Saggy Skin Around Elbows and Knees: How TempSure® Envi Can Help

Your skin is your body’s largest organ, covering an average of 22 square feet, which means your face and neck account for only a small fraction of the overall area. But because your face and neck are the most visible — and the most exposed — areas of your skin, most anti-aging treatments target these areas. 

Unfortunately, these measures don’t stop the rest of your skin from aging, the effects of which are readily seen in areas like your knees and elbows.

At Marion Ob/Gyn Inc., David W. Foulk, MD, and our team understand that our patients want to look as good as they feel, which means women’s wellness is often an inside and outside job. It’s for this reason that we offer a wide range of aesthetic services, including skin tightening. And to accomplish this, we turn to the most advanced equipment available, namely TempSure® Envi.

Here’s a look at how our TempSure Envi treatments can tighten those areas that may reveal more about your age than you’d like.

Behind aging skin

While your face may be the most visible area of your skin, it’s also the most exposed, which means this area can age prematurely because of sun exposure and photoaging. 

Even without these external forces, all of your skin naturally ages as cells turn over less frequently and you lose collagen, the structural protein responsible for the support in your tissue. In fact, after the age of 20, you produce 1% less collagen each year, leaving your skin to gradually sag and droop.

This is more evident in areas like your knees and elbows because these are major joints that form a connection between two different parts of your body. For example, as the skin on your thighs begins to lose structural support and succumb to gravity, it gathers around your knees, which form a barrier to your lower legs. In other words, your skin is falling to the lowest point. And the same occurs around your elbows.

Tightening up

Many of our patients have been able to breathe new life into aging skin with our noninvasive TempSure Envi system, which delivers therapeutic radiofrequency energy into your dermis to spur a natural healing response in the form of renewed collagen production.

The TempSure Envi system doesn’t harm the surface of your skin, which is why the treatments are great for most areas on your body, including your knees and elbows.

The TempSure Envi timeline

To tackle sagging skin around your knees and elbows, you’ll likely need a series of treatments, which we space apart by several weeks to allow time for your body to respond. As you progress through your treatments, your skin gradually tightens thanks to the renewed support from below.

In most cases, your optimal results take shape about 6-12 weeks after your final treatment, though you may see some more immediate results as your tissue tightens in response to the therapeutic heat.

Since knees and elbows are most visible during the warmer months, we recommend that you begin the tightening process now during the winter so you can greet the warmer temps with more youthful-looking legs and arms.

To get started on tackling the saggy skin around your knees and elbows with TempSure Envi, contact our office in Marion, Ohio, to set up an appointment.

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