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Can You Do Fractional Microneedling RF On Chest Area?

Ever since they were released on the market, laser treatments have been popular in addressing aesthetic skin concerns. Its use is particularly valuable for those that are apprehensive about going under the knife because of its non-invasive nature.

So can you do fractional microneedling RF on the chest? Yes, because it’s safe to use on the chest of all skin types despite the presence of complications and side effects. Uses of microneedling RF range from skin rejuvenation to solving hyperhidrosis, and these are also applicable for the chest area and other body parts. 

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Safety Of Fractional Microneedling RF When Used On Chest 

Microneedling RF is safe to use for the chest. In fact, no personal protective equipment is needed when it is used in the chest compared to when it is used in the face. It may potentially damage the eyes so safety goggles are required to be worn when microneedling therapy is used in the face.

No protective skin draping is needed to be placed during the procedure as well. However, a little discomfort may be felt during the procedure so you may opt to apply numbing cream an hour before commencing the actual procedure. 

Uses Of Fractional Microneedling RF For The Chest

RF microneedling treatments work by delivering radiofrequency energy through the dermal layer of the skin. In turn, the production of collagen is stimulated without damaging the epidermal layer, which addresses skin concerns such as the following:

1) Skin Rejuvenation/Skin Tightening

Because of the boosted production of collagen brought by RF microneedling, firmer skin is expected to be seen, causing the shrinkage of enlarged pores and an improvement in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

Skin laxity on areas prone to sagging such as the breasts may also be addressed through this procedure. After liposuction, RF microneedling may also be used to tighten loose skin.

2) Acne Vulgaris

Sebum production is contributory to the emergence of acne breakouts. This problem may be solved by RF microneedling by targeting and destroying sebaceous glands so that sebum production may be reduced.

3) Pigmentation

When used in conjunction with other agents that can lighten the skin such as chemical peels, skin pigmentation brought by melasma and periorbital hypermelanosis may be addressed by RF microneedling. Brown spots caused by sun damage may also be removed through this cosmetic procedure.

4) Scars

Abnormal collagen and elastin formation are implicated in the production of scars. Due to the remodeling of collagen resulting from RF microneedling, the appearance of different kinds of scars may be improved through this procedure. These scars include acne scars, post-surgical scars, post varicella scars, post-traumatic scars, and burn scars. 

Side Effects of Fractional Microneedling RF 

woman getting rf microneedling treatment done on her neck

Immediately after the procedure and when the anesthetic cream has subsided, your chest may feel hot and look red, like you had a sunburn. These are perfectly normal as these are the results of the micro injury inflicted by the laser beams to your chest.

Other immediate side effects before the gradual improvements are visible include minor swelling and bruising, rough or dry skin, and sloughing off of skin. These may subside on their own; however, should the discomfort become unbearable, you may apply a cold compress over your chest or use over-the-counter medication.

Major side effects of fractional microneedling include headache and prolonged bleeding. These are rare especially if you're healthy and don't have other medical conditions such as the following:

  • Pregnancy or you're a nursing mother;
  • Diabetes mellitus because of predisposition to the risk of poor wound healing;
  • Active or previous herpes infection as these may be reactivated during the procedure, causing cold sores (although antiviral medication may be given as a preventive measure);
  • Acne breakouts due to possible risk of infection;
  • Increased risk of forming hypertrophic scars and keloid;
  • Chronic skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis;
  • Electrical devices implanted anywhere in the body such as heart pacemakers; 
  • Undergoing chemo/radiotherapy; and
  • Under certain medications such as blood thinners or immunosuppressants.

Aftercare procedures are also recommended to minimize these side effects, facilitate healing, and achieve optimal rejuvenation. These post-treatment care suggestions include:

  • Cleaning the chest thoroughly but gently to avoid infections;
  • Avoid direct sun exposure or use sunscreen; 
  • Avoid strenuous activity immediately after the treatment; and
  • Avoid alcohol intake and follow a healthy diet.

RF Microneedling On Other Body Parts

By boosting the natural collagen production, RF microneedling is an effective procedure in solving a range of skin concerns similar to those mentioned previously for the chest, but in the face, arms, thighs, and abdomen. RF microneedling may also be used in the scalp, in which its use alone or in combination with minoxidil leads to better hair growth.

Recovery time for the cosmetic procedure may vary because of the difference in the skin thickness and tolerance of these parts to the procedure. Regardless, RF microneedling therapy is also safe to use for these other body parts, just like in the chest area.

Other Skin Treatments For The Chest Area

woman check her chest at home

The use of fractional RF microneedling generally isn't for everyone. But should it be for you, it may also be used in combination with other nonsurgical procedures to maximize the results.

Whether you consider complementing the advantages of RF microneedling with other chest rejuvenation treatments or replacing it altogether with the alternative you think works better, you may check out other non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatment here:

1) Ultrasound Skin Tightening Device (Ultherapy)

Both RF microneedling and Ultherapy are capable of tightening the loose skin in your chest. The difference of RF microneedling vs Ultherapy, however, lies in the fact that Ultherapy reaches deeper layers than RF microneedling due to deeper penetration and can thus address deeper skin conditions. 

More instantaneous results can be expected in microneedling and thus at first glance, microneedling cost is lower than the ultrasound skin tightening device. However, since the results of the latter last longer than the former, the latter is more cost-effective than the former in the long run. 

2) Fractionated CO2 Device

Fractionated CO2 device and fractional microneedling radiofrequency can both stimulate the natural production of collagen using thermal energy and both may be considered as an effective procedure for addressing skin concerns in the chest.

The difference, however, lies in the degree of improvement that can be conferred by the two treatments on the skin, with Fractionated CO2 device being the more effective in terms of improving collagen production.

Fractionated CO2 device is also deemed to be a more aggressive treatment than RF microneedling. More drastic side effects are expected with this procedure than RF microneedling because it damages the epidermal layer in contrast to RF microneedling that leaves it intact.

3) Injectable Filler

Similar to microneedling RF, injectable fillers can also be used in the chest, both to reduce wrinkles and fine lines. When used together, the volume-adding effect of injectable fillers may serve as an additional enhancement for the skin tightening effect of microneedling RF to achieve a good body contouring effect.

However, despite the two procedures being complementary to one another, caution should be done should you decide on getting them both together on the same day. Dermal filler injections should come first before microneedling RF because of the risk of ruining the filler when you do the opposite. 

Professional Cosmetic Services At aNu Aesthetics

Fractional microneedling radiofrequency is a minimally-invasive treatment suitable for use in various body parts including the chest. Since it may not be for everyone because of side effects, other treatments may be used in the chest as an alternative.

At aNu Aesthetics, we highly value patient satisfaction and safety. We guarantee to give you the best experience for RF microneedling for the chest, giving you healthier, more youthful-looking skin. To know if you’re an ideal candidate for our treatment, get in touch with us at (816) 670-4406.

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Rejuvenate and heal your face with the technique proven time and time again to provide maximum regenerative results: microneedling. Call us today to book your microneedling appointment at aNu Aesthetics.

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