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Exilis Vs Ulthera
All three claim best: Ulthera is an ultrasound treatment that is supposed to tighten the skin. Exilis and thermage are radio frequency treatments that are supposed to tighten the skin. Patients will respond differently to these treatments. They are all effective but how much is the question. Their is no clear champion. Whichever works for the individual patient is the best one. ...Read more
Wrinkles under eyes: Can be treated by blepharoplasty surgery or facial chemical peels, but both of these require healing and down-time. Ultherapy uses ultrasonic energy to stimulate (mild) collagen building and some improvement in skin tone. Exilis uses rf (radiofrequency energy) to stimulate collagen growth. Both work reasonably well for non-invasive, no down-time, pain-free procedures, but do not replace surgery! ...Read more
Ulthera: Ulthera may be a little better as the depth is more controlled but, first try topical eye creams. If ulthera does not provide enough improvement you might consider laser resurfacing but, the real issue is how much actual extra skin exists. ...Read more
What do you think of these non- surgical skin tightners claiming to build up collagen using ultrasound- ulthera or excilis which uses radiofrequeny?
Ulthera side effects: The answer is that there are very few side effects, if any. The biggest concern is the degree of improvement. It is possible to create some scarring with too intense of a setting but that is highly unlikely. Personally, I am underimpressed with the results but for some patients it might be worthwhile. ...Read more
Thermage vs Ulthera: Thermage is a homopolar radio frequency unit to tighten skin on face, neck, periocular, body. While the Ulthera (Ultrashape) is an ultrasonic devise to destroy fat in non thermal pulsed u;transonic waves. Both have limited results for the time needed and expenses used. If you desire non surgical therapy than either might offer the patient a minimal satisfactory result. ...Read more
Ultherapy Duration: Your response to an ultherapy treatment depends on the quality of your skin. Those with better quality skin, and who maintain their skin will have a better response that will last longer. There is no set time frame dependent on age, although the company will tell you that it can last from 1-5 years. ...Read more
I had a total face laser lift 12 years ago. Face is saging at jowls and face in general. Will I be canidate for the ulthera?
Ultherapy: Ultherapy is fairly new and fda approved. It is a non-surgical, non-invasive procedure that uses high powered ultrasound and the body's own natural healing process to lift, tone, and tighten loose skin on the brow, neck, and under the chin. It is very effective considering its no downtime procedure and requiring about one hour for the procedure. More than 80% of patients are very happy with the significant reproducible results. ...Read more
?: I think you are asking for other devices that are like ulthera. This system used ultrasound to stimulate collagen giving a lift to the tissues. Other devices are exilis which heats the dermis using radio frequency generated heat which causes a rise in collagen levels this takes a few weeks then a few more to see the skin tightening effect total 3-4 months. Thermage is a similar system and surgery ...Read more
Facelift: what is currently the next best procedure out there that comes anywhere close to mimic a traditional facelift? Ultherapy?
Not really: A facelift will reposition the soft tissues of the face to a more youthful position. The current emphasis is much more on fat repositioning than fat removal. A facelift will not treat fine wrinkles in the skin. Surface treatments such as skin care, peels, and laser treatments will do this, but will do nothing about sagging soft tissues like a surgical facelift. Close but no cigar... ...Read more
Ggenerally, how long can one expect ultherapy to last before needing a retreatment? There will be an additional charge to the initial visit fee?
Depends on provider!: Each practitioner and clinic/medispa that provide ultherapy has their own price policy and each patient will have unique results. Changes in tissue are lasting, but this too is variable with each patient. Ask your provider! ...Read more
Lasting results: The length of time a procedure lasts depends on the age of the patient, the techniques used and the quality of the tissues. Results from non surgical treatments will be less dramatic as well as less long lasting. ...Read more
Cosmetic facial enhancement: which may be the so-called better of the two--ultherapy vs. Fractora f.I.R.M.? About how long is their effectiveness?
Two different modes: Ultherapy uses ultrasound whereas fractora uses radiofrequency. I would recommend ulteherapy of the two but please have limited expectations because these achieve very modest corrections if any. Ultherapy can be painful. ...Read more