When it comes to fighting off the aging process, many of us tend to focus on making our face and neck look as fresh and wrinkle-free as possible. That might explain why there are so many treatments out there designed to give you your youngest facial skin possible.
But as it turns out, it might not be your facial skin that’s giving your true age away – it might be your knees.
At board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Doherty’s practice in downtown Boston, many of his patients meet with him to discuss their concerns about how their knees are shaped, as well as how the skin looks old and wrinkled. Even patients with extremely healthy lifestyles suffer from sagging and wrinkling knees, thanks to a combination of aging, sun exposure, weight changes, and pregnancies.
The two biggest issues that cause knee wrinkling and sagging include localized pockets of fat and loose skin. Dr. Doherty can treat the former issue with a combination of liposuction and SculpSure. For patients who are adverse to surgical procedures, SculpSure is a non-invasive, FDA-cleared laser treatment that reduces fat cells by up to 25%. Kybella injections can also be used to target fat pockets that exacerbate the appearance of old knees.
For sagging skin, Dr. Doherty prefers to use EndyMed 3DEEP radiofrequency treatments, which safely heats collagen in the skin. This procedure also produces instant skin-tightening effects, as skin appears smoother and younger after the first treatment. For ideal results, Dr. Doherty recommends that patients undergo a series of six treatments done in intervals every one to two weeks.
Don’t put up with knees that make you look older than you really are. To learn more about innovative knee treatments, schedule a consultation with Dr. Doherty at his downtown Boston office.