Wrinkled Knee Skin
You spend hours in the gym doing cardio, firming, toning,
but what do you see in the mirror as you grab another set of weights? Loose, wrinkled,
rippling skin over the tops of your knees. Our skin undergoes several changes
as we age. It becomes thinner, drier and less elastic with the collagen
breakdown. Wrinkles and loose sagging skin become more apparent with time. What
can we do to get that skin to snap back?
Various non-invasive technologies that are well tolerated and
require no downtime can help stimulate collagen production and skin tightening.
The following are popular options:
Causes collagen fibers to shorten, contract and tighten
Alternatives to light and laser procedures that we have
incorporated in our practice are micro-needling with dermapen, which can be
enhanced with Platelet Rich Plasma - PRP (Vampire Facelift).
Cosmeceutical and prescription skin care products used on a
regular basis that have been proven to be effective to reverse the signs of
aging on the face can be used on the knees as well. Prevention with SPF 30-50
containing zinc oxide should be on the top of the list.
I usually recommend antioxidants, human growth factors and
retinoids followed by moisturizers with ingredients that aid the skin in
retaining moisture. In some cases, some patients do well with adding hyaluronic
acid tissue fillers or a bio-activator such as Sculptra.
Patience is required when treating wrinkled, rippled skin
over the knees. It doesn't happen overnight.
It takes about 3 months of "skin fitness" to see any improvement.