Thermage vs. Ultherapy: Which One Is Better?

Thermage vs. Ultherapy: Which One Is Better? | Skin Technique

Thermage and Ultherapy offer great benefits for patients struggling with sagging skin and signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles. They make your skin appear tighter and rejuvenated without lengthy recovery times. Thermage is generally used on patients who want to address issues with texture and sagging of the skin, while Ultherapy is more effective in stimulating deep skin layers to reduce the look of sagging jowls or drooping brows. 

To determine which treatment is better for you, book a consultation at the SkinTechnique clinic to discuss your areas of concern, medical history, and desired results.

What is Thermage?

Thermage is a treatment that tightens and contours the skin using radiofrequency energy. It creates a refreshed, lifted, and tightened look and stimulates existing collagen proteins to encourage them to produce more. Contour your face and body by lifting the structure of sagging skin while enhancing your texture and smoothing out the look of wrinkles and cellulite. 

What is Ultherapy?

Ultherapy uses ultrasound technology to lift the skin from deep inside, utilizing ultrasound visualization energy to reach the same depths within the skin as a surgical facelift. This non-surgical facelift has no side effects or downtime involved. The deep skin tissues are heated, and the skin responds by producing collagen. You will enjoy tighter skin that stays firm and youthful.

Similarities and Differences between the two Treatments

The main difference between Thermage and Ultherapy is the energy that is used to activate collagen production in the skin. Thermage uses radiofrequency technology to target skin layers, while Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy. Both treatments use the latest technology to lift and rejuvenate the skin, predominantly on the face and around the neck. However, thermage can also be used to treat areas of concern on the body.

Who is an Ideal Candidate for Thermage Treatment?

Thermage is an excellent non-surgical treatment option for those looking to restore a firmer, tighter and more youthful appearance. Thermage can also be used to contour the body and reduce sagging in the thighs, abdomen, face, and neck – along with treating the look of cellulite and folds in the skin.

Who is an Ideal Candidate for Ultherapy?

The ideal candidate for Ultherapy is someone who struggles with loose skin on the face and around the neck. Ultherapy is a leader in skin tightening technology for the face, as it is ideal for lifting sagging jowls and brows. Ultherapy is also ideal for people who want more dramatic results, especially around thinner areas of the skin.  

Can you Combine These Treatments?

When considering combining treatments like Ultherapy and Thermage, it’s important to think about how they will complement each other. Ultherapy technology is used for non-surgical body and face skin tightening, while Thermage focuses on contouring. 

Therefore, combining the two treatments can give you a full-facial rejuvenation. However, if you’re looking to target different concerns such as sun damage and pigment issues, you should look into combining Thermage with a different treatment such as Fraxel Laser Therapy or a dermal filler

How Does the Ultherapy Procedure and Recovery Work?

Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy to stimulate collagen production in the deepest layer of the skin. The results of this procedure will be fully realized in 2-3 months, and the procedure is minimally invasive, requiring no downtime. You may experience redness, swelling, and tenderness in your skin, but this will resolve on its own in a few days. You can return to normal activities the day after your treatment.

How Does the Thermage Procedure and Recovery Work?

The Thermage procedure utilizes a handpiece fitted with a smooth-tip to heat the deeper layers of the skin, helping to stimulate collagen production and encourage cell renewal. This radiofrequency energy helps to regenerate and heal damaged cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in wrinkles, crepey skin and cellulite.

The full results of the Thermage treatment may take up to six months to be visible but touch-up treatments can help maintain the results for longer periods of time. After the procedure there may be some slight redness or swelling but this usually subsides within a few days.

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What are the Benefits of Thermage and Ultherapy?

Both Thermage and Ultherapy are extremely popular anti-aging procedures, taking the place of surgical facelifts with no downtime or side effects. The benefits of Thermage and Ultherapy include:

  1. Fast procedure times.
  2. Reduced signs of wrinkles.
  3. Boosts collagen production.
  4. Lifts sagging skin.
  5. Improves skin’s texture and fine lines.
  6. No needles or surgeries are needed.
  7. Quick recovery time.
  8. Long-lasting results.

How Deeply do These Treatments Penetrate the Skin?

Thermage penetrates the dermis to the subcutaneous fat layer. This treatment only penetrates shallower areas of the skin, but it works on more expansive areas of the body and face, delivering a large volume of energy in one session. Get rid of minor to moderate skin concerns like sagging, fine lines, and cellulite.

Ultherapy stimulates deeper skin layers, specifically targeting the deepest layer above the muscle tissue. This layer becomes thinner as we age, causing wrinkles and sagging. The ultrasound technology used with Ultherapy targets multiple skin layers for long-lasting results deep in the skin.

Which Treatment Option is Right for Me?

Ultherapy and Thermage lead the way for skin-tightening procedures that use new technology to avoid needles or incisions while still providing great results. Consider your skin type, concerns, expectations, and budget when deciding. You need to consider many factors, so write down plenty of questions before attending your SkinTechnique consultation. All treatment options will be explained to you, and your procedure will be chosen to achieve your specific goals.


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