Nonsurgical treatment of earlobe aging in Mowlavi stages I and II earlobe ptosis with Hyaluronic acid fillers

J Cosmet Dermatol. 2019 Apr;18(2):508-510. doi: 10.1111/jocd.12688. Epub 2018 Jul 11.


Background: Earlobe deflation caused by fat atrophy is normally treated with lipofilling, mostly in the context of facelift surgery. In this report, we aim at reporting on Hyaluronic Acid injections to treat earlobe deflation.

Materials and methods: 16 Mowlavi Grade I and II patients were treated with HA injections, followed by molding to shape the lobule.

Results: Effective correction, lasting 14 months on average, is achieved. Five patients needed a touch-up procedure after 4-6 months to improve the result.

Conclusions: Earlobe augmentation with HA is an ideal option for correction of earlobe atrophy in cases of Mowlavi Grades I and II ptosis. Long-lasting (about 14 months) correction is achieved with no downtime.

Keywords: aging; earlobe; hyaluronic acid.

MeSH terms

  • Cosmetic Techniques*
  • Dermal Fillers / administration & dosage*
  • Ear Auricle / drug effects*
  • Ear Auricle / physiology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hyaluronic Acid / administration & dosage*
  • Injections, Intradermal
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Rejuvenation
  • Skin Aging / drug effects*
  • Time Factors
  • Treatment Outcome


  • Dermal Fillers
  • Hyaluronic Acid