As we age, we unfortunately loose skin elasticity and collagen. If only we could walk around holding up our faces. The good news is there are advanced technologies available that can help stimulate collagen and in a sense turn back time. 2 frequently researched non surgical treatments for skin tightening are Thermage and Ultherapy. This article provides information about the technology, downtime, and results feedback of Ultherapy vs Thermage to give you an overview of both of these popular treatments.
Ultherapy vs Thermage: Which is right for me?
How does Thermage work?
Thermage uses focused radiofrequency technology to deliver heat to regenerate the skin’s collagen. There is a cooling mechanism that works in conjunction with the radiofrequency to help cool down and protect the outer layer of the skin while the radiofrequency delivers deep energy. Thermage is indicated to improve sagging skin and is often used to treat wrinkles around the eyes, face, and body.
What can I expect during a Thermage treatment?
The treatment itself takes about 45 minutes for an area such as the eyes or face and about 90 minutes for larger areas of the body. Comfort during treatment varies based on pain tolerance but is overall considered comfortable. There is no downtime said to be associated with Thermage except mild redness or swelling. Treatment results happen gradually and can take approximately 6 months for the optimal tightening effect.
How does it Ultherapy work?
Ultherapy uses advanced ultrasound technology to stimulate the body’s own regenerative response. Low levels of heat are delivered below the skin leaving the surface of the skin undisturbed. Ultherapy uses ultrasound technology and also imaging letting the practitioners to see the layers of tissue they are treated to ensure the energy is delivered where it will be most beneficial. Ultherapy bypasses the outer layer of the skin delivering the right amount of ultrasound energy and temperature. Ultherapy is designed to tighten sagging skin and also lift the skin.
What can I expect during an Ultherapy treatment?
The treatment also takes approximately 45 minutes to 90 minutes depending on the size of the area that’s treated. Ultherapy pain level also varies based on pain tolerance but is also considered comfortable. There is also no downtime associated with Ultherapy other then possible redness or swelling. Treatment results happen gradually and can take approximately 6 months for the optimal effect.
Results for Ultherapy vs Thermage
In Dr. Ritacca’s professional opinion Ultherapy is more efficacious then Thermage due to the imaging system with Ultherapy that allows practitioners to see precisely where they are delivering the energy to; delivering it deeper to the connective tissue that attaches the skin to the bone therefore lifting the face vertically.
Why Choose Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa for Ultherapy Treatments in the North Chicago Suburbs?
Dr. Ritacca was one of the first physicians in the country to carry the new state of the art technology Ultherapy. We have since successfully performed hundreds of treatments.
To schedule your complimentary Ultherapy consultation, please call us at (847)367-8815.