My skin is beginning to crepe on my legs. What's the best treatment for this?
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Scaly skin on the legs with or without venous disease
Scaliness of the skin can be so many things but common things are eczema or psoriasis (which a dermatologist can help you with), dry skin, or stasis dermatitis. Stasis dermatittis is from venous insufficiency and is also called gravitational eczema or venous eczema. Wear compression stockings if you have obvious varicose veins and talk to your primary care doctor for guidance. You can see images of stasis dermatitis on my website.
For great moisturization unrelated to venous disease, Opti-Ceramide creams are an excellent choice as they retain deep moisture in the skin, especially in cold, dry weather. I recommend Elevase Moisture Booster to all of my patients with dry skin.
Creepiness on the Legs
Long term prevention of sun exposure is the best way to prevent creepiness anywhere on the body. Utilizing medical grade skin care products help penetrate deeper into the skin which can also help improve the skin’s texture. The use of non-invasive radio frequency devices such as Exilis Ultra and ThermiSmooth250 can also help improve the crepe skin texture on the body.
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Dry skin on legs
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Best treatment for crepe skin on legs.
The skin type you have more than likely inherited. Small measures as described above will stem the process. You should also rule out eczema, psoriasis and/or other skin diseases. Check with a qualified dermatologist. Beyond these measures, there is no device currently on the market to help improve the elastic quality of skin in the third decade of life.
There are various options that I use at my office. You can start with a peel to exfoliate the top dead layer of unhealthy skin. Doing a peel will bring up new healthy skin that is more hydrated. For more improvement you can microneedle the new skin and have your plasma topically applied, this will hydrate the skin and improve the amount of collagen and elasticity.
It is best to consult with a Board Certified Dermatologist to see what treatment is best for you.