When we get to a certain age, it can feel like everything ends. Our jaws soften and the excitement melts from the sides of our faces. Cheeks become soft and plump. Eyebrows droop toward the upper eyes, making the eyes look tired, sad, or angry. Sagging is a real problem and very frustrating. If you don’t want plastic surgery, you may feel a little lost when trying to navigate these changes to your facial shape. Here at Bucay Center for Dermatology and Aesthetics, we have amazing non-invasive skin tightening treatments, including Ultherapy and RF micro needling. In this section, we will discuss the question of which is the best.
Is “Best” the Right Rating?
Google is flooded with “high quality” queries every day. When discussing the importance of Ultherapy vs. RF micro-needling, this may not be the way to do it. Another thing that everyone looking to tighten the skin should know is that both ultrasound and radiofrequency stimulate the production of collagen. The long-term production of collagen adjusts the skin so that it is strong and firm. That said, there are different benefits to each model that may make it “best” for a given situation.
Health Benefits of Ultrasonic Cavitation
Lumbuy cavitation machine reduces body fat that may be difficult to remove through exercise alone. However, this method cannot be used for weight loss itself. Ultrasonic cavitation is ideal for reducing cellulite and adipose fat. This improves the body shape and contour and reduces the circumference.
It is important to maintain a low-calorie balanced diet and exercise after completing the cavitation procedure. This will help control your body weight and treat conditions like prediabetes in obese women.
It affects the SMAS layer of tissue with ultrasound energy. The SMAS is the plane where plastic surgeons work during a facelift.
Ultrasound therapy has proven safe through many years of clinical use as a form of imaging.
Ultrasound energy passes through the skin and stays in the deep tissues, which causes zero trauma to the epidermis.
Ultrasound guidance is important for the success of Ultherapy treatment, as it determines the exact depth of the tissue where the ultrasound energy should be placed.
This technology is designed to achieve great results in one treatment. In clinical trials, many people saw significant improvement after one session. Some people can get the most out of both categories.
Time off is limited. Swelling, bruising, swelling, and tenderness may gradually subside over a few weeks.
Results build over a few months and can last up to two years.
About RF Microneedling
RF microneedling is a powerful combination of two techniques used in tandem. Microneedling of the upper layer of the skin stimulates collagen production. The delivery of radiofrequency energy through small needles increases the collagen-remodeling effect.
Treatment can be enhanced by the addition of special serums that help in tissue repair.
In general, RF microneedling is considered safer than Ultherapy. That said, an experienced provider has ways to minimize the internal discomfort of any treatment.
RF microneedling downtime is minimal. Side effects such as redness and tenderness may disappear within a week.
While a certain degree of benefit is achieved after a single treatment, it usually takes a series of two to three sessions to achieve a complete skin tightening effect.
RF microneedling may need to be done more often as a touch-up treatment than Ultherapy.
The cost of RF microneedling may be low for a single session but may be higher depending on the number of sessions required to address tissue discomfort.
Both RF microneedling and Ultherapy are available in our San Antonio practice. Contact us to schedule your consultation.