Exploring the Differences and Benefits of Ulthera and Thermage
Ulthera and Thermage are two of the most popular non-invasive skin tightening and rejuvenation treatments available today. Both treatments offer a variety of benefits to individuals looking to improve their appearance, but there are key differences between the two treatments.
Ulthera is an FDA-cleared ultrasound treatment that uses focused ultrasound energy to target deeper layers of skin and tissue. By targeting these deeper layers, Ulthera is able to stimulate the production of new collagen and elastin, which helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. This treatment is typically used to treat the face, neck, and decolletage.
Thermage is a radiofrequency treatment that uses an energy source to heat deeper layers of skin and tissue. It works by stimulating the body’s natural healing process, which helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. This treatment is typically used to treat the face, neck, and body.
Differences between Ulthera and Thermage
Thermage has the edge when it comes to contouring, helping patients to directly address skin issues like crepey, uneven and cellulite-marked skin, while also lifting droopy fat bulges. Ultherapy on the other hand uses a more intense thermal technology to boost collagen and elastin renewal in the deeper SMAS (superficial musculoaponeurotic system, an organized fibrous network composed of the platysma muscle, parotid fascia, and fibromuscular layer covering the cheek) layer of the skin, and produces more impressive results for patients who suffer from deeper wrinkles and severe cases of skin sagging.
Common benefits of Ulthera and Thermage
Both Ulthera and Thermage offer a variety of benefits. Some of the most common benefits of these treatments include:
- Reduced appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
- Improved skin texture and tone
- Improved firmness of skin
- Improved overall facial volume
Both treatments are FDA-approved and have shown good results in treating aging concerns such as skin sagging, laxity, fine lines and wrinkles. Results are generally considered long lasting for both and results take anywhere from two to three months to show.
Overall, both Ulthera and Thermage are excellent non-invasive skin tightening and rejuvenation treatments that can help improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. They can also be used together as they complement each other to help you achieve the most optimal antiaging results.