The main difference between Thermage and Ultherapy is the type of energy each uses to restore collagen production. Radiofrequency is used for Thermage, while Ultherapy uses ultrasound. This energy difference is important because ultrasound can generally reach deeper into the dermal layer.
Thermage is better for patients who care more about addressing the texture and quality of sagging skin. It has the power to tackle problematic issues like cellulite or drooping fat thanks to its emphasis on contouring. However, Ultherapy is generally more effective when it comes to stimulating deeper skin layers.
Thermage and Ultherapy both use energy to restore collagen production in the dermal layer of the skin. But the type of energy each treatment uses is different. Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy while Thermage uses radiofrequency energy. Both create heat.
Both Thermage and Ultherapy are similar in that they are both have skin tightening technologies so, though the combination can be done, it's rarely the most effective approach.
RF Microneedling skin tightening results generally appear more quickly than Ultherapy. Skin-lifting typically occurs after three months; however, results depend on individual skin laxity.
Laser resurfacing This is the most effective procedure for tightening loose skin.
Jennifer Aniston, Christie Brinkley, Vanessa Williams, and Paulina Porizkova are just a few of the stars who use Ultherapy as their go-to alternative to old-school facelifts. If you've ever wondered how everyone in Hollywood is all endlessly youthful—but still natural—it's probably Ultherapy.
Fat atrophy was a problem when Thermage first was released onto the market, and was specifically an issue when patients were placed under general anesthesia and unable to report any unusual pain. This resulted in fat being burned.
But they all have this follow-up question: “Does Ultherapy hurt?” In general, Ultherapy doesn't cause pain. Because this treatment uses ultrasound energy to trigger skin tightening, patients will feel a heating sensation and tingling below the dermis.
Both procedures take about the same time to perform. But in general, you can expect to see full results from Ultherapy in 2 to 3 months after treatment. Results with Thermage can take 6 months.
The results can be worth it. In fact, Ultherapy is often regarded as a great option for patients with moderate facial sagging, and in fact has won year after year as the best non-invasive lifting treatment.
Your technician might also give you a few pre-treatment instructions – follow these exactly. Schedule your Thermage appointment no sooner than four weeks after any other anti-wrinkle treatment. Using Thermage too soon after other treatments could cause damage to your skin and impact your overall results.
Ultherapy treatments stimulate the skin from the inside out to smooth and tighten many areas, including the face, jowls, eyes, and brow. Ultherapy is also effective for lifting the skin on specific areas of the body, including the neck, chest, knees, and stomach.
Whether you're frustrated by crow's feet and wrinkles around the eye, or you're feeling defeated by dark eye bags, Thermage treatment can help. A Thermage “brow lift” can create results akin to a surgical “eye lift” (a much smaller version of a facelift) without the need for invasive surgery or downtime.
How long will the effects of the Thermage procedure last? The Thermage CPT procedure helps tighten existing collagen and stimulate new natural collagen production for up to six months following the treatment.
The most frequently reported side effects are swelling and redness in the treatment area. These side effects usually dissipate within a few hours, but may last for a few weeks in extreme cases. Some patients have reported bruising as a result of their Thermage® treatment, but this is extremely uncommon.
Will it cause pigmentation problems? No changes in pigmentation are usually seen. Also your skin will not be red and peely after the procedure making it ideal for those with darker skin tones.
Once CoolSculpting removes the stubborn fat, Thermage will target the skin, making it taut and trim. The two treatments compliment each other perfectly and will leave your skin feeling tighter, your body feeling more toned and overall looking more trim.
Ultherapy, which means (Ultrasound Therapy) is a non-invasive and non-surgical treatment used to improve, lift, and tighten loose skin and wrinkles. This is usually done on the face and other parts of the body where loose skin occurs.
We strongly recommend that our clients receive Ultherapy once a year as part of their regular skincare routine to keep results consistent. That's because this revolutionary non-surgical facelift encourages your body to produce new, healthy collagen, and this takes between several weeks and several months.
What Is FaceTite? This is an FDA-approved, minimally invasive treatment that delivers radiofrequency (RF) energy under the skin's surface to melt fat and stimulate collagen production. This tightens the skin from within the dermis.
While Ulthera is limited to treating the facial area and décolletage, Morpheus8 and Halo treatments offer more versatility with their ability to address skin concerns on other parts of the body, including areas such as the abdomen, legs, buttocks, arms, hands, chest and neck.
Ultherapy is the only FDA-cleared, non-invasive procedure that lifts the neck, chin and brow, and improves lines and wrinkles on the upper chest. As we age, collagen breaks down, resulting in loss of skin strength and elasticity. Through time-tested ultrasound technology, Ultherapy helps produce new collagen growth.