Posted February 14, 2020 in Venus Freeze™
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Over time, it is natural to experience diminishing collagen levels in the skin that affect the elasticity and youthfulness of its appearance.
Factors such as the overexposure to sunlight, tobacco use, unhealthy diets, and the natural aging process will result in some degree of laxity on the face and body. Fortunately, some treatments can help the skin regain its youthful appearance. Procedures, such as Venus Freeze™/Venus Legacy™ and Ultherapy®, restore tighter and smoother skin.
What Are the Benefits of the Venus Freeze™/Venus Legacy™?
- Tightens skin on the face and body, including the abdomen and waistline
- Smooths wrinkles on the face, neck and décolleté
- Reduces cellulite on the buttucks and thighs
- May result in some fat reduction
- Safe for all skin tones
- Does not require downtime
Benefits of Ultherapy®
- Tightens and lifts sagging skin on the face, neck, décolletté, and other parts of the body
- Smooths delicate wrinkles around the lips and eyes
- Minimizes jowls
- Works to boost the volumizing effect of Sculptra® Aesthetic and RADIESSE®
- Does not require downtime
How are Venus Freeze™ and Ultherapy® Similar?
Both of these non-surgical treatments restore more youthful lines by heating the skin, underlying connective tissue, and muscles. Venus Freeze™/Venus Legacy™ uses heat to stimulate the production of collagen and other proteins within the skin. Ultherapy® uses heat to stimulate the increased production of collagen while simultaneously causing contraction of the SMAS (superficial muscular aponeurotic system) which in turn lifts the neck and face without surgery (“The Judy Jetson Facelift of the Future”).
This heat allows for the gradual tightening of the skin, which leads to results that are noticeable for years to come. Patients will always look better for the rest of their life compared to how they would have looked without having the treatment.
How Are Venus Freeze™/Venus Legacy™ and Ultherapy® Different?
Venus Freeze™/Venus Legacy™ are non-invasive treatments that rejuvenate the tissues of the body by tightening the skin and muscles.
However, these two treatments are not the same.
Whereas Venus Freeze™/Venus Legacy combines electromagnetic fields and radiofrequency waves to create heat to rejuvenate the skin, Ultherapy® uses micro-focused ultrasound energy technology.
Radiofrequency or Ultrasound?
The ultrasound energy used in Ultherapy® administers a far more intense heat than the Venus Freeze™/Venus Legacy™. This is why the Venus Freeze™/Venus Legacy™ often requires more treatment sessions than Ultherapy® (once a week for 8 weeks versus 1 time), but also why Venus Freeze™/Venus Legacy™ may be better tolerated for those who do not like intense heat.
In the end, while these treatments go about addressing laxity in different ways, they both provide a significant skin tightening effect.
In addition to tightening skin, the Venus Freeze™/Venus Legacy™ can melt stubborn fat pockets for a comprehensive face and body treatment.
How Are These Procedures Performed?
Venus Freeze™/Venus Legacy™ applies gel to the treatment area to protect the skin from the heat. The gel allows the device to move over the surface more smoothly and consistently. A session can take between 15 and 40 minutes, depending on the treatment area. Patients describe it feeling like a hot stone massage.
Ultherapy® also applies a gel to protect the area. During the procedure, you most likely feel some tingling while the ultrasound energy is being released. Ultherapy® stimulates collagen production by providing the right amount of heat. The session can take between 60 and 90 minutes, depending on the treatment area.
Do These Treatments Only Address the Face?
Fortunately, both of these treatments extend past the face.
Venus Freeze™/Venus Legacy™ can rejuvenate skin on the abdomen, knees, arms, buttocks, and thighs, while Ultherapy® treats the face, chest, and neck area.
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