The skin above the knees often sags with age. Many women feel very self-conscious about this area. As cosmetic surgery has evolved, so have the techniques and the results. While this are is a bit more difficult to rejuvenate because of the mobility and visibility there are still some very effective treatments now available.
The two non-surgical treatments that are highly recommended by physicians to tighten the skin around the elbows and knees are the Thermage and Titan lasers that emit radio-frequency waves. These two modalities are still the closest we can come to “shrinking” the skin without surgery.
Skin-Tyte is another pulsed-light device by Sciton that heats the collagen and tightens it and there is the “Affirm” pulsed-light device, however, the best skin-tightening results seem to be with the “Thermage” radio-frequency procedure.
Fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane and Radiesse can also be used to “plump-out” the areas, however, it requires a lot of expensive filler and it is not permanent. Out of all fillers available, Radiesse would be the best filler to use for the elbows and knees for the longest lasting results.