Creams, sunscreen, anti-aging facials: many of us invest heavily in the upkeep of the face. But when it comes to other areas of the body, we may be less fastidious. But the same aging principles that apply to our facial skin apply to our arms, hands, and legs: as the years progress, we lose the valuable substances that keep the skin supple. As the skin slackens over time, the knees will begin to show the telltale signs of age. Fortunately, there are some fixes that can help keep that sagginess around the knees at bay.
Bending and extending–your everyday movements take a toll.
When you think about how much we move our knees throughout the day, it is no wonder that the surrounding skin is quick to form creases. The skin around our joints constantly stretches and contracts to accommodate sitting, standing, walking, running, doing yoga. When the skin around the knees begins to lose its elasticity, it becomes particularly vulnerable to dynamic wrinkles and prominent lines. It also loses shape.
Another cause of loose skin? Weight loss. While your overall health improves when you shed the excess fat, the skin may not bounce back and and adjust to your slimmer shape–especially if your skin lacks elasticity.
Nurture and protect the skin around your knees.
The skin around our joints tends to look rough and dry, especially as we grow older. To add to the problem, cumulative exposure to ultraviolet rays can accelerate the skin’s aging process– and the knees are no exception. Regular exfoliation and a daily deep moisturizer will help improve skin texture and keep the knees more youthful looking. Remember to apply sunscreen to your legs whenever they are exposed to the sun. Unfortunately, too many of us neglect to shield our extremities from the sun.
Jumpstart your collagen production with a cosmetic treatment.
Moisturizers and exfoliation can help improve texture, but when it comes to firming loose skin you may want to consider a power treatment. Radiofrequency (RF) treatments have gained popularity in recent years, providing an innovative non-invasive way to combat lax skin. ThermiTight is a state-of-the-art device that delivers a dose of heat energy to your skin. During a treatment, a radiofrequency-emitting probe is placed beneath the skin. The heat energy prompts the body to produce more collagen, starting a regenerative process. Safe and effective, the treatment does not require downtime and can be done in about an hour. Many patients see benefits after a single treatment, but multiple treatments may be recommended.
ThermiTight with Dr. Rokhsar, NYC
If you would like to improve the appearance your knees and would like to know more about non-invasive treatments, contact Dr. Rokhsar today. He specializes in non-surgical rejuvenation procedures and performs ThermiTight treatments at his New York and Garden City offices.