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Anonymous asks:
I know that ther are several facial skin tightening procedurees on the market today. In your opinion, which one gives the best results: Thermage, Fractora Firm, Ultherapy or is there something elsse you think is superior? Thank you

On: 04/18/2013 02:02 pm

To doctors from: Virginia

Category: Face

Answers

DrMichelleCopeland on 04/25/2013 11:24 am wrote:
Thermage is a non-invasive (no incision!) treatment that can tighten skin, renew facial contours, and stimulate your body to make healthier collagen—the building block that provides structure to your skin.

The procedure uses radiofrequency technology called ThermaCool that has been clinically proven to tighten and gently lift skin to smooth out wrinkles and renew facial contours. Fast and easy, Thermage requires no downtime from normal activities. And unlike laser treatments, Thermage can be performed on patients of all skin types. Thermage can be used not only for sagging facial, neck, and eyelid skin; but also all over the body, including flabby arms, hands, and legs. Now approved by the FDA for improving cellulite. Tighten and lift without surgery, injections, or downtime.

However, Thermage can have variable results if not performed by an experienced doctor. The best way to protect yourself is to consult a board-certified plastic surgeon who is professionally bound to engage only in techniques that have been deemed safe--after rigorous testing.
DrCsabaMagassy on 04/22/2013 02:02 pm wrote:
Dear "Anonymous" Your skin type will determine which procedure will work best for you...It may be a laser or something as simple and inexpensive as a skin care tretments, a peel or simple microderambrasion....Visit a reputable Plastic Surgeon with extensive experience that can explain all the modalities that can satisfy your needs....
DrRobertaGartside on 04/19/2013 04:36 pm wrote:
I all depends on what your expectations are. You need to realize that none of these therapies are substitutes for surgery. As stated in another comment, they are non surgical. In general, non surgical treatments are geared to lesser issues and individual that do not need more that a mild improvment. The best is a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon.
DrCharlesWallace on 04/19/2013 04:20 pm wrote:
By far, Ultherapy! Ultherapy is an entirely new type of nonsurgical treatment which uses ultrasound. It precisely targets the deep tissue as well as tightening the skin, with no downtime. Good candidates for Ultherapy are women 30-65 with moderate skin laxity. If your just not ready for that facelift, Ultherapy is the option for you.