As we get older, our skin begins to show the natural, inevitable signs of aging: wrinkles, sagging, loose skin, and discoloration from sun damage. Cosmetic dermatology treatments can help you rewind the effects of aging. Batra Medical, Surgical and Cosmetic Dermatology offers highly-effective non-surgical cosmetic procedures including injectables, devices and lasers to slow the signs or aging and reverse skin damage. The procedures available at our practice allow you to smooth lines and wrinkles, raise sunken areas, reduce blemishes and scarring, and tighten sagging skin. The result? Fresh, glowing skin that leaves you looking as young and rejuvenated on the outside as you feel on the inside.
Need a bit more? We also offer minimally-invasive surgical cosmetic procedures that can reshape the face and body. Surgical procedures can remove excess fat and skin, tone muscle and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and lines, sun damage and sagging skin that can make you look angry, sad or tired. All procedures in the office are performed under local anesthetic to increase safety and minimize down time.
Relaxing Wrinkles/ BOTOX® Cosmetic
BOTOX Cosmetic is commonly used to reduce or eliminate the appearance of facial wrinkles. It works by interrupting the signals that cause muscles to contract and allows the lines from motion to become smoother. Constant folding of the skin can create deep furrows that can make you look angry at rest. These injections block repeated contractions to avoid forming lines. The results look completely natural. It is injected under the skin around the eyes, forehead, jawline and neck to relax crow’s feet, frown and worry lines, and lines on the neck. BOTOX may also be useful for TMJ, migraine headaches, excessive sweating, and eye and neck muscle spasms. Looking for a skilled Botox dermatologist? In Los Angeles, there are many clinics that offer BOTOX, but you must do your research and only work with a skilled and fully-licensed dermatologist, or risk your health and appearance.
While BOTOX has the greatest name recognition, it might not be the right choice for everyone. Batra Dermatology also offers additional FDA-Approved options for relaxing muscles and treating excess sweating. These include:
Southern California sunshine can leave your skin damaged and aged. A chemical peel removes damaged outer layers of skin on the face to smooth texture and reduced excess pigmentation to produce healthy, glowing skin. Peel formulas and strengths are tailored to each patient. Peels can be combined with other procedures for a younger look. Ready to try a chemical peel? Batra Dermatology is proud to carry a variety of chemical peels, including the VI® Peel, TCA peels, Mandelic Acid peels, and the Cosmelan MD® Peel.
Vitality Institute (VI) Peel is a chemical exfoliant designed to improve the texture and clarity of your skin, diminish skin discolorations, reduce the appearance of pores, soften fine lines and wrinkles, improve acneic skin conditions and stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. It maintains your skin to keep it healthy, youthful, and radiant at any age. VI Peel is safe for all skin types, even those with sensitive skin conditions. You can expect a week of downtime as your skin sloughs off, revealing fresh, new skin.
Learn more about the VI Peel with this informational video featuring Dr. Sonia Batra!
Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) Peel
Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) peels remove dead skin cells and uncover a “new” layer of skin that appears smoother and more vibrant. TCA peels soften fine lines, minimize superficial brown spots and other skin discolorations and generally improve the tone and texture of your skin. TCA peels are also very popular for diminishing the appearance of hyper-pigmented acne scars. These peels are considered medium-depth peels. They reach slightly deeper into the skin than alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) peel, producing stronger results. These peels are suitable for most skin types, including darker-toned skin. Results are best seen after a series of three peels and treatments are usually spaced out 4-6 weeks apart. You can expect flaking of the treated skin for about 5-7 days after the treatment. Batra provides the best Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) Peels in Santa Monica.
Cosmelan MD® Peel
When it comes to chemical peels, Los Angeles’ Batra Dermatology has some powerful options. Cosmelan MD is a prescription strength chemical peel that targets frustrating brown spots that are resistant to fading, including melasma, sun damage and hyperpigmentation. It’s safe, effective, and compatible with all skin types. It works by both lightening existing discoloration and inhibiting the body’s biological process that causes skin darkening. Each treatment comes with a take home kit to assist you in maximizing your results and we always offer touch-up treatments for the stubborn darker spots. Since this is a very powerful chemical peel, you can expect a solid week of downtime while your skin is sloughing. Batra offers Cosmelan MD® Peels of Los Angeles and Santa Monica.
