When it comes to losing weight, one area where the appearance of fat can stick around is in the knee area. This can even occur when the rest of your body is in good shape. The reason for this is that the excess fat in this area does not always react to exercise and diet effectively. There are a few problem areas around the body where it can be hard to shift excess fat. When it comes to the knees for some people no matter how much strength training or how many leg exercises they do, the required level of toning and shape remains out of reach.
In addition, as we age, the knees can become saggy and wrinkly. This can impact the way we feel about our appearance making us want to cover up, even in hot weather. The good news is that there are a few ways that fat deposits and wrinkles around the knee area can be dealt with without having to visit a plastic surgeon and opt for liposuction or plastic surgery. Instead, there are a number in non-invasive solutions that can be carried out that can help.
Non Invasive Knee Fat Removal Options
As noted by the American Academy of Dermatology “Non-invasive fat removal can be used on just about any area of the body. The belly, flanks (love handles), thighs, chin, neck, back, upper arms, and knees are all treatable.” For the knee area this generally includes CoolSculpting, Thermage or Sculptra, but as each case is different, it is recommended you discuss this with Dr. Green beforehand.
CoolSculpting for Knee Fat Reduction
If you’re looking to achieve some weight loss around the knee area then CoolSculpting may be the ideal treatment to consider, since it can actively target the fat cells themselves. Another name that is often used for CoolSculpting is fat freezing and this process helps remove the fat cells from the body by freezing them. A target area is selected, in this case the knees, and the applicator is used to cool the fat cells in this area. These fat cells then die off and are removed from the body by the body’s own natural processes.
Although it can take a few treatments for the results from CoolSculpting to be completely achieved, each case differs, and the good news is that if a healthy diet and exercise routine is maintained then this will limit the chances of the fat deposits from reappearing.
For those looking to target the inner knee, inner thigh and outer thigh this treatment can also help both here and in a number of other areas around the body. For those with unwanted fat, CoolSculpting offers a number of effective body contouring options. A good candidate for knee fat removal treatment using CoolSculpting will have some fat in this area, but not too much excess.
Thermage for Knees & Thighs
55-64 year old woman – Thermage in thigh & knee area – 3 months
If your main problem in the knee area is a sagging knee or knee wrinkles then one of the best treatments for this particular issue is Thermage. Because the skin area around the knee is in constant use it can over time and as we age become a bit looser and start to sag or wrinkle. Thermage acts to counter this natural sagging by helping to tighten the skin, giving a smoother appearance to the target area.
The way Thermage works is that it uses Radio Frequency energy to help strengthen and tighten the collagen that is located in the knee area. Thermage helps to stimulate your body’s own natural collagen production. This helps to make the skin more elastic, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and sagging. Some of the effects from Thermage may appear immediately while some may take a few months to fully develop, but the effects overall from the treatment can last for up to two years post treatment.
Scultpra for Treating Wrinkles in the Knee Area & Volume Loss
An alternative treatment for treating saggy or wrinkles in the knee area is to use an injectable treatment such as Sculptra. Sculptra is a dermal filler that contains poly-L-lactic acid, which is used to help promote collagen production in the body where the injection takes place. Over time Sculptra helps new collagen to be produced, and the results from the treatment tend to appear within a few months after the treatment. Generally, most patients will require a few treatments for Sculptra to achieve the best results.
The main difference between Thermage and Sculptra is that Thermage is designed to tighten the skin, and produce collagen, while Scultpra tends to add volume to the treatment area. Depending on your own needs, Dr Green may suggest one treatment over the other, or in some cases a multi-treatment solution can achieve the best results. For example, another popular option is Kybella.
Learn More About How to Get Rid of Knee Fat and Wrinkles
If you’re unhappy with the appearance of fat around the knee area, there’s finally a solution that can help. Contact us online today or call 212-535-3088 to learn more about whether Sculptra, CoolSculpting or Thermage can help.