As the elbows age, the following main changes will occur:
- Pigmentation / sun damage
- Aging of Skin
- Elbow wrinkles
So the elbows first need to be assessed to work out which changes are most important to treat.
Pigmentation / sun damage
As we age, especially those with lighter skin tones, we get more sun damage on our necks. We get more freckles, solar lentigos and background actinic damage.
These problems are best treated with laser / IPL to improve mainly the colour, but also the texture
Prevention of these problems is important, with sun avoidance and sunscreen. This can be challenging in the Australian climate
Elbow skin aging
Elbow skin goes through the normal process of skin aging, where the skin thins and becomes less elastic. The texture becomes less smooth, with more fine lines and wrinkles. These issues may be treated with skin boosters, PRP or with fractional laser.
Elbow wrinkles really bother some patients.
These elbow wrinkles may be treated with fractional laser, skin boosters, dermal fillers and PRP