Want to get facials in Santa Monica? Contact the pros at Batra. Facials are a great addition to any skin care regimen, whatever your age. Whether you are looking to polish your skin, freshen up your look or extract your pores, our skilled Los Angeles esthetician tailors each facial to your skin’s exact needs. We recommend facials at least once a month to help gently exfoliate your skin and clear up any congestion that accumulates throughout your daily activities. For the best anti-aging facials in Los Angeles, try our anti-aging facial to address those fine lines and wrinkles. Have problems with acne? Batra Dermatology’s acne facials are a great monthly adjunct to your daily acne regimen.
Juvéderm® Injectable Gel
Juvéderm Injectable Gel is a safe, effective gel that restores volume to the skin and smoothes away moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Juvéderm is the first FDA-approved dermal filler proven safe and effective for persons of color. The Juvéderm gel is made of hyaluronic acid with a smooth consistency, allowing for easy injections and instant, natural-looking results. There is no pre-testing needed for this procedure, done safely in our Los Angeles medial dermatology office.
Perlane® is an injectable filler used to treat deep facial lines, augment the lips and contour the cheeks and chin. Made by the same company that produces Restylane®, Perlane contains purified hyaluronic acid, a sugar found naturally in the body that works with collagen to keep the skin smooth and supple. Perlane is hypoallergenic and does not require a pre-treatment skin test. With its unique ability to bind with water, Perlane continues to perform up to 60% longer than collagen. Batra offers expert Perlane treatments in Los Angeles.
Radiesse® Treatment In Santa Monica
Radiesse is a synthetic injectable filler that reduces wrinkles, creases and scars by augmenting the body’s natural collagen supply. It can be used on many areas of the body, including the lips, nasolabial folds, peri-oral lines, depressed scars and oral commissures. Treatments typically take 15 minutes and require only local anesthetic. Results are visible immediately after the injection and can last for months or years. Batra Dermatology is your Radiesse-certified dermatologist in Los Angeles and offers Radiesse treatments in Santa Monica.
Restylane is designed to smooth wrinkles, sculpt lips and shape facial contours. It is a clear, synthetic gel made with hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that is found throughout your body. It carries little risk of allergic reaction. The most common areas for treatment are the glabellar lines (between the eyebrows) and the nasolabial folds (from the root of the nose to the angle of your mouth). With its unique ability to bind with water, Restylane remains in your skin for many months.
Restlane Silk has recently been FDA-approved in the US and is specifically designed for subtle lip enhancement and the smoothing of wrinkles and lines around the mouth. We love it because it provides a softer look for the superficial lines that plain Restylane may be too thick for. Silk is made with smaller, smoother particles, creating a natural younger you!
Belotero Balance replaces lost hyaluronic acid caused by the natural aging process. Once injected, it instantly plumps the skin and smoothes the lines and wrinkles on your face. Belotero Balance can quickly integrate into your skin for results that are uniquely you. We love using Belotero Balance for those fine, superficial lines, such as the upper lip, that are difficult to address with the other thicker fillers. For the best Belotero Balance treatments in Los Angeles, call Batra Skincare.
Stem Cell Facelift with Platelet Rich Plasma
A Stem Cell Facelift takes advantage of a component of your blood termed “platelet-rich plasma” that, when injected into your skin, stimulates your skin’s own collagen to grow. This procedure involves drawing your blood and extracting the platelet-rich plasma from its serum. It is loaded with growth factors and, because it is derived from your own blood, there is minimal chance of any allergy or intolerance (when performed by a skilled dermatologist). Fillers (e.g. Restylane or Juvederm) can also be injected with your own blood components to prop up your skin where there is volume loss. As the filler gets metabolized by your body over the next 4-6 months, the platelet-rich plasma works to stimulate collagen growth in the treated areas. This allows your skin to naturally fill in the volume loss.
Voluma Treatment In Los Angeles
As the years pass, our skin experiences volume loss – a telltale sign of aging. Voluma is a new filler on the market, specifically designed to rewind the aging process by restoring volume and providing a youthful contour for your skin. Voluma plumps sunken cheeks, fills in hollowed lower cheeks, and restores the curvature your cheeks may have lost over the years. Unlike other fillers, Voluma is long-lasting, maintaining your results for up to two years! Like its cousin, Juvederm, Voluma is derived from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring complex sugar found in your joints, making it safe to use. Are you a good candidate for Voluma? Book your consultation today with Batra Dermatology, the dermatologists Los Angeles’ clients trust for the best, most natural results with Voluma treatment in Los Angeles.
