New Fix for Sagging Elbows

Playing Quick Fix for Sagging Elbows?

Corinne wants to know if there’s any way to make her elbow skin tighter and less wrinkly.

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Nurse Jamie is on hand to perform a new treatment involving sugar threads. They’re sutures inserted below the skin and dissolve over six to eight months. “It looks kind of freaky,” she says, but the insertion is not very painful. Nurse Jamie also performed a laser treatment to stimulate collegen growth in Corinne’s skin around the elbows.

“Women, in time, can get pretty unhappy with their elbows and their knees,” notes Plastic Surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon. Repetitive motion stretches out the skin and leaves it saggy.

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“Elbows are elbows, right?” counters ER Physician Dr. Travis Stork. “I don’t want everyone out there thinking you’ve got to get this done.” Dermatologist Sonya Batra agrees. “This isn’t for everyone. This is for very specific people for whom this is a real concern, that have the means to do it.”

Costs start around $1,800 and the results can last up to a year.