Firm, tight, glowing skin signifies health, youth, and beauty. Over time, everyone will experience changes in skin quality, including wrinkles, lines, jowls, and sagging, crepey skin.

In earlier days, aging facial skin had only one treatment option – facelift surgery – but thankfully, times have changed. Extensive facial skin sagging will still require surgery, but those with less extreme sagging and wrinkling can keep the skin looking youthful for years longer than nature intended, with no surgery required.

Two of the most popular skin tightening treatments, Morpheus8 and Ultherapy, are available, but which is the top performer? 

How does Morpheus8 tighten facial skin?

Skin sagging, wrinkles, and creases result from the natural loss of collagen. The existing collagen fibers in the skin become looser, and fewer strands are produced within the skin structure. The Morpheus8 device combines radiofrequency (RF) energy with custom microneedling to trigger natural skin regeneration from within. The needling device was developed to penetrate the skin layers more deeply, coupled with RF energy to heat the inner skin layers causing old, stretched collagen fibers to break down. The skin reacts to the process by building new, fresh collagen, creating a network of connective strands that restore, support, and rejuvenate the skin – on the face, neck, decolletage, and any other body area.

How does Ultherapy work?

Rather than RF energy, the Ultherapy device uses “micro-focused ultrasound” energy, which also causes a thermal effect, heating the inner skin layers to trigger collagen production. The device does not disrupt the skin’s surface and involves no chemicals or other substances, restoring the skin on the face and decolletage by triggering natural skin regeneration. However, this device is not appropriate for skin rejuvenation for the whole body.

Which is better, Morpheus8 or Ultherapy?

With so many skin rejuvenation treatments now available, it is essential to understand how each treatment works and choose the skin tightening procedure that delivers the optimal result. One significant difference is that Ultherapy, while effective, has results lasting about one year and is only appropriate for the face, decolletage, and neck. Alternatively, Morpheus8 treatments can be applied to all areas of the body with aging, sagging skin, with results lasting up to five years.

Downtime – Morpheus8 vs Ultherapy

The recovery time after treatment may be slightly longer with a Morpheus8 skin tightening treatment, as it involves microneedling, resulting in minor pinpoint skin injuries. However, the needling device has such slim, tiny needles that this side effect disappears in about 24 hours in most cases. Ultherapy does not involve a significant recovery time, but swelling and tenderness can linger for several weeks following the treatment. The results of an Ultherapy treatment will take weeks or months to appear and are often minor improvements. 

Your journey to real-world skin renewal starts here: Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery

At PVPS, your journey to firmer, more youthful, lifted skin will be under the care of certified medical professionals with a breadth of experience and knowledge in advanced skin rejuvenation, including board-certified plastic surgeons, advanced aesthetic practitioners, and skin health specialists. 

We focus on delivering remarkable changes in skin quality, working closely with every client in planning a custom facial rejuvenation treatment. Imagine soft, supple, tighter skin and looking younger, more vital, and youthful – it can all be yours when under our care. With Morpheus8 treatments, you can expect a visible change in your skin quality that lasts for years. Ready for a refreshed look? Contact us and schedule a consultation at our state-of-the-art center.

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