Lasers produce a beam of light in a single wavelength with variable intensity and pulse rate that is capable of precisely cutting, sealing or vaporizing tissue such as skin and blood vessels. Laser light is absorbed by water or dark pigments (melanin in skin, hemoglobin in blood) in the tissue and converted to heat. A variety of functional and cosmetic skin problems are treatable with lasers, which are often specialized to handle a particular type of problem.
Lasers offer many advantages over traditional, mechanical technology, including replacement of scalpels, reduced risk of infection, “bloodless” surgery, less scarring, high precision, limited injury, and faster procedures. At Batra Dermatology, we offer many state-of-the-art lasers described below. Excited to try laser treatment? Santa Monica’s Batra Skincare are your laser treatment experts.
Vbeam® Perfecta By Candela
Below is an overview of the laser procedures our Vbeam® laser addresses.
Unsightly Veins/Vascular Lesions/Telangiectases/Rosacea
Superficial, dense collections of blood vessels can cause unwanted redness and be visible at the surface of the skin. They can be treated with a pulsed dye laser, which is absorbed by the blood while leaving surrounding tissue intact. Laser treatment effectively cauterizes the affected vessel and resolves the lesion and its resultant redness.
Pigmented lesions are dark growths of skin such as freckles or sun spots. Their color is due to the lesions’ high melanin content. The most common pigment in the body, melanin readily absorbs laser light. Laser treatment destroys only the pigmented area without damaging the surrounding tissue. We’re you trusted clinic for pigmented lesions treatment in LA.
Scars & Stretch Marks Treatment In Santa Monica
Laser treatment can significantly improve the color and texture of scars and stretch marks, particularly when these are new. Scars or stretch marks treated with lasers tend to have a shorter duration and intensity of redness and a generally smoother, softer texture that blends better with surrounding skin.
Leg/Spider Veins Treatments In LA
The laser aims carefully controlled pulses of narrow-wavelength light at the damaged veins. The veins absorb the light and heat up, then collapse and close. They are then gradually re-absorbed by the body. Normal activities can be resumed immediately. Looking for leg/spider veins treatments in Los Angeles? Call Batra Skincare.
Acne Treatment In Los Angeles
Acne is a common inflammatory skin condition, resulting from clogged sebaceous glands. In recent years, lasers have been proven to be very effective adjunctive treatment of acne. The laser light is absorbed by water underneath the skin, shrinking oil glands and decreasing the counts of bacteria that contribute to acne. Batra is the dermatologist in Los Angeles to see if you are looking for serious acne treatment in Los Angeles.
Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing In Santa Monica
CO2 is a Carbon Dioxide laser that has been used for more than 25 years in the Aesthetic Industry for treatment of skin conditions such as fine and coarse wrinkles, scars of various origin, uneven pigmentation, and dilated pores. When a CO2 beam of light comes in contact with the epidermis, it heats and vaporizes the skin tissue – instantly removing the superficial layers of the skin, scars, and wrinkles, while smoothing out the surface of the skin. This skin remodeling occurs with new skin and collagen growth
Fractional Skin Resurfacing is a revolutionary delivery system that increases the possibilities for busy people who want healthy, younger looking skin with minimal pain in a short period of time. Batra Dermatology is one of the best dermatologists in Los Angeles that specialize in this procedure. Using a computerized pattern generator and a new scanning algorithm, thermal heat is dispersed within the epidermis while evenly treating damaged areas. This particular algorithm dramatically reduces pain, the need for anesthesia, and recovery time. Single treatments can show a significant improvement in skin texture and color. Fractional laser treats areas in a grid-like pattern, allowing residual areas to expedite healing and decrease the risk of permanent pigment change or scarring. Batra offers Fractional Skin Resurfacing in Santa Monica and Los Angeles.
Watch Dr. Batra perform the CO2 resurfacing live on CBS’s The Doctors:
TriPollar® Radio-Frequency Skin Tightening In LA
TriPollar Radio Frequency (RF) technology delivers immediate visible contouring effects from the first treatment – and long-lasting aesthetic results without surgery or downtime. Popular treatment areas include the abdomen, neck, eyelids, and inner thighs. The RF energy heats the skin below its surface, causing collagen fibers to contract, resulting in immediate wrinkle reduction. This same heat stimulates fibroblast cells to generate new collagen to yield long term wrinkle reduction. TriPollar is optimal for those with a busy lifestyle who cannot afford any downtime. Your Los Angeles dermatologist can tighten your skin with TriPollar TriPollar® Radio-Frequency Skin Tightening Treatments in LA , right in-office and you can resume normal activities immediately.
