Between Fraxel, Ultherapy, and Thermage, how does one know which one would work for them?
Dawn Davidson (Vernon Hills, IL) on Mar 20, 2012
This is the result of the normal aging process. Fraxel does help with collagen development, but resurfacing the tone and texture is typically also of concern for a Fraxel patient. Ultherapy and Thermage tighten and tone the skin's texture. I hope this helps.
Nelson Novick (New York, NY) on Mar 20, 2012
From the question, it is not clear at all whether you need skin tightening or volumization. For downturned angles of the mouth, skin tightening devices, whether laser, radiofrequency or ultrasound, in my experience, are unlikely to give the desired degree of improvement. Results with energy-based devices tend to be subtle and often require a series of treatments to achieve. In my experience, sagging at the angles of your mouth, which seems to be what you are describing, can be easily treated with immediately gratifying results with a volumizing filler, such as Radiesse or Perlane L.
Joie Tavernise (New York, NY) on Mar 20, 2012
The best treatment available for skin tightening is Ultherapy . Ultherapy, a non-invasive ultrasound treatment, delivers heat into the skin to stimulate and produce new collagen, which can tighten and lift the tissue. Ultherapy hits the tissue layer deeper then Thermage and Fraxel do. It works best for resurfacing lines and pigmentation.
Robert Strimling (Las Vegas, NV) on Apr 10, 2012
I prefer Exilis over the 3 technologies you mentioned. Fraxel is not usually for tightening.
Timothy Mountcastle (Ashburn, VA) on Mar 24, 2012
i would have to see a picture but the thermage and fraxel repair or restore to a lesser extent would work best