Thermitight vs. Ultherapy?
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Ultherapy vs Thermitight
Both treatments work on the theory that energy placed in the deep dermis can cause neocollagenesis and collagen stimulation/formation. The goal is to heat the lower skin tissue to 60+ degrees Celsius for collagen formation . Ultherapy uses ultrasound , whereas Thermitight uses radio frequency. In general, ultherapy may not provide as much tightening needed for someone in their mid 50s to 70s , which Thermitight can provide . Thermitight also provides heating to 100% of the treated tissue and tempeture can be increased higher than 60 degree C ( 70 degrees if desired, which will cause fat lipolysis which is beneficial if used in neck/submental area) whereas ultherapy " skips" small areas similar to the way Fraxel works, does not fully cover 100% of the treated tissue and remains at 60 degrees C . So to summarize :
In general ( I stress generalizations) :
Ultherapy : younger age 40s to mid 50s , less collagen stimulation , mild to moderate results , results lasts 1-1.5 years , no downtime, minimal side effects though very rare cases of fat atrophy reported. Treatment pain tolerance is a full spectrum that can be well tolerated in most individuals to painful for some individuals. Local anesthetic used by some physicians but not studied by the Ulthera company .
Thermitight : (any age) but recommended when more tightening is needed ages 50s to 70s, more collagen stimulation as temps can be higher , results can be moderate to dramatic , few days to 1 week swelling with need for facial compression garment for 1-2 days , local anesthetic is virtually painless with minimal to zero post op discomfort ( no pain meds needed) , results can last 3+ years , fat melting in certain areas like neck if physician chooses to use energy for lipolysis.
Of course patient expectations will also better determine which method maybe best
ThermiTight and Ultherapy can create a tighter jaw line
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ThermiTight vs. Ultherapy
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