CoolSculpting® Fat Reduction In Santa Monica
CoolSculpting is a noninvasive, nonsurgical device that uses cooling technology to deliver highly effective and safe fat reduction. It selectively affects fat cells by cooling them to temperatures that trigger them to die and become absorbed by the body. There are no changes in adjacent nerves or other tissues because they are not affected by the specific temperature to which fat cells respond. Once the dead fat cells are absorbed by the body, the fat layer is significantly reduced!
The best part about CoolSculpting? You can return to your normal activities right after treatment without anyone knowing what you did! CoolSculpting is designed for the busy American lifestyle; you can check your email or even work online during your treatments while you are hooked up to the machine. While the beginning of the treatment can be slightly uncomfortable, after about ten minutes, the remainder of the procedure is painless. Interested in CoolSculpting? Los Angeles-based Batra Dermatology’s highly-skilled team are experts in this exciting fat-freezing technology. Book your consultation today to see if you are a candidate for CoolSculpting® Fat Reduction in Santa Monica.
PicoSure® By CynoSure
The PicoSure by CynoSure is a state of the art laser for addressing skin discoloration and texture. PicoSure’s PressureWave™ technology uses a wavelength of light absorbed by pigment (755nm) and a specialized lens to convert laser energy into gentle pressure. This pressure squeezes cells, activating the natural cell signaling processes that create new collagen and elastin without burning or damaging the skin.
Pigmentation Including Sun Spots, Melasma, Dark Circles
Our office has is equipped with PicoSure technology, a new generation of lasers that does not rely on heat to burn or melt away unwanted melanin, the pigment that causes dark spots in your skin. Instead, the PicoSure uses a combination of light waves and lenses to create bursts of pressure waves that fragment the pigment and allow your immune system to clear the particles. This process also stimulates the skin’s natural repair processes, restoring a more youthful appearance to skin. Unlike traditional lasers, the reduced amount of heat means less tissue damage and discomfort to the surrounding tissue. This is the safest laser to address pigment in all skin colors and types, including ethnic and darker skin.
Rejuvenation Including Wrinkles, Facial Aging, Tired Eyes
The Focus Lens Array is designed for overall skin rejuvenation. It addresses cosmetic conditions including wrinkles, acne scars, dark circles, and facial aging. This lens delivers 20x the energy density of a regular PicoSure pulse to begin activating cell signaling. The Focus Lens Array treatment has little to no downtime and is safe for all skin colors. A series of treatments achieves a highly effective improvement in tone and texture.
PicoSure Tattoo Removal
The PicoSure tattoo removal also uses PressureWave technology to deliver ultra-short pulses (a trillionth of a second) of specialized energy that targets tattoo ink. The ink breaks down into tiny particles and is absorbed by the body’s lymphatic system. Unlike the traditional nanosecond (billionth of a second) technology for tattoo removal, the picosecond pulse has been shown to treat darker, multicolored and complex tattoos more effectively and in much less time. Laser tattoo removal with the PicoSure has been shows to have a lower rate of side effects such as burning or scarring and is safe for all skin colors. It also achieves results with fewer sessions and with shorter treatment times.
Below is an overview of the skin concerns our Venus Versa addresses.
Freckles/Age Spots/Sun Damage/Blotchy Redness/Broken Capillaries
Photorejuvenation (IPL) Intense Pulsed Light
Photorejuvenation IPL, also called a photofacial, delivers light energy to the skin and is commonly used to treat the face, neck, chest and hands. The energy is selectively absorbed into the skin, treating unwanted pigment, which is then cleared by the body. A more even skin tone and a decrease in unwanted pigment can be expected after several treatments. Patients may experience temporary discomfort and darkening of the skin, but treated pigment is expected to slough away, revealing a more even, uniform look. This is alternative treatment to microdermabrasion and chemical peels.
Benefits include visible results after a single treatment and simple procedure with minimal discomfort
Hair removal with the Venus Versa is safe, gentle and effective for eliminating unwanted hair on the face and body in most skin types. Concentrated light is used to selectively destroy hair follicles, while leaving the surrounding skin unharmed. Our device offers long-term results after a series of treatments.
