Ageing commonly causes sagging skin, wrinkles, and folds to emerge on your skin. Often, the ageing signs appear unattractive for many people, resulting in them undergoing several anti-ageing treatments.
However, choosing the most suitable anti-ageing beauty treatment can be tricky. In addition, plastic surgeries can be daunting, especially for people who haven’t undergone any cosmetic procedures before.
For this reason, many beauty clinics offer non-surgical facial treatment for people who hesitate on taking intense procedures. At our clinic, we provide HIFU, Ultherapy, and Thermage treatments that patients may choose to eliminate their ageing signs with minimal discomfort.
Read through our comparisons between HIFU, Ultherapy, and Thermage to know how they can benefit your skin!
What is HIFU?
High intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) belongs to the non-surgical facelifts that may revitalise mild to moderate ageing signs (e.g., wrinkles, sagging skin, and fine lines).
Although the results might not be as obvious as going through cosmetic surgery, patients can see the benefits of doing a surgical facelift.
You may choose HIFU Doublo Gold as a non-surgical skin tightening treatment. This treatment claims to restore your skin, resulting in firmer, smoother, and younger skin with little to no downtime.
How does HIFU work?
HIFU Doublo Gold works by delivering intense energy waves to specific areas. Your medical aesthetics doctor will utilise a hand-held ultrasound wave emitter device around your skin. Later, the ultrasound bursts will target the skin areas and stimulate collagen production.
Before starting the treatment, your medical aesthetics doctor will sanitise your skin. They do this to ensure that there are no germs or dirt that can cause skin infections.
Following that, they will apply coupling gel to guide the hand-held device. Your medical aesthetics doctor does this to ease the device’s movement and ultimately delivers equal energy to the skin.
After applying coupling gel, they may also apply numbing cream. Some patients tend to have low pain tolerance and are more likely to experience painful sensations during the session. As a result, patients may feel comfortable throughout the treatment after the doctor applies the numbing cream.
Once the treatment, which lasts for 60 – 90 minutes, is complete, your medical aesthetics doctor may prescribe you painkillers (e.g., ibuprofen and acetaminophen). Taking the medicines after HIFU treatment may help reduce the painful sensations that patients may experience.
What can I expect after getting HIFU treatments?
Patients who undergo HIFU treatment can expect skin-tightening effects due to increased collagen production. HIFU treatment that entails ultrasound waves will deliver heat into the deep layer of the skin, thus resulting in skin cells regrowth.
Additionally, patients may also enjoy their rejuvenated skin. Typically, HIFU Doublo Gold will provide immediate skin-tightening effects and combat the ageing signs (e.g., wrinkles, sagging skin, and fine lines). Ultimately, patients may experience more enhanced results for the next six months due to an increased collagen production.
Besides treating ageing signs on the facial skin, HIFU Double Gold also works wonders in revitalising other body parts. Here is the list of different body conditions that HIFU Double Gold can treat:
- Revitalising sagging neck
- Reducing nasolabial folds
- Lifting droopy eyebrows
- Lifting the jowl
- Reducing abdominal fat
- Contouring the body
- Reducing double chin
- Minimising the pores
Additionally, HIFU Doublo Gold requires no specific preparations and comes with a quicker recovery time. You can schedule your HIFU Doublo Gold treatment at our clinic for a more effective way to deal with your skin problems.
What is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is a beauty procedure that involves ultrasound radiation into the deep layer of the skin surface. Patients who wish to lift their face may choose ultherapy due to its effectiveness in combating ageing signs (e.g., sagging skin, wrinkles, and fine lines).
Besides lifting facial skin, ultherapy is an FDA-approved treatment that may enhance the appearance of skin laxity on the neck and chest. As a result, patients may improve various skin areas without going under a knife.
Furthermore, ultherapy belongs to the minimally invasive treatment. Patients may rejuvenate their skin and stimulate their collagen production with less discomfort. For this reason, patients who undergo ultherapy are unlikely to experience prolonged downtime.
Advantages you can achieve through Ultherapy
As discussed above, ultherapy is a decent choice to stimulate collagen and skin cell regrowth without undergoing cosmetic surgeries. Additionally, the heat from ultrasound waves will promote firmer, smoother, and tighter skin.
After receiving this ultrasound-based treatment, many patients also notice an improvement in their ageing signs (e.g., wrinkles, sagging skin, and skin folds).
In addition, ultherapy may be an excellent option for many people due to the further advantages it offers:
- Enhance the appearance of downward and droopy brows
- Reduce the skin folds that cause double chins
- Minimise wrinkles around the neck
- Tighten the skin on the upper chest area
As mentioned before, ultherapy has a relatively quick recovery time. For this reason, patients may continue their activities right after the treatment. Additionally, the optimal results tend to be long-lasting. Thus patients can enjoy their youthful look without frequently repeating the treatment.
