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Does Fractional Radiofrequency Microneedling Help Tighten The Neck?

Radiofrequency microneedling has been one of the forerunners of cosmetic non-surgical treatments. The appeal of radiofrequency treatment lies in its being a non-invasive procedure that ensures safety and minimal downtime while still producing effects comparable to cosmetic surgery. 

So does fractional radiofrequency microneedling help tighten the neck? Yes, because by boosting elastin and collagen production, Fractional Radiofrequency Microneedling treatment is capable of addressing various skin concerns such as lax skin, scars, and excessive sweating. It works on all skin types and on many parts of the body such as the neck, face, stomach, and thighs.

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Uses Of Fractional RF Microneedling For The Neck

It’s important to know the benefits you’ll be getting from fractional RF microneedling. If your problem area is your neck, fractional RF microneedling can help you a lot. Some uses of fractional radiofrequency microneedling for the neck include skin rejuvenation and tightening, removal of acne scars, and hyperhidrosis. 

1) Skin Rejuvenation/Skin Tightening

By delivering a tolerable amount of thermal energy and radiofrequency waves through the deeper layers of the skin, RF treatments have been shown to stimulate collagen and elastin production. Because of this mechanism, the neck skin is effectively lifted and tightened, causing the improvement in the appearance of wrinkles and necklines.

A combination treatment is also often used by doctors to maximize results when it comes to neck skin tightening. One of the treatments used in this combination approach is platelet-rich plasma (PRP), which is shown to bring favorable results when used together with RF microneedling on skin laxity. PRP is obtained by drawing blood in the arm and using a machine to separate plasma and platelets from other blood components. PRP is then injected through the area that underwent RF microneedling.

Another treatment suitable for a combination approach with RF microneedling is Bipolar radiofrequency. When used together, they’ve been shown to complement each other in such a way that the reduction of adipose tissue and skin tightening effect of RF microneedling is supplemented by bipolar radiofrequency that stimulates collagen and elastin production.

2) Removal of Acne Scars

The improvement of the appearance of acne scars is also brought by the RF energy when it passes through the deep layers of the skin to stimulate the production of collagen.

3) Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis or the production of too much sweat rather than what is needed to maintain the body temperature is also effectively reduced through the reduction of sweat glands from the skin of the neck and face.

Safety Of Fractional RF When Used To Tighten The Neck 

Neck skin is as delicate as other facial skin such as around the eye and lips. As such, it is important that cosmetic procedures be adjusted to cater to your needs without compromising your safety. With its adjustable needle depth, the 30 to90 minute procedure time of the microneedling therapy is proven safe and with little to no downtime.

Depending on your desired treatment, the delivery of RF energy by the micro-needles may also be adjusted, in such a way that it may have a semi-insulated tip to allow targeted therapy or a non-insulated tip to allow diffuse distribution of RF energy.

However, despite its good safety profile, it must be noted that the procedure isn’t for everyone and must be avoided by people who:

  • are pregnant;
  • have active skin infections;
  • have a history of cold sores which may be reactivated by the procedure;
  • are at risk of forming keloids or hypertrophic scars; 
  • are at risk of not healing properly when wounded (e.g., people with hemophilia);
  • are on blood thinners such as aspirin; and
  • are on chemo or radiotherapy.

Side Effects of Fractional Microneedling RF 

Fractional microneedling RF has minimal side effects. These include mild redness, minor swelling or bruising, and scaling. These may go away on their own although cold compress and over-the-counter drugs may be used to alleviate the discomfort that comes with it. Since these side effects are minimal, RF treatments have short recovery times. Normal activities may be resumed immediately even a day after the treatment.

Major side effects for microneedling RF may also occur but are rare, and these include infections, prolonged bleeding, and systemic symptoms such as fatigue and headache. 

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Other Body Parts Where You Can Do RF Microneedling Into

RF microneedling is often used to address the loose skin on the face and neck area. However, it can also be used on improving the skin laxity and reduction of fats of other areas such as:

  • Upper arms and thighs, the sagging of which is expected especially in older women due to increased fatty deposits in addition to reduced physical activity and lower testosterone levels compared to men; 
  • Bra-line area, in which the increased concentration of fatty tissues causes the appearance of a “bra bulge”; and
  • Abdomen, which also stores fats due to multifactorial reasons such as genetics, increased alcohol intake, sedentary lifestyle, and stress.

These areas are prone to the production of cellulite and fat cell deposition also due to the reduced production of collagen.

Other Skin Treatments To Tighten The Neck Area

As previously mentioned, RF microneedling treatments aren’t for everyone. Should you be one of those who can’t undergo this procedure, there are still other non-invasive skin treatments that also work to tighten sagging neck skin. These alternative non-invasive skin treatments include the following:

  • Application of skin-firming cream and lotion which produce subtle firming effects and without downtime;
  • Ultrasound treatments, which also entail delivering thermal energy to the skin to stimulate collagen production, with best results appearing after 6 months and lasting up to 2 to 3 years; and
  • Laser treatments, which entail delivering lasers to the layers of the skin to tighten skin also by boosting collagen production, with best results appearing 2 to 6 months after the treatment.

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By working on a deeper level, the RF treatments significantly improve the appearance of the skin surface. When used alone or in combination with other treatments, the 30-minute procedure has been shown to effectively tighten the neck skin. It can also improve other skin concerns of other parts of the body such as the face, upper arms, abdomen, and thighs.

The team of aNu Aesthetics, headed by Dr. Cristyn Watkins, guarantees that your skin is expertly taken care of and gently handled to restore its youthful glow. We are sure to give you the best cosmetic procedure suitable for your skin’s needs. Contact us today at (816) 670-4406.

Heal Your Face Like Never Before With microNeedling

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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