Wrinkles/Scars/Enlarged Pores/Stretch Marks/Uneven Skin Texture/ Uneven Pigmentation
Nano-Fractional Radio Frequency Skin Resurfacing
Our office uses the Venus Viva Nano-Fractional RF resurfacing handpiece to repair and rejuvenate damaged skin. This device is a combination of microneedling and radiofrequency energy and is safe in all skin colors and types. The treatment uses tiny pins that safely deliver energy through the skin’s surface. This creates tiny wounds which initiates a natural healing process and accelerates the formation of new, healthy tissue. The result is an improved skin tone and texture, and lessening of fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars. Since the wounds are so small, there is significantly less downtime and the treatments are much more comfortable when compared to traditional ablative laser resurfacing treatments.Treated skin will be red up to 3 days after treatment and there may be some mild swelling and discomfort. Regular skin care and makeup routine can be resumed 72 hours after treatment. Sun exposure should be avoided during the healing period.
Laxity/ Loose Skin
DiamondPolar™ And OctiPolar™
DiamondPolar™ and OctiPolar™ are new skin tightening applicators with no down time from Versa, which work on the face and body, respectively. They improve skin laxity and looseness with non-invasive, non-ablative techniques. These applicators use proprietary (MP)2 technology, a combination of Multi-Polar Radio Frequency (RF) and Pulsed Electro Magnetic Fields (PEMF). The RF stimulates fibroblasts while the PEMF induces fibroblasts proliferation through the release of a growth factor called FGF-2. The electrode placement allows for treatment around the eyes, along the jowls, and other small areas. The technology allows for quick and safe buildup of heat and maintenance of therapeutic temperature throughout the treatment.
Benefits include: comfortable treatments with no downtime and safety for all skin types.
Microneedling With Eclipse MicroPen® Elite
Acne Scars/Stretch Marks/ Fine Lines/Rejuvenation
Microneedling uses fine pins made of medical-grade stainless steel to create tiny, superficial, controlled wounds that trigger the skin to remodel and lay down collagen. The Eclipse MicroPen® Elite is a fractional automated micro-needling device for treating scars, stretch marks, fine lines, and general rejuvenation. It can be used to treat the face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back. The automated micro-needling pen is a safe alternative to common skin resurfacing tools, such as lasers and dermal rollers. The area is anesthetized with a topical numbing cream. The procedure takes 15-30 minutes depending on the size of the area treated. Immediately after the treatment, skin becomes bright red, usually for 2-4 days. The total healing time depends on the Eclipse MicroPen® setting used and the number of overlapping passes performed.
Benefits include: affordable, effective, safe in all skin types, requires minimal down time and provides natural-looking results.
Upper Eyelid Lifts/Blepharoplasty
Upper eyelid laser blepharoplasty can rejuvenate puffy, sagging or tired-looking eyes by removing excess fat, skin and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids. Laser blepharoplasty may be performed for cosmetic reasons or to improve sight by lifting droopy eyelids out of the patient’s field of vision. The procedure is usually performed in an office with local anesthesia in as little as 45 minutes. Laser blepharoplasty can be combined with BOTOX® treatments to raise the eyebrows or reduce the appearance of wrinkles, crow’s feet or dark circles under the eyes. Contact Batra for Upper Eyelid Lifts/Laser Blepharoplasty in Los Angeles.
Neck Rejuvenation Treatment
Surgical treatment of the aging face and neck has historically been viewed as going in for a facelift and coming out with a new look. The downside, however, to the traditional facelift has always been its cost, recovery time, and the risk of coming out of surgery with a pulled, unnatural look. New advances in cosmetic surgery favor a minimally invasive approach with natural results. While it is true that some patients benefit most from a full facelift, many will achieve superb results with treatment of the neck alone or in combination with other easier and less invasive procedures than a full facelift.
Neck liposuction, plastyma repair, and neck lift are very effective ways to treat changes to the lower part of the face and neck caused by aging. Because so many people develop changes to the jaw line as one of the first signs of aging, these procedures can produce dramatic changes in a patient’s appearance. By targeting the source of the problem, the need for a full facelift and its potential complications is eliminated.
