It’s Thanksgiving! Time for being with family, giving thanks and of course, turkey! As much as we love turkeys, we in no way want to resemble them. If you’re looking to get rid of sagging, loose skin around your neck, we’ve got two solutions for you: Ultherapy® and Morpheus8 RF microneedling. Both are highly effective treatments for tightening skin around the neck and chin. Not sure which to choose? We’d love for you to come in for a personal consultation so we can design a treatment plan that meets your exact needs and goals.
To better understand your options and find the best skin tightening treatment for you, here are the main differences between Ultherapy and Morpheus 8:
This non-invasive, FDA-cleared procedure lifts sagging skin on the brow, face, neck, under the chin or décolletage using ultrasound energy, tightening the skin’s deep foundational layers to achieve skin rejuvenation results. While an Ultherapy “uplift” cannot replace a “facelift,” it’s an ideal choice for patients not ready to commit to cosmetic surgery, but who still want noticeable and natural-looking skin tightening results. Plus, there’s no recovery or downtime. Results will appear gradually over the three months post-procedure, as your skin regains a youthful contour and elasticity.
Morpheus8 RF microneedling
Combining microneedling with powerful radiofrequency (RF) energy, Morpheus8 is the most advanced, deeply penetrating microneedling treatment in the industry. It goes deep within to remodel tissue and dramatically improve the texture and tone of skin. With Morpheus8 RF, smoothing rough texture, tightening lax skin and trimming small fat pockets are all achievable with minimal downtime. It helps improve the appearance of acne scars, lines and wrinkles, crepey neck skin (yes, that dreaded turkey neck), sagging chin, uneven tone and more. For optimal results, we recommend a series of three to four treatments, administered over the course of several months.
Which is the best option for me?
Whichever treatment is most fitting for you, know that both Ultherapy and Morpheus8 RF microneedling are ideal for tightening skin and stimulating new collagen and elastin growth to reveal a more youthful you. It comes down to your unique needs and goals. Ultherapy is non-invasive and uses ultrasound energy to stimulate skin, while Morpheus8 creates tiny wounds with microneedles and uses radiofrequency energy to stimulate skin. Also, Morpheus8 is used to smooth, lift and tighten skin anywhere on the face and body, while Ultherapy is commonly used to lift and tighten skin on the face, neck and décolletage. Overall, if you’re looking to address textural concerns, RF microneedling may be the way to go. If you prefer a subtle and gradual overall lift to your targeted area, Ultherapy may be more ideal for you.
Keep in mind that a combination approach is another effective option! You may achieve your best results by undergoing both Ultherapy and Morpheus8 (at separate appointments) to rejuvenate your skin at multiple levels and with diverse modalities for a synergistic boost of skin revitalization.
If it’s time to tame that turkey neck, our team at Atagi Plastic Surgery & Skin Aesthetics is more than happy to help! If you have any questions about which skin tightening treatment will work best for your unique goals and needs, please contact us at 303.327.7300 or request a consultation online today.