When it comes to non-surgical treatments that can help bring about your best complexion ever, a lot of plastic surgery practices and cosmetic dermatologists will recommend Ultherapy or laser treatments. There’s a distinct difference between the two procedures – and depending on what your desired goals are, one may be more right for you than the other.
So how does Ultherapy differ from laser treatments?
Ultherapy Goes Deeper into the Dermis
It’s easy to mistake Ultherapy for a laser treatment, but the truth is that it goes much deeper into the dermis than its laser counterparts. Ultherapy is designed to penetrate the deepest layers of the dermis right to SMAS, which is a muscle layer that can be found directly underneath the skin. Ultherapy delivers heat to this muscle layer, causing it to contract and tighten.
The end result is that this contracted muscle helps to make skin look tighter and much firmer than before.
Ultherapy is an excellent treatment option for candidates who have moderate skin laxity issues. For example, if you’ve been noticing that your skin feels a bit saggier or doesn’t “bounce back” quite like it used to, it may be time to look into how Ultherapy can help you.
Laser Treatments Remain Above the Surface
As Ultherapy goes deeper into the dermis – even below it – laser treatments are usually designed to stay above the surface. Laser resurfacing procedures typically remove the top layer of the dermis, thus helping to minimize the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and even acne scars.
Laser treatments are a good bet for candidates who have complexion issues but still have great skin laxity. For example, if you’re in your early thirties and want to get rid of acne scars from breakouts past, a laser treatment could provide you with the results you’re looking for.
Take the Next Step
Want to learn more about the differences between Ultherapy and laser treatments – including how it can help you? Schedule a consultation at South Coast Plastic Surgery in Irvine, CA. (949) 701-4454