Dermal fillers – 5 of their more unusual uses
Fillers are one of the most popular anti-ageing treatments. But they have a range of lesser-known uses, some aesthetic, some functional, that you may not have considered.
Here are 5 of the best:
1. Minimising earlobe creases
Earlobes keep on growing throughout our lives. So long, droopy earlobes are one of those classic telltale signs of ageing (though often overlooked when it comes to facial rejuvenation). As well as increased length, creases can also begin to criss-cross the lobes over time, making them resemble an un-ironed shirt. Dermal fillers are a great way to fill out these creases and restore youthful plumpness to your ears. (NB Some people in the medical profession think these creases may be related to heart disease, so it’s a good idea to keep an eye on your general health if you have them.)
2. Non-surgical nose job
If you have a bump on the bridge of your nose (known as a ‘dorsal hump’), and you don’t fancy the idea of full-on rhinoplasty surgery, dermal fillers can be used to plump up the areas at either end of the bump to create a straighter profile.
3. Penis enlargement
No picture for this one…. but it’s true. The width of the penis can be increased by using dermal fillers. For men who are squeamish at the thought of surgical intervention in their most delicate of areas, but would like a little extra, dermal fillers can do the job. It’s worth noting that the effects are temporary, as the filler will be broken down over time, so it’s probably best to be honest with any prospective partners.
4. G Spot enlargement (‘G Shot’)
5. Foot cushioning
For those who can’t bear to be without their heels – however excruciating the experience – dermal fillers can be used on the soles of the feet to create plumped up ‘pads’ or ‘cushions’ that act as a kind of airbag to protect the feet from the rigours of being squeezed into killer stilettos.