When most people think of wrinkles, they envision them on the face. However, many individuals have concerns regarding wrinkles around their knees! Knees can look older and unattractive in shorter hemlines after weight gain and/or subsequent weight loss, as well as natural aging processes. As we age, our skin loses elasticity and does not bounce back to its original form as easily, which can result in sagging skin or wrinkly knees.
Also, after menopause, the body devotes a lot less energy to the repairing and rebuilding of collagen, which can further intensify the aging process. The skin begins to thin and appear crepey with lots of fine lines and wrinkles. Most women find their knees to be an area where the skin bunches up in these very fine wrinkles, and some women refer to this as “kninkles.” Most women that complain about this issue say it keeps them from wearing skirts and shorts.
At Reflections, we offer a wide selection of non-surgical treatment options to help address your knee wrinkles for younger-looking legs!
At Reflections Center, treatments are customized based on what combination of symptoms we see in the individual. We first need to identify the root cause of the problem, and then treat it from there. For example, not every woman who complains about her knees is having an issue with loose skin – sometimes it’s skin that’s weighed down by fat, sometimes it’s just excess fat and the skin will bounce back once it’s gone, and sometimes it’s really that the skin is too thin and completely lost its elasticity. Each of those needs to be addressed differently. When there’s more than one cause, we often recommend treating those causes with different technologies, and that means creating a package treatment deal. Often these treatments can be done in the same visit to the office.
An easy fix for knee wrinkles includes fillers such as Radiesse and Sculptra. Both of these fillers work by stimulating collagen production in the skin. Collagen acts as the skin’s building block that ensures the cohesion, elasticity, and regenerations of connective tissues. By stimulating collagen production in sagging skin around the knees, you can enjoy smoother, more youthful looking skin in the area. These fillers work especially well for older females who have started menopause and are experiencing increased skin thinning from hormonal changes.
Thread lifts are also an effective, minimally-invasive option for lifting sagging knee skin. This treatment entails the use of dissolving threads which has small cones on them which are placed under the skin. The cones then grab ahold of the skin from under the surface, stimulating collagen production and lifting the skin to a more youthful position.
Lastly, Thermage and Exilis Ultra are also great options. While both are skin tightening treatments, Thermage uses radiofrequency while Exilis Ultra combines radiofrequency and ultrasound energy to tighten the skin. They work by remodeling existing collagen and stimulating the growth of new collagen and elastin. Plus, these treatments are completely safe and very effective for all skin types and tones!
If stubborn pockets of fat around the knees is your problem, we have solutions! CoolSulpting is a great solution for stubborn knee fat, as it is completely nonsurgical and requires no downtime. The special CoolMini applicator is specifically made to target smaller treatment areas such as the knees for optimal results. During treatment, the applicator will be placed on the knees, and a controlled cooling will freeze unwanted fat cells, eliminating them for good. Overall, CoolSculpting offers a curved applicator that can fit perfectly to the shape of the knee, offering superior results. Plus, it offers some skin retraction and tightening as well for youthful-looking knees!
Some patients may also be able to benefit from SmartLipo. This laser liposuction treatment uses a unique triple-wavelength technology for optimal results. Plus, this treatment has PrecisionTx, a skin tightening treatment, built right into it to help ensure smoother knees. Smartlipo is unique in that the fat-melting laser helps us to remove stubborn excess fat and create lean lines, while the skin tightening laser ensures you get the fit look you desire.
At Reflections, our aim is to help you look and feel your best. That means that we take the time to fully understand your aesthetic goals and always take the time to create an individualized treatment plan to help you meet those goals. With our full collection of cutting-edge and proven-effective technologies and treatments, you can be confident that we can help you say goodbye to knee wrinkles for good!
For more information regarding knee wrinkle or knee fat treatments, contact our office today to schedule your free consultation!