The Differences Between Ultherapy vs Thermage Treatments

The Differences Between Ultherapy vs Thermage Treatments

The Differences Between Ultherapy vs Thermage Treatments

As you consider Thermage or Ultherapy, it’s important to know the similarities and differences between the two. Ultherapy treatments are used to lift the skin at deeper layers than Thermage treatments do, which is why it takes more sessions with Ultherapy to see results than with Thermage. 

How Does Ultherapy Work? 

Ultherapy is a non-invasive FDA-cleared procedure. This treatment uses ultrasound energy beneath the surface of the skin to stimulate collagen production. Ultherapy treatments are more suitable for tightening areas around the jaw line, lifting eyelids, tightening neck skin, and diminishing wrinkles.  Menopausal women will benefit from Ultherapy more than Thermage because of hormonal changes that cause laxity in skin tissue

How Does Thermage Work?

Thermage uses radiofrequency (RF) technology to deliver heat deep into tissues, stimulating new collagen production.  When performed on the face, the procedure tightens glandular tissues which is why it’s primarily used to improve facial contours such as smoothing out lines across the forehead or between the eyes.  Thermage is also used to tighten the abdominal area, that is the advantage of doing Thermage on larger areas. A single treatment takes about 30 to 90 minutes depending on the treatment area, and there is little to no downtime.

How many treatments do I need?

Thermage treatments take about an hour while Ultherapy takes 30 minutes.  These procedures can be performed on any part of the body including your face, neck, arms, hands, chest, or abdomen. 

In terms of downtime, both treatments require only minimal recovery with no invasive incisions or stitches necessary for either procedure.   Both procedures have similar results when performed on men with great results achieved after 3-4 sessions with 2-3 treatments within a year.  Most individuals only need one treatment.  For severe skin laxity, two treatments may be more beneficial.

These procedures can be performed on the same day as other non-invasive procedures that you use for self-care, including chemical peels and microdermabrasion, and both Ultherapy and Thermage enhance other skin rejuvenation treatments such as laser resurfacing and injectables like Botox. 

Call Beauty & Body by Mia to Find Out More

If you want to find out more, then reach out to me. I am more than happy to explain the differences, or even set an appointment for you to come in talk about which treatment is the best one for you and your results. 

 

Take Summer by Storm with Beauty Treatments to Feel Your Best!

Take Summer by Storm with Beauty Treatments to Feel Your Best!

Summer is in the air and we all want to look and feel our best. Sure, you could get a haircut, or your nails done. But why not consider turning back the clock? And what better way to look and feel your best than a visit to your local spa and indulge yourself? But with such an array of options, how do you choose? Easy: you want fast, effective, non-invasive, and zero down time. And that means Ultrasound Therapy (Ultherapy).

So What Is Ultherapy?

Ultherapy is an FDA-approved treatment that utilizes ultrasound technology to lift, tighten, and tone your skin. Without being invasive, this treatment reaches deep into the dermis, far deeper than other non-invasive therapies. The ultrasound frequency stimulates collagen production, which causes the skin to tighten and, in the dermis layer, helps the creation of fibroblasts — a matrix of fibers that support new cell growth and improve the skin. These same fibroblasts help your skin cells replace and regenerate, leading to more firm, subtle, and youthful-looking skin.

Because this therapy uses ultrasound, your provider can see the area she is treating, ensuring the treatment energy reaches the correct areas, bringing the most benefit. Ultherapy is most often performed on the face, under the chin, and the neck, but in fact it can be used anywhere you have lax skin.

Sometimes Ultherapy is likened to a non-invasive facelift, but this is misleading. Ultherapy is quick, safe, often requires only one visit, and comes with no downtime. For anyone not ready to go under the knife, Ultherapy is the perfect alternative.

Contact Beauty & Body by Mia Today

There is no better way to enjoy the summer than looking and feeling your best. Even better, looking and feeling your best with a safe, quick, no downtime beauty procedure like Ultherapy. Come visit Beauty & Body by Mia and let us treat you to some pre-summer pampering. And while you are here, check out our other ways to make you look and feel great: beauty treatments, body treatments, vitamin injections, and even Mesotherapy Injections can all make your good summer great.

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