Is Venus Freeze Better Than Ulthera or Thermage?

i'm considering venus freeze for droopy skin in the face due to heavy exercising. I'm considering ulthera, venus freeze vs thermage. which one is better. Venus freeze is cheaper so im considering that the most.

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Venus Freeze vs Ulthera or Thermage

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I had a Thermage machine for years. I found it to be excessively painful, and without great results. They've changed the technology since then, but I have zero interest because I thought the old machine was overhyped. I have had Venus Freeze for about 18 months now - and have two machines. They run in my medical spa every single day, all day long. People love the results. I personally haven't used Ulthera, so I can't comment on it, but I can say we have treated people with Venus Freeze who had Ulthera treatments and many of them say the Venus procedure was much more comfortable and they got better results. Venus Freeze is the only machine that I go over and have the treatments done to myself as well, every few weeks, and since doing that I've had many patients comment on how much better I personally look. I really like it, and so do my patients.

Venus Legacy

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The only machine that provided any noticeable result was the Venus Freeze, which I purchased and have been very happy with. Improvements include the addition of horizontal probes to deliver the RF energy more effectively and deeply and a probe which provides suction to the skin to enhance lymphatic drainage and physically stress fat cells to improve volume reduction. In addition, they added real time constant temperature monitoring to the new machine. This means the technician can deliver more heat, more deeply and more safely in order to improve results further. We have only had the machine a short time but thus far everyone has been very pleased with the results.

G. Robert Meger, MD
Phoenix Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 96 reviews

Is Venus Freeze better than Thermage?

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Thanks for your question.  I have a Venus Freeze machine at my medical spa.  It has produced the non-surgical results that my patients want.  I opted not to get Thermage as in my previous experience with this machine, the treatments are expensive, very painful and the results are below patient expectations.  The Venus Freeze machine warms the tissue without pain, yet the results are evident particularly after 3 treatments.  Good luck!

Vladimir Milovic, MD, FRACS
Sydney Plastic Surgeon

Venus Freeze, Ulthera and Thermage.

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Although Venus Freeze is a comfortable treatment, it is not as effective as Ultherapy or Thermage for skin tightening.  We have great results with Thermage for skin tightening and lifting using the new Total Tip.  Eyelids can also be treated with Thermage but not by the other devices.  We control the discomfort of Thermage with acetaminophen and ibuprofen.  Patients have been very happy with the results. 

Martie Gidon, MD, FRCPC
Toronto Dermatologist

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