What are the pros and cons of ThermiTight versus Ulthx for the face? I am in my late 50's.
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ThermiTight/Skin Tightening/High Definition procedures
Thank you for your question. I recommend a combination of procedures for optimal results.
ThermiTight utilizes a small electrode inserted under the skin to heat tissue to a selected therapeutic temperature. Literature has shown that elevating skin to a therapeutic temperature level can contract collagen molecules and stimulate collagen production, which may give the appearance of lifting or tightening. Fat reduction is rare, unless set to high temperatures and kept at high temperatures for a significant amount of time .
To best answer your question, it depends on how much skin laxity you have. ThermiTight can work well in the thigh area to tighten skin that is mild to moderately laxity. Surgery may be a better option, if you have excessive laxity. Results with ThermiTight vary from patient to patient. You should experience some overall improvement.
The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.
Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery.
Best of luck!
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Facial Aging and Lasers like Fraxel/Clear + Brilliant, RF like VIVA, Peels, Fillers, Skin Care, Face Lift, Fat Injections
THERMI TIGHT PROBABLY THE BEST AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME
Of all the treatments available on the market today, ThermiTight , sometimes followed by ThermiSmooth 250 gives the very best results, generally in the range of 50 to 80 percent improvement. Before I made the decision to purchase this machine, I had to be convinced that I would have mostly very happy patients after treatment. Now, we are treating the abdominal wall, the loose skin around the knees, the upper arms, the buttocks and mostly the face and neck..It is best to pick a physician who has done more than a few because there is a learning curve with this method.
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