How does Ultherapy work?
According to Healthline, ultherapy works by targeting ultrasound waves beneath the skin. Your medical aesthetics doctor will use the right temperature to stimulate collagen production. They may use specific devices to aim at different depths, which include:
- Skin epidermis
- Wrinkles and fine lines
Commonly, people who are inexperienced in undergoing clinical treatment might feel confused about how the ultherapy will work. However, you don’t need to worry as we’re going to give an overview of the procedures below:
- Your medical aesthetics doctor will disinfect your skin before starting the session. Disinfecting skin will help eliminate bacterias that could cause skin infections.
- Your medical aesthetics doctor may apply a coupling gel to guide the hand-held device (i.e., device to deliver ultrasound waves directly to the skin) to move around your skin. As a result, they could deliver the energy evenly.
- Your medical aesthetics doctor may apply anaesthesia on your skin to reduce the painful sensation that may occur during the session, especially if you have low pain tolerance.
- If you have severely low pain tolerance, your medical aesthetics doctor may prescribe you painkillers medications (e.g., ibuprofen and acetaminophen) to help you endure the aches after the treatment.
What is Thermage?
Thermage aims for similar results to ultherapy (i.e., combating ageing signs). However, unlike ultherapy that entails ultrasound waves, thermage uses radiofrequency (RF) technology.
Radiofrequency (RF) technology is a relatively advanced method to deliver energy waves and stimulate collagen regrowth. If you wish to use radiofrequency (RF) technology to eliminate ageing signs, you might consider Thermage CPT or Thermage FLX.
Both types of thermage target similar skin blemishes. However, Thermage FLX is more advanced than Thermage CPT. As a result, you may enhance your skin laxity more effectively with Thermage FLX.
How do Thermage procedures work?
The standard procedure for Thermage requires every doctor to sanitise the treatment areas first. After the skin cleanses, the medical aesthetics doctor will apply coupling gel within treatment areas.
The coupling gel will help your medical aesthetics doctor smoothly glide the handpiece and evenly distribute the radiofrequency (RF) waves. After that, the heat from RF waves will target a deep layer of the skin surface and stimulate collagen regrowth.
It’s common for the RF waves to cause a painful sensation in some patients. Fortunately, Thermage is equipped with a vibrating tip tool that cools down your skin surface. However, your medical aesthetics doctor may prescribe painkillers such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen if the discomfort persists.
What are the perks of undergoing Thermage?
As the Thermage treatment utilises radiofrequency (RF), the heat from the RF waves will deliver energy into the deep layer of your skin surface. The high temperature from the steam promotes collagen production and skin cells regrowth.
By undergoing Thermage, you can notice the improvement of your ageing signs. The radiofrequency (RF) will aid you to achieve your desired luminous and youthful appearance.
While it’s common for beauty procedures to target facial areas, Thermage can also improve other body parts’ skin.
Here is the list of ways Thermage can improve the skin:
- Revitalise and smoothen wrinkles around the neck
- Flatten and decrease sagging skin on the stomach
- Tighten your thighs
- Reduce the folds around the knees
- Enhance the appearance of droopy eyes
Many people choose to undergo thermage due to its immediate and long-lasting results. Typically, the optimal effects will stay for 1 – 2 years after receiving the ideal double treatments with a six months interval.
Which treatment is the best for me?
When it comes to choosing the most suitable treatment, there will be several factors that you need to consider. These treatments come up with different technologies and offer you a variety of results.
You’ll need to consult with our medical aesthetics doctor first to decide which treatment is the best for you. He’ll be available to give a run through about your skin condition and eventually apply the right clinical treatment.
How to choose a proper beauty clinic?
Choosing a proper clinic to undergo HIFU, Ultherapy, or Thermage requires you to do some research. You might want to list down the lists of beauty clinics around your area and contact them through message or call.
Following that, you might want to ensure that the clinic has a good reputation and well-maintained treatment devices. Typically, a well-maintained clinic will provide decent services to its patients.
Additionally, you might need to ensure that the clinic employs professional and experienced medical aesthetics doctors. You can rest assured knowing that an expert will handle your skin treatment sessions.
HIFU, Ultherapy, and Thermage are the three most popular anti-ageing treatments in Singapore that use non-surgical methods. All of these procedures use heat waves to stimulate collagen and skin cell regrowth that help patients achieve their luminous and youthful-looking skin.
Each procedure may come up with its pros and cons, but it’s up to you to discern which of the treatments is appropriate for your skin. It’s advisable you discuss with a medical aesthetics doctor, of course, how you should go about it.
We hope that the information is insightful enough for you to understand the difference between HIFU, Ultherapy, and Thermage. If you plan on scheduling an appointment for one of these refinement treatments, Celevenus Aesthetic Clinic has you covered.
Book your appointment now and be one step closer to getting younger-looking skin today!