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.
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
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.
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.
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