Thermage Vs HIFU – Understanding the Difference between Them
Everyone wishes to look beautiful at all stages of their life. But as we grow old, our skin begins to lose its elasticity. This makes our skin look saggy and loose making you look old. Apart from topicals available for making your skin firm, there are many technologies both surgical and non-surgical available to make you look younger. Amongst them is the thermage and HIFU, which are some of the non-surgical options.
Thermage and HIFU have the tendency of tightening your skin, removing fine lines and wrinkles. But still, there are some differences in their work, which can be a differentiating factor to decide which one is better for you. If you are looking for one such treatment, then you cannot miss out on the 無針埋線 method provided by Retens.
What is Thermage?
Thermage is a skin-tightening treatment that increases collagen production under the layers of your skin. It is a non-invasive and non-surgical treatment. In this treatment, radiofrequency is used to radiate the heat deep into your skin layers that escalate the production of collagen, which ultimately tightens your loose skin.
There are mainly two generations of Thermage i.e. CPT and FLX. The thermage FLX generation is one of the latest technologies, which is more efficient and effective to work. The results could be seen immediately after the treatment and will keep improving over the period of 3 months. It can last for about 2 years.
This treatment does not require any downtime and therefore the patient can return back to his work immediately after this treatment. The final results would be like reduction in droopy eyelids, eye bags, laugh lines, double chin, necklines etc.
What is HIFU?
HIFU means a high-intensity focused ultrasound. This is a very new skin tightening treatment which is non-invasive and non-surgical too. This treatment makes use of an ultrasound technique to take care of the loosened skin. It increases the temperature of the skin without burning by targeting the SMAS layers that are 4.5 mm deep inside the skin. This technique will then stimulate our cells to produce new collagen to replace the degenerated one.
At Retens, they make use of Rose V Line, which provides a 無針埋線效果 that is similar to the traditional HIFU effect. It is equipped with 4 different probes for lifting and firming at different positions. In just one treatment, you can see an instant lifting effect.
This treatment is mainly used for areas like eyebrows lifting, eyelids, eliminating turkey neck, improving jawline etc.
How to choose, and which one is better?
Everyone age in a different way. Your ageing type will help you determine which method is best for you.
Sagging skin: If your ageing is determined by a sagging skin then you need to look for a saggy skin treatment. As hifu 效果is seen by targeting deep into the skin, then this is the best treatment for sagging skin.
Volume loss: If you are looking for a volume loss then collagen stimulation can help to create volume. In such a case thermage would work better as it tightens and makes your skin firm.