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Ultherapy vs Thermage: Which Treatment is Right for You?

If you’ve been searching for a way to tighten and lift your skin for a more youthful look, now is the time to discover the latest technologies in the industry. Both Ultherapy and Thermage are changing the way people get the toned bodies of their dreams.

While both treatments can be effective, it’s important to understand their differences.

Here’s a look at how the two procedures compare.


We’ve known for years that the primary cause of sagging skin is that our body’s natural collagen stores begin to break down as we age. Ultherapy uses an FDA-approved ultrasound system to re-activate your body’s natural collagen production process. This ultrasound device can be used on the chin, neck and brow line to reduce wrinkles and create a more defined facial contour. 

Ultherapy is completely non-invasive and typically provides visible results after just one treatment, but will continue to improve with time. 


Thermage is another skin-tightening system that is FDA-approved for use. Thermage has been approved for a wider range of body parts, including the thighs, arms, butt, hands and sensitive areas like around the eyes and lips. Instead of ultrasound, Thermage uses radio frequency to gently heat the sub-dermal layers. This also helps to reactivate the collagen production process, renewing your skin’s natural springy properties. 

Ultherapy vs Thermage in Practice

When it comes down to using Ultherapy and Thermage, both options have their strengths. Ultherapy is often recommended for those who need to lift areas that are supported by more muscle, such as the neck and brow line. On the other hand, Thermage is more effective at treating areas that have less muscle tissue and may have lost volume as the skin thins out with age.

The decision may come down to which part of the face or body you are trying to treat, as Thermage can be used in a wider range of scenarios. 

If you are interested in skin-toning procedures without surgery or injections, both Ultherapy and Thermage are great options. Both are FDA-approved and offer positive results immediately. They have few side effects and can give you the look you want with minimal recovery time and cost

Beatitude Aesthetic Medicine

Contact Beatitude Aesthetic Medicine to schedule a consultation with one of our specialists. We will work with you to decide which treatments most closely meet your needs and expectations, and then we will set up a treatment plan to begin tightening up your skin right away. Call us today (619) 280-1609! 

Patient Stories Dr. Chang has an eye for symmetry and aesthetics. I went in for a consultation to have fillers under my eyes. Instead I was educated on my facial anatomy. I agreed to some fillers in my forehead and cheeks instead and could not be more pleased with the outcome.
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