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ULFIT vs. Ultherapy vs. Thermage in Skin Tightening

Are you looking for safe, effective and non-surgical skin tightening treatments? Then you’ve probably come across Ultherapy, Thermage, and ULFIT. If you’re feeling overwhelmed with the choice of treatments, you’ve come to the right place.

What is ULFIT?

ULFIT is a revolutionary device which tightens and lifts your face to create a youthful complexion. It works by issuing a precision per-shot pulse, with HIFU-powered transducers which can remodel your collagen to remove wrinkles and tighten your body’s skin to help you look and feel fantastic.

Face lifting and tightening: how does it work?

ULFIT works by delivering targeted bursts of energy in three layers of the skin, which in turn makes the skin contract, which results in the production of collagen. The procedure tightens and lifts your skin which creates smoother, more youthful looking skin. It’s a great long-term solution.

Treatable areas

There are many capabilities which offer endless combinations of treatment regimens. However, the ULFIT is perfect for those with the following concerns:

  • Loose and sagging skin
  • Skin folds
  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • General signs of ageing
  • A decrease in skin elasticity
  • V-Line contouring

Length of treatment

Since ULFIT is equipped with rapid shot movements, this makes it highly precise and efficient when used. However, treatment times will vary, depending on the area being treated. For example, treatment for the entire face can be completed in around 45 minutes. Whereas treatment to individual areas of the body or face can be given in as little as 15 minutes.

Number of treatments required

This will generally vary depending on the area of your body you are treating and the results you desire. However, in general, it tends to take on average one to two treatments for the face, but in tough areas of the body it can take up to a minimum of three treatments to start seeing your desired results.

How long will results last?

Most people tend to start noticing results around 4-6 weeks after the first treatment. You will find these results will continue to improve for up to a period of three months. The results can last from one year to 18 months. Of course, lifestyle choices will impact this number. Most people receive a mini top up treatment around half way (six months) if needed.

How much does it cost?

ULFIT treatments range from $600-$1800.

Is it painful?

No, ULFIT treatments are extremely tolerable for 99% of patients.

What is Ultherapy?

Ultherapy is the first treatment that makes use of ultrasound technology to help encourage the production of collagen.

This technology works by targeting the deep foundations and layers of the skin. However, in the case of skin tightening, it creates an improvement without the need for any surgical intervention. It works by only using ultrasound imaging, which lets your consultant properly see the tissue that is being targeted.

During your treatment, an ultrasound gel will be applied to the surface area that is being targeted before the device is put into place. Your consultant will then look for the appropriate area before they deliver the treatment. This precise work allows the treatment to target specific areas where it will prove most effective.

The ultrasound energy that is given below the skin surface then stimulates the formation of new collagen. It’s a reparation process which promotes tighter and firmer skin from the inside out.

Areas treated

There are a variety of areas that can be treated, these include:

  • Brow line
  • Face
  • The neck and the area underneath the chin

It can also treat mild to moderate sagging, particularly the loose skin of the neck and chin, also called the “double chin”.

Length of treatment

This depends on the area treated, but a full treatment of the neck and face could last around 60-90 minutes.

Number of treatments required

Most patients only require one treatment. However, some may benefit from more than one session, but this will depend on how loose their skin is. Your body’s biological response to the treatment will also be a factor in determining the number of sessions required.

How long will results last?

Results will typically become noticeable two to three months after treatment. Overall results tend to last up to six months or more.

How much does it cost?

Ulterapy treatments range from $900-$3500.

Is it painful?

Most patients describe Ultherapy treatments is mild-moderately uncomfortable. This is due to the energy settings that need to be used by the practitioner in order to deliver results to the patient without incurring additional cartridge expenses.

What is Thermage?

Thermage is a skin tightening treatment that utilises radio-frequency energy to smooth, tighten, and contour the skin in order to produce an overall younger looking appearance. With the Thermage procedure, the tip of the handpiece is directed on the skin above the area that needs to be treated. You will then experience a brief cooling sensation which is followed by a heating sensation. It works by heating the layer of skin that’s underneath, which then stimulates the production of collagen. This results in the skin and its layers becoming tighter, firmer, and smoother.

Nowadays, advancement in technology has given rise to an improved procedure that delivers more comfort to the individual receiving treatment. It provides uniformed cooling and heating at the same time.

Areas treated

There are a variety of areas that can be treated for skin tightening. These include:

  • Eyes
  • Lips
  • Face
  • Abdomen
  • Arms
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs
  • Hands

Length of treatment

The average treatment tends to last around 45 minutes to an hour. It will depend on the area that is being treated and the overall condition of the skin.

Number of treatments required

Most people find that they only need one treatment, but others may find they need more depending on the condition of their skin.

How long will results last

It can take up to six months to see results, sometimes longer. If you want to maintain the results, you should go back for a touch-up treatment as this can help showcase an improvement in the firmness of the skin over time.

How much does it cost?

Thermage treatments range from $750-$2500.

Is it painful?

No, Ultherapy treatments are extremely tolerable for 99% of patients.

Want to know more?

If you’re interested in our revolutionary ULFIT procedure or any other skin treatment services, then get in touch with us today to arrange a consultation.

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