When we think of skin care and the signs of aging, we tend to focus on our face. Sunscreen and tailored topical treatments often become a part of our daily routine for our face, but we often forget about the way that sun damage and aging affect other parts of the body. The neck, chest or décolletage area is an often neglected part of our skin and, over time, this can lead to the appearance of sun spots, fine lines, wrinkles, or crepey skin along this area.
Thankfully, when it comes to chest rejuvenation, there are a variety of non-invasive treatment options that can help to reduce the appearance of aging on the chest area. One of the most popular treatments is the use of dermal fillers like Sculptra. Sculptra injections are composed of poly-L-lactic acid, which naturally aids in stimulating collagen production in the body, helping to improve the look and feel of the skin.
If you’re frustrated by the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, or other signs of aging on the face, neck, and chest, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green is here to help. Dr. Green is an expert in NYC in non-invasive cosmetic dermatology and skin rejuvenation. Her discreet, private, New York office offers the most cutting edge FDA-approved treatment options from Botox and Juvederm injections, to Fraxel laser, skin resurfacing laser treatments, Thermage, Vivace Microneedling, eMatrix, Aquagold, CoolSculpting, chemical peels, and Cosmelan.
Best fillers for the décolletage
Dermal fillers vary in terms of formulation, and each offers its own unique benefits. One of the most common varieties of dermal fillers is that of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, such as Juvederm, Restylane, and Belotero. Hyaluronic acid fillers are able to use a naturally occurring substance in the body – hyaluronic acid – to boost new collagen formation. This in turn reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and can also help to correct age-related volume loss in the midface, or create natural-looking cheek and lip augmentation.
Another excellent dermal filler when it comes to substantial, long-lasting volume correction is Sculptra. Sculptra relies on the use of poly-L-lactic acid, a common substance used in medical products for over 20 years. Poly-L-lactic acid is biodegradable, meaning it’s broken down in the body while simultaneously igniting collagen production, creating natural volume restoration. Sculptra is able to restore volume, as well as reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and, even improve the look of cellulite and acne scarring.
Can Sculptra be used on the chest?
Sculptra has been FDA-approved for over a decade for cosmetic facial restoration, treating midface, chin, and jawline, as well as facial jowls, marionette lines, and nasolabial folds (smile lines). Additionally, due to its collagen stimulation in the body, board-certified dermatologists and injectors, like Dr. Michele Green, have found it a superior dermal filler for rejuvenation in a variety of areas of the body, including for the buttocks, hip dips, hands, inner arms, upper knees, décolletage, and chest area.
Dermal fillers to treat the neck and chest
When Sculptra is injected into the skin of the neck or chest area, it can help to quickly restore age-related volume loss on the surface of the skin, without the need for any downtime. Over time, Sculptra stimulates your body’s own collagen production, which in turn creates longer-lasting skin rejuvenation, and reduces the appearance of wrinkles and improves your skin texture. The new collagen stimulated also helps to improve the look of crepey skin on the décolletage. It’s an excellent way to improve the look and feel of the chest without the need for recovery time, results which last up to two years.
Sculptra décolletage treatment
The process of Sculptra décolletage treatment is simple and convenient. First, you’ll meet with Dr. Green either for an in-person or virtual consultation where she’ll assess your current skin condition. During your consultation, you’ll be able to discuss your previous medical history, as well as your aesthetic needs and goals, which will help Dr. Green to create the best treatment plan for you.
Sculptra treatment itself requires a topical numbing cream on the treatment area, and patients are encouraged to avoid blood thinners, vitamin E, and any other supplements which can increase a risk of bruising prior to treatment. During the procedure, Sculptra is injected into the designated treatment area. After treatment, you can resume normal activity, and results will continue to develop over the course of the following 4-6 weeks. It is important to follow the “rule of 5’s” after injection, where you massage the treated area 5 times a day for 5 minutes for 5 days. The process for Sculptra usually requires a series of treatments (3-4) spaced one month apart, at which point patients can enjoy full rejuvenation for up to two years.
Can Sculptra be used on breasts?
Though Sculptra can be used in the chest area to reduce the appearance of fine lines, stretch marks, or other signs of aging, it is not recommended that Sculptra be used directly on the breasts. In rare cases, Sculptra can become firm in areas of delicate tissue which–in the case of breast tissue–can lead to unnecessary biopsies or concern. For this reason, we recommend Sculptra be used to boost volume along the surface of the chest area, rather than to add volume directly in the breast.
