Thermigen Vs Ultherapy?
- Asked by interbingung
- 7 months ago
Which is more effective for chin/jowl skin tightening ?
Thermigen Vs Ultherapy?
I have read the previous experts testimonies to the Ultherapy effect being better than the Thermigen RF treatments. If my colleagues took the time to fully understand these two therapies or treatments they would see these modalities are like comparing apples to oranges! One is "external", non invasive, applied to the skin surface while the other is minimal invasive. Yes with minimal invasion the skin is incised! These modalities address the skin/fat in such a different technologies. Than it is easy to see that in true expert hands the minimal invasive treatments of Thermigen RF can obtain excellent results in many body areas not just the face/neck as with the non invasive ultrasound, Ultherapy. If fact, Thermigen RF is being used to treat face, neck, under eyes, axillary fold, upper arms, breasts, abdomen, waist flanks, back, thighs, vaginal area offering impressive skin tightening and fat reduction of the sub dermal fat layer. In my hands I would offer the Thermigen to tighten the chin/jowls much over this external heating concept. But again that is my personal opinion. The test of time will be needed to demonstrate the ease of these therapies. Though I would recommend the prospective patient see doctor providers of both therapies.
I have the Ulthera and have seen Thermigen. Please read my discussion to get a better idea.
My clients have been very happy with the results they have seen with the Ulthera. They can walk in and do anything they want to do afterwards. Thermigen is quite similar to the new Precision Tx laser. It requires tumescent anesthesia and requires a chin strap afterwards. It goes under the skin and heats up the fat and skin to dissolve the fat and tighten the skin. It has thermal controls so the skin doesn't heat up to a dangerous level. I have seen it performed and the patient was comfortable during the procedure. It all boils down to results, and I haven't seen the "wow" results that would convert me from Ulthera to Thermigen. Thermigen is not FDA approved for this procedure either. The cost of the device is a lot less to the physician than the Precision Tx laser so the procedure should be less to the patient. It depends how invasive you want to be as to which you do. I'm staying with Ulthera for now. If you want more aggressive results, also look at the Precision Tx, which is the same technology as the Cellulaze laser.
Ultherapy for the lower face and jowls - Los Angeles
I use the Ultherapy system in my Los Angeles office and have found it an outstanding treatment for the lower face and jowl areas. Raffy Karamanoukian, Los Angeles
Web reference: http://karemd.com/cosmetic-dermatology/9/ulthera.aspx
Thermigen vs. Ultherapy
Ultherapy is a deep focused ultrasound that does not require any use of needles. Thermigen is a radiofrequency energy that is delivered via a cannula through the skin after local anesthetic is injected into the area to be treated. Although there is no suction of fat, the technique of infiltration and then passing a cannula back and forth is similar to liposuction. Swelling and brusing might occur to a greater extent than Ultherapy, but I am not aware of any comparison studies between the two technologies.
Thermigen is relatively new and I have not been exposed directly to this device so I can not comment from personal experience. I am awaiting trusted colleagues of mine who may have it to inform me of their results once enough months pass to see results and understand better the side effects.
Web reference: http://www.thenyac.com/ultherapy/index.html
Thermigen only treats the more superficial areas, while Ultherapy goes deeper for better results
While Thermigen most likely does something for the upper layers of the skin (as long as energies are reasonable), it doesn't go down deep enough to get the results that Ultherapy can achieve. When it comes to non-invasive devices, Ultherapy has the combination of precise treatment and deep results, which are a winning duo.
There are many other treatment regimens out there, but none that I have ever seen that deliver tightening that is impressive enough to be seen on pictures. Hope that helps!
Web reference: http://www.LovelySkin.com/Ulthera
Ultherapy vs. Thermigen: look for the evidence
There have been no head-to-head studies published comparing Ulthera and Thermigen, in fact I have not been able to find any peer-reviewed studies on Thermigen at all. Ultherapy uses microfocused ultrasound for precise heating at 3 different layers under the skin, while Thermigen is radiofrequency (RF), which is unfocused. Thermage is another version of RF that has been around for many years and there are several other RF devices on the market. All of them heat the skin to stimulate collagen remodeling. Ulthera is the only FDA-approved technology for noninvasive skin lifting of the face.
Web reference: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22531061
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