Ultherapy v Thermage: Skin Tightening
Ultherapy and Thermage are both non-invasive treatments for lifting and tightening loose or sagging skin. Learn the difference between these two skin tightening treatments and why SKINNEY Medspa loves to use both treatments for the ultimate anti-aging solution.
Skin Tightening Treatments
As we grow older, collagen, the protein responsible for maintaining our skin’s flexibility, strength, and firmness, begins to break down. This depletion in collagen leads to loose, sagging skin that we associate with aging.
In the past, the only way to significantly improve loose or sagging skin on the face and neck was with invasive cosmetic surgery such as a neck lift, face lift, or eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty.
Fortunately, revolutionary advancements in non-invasive cosmetic technologies provides men and women with effective skin tightening treatments that are non-surgical and require no downtime.
Ultherapy and Thermage
The two leading non-invasive skin tightening treatments are Ultherapy and Thermage. Both these treatments stimulate the body’s natural production of collagen, providing dramatic results over the span of several months.*
What is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is the only non-invasive, skin tightening treatment cleared by the FDA for lifting skin on the chin, brow, and neck. Ultherapy is also used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles that form on the on the low neck line area of the décolletage.¹
How does Ultherapy work?
Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy to safely pass through the skin’s surface, focusing controlled heat on the deeper layers of skin tissue. Heating the deeper layers of skin rejuvenates existing collagen and stimulates the body’s production of new collagen.¹*
Clinical studies have demonstrated that by stimulating the body’s natural collagen production, Ultherapy offers immediate lifting of the brow, neck, and chin, and continues to lift treated areas over the span of six months. *
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What is Thermage?
Thermage is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment, FDA approved to tighten loose skin around the eyes, lips, face, hands, arms, butt, and thighs. Clinical studies have demonstrated that Thermage can also decrease the signs of aging by smoothing out wrinkles and fine lines and restoring volume and plumpness to the skin.*
How does Thermage work?
Thermage works by using radio-frequency energy to reinforce existing collagen lying below the skin’s surface. Like Ultherapy, Thermage also triggers the body’s natural production of collagen. This can lead to added volume, that gradually plumps skin and smooths out wrinkles and fine lines over the span of several months.²*
Ultherapy v Thermage
While Ultherapy and Thermage are both non-invasive skin tightening treatments that work by rejuvenating existing collagen and triggering the production of new collagen, there are a few fundamental differences between the two anti-aging procedures.
- Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy to heat the deeper layers of skin tissue. Thermage heats these tissues using radio-frequency.
- Ultherapy is FDA approved to lift sagging skin around the face and neck. Thermage can tighten and tone skin on the neck and face, as well as other parts of the body, including the hands, stomach, arms, thighs, buttocks, and more.*
- Ultherapy is ideal for muscular lifting, such as loose neck skin or sagging brows. Thermage is ideal for plumping areas that have experienced volume loss due to aging. Thermage is especially effective at plumping skin around the eyes and adding volume to the lips.*
Skin Tightening NYC
SKINNEY Medspa, a premiere provider of skin tightening in NYC, uses both Thermage and Ultherapy to offer comprehensive anti-aging treatments. To learn more about anti-aging treatments from SKINNEY Medspa, please schedule a free consultation with a skincare specialist and receive 20% off a skin tightening treatment of your choice.