The neck and jaw line are critically important features of the adult face. Telltale signs of advancing age are often first noticed in these areas. The procedures discussed below are targeted to produce a more youthful and natural look with minimally invasive, targeted therapy. Batra Dermatology is a leading dermatologist in Los Angeles, specializing in neck rejuvenation treatments Los Angeles can feel confident with.
As people age, gravity and time can cause the skin to sag, leading to the formation of jowls and slack skin around the neck. Neck liposuction can dramatically reduce this prominent sign of aging by creating a more youthful neck and jaw line. Since skin retains much of its elasticity as we age, the neck and jaw can be reshaped by removing excess fat from the neck and cheeks through small incisions under the chin. The skin then re-drapes itself along the jaw line for a more youthful and aesthetically pleasing appearance. Neck Liposuction in Santa Monica & Los Angeles is performed under local anesthetic in our Los Angeles dermatology office.
Some individuals, particularly women, will develop linear vertical ridges on the neck that are known as platysmal bands. The platysma is a thin muscular sheet located just under the skin. With time, the fibers of this muscle can weaken, causing prominent midline bands, as well as the appearance of a loose, shapeless neck. Repair of the platysma muscle can dramatically improve the contour and shape of the neck. At the conclusion of the liposuction procedure, the platysma muscle can be tightened through a small incision that is hidden under the chin. A few well-placed sutures under the skin help to tighten the muscle, and the shape of the neck is restored to a more youthful appearance. This procedure can be done, right in our LA dermatology offices. Want to try platysmal repair? Los Angeles’ Batra Skincare is your expert source.
Neck Lifts In Santa Monica
Patients with excess skin at the jaw line and neck and a poorly defined jaw line are good candidates for a neck lift. An incision is made in front of the ear and extended under and behind the ear to remove excess skin. Our LA dermatologists take great care to camouflage the scar to the greatest extent possible with neck lifts in Santa Monica. Sutures are placed under the skin for tightening.
Considering liposuction? Los Angeles is a major market for this surgery and it is the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the United States. Liposuction sculpts the body by removing undesirable fat that has not responded to normal diet and exercise from areas such as the abdomen, waist, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, chin, cheeks, neck and upper arms. Local anesthesia or general anesthesia may be used, and the procedure can last anywhere from one to five hours depending on the amount of fat being removed. It is critical that you work with a skilled plastic surgeon or trained dermatologist in Los Angeles – not those small clinics that have prices that seem too good to be true.
There are several different methods surgeons use when performing liposuction, including ultrasound-assisted lipectomy (UAL) and suction-assisted lipectomy (SAL). In both types, fluid is injected into the area to be treated. Then a tiny incision is made in as inconspicuous a place as possible, and a cannula (small tube) breaks up the fat layer and suctions it out.
Scar revision is performed to reduce the appearance of scars caused by injury or previous surgery. Scars are by definition permanent, but surgery can narrow, fade and otherwise reduce the appearance of severe or unattractive scarring, which is especially helpful in areas of cosmetic importance such as the face and hands.
There are many surgical methods of scar revisions in LA, only some of which may be appropriate for a particular type of scar or its location. These include surgical excision, skin grafts, flap surgery and Z-plasty (repositioning a scar so that it aligns with the face and is less noticeable). The effectiveness of scar reduction depends on a number of factors, including the nature of the injury, your body’s healing mechanism, the size and depth of the wound, how much blood supply flows to the area and the thickness and color of your skin.
Torn Earlobe Repair
Earrings are a great fashion accessory, but they can damage and stretch your earlobe over time. Over the years, pierced earlobes can become stretched if a person frequently wears large or heavy earrings. In addition to creating a long or wide opening, earrings may tear completely through the lobe. A torn earlobe may also result from trauma, such as having an earring pulled off or caught on clothing.
Torn earlobes can be repaired with a quick in-office procedure performed under local anesthesia in our Los Angeles dermatology offices. Torn earlobe repair first involves “freshening” the edges of the torn lobe by removing a small amount of skin. Then, using fine sutures, the earlobe is meticulously repaired to reconstruct a normal, rounded earlobe that matches your natural ear shape.
After your torn earlobe repair in Santa Monica, you will be able to return home immediately after the procedure, with only a small bandage covering the stitches. The stitches will be removed after one to two weeks. When the earlobe has healed and the scar has softened, you may re-pierce the repaired earlobe. It takes about three months for the earlobe to fully heal.