Your Guide to Younger Looking Knees
By now, you have heard about aesthetic treatments for just about everything – the face, neck, butt, and the list goes on. Well, now add knees to that list.
The knees are often overlooked when it comes to skincare, but just like other parts of your body, they could also use some TLC.
Due to the position of your knees and gravity, the skin on and around them is more prone to sagging, wrinkling, and drooping. If you are bothered by the appearance of your knees, you are not alone. Continue reading to learn more about the different treatments used to treat aging knees.
Taking Care of Your Knees
Similar to our face and neck, it is important to take preventative measures in protecting our knees. Avoiding the sun and using sunscreen on the knees will prevent sun damage that causes the skin to age faster. Keeping the skin on and around the knees moisturized and using retinol products on the area also helps keep the skin more plump and youthful-looking.
Non-Surgical Knee Treatments
Most people don’t focus on their knees until the skin begins to sag and form wrinkles. However, some people may have loose skin or pockets of fat above the knee due to genetic predisposition. Regardless of the cause or reason that you don’t like the way your knees look, at Essential Aesthetics, we offer a variety of treatments that can help!
Kybella is an injectable composed of deoxycholic acid. It can be injected into the knees to break up and dissolve the fat cells, which are then reabsorbed by the body. The body’s natural healing process stimulates collagen production which also results in subtle tightening of the skin.
Coolsculpting is a non-invasive treatment that uses cryolipolysis to freeze excess fat. It can be used on the knees to target the fat cells, permanently destroying them, and improving the contour of your legs.
Microneedling combined with radiofrequency not only stimulates collagen and elastin fiber rejuvenation through the wound healing process but also results in the overall tightening of the skin.
Sculptra, a dermal filler made of bio-stimulating, poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), can be injected into the wrinkles and loose skin of the knees to improve their skin quality and contour.
Similar to how threads can be used to lift the eyebrows and jawline, they can also be used to lift the skin on the knees. Threads also stimulate long-term collagen production so your knees will always look better.
Similar to the wrinkles on our face, the wrinkles on the knees can also be treated with tretinoin, or more famously known as Retin-A. This gold standard for anti-aging, and typically takes about 8 weeks to 6 months of treatment to see a noticeable improvement. Tretinoin therapy also works synergistically with any of the treatments mentioned above.
How Long Do Knee Treatments Last
Depending on the treatment, knee treatments can last anywhere from 1 to 5 years. As with most procedures, your knees will require maintenance sessions once every 6 months.
Get Younger Looking Knees Today!
Call or text our office at 925.855.1773 or request a consultation and get one step closer to more contoured and younger knees.