A little “extra” knee skin is necessary in order to allow you to bend, walk, stand, and do the hundreds of other movements that involve your knees. But if you have too much knee skin, you can wind up with sagging and bagging that make you look and feel a lot older than you are.
Whether your excess knee skin is due to age-related changes, years of sun exposure, or weight loss, Baheri Wellness Center has a solution. At our medical spa in Beverly Hills, California, Mehran Baheri, MD, and his team can help you tighten up sagging knee skin with the state-of-the-art PLUS® system from InMode®, so you’ll be eager to flaunt those sexy legs by the time summer arrives.
Why your skin is sagging
Youthful skin is supple, firm, and resilient, all characteristics that help skin look younger, smoother, and more attractive. A lot of that suppleness is due to the high levels of collagen found in skin when we’re young. Collagen fibers form strong networks to support skin and help it “bounce back.”
As we get older, though, collagen production declines. That means our skin has fewer collagen fibers and fewer networks to support skin. Instead, skin tends to sag more easily, and it doesn’t “bounce back” like it used to. Decreased collagen production is a major contributing factor for wrinkles and loose skin on your knees and other areas of your body.
While collagen production declines naturally as we age, too much sun exposure can speed that process up. Years of UV exposure break down collagen bonds and interfere with your skin’s natural ability to replenish itself. And it’s not just the sun’s rays doing the damage — tanning beds have the same effect.
Finally, some people have sagging knee skin as a result of weight loss. Losing excess weight is absolutely a reason to celebrate. But aftereffects like sagging skin can leave you feeling less than enthusiastic about your results.
The PLUS solution
PLUS uses fractional radiofrequency (RF) energy to stimulate collagen production, helping your skin tighten itself over time without surgery, incisions, or downtime. Nonsurgical skin-tightening treatments like PLUS are extremely popular among both women and men. In fact, more than 300,000 skin-tightening treatments are performed each year in the United States.
During your PLUS treatment session, RF energy is applied using a special handheld device. The device emits a specific amount of energy to target the deeper layers of skin where collagen is produced. The system’s patented technology means your skin won’t be harmed at all — the most you’ll feel is warmth as the energy penetrates to the deeper layers.
After treatment, your body ramps up its production of collagen and another important fiber called elastin. Over the following weeks, firm networks will form to help support skin and reduce sagging. A series of treatments performed over a few weeks can help you achieve maximum results. Your regimen will be tailored to your skin’s needs and your overall goals.
Don’t let sagging skin bring you to your knees
Sagging knee skin can make you feel self-conscious, regardless of your age. By beginning PLUS treatments now, your skin will have the time it needs to remodel itself for firmer, smoother, younger-looking results. To learn more about PLUS and how it can help you look great and feel more confident, call the office or use our online form to schedule an appointment today.