinder babies from suckling, which interferes with breastfeeding. If no underlying illness (such as cancer) causes inverted nipples, injecting harder hyaluronic acid can support the nipples and areolas, causing the nipples to protrude outward. This method has generally ideal results and is an alternative to surgery.
Dermal fillers have a wide range of applications. Still, it takes a highly skilled injection technique to administer them in unusual areas. If needed, it’s best to consult a doctor.