Ultherapy uses micro-focused ultrasound energy to trigger your body’s own natural healing process to lift, tone and tighten the skin gradually —without surgery or downtime. It targets deep tissue layers like SMAS (simply put the facial muscle which helps to give the face its shape). The ultrasound energy allows for the deepest penetration of energy from 1.5mm, 3.0mm up to 4.5mm underneath the skin, the same layer plastic surgeons tighten during an invasive face lift surgery.
Ultherapy is safe and effective as it is the only FDA-approved procedure for non-invasive skin tightening and lifting. The ultrasound technology provides an added value of precision and safety by allowing doctors to see precisely what layer of tissue they are treating with real-time imaging.
Thermage uses radiofrequency technology to smooth, tighten and contour skin for an overall younger looking appearance. The patented Mono-polar Capacitive Radiofrequency differs from other RF machines as it delivers heat to the deeper, collagen-rich layers of the skin.
With a cooling and vibration technology incorporated, it enhances your comfort level with little to no downtime. Thermage first pioneered the non-invasive treatment of wrinkles using radiofrequency energy over ten years ago. To date, more than 1 million treatments have been performed successfully worldwide.
What is the difference between Ultherapy and Thermage?
Although both Ultherapy and Thermage are well-established, non-invasive energy-based treatments for lifting and firming, they actually use different forms of energy and work to target different layers of the skin.
Ultherapy uses micro- focused ultrasound energy with the deepest penetration of energy up to 4.5mm underneath the skin to target the SMAS (targeting facial muscle). At this foundational layer, ultrasonic energy delivered will stimulate new collagen thus lifting, toning and tightening loose, sagging skin.
On the other hand, Thermage uses Radio Frequency (RF) energy to target to the deeper, collagen-rich layer to stimulate collagen production, thus effective at plumping up fine lines and wrinkles.
Is Ultherapy or Thermage better for me?
Why choose between Ultherapy and Thermage when you should do both! This dual treatment is a 2-in-1 procedure that provides dual results and saves time. The Dual Lift Program can help patients achieve a slimming effect for a more V-shaped face by lifting and tightening loose, sagging skin around the eyelids, brow line and jawline. At the same time, treating fine line and wrinkles around the mouth, eyes, forehead. Improved definition on jawline and under the chin.
An overall tightened, more contoured and youthful appearance achieved naturally without surgery.
How many sessions do I need? How long do the results last?
Visible improvements can be experienced after 1 treatment, although results may take up to 3 months to fully develop due to the body’s natural response rate. Generally, the lifting effects can last up to 12 months before a repeat treatment is recommended for optimal results.
Who is a suitable candidate for this treatment?
A good candidate is someone with some degree of laxity, to the point of looking, and often feeling less firm. Loose skin under the neck or jawline, or lines and wrinkles, are signals to consider starting treatment. Typically, those in their 30s and older who have mild to moderate skin laxity are good candidates.
Contact us today for a detailed skin analysis with a customized treatment plan.
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