Thermage CPT vs. Ultherapy

Dr. Cyrus Chess believes that when it comes to Thermage CPT vs. Ultherapy, Thermage CPT delivers the best skin tightening results especially for the mid-lower face and jowl with no downtime at all after treatment. Immediate improvement of the jaw line occurs consistently. If you are trying to choose between these treatments, Dr. Chess can help you make an informed decision during a consultation at his Norwalk, CT, office. He invites you to read more about why he prefers to administer Thermage CPT.

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How these Treatments Work and Compare

Both treatments are designed to heat up the dermis without damaging the surface epidermis. The dermis is like a fabric of woven collagen and elastin fibers. As these fibers gradually stretch out, our skin sags. By heating up the dermis, we can tighten the stretched out collagen and elastin fibers and stimulate collagen remodeling that goes on for many months. This causes smoothing of the skin surface. It puts the glow back due to better light reflection.

Thermage was the first non-surgical skin tightening treatment more than 15 years ago. Early Thermage treatment was severely painful and did not work consistently. However, in recent years, modifications of the technology and technique—indicated by the "CPT" after Thermage—have resulted in minimal pain and immediate and consistent results.

Ulthera and other machines have been developed to compete with Thermage, but in Dr. Chess’ opinion, none are as good as Thermage CPT. Either the side effects are worse or multiple repeat sessions are needed. None have been shown to exceed Thermage CPT’s benefits.

Thermage Ultherapy
Pain 90 percent painless Hurts a lot
Visible Side Effects Usually none; Occasional red blotches for a few hours Bruising, swelling; Rare occurrence of full thickness necrosis
Downtime None Varies with severity of side effects
Method Conductive Radiofrequency Focused Ultrasound
Results Immediate plus improvement with time Several months

Who Benefits from Thermage CPT?

Patients who have saggy or lax skin with or without wrinkles who for any reason do not want to undergo surgery or other invasive procedures will find that Thermage CPT is an excellent choice.

Some patients begin Thermage CPT treatments early, before sagging has become visible. With annual treatments, their goal is to prevent sagging before it occurs, to never need surgery, and to look young forever.

Why Choose Thermage?

Thermage is a safe and effective way to treat lines, wrinkles, and loose skin in almost any area of the body. It is non-invasive, making it an ideal option for patients who do not want or do not need surgery. A single treatment can produce results lasting up to two to three years with no visible side effects and no downtime. Thermage can be an easy fit for your busy schedule.  Dr. Chess believes Thermage is the superior way to achieve non-surgical facial rejuvenation.

Find Out if Thermage is Right for You

Thermage CPT can provide dramatic and long-lasting results. Contact our laser center online or call (203) 853-1191 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Chess. He will thoroughly evaluate your skin to determine whether Thermage CPT is the right solution for you.

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