Having a beautiful face with smooth skin is everyone’s dream. You may not be able to stop the aging process, but you at least could slow it down. Tightening your skin is an option when you want to have smooth skin and do not want to undergo invasive treatments like a face lift. There are different non-invasive treatments such as ThermiSmooth, Thermage, ThermiTight, ThermiRF, ThermiVa, Ultherapy, and Coolsculpting, which help you achieve your aesthetic goals easily.
ThermiSmooth vs. Ultherapy: Which One Should I Get?
ThermiSmooth and Ultherapy are both excellent non-surgical anti-aging treatments. However, if you are starting to see skin sagging, wrinkles, or fine lines, which one should you get: ThermiSmooth or Ultherapy? While ThermiSmooth and Ultherapy are both dermal anti-aging treatments and FDA approved, they work differently and treat different signs of aging. So the treatment that may be right for you will depend on the type of aging you are experiencing.
To help you decide between ThermiSmooth vs. Ultherapy, we have written this comparison guide for these two anti-aging treatments. Read on to learn more about how these treatments work, what they treat, and the main difference between ThermiSmooth vs. Ultherapy.
Uses: Radiofrequency Energy
Best For: Diminishing Fine Lines and Wrinkles in jawline and jowls (Especially in Delicate Areas Like Around the Mouth or Eyes), Lifting the Brow, Treating loose skin (laxity) and targeting cellulite, Lifting Drooping Skin Around the Eyes, Improving Skin Texture
ThermiSmooth is a non-surgical treatment that uses radiofrequency energy to lift and smooth the skin on the face by increasing collagen and elastin production. When ThermiSmooth’s radiofrequency energy is applied to the face, it heats the skin’s surface (dermis) and causes skin tightening. The way ThermiSmooth works makes it an excellent choice for diminishing fine lines and wrinkles that appear on the forehead, eyes, cheeks, neck, and mouth. ThermiSmooth can also help lift the brow (giving a non-surgical brow lift) and lift drooping skin around the eyes.
ThermiSmooth is a non-surgical treatment that uses radiofrequency energy to lift and smooth the skin on the face. When ThermiSmooth’s radiofrequency energy is applied to the face, it heats the surface of the skin, which causes it to tighten. The way ThermiSmooth works makes it an excellent choice for diminishing fine lines and wrinkles that appear on the forehead, eyes, cheeks, neck, and mouth. ThermiSmooth can also help lift the brow (giving a non-surgical brow lift) and can help lift drooping skin around the eyes.
What Getting ThermiSmooth is Like
ThermiSmooth is a non-invasive, pain-free treatment that takes only around 15 to 30 minutes per session. You do not need any local anesthetic as this is a non-surgical procedure. At the beginning of a ThermiSmooth treatment, a gel will be applied to your face. Then, the ThermiSmooth applicator, which delivers radiofrequency energy, will be moved in circular motions on your face. You can immediately resume your normal daily activities after getting ThermiSmooth (no downtime is needed).
Generally, patients need 3 to 4 treatments (each spaced 3 weeks apart) to achieve optimal results from ThermiSmooth. You can see the initial results of this treatment immediately following your first treatment. Then, the full results of ThermiSmooth will appear in the several months following your final treatment.
Uses: Ultrasound Energy
Best For: Lifting the Skin on the Face, Neck, or Chest
Ultherapy is a non-surgical treatment that uses ultrasound energy to lift and tighten the skin on the face, neck, or chest. When Ultherapy’s ultrasound energy is applied to the body, it penetrates deeply into the skin (dermis) and stimulates collagen growth. When the body creates more collagen in your deep skin, it causes the skin to lift, tighten, and firm. The results of Ultherapy have earned this treatment the nickname “the non-surgical face lift.” While Ultherapy cannot replace the results of a surgical face lift, botox, or dermal fillers, which consider as an invasive procedure, it is a great option for those who want to achieve an uplifted look without undergoing plastic surgery.
What Getting Ultherapy is Like
Most patients need only one Ultherapy treatment to achieve lasting results. During Ultherapy treatment, an ultrasound gel will be applied to your face or neck. Then, the Ultherapy wand will be applied to your face or neck for around 30 to 90 minutes. The Ultherapy wand delivers ultrasound energy deep into the skin, stimulating collagen production. After an Ultherapy treatment, no downtime is needed.
The results of Ultherapy appear gradually since this treatment works by stimulating the body’s collagen growth which causes new collagen formation. Initial results can be seen as early as 3 months after treatment, while full results can take around 6 months to appear.
The Difference Between ThermiSmooth vs. Ultherapy
The main difference between ThermiSmooth and Ultherapy is how they treat the skin, which changes each treatment’s results.
ThermiSmooth treats the surface skin, which makes it a great option for those who want to smooth and tighten their skin’s surface. ThermiSmooth is an excellent option for anyone who wants to reduce the appearance of their fine lines and wrinkles. Additionally, it can help to reduce drooping eye skin, lift the brow, and improve overall facial skin texture.
Ultherapy treats the deep skin, which lifts the skin and restores a more youthful, lifted look. Ultherapy is specifically designed to lift the skin in a way that more surface-focused treatments (like ThermiSmooth) cannot.
ThermiSmooth vs. Ultherapy: Which Rejuvenation Treatment Should You Get?
If you are still unsure which of these anti-aging and skin tightening treatments would bring you a youthful appearance, make a consultation appointment at the Z Center for Cosmetic Health today. During your consultation appointment, Dr. Zadeh, who is experienced in the field of dermatology, will examine your skin, listen to your cosmetic concerns, and create a treatment plan tailored to your exact aesthetic goals.