Non-surgical treatments designed to tighten skin have become more prominent because they promise to offer similar results to surgical skin tightening without the need for painful or extensive recoveries and undesirable side effects like scarring.
The problem is that not all treatments are created equal. Some provide faster results, others require fewer treatments, and some provide substantially better results in a shorter period of time than other treatments can offer.
Ultherapy® and Pelleve are two distinct non-surgical treatments that offer varying results, but Ultherapy® can be considered a more sought-after treatment.
Ultherapy and Pelleve: Understanding How Each Works
The first step to understanding the differences in Ultherapy® and Pelleve is to understand how each treatment affects the skin.
Both treatments work similarly in that they utilize non-invasive methods of energy transmission to affect the tissues beneath the skin. This allows the collagen layers to heat up, which in turn destroys undesirable tissues while encouraging the regrowth of healthier tissues that look tighter and more youthful. The difference resides in how each treatment works.
Pelleve utilizes radio waves to transmit energy beneath the skin. These waves utilize a broader spectrum of targeting, which in turn means that they may affect isolated collagen structures, fat deposits and muscles. This also means that Pelleve, on average, introduces less energy to these tissues than other treatments because of how Pelleve disperses.
Ultherapy® is distinct because it utilizes ultrasonic waves. These waves carry more energy, and, due to their nature, are able to more precisely target certain tissues at a deeper depth than Pelleve is capable of doing. This allows for Ultherapy® to accomplish in one to two treatments what Pelleve may require several dozen treatments to do.
When Should You Choose One Over the Other?
Both Pelleve and Ultherapy® are treatments designed to tighten the skin without the need for surgery, but how they do so differ. Pelleve is best used for treating minor amounts of loose skin that is confined to the upper layers of the skin while Ultherapy® can be used to target a larger amount of form-related problems in the skin. Both treatments can produce amazing results when used appropriately, but convenience is a major factor associated with these treatments.
Is Ultherapy® Right for You?
The precision Ultherapy® brings often makes it a markedly better choice for patients with minor to moderate skin degeneration. It can effectively treat deeper problems that Pelleve may be unable to treat.
To learn more about either treatment, or to see if Ultherapy® can provide you with the skin tightening results that you desire, contact Mariposa Med Spa to schedule a consultation appointment at our office in Oklahoma City. We can evaluate your body’s unique needs to match you with the most effective and convenient skin tightening treatments designed to help restore a smooth and wrinkle-free appearance to your skin.