Does Sculptra tighten the skin?
Though Sculptra is not formulated as a skin tightening treatment, its ability to stimulate the body’s natural collagen development helps to create healthy, firmer skin which can in turn help to tighten loose skin. For patients with moderate to severe skin laxity on the chest, Dr. Green may recommend combining Sculptra with Thermage skin tightening treatment for optimal chest rejuvenation to the décolleté area. Thermage works through radiofrequency heating to also stimulate new collagen production, without any downtime and needs to be repeated only once a year or two years. The combination of Thermage and Sculptra is often the ideal treatments for patents who want skin rejuvenation without any downtime.
Can Botox and Sculptra help chest wrinkles?
Botox, which is designed to reduce the appearance of dynamic wrinkles on the face and neck, can often be combined with other dermal fillers in order to achieve the ultimate rejuvenation. When it comes to creating a “liquid facelift”, Dr. Green often works with a combination of Botox and dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, or Sculptra. Additionally, Dr. Green has crafted a combination treatment of Botox, Sculptra, and other contouring treatments like Kybella and Thermage in order to create a “Nefertiti” non-invasive neck lift that can rejuvenate both the jawline, neck, and décolletage.
Other Cosmetic Treatments for Chest Wrinkles
Aside from Sculptra injections, there are a variety of other cosmetic treatments for chest wrinkles that Dr. Green offers in her boutique NYC office. Fraxel, eMatrix, Vivace, chemical peels, Aquagold, and Microneedling with PRP, are only some of the few treatments that Dr. Green offers to give you the best cosmetic rejuvenation. When you work with Dr. Green, she will use the most cutting edge cosmetic dermatology treatments which are available, tailoring a treatment plan that best meets your needs.
Non-Invasive Chest Rejuvenation
Particularly when it comes to the chest, Dr. Green often recommends dermal fillers and skin tightening treatments, like Thermage FLX, in order to help reduce skin laxity in the chest area. Thermage FLX relies on radiofrequency energy to boost collagen and elastin deep within the dermis, which in turn helps to improve the elasticity and firmness of the skin. Though often compared to other skin tightening treatments like Ultherapy, Thermage FLX is considered the “gold standard”, as it offers a fast and painless treatment experience, and patients require zero downtime post-treatment. Additionally, if patients are seeking treatment for brown spots or other forms of discoloration, Dr. Green offers intense pulsed light (IPL) laser treatment, as well as Fraxel, Vivace, and eMatrix laser treatments, which can be safely used on the chest.
An excellent treatment for rejuvenating the skin of the chest area is that of PRP Microneedling. PRP Microneedling uses tiny needles to create pinpricks in the surface of the skin, which activates the wound-healing properties of the skin and induces new collagen production in the treatment area. Additionally, these tiny pricks create micro-channels into the layers of the dermis which allow the skin to absorb healing nutrients and serums. Platelet-rich plasma is a serum that uses your own platelets to provide you with nourishing growth factors that can help to rejuvenate the skin. PRP Microneedling is an excellent way to improve the appearance of wrinkled or crepey skin, as well as to reduce the appearance of scarring or other skin imperfections.
If you’re interested in body contouring in the chest area and struggle with stubborn pockets of fat, CoolSculpting or Kybella injectable treatment may be right for you. Both CoolSculpting and Kybella are able to permanently eliminate fat cells from the treatment area, helping to rejuvenate areas like the chest or submental area (under the chin).
CoolMini in chin area, 4 months
Plastic Surgery Chest Rejuvenation
When it comes to chest rejuvenation, there are plastic surgery options that can surgically contour the chest area. These include limited liposuction to reduce pockets of stubborn fat along the neck, as well as surgical neck lifts to rejuvenate the neck and chest area. However, these invasive surgeries typically require general anesthesia, ample recovery time, and often don’t yield permanent results. For these reasons, non-invasive treatment options have become incredibly popular over the past decade.
Sculptra injections for collagen stimulation
If you’re seeking neck, décolletage, or chest rejuvenation, without the need for recovery time or invasive procedures, Dr. Green is here to help. With the best skin care, and over 25 years of expertise in cosmetic injectables, Botox, Juvederm, Restylane, skin resurfacing lasers, skin tightening, non-invasive body contouring, Fraxel, PRP injections, and Microneedling, Dr. Green is voted one of the best dermatologists in New York each year. Please contact our office online, or call us at 212-535-3088 today to develop your tailored treatment plan with Dr. Green.