What is the Difference between Ultherapy and Morpheus8?
We know it can be confusing. We’ve highlighted the biggest differences between Ultherapy and Morpheus8 treatments. Morpheus8 is the latest and greatest. See why!
The short and simple answer is that Ultherapy uses focused ultrasound waves, and Morpheus8 uses a combined microneedling and radio-frequency procedure. But there is so much more to each treatment and their differences in terms of cost, downtime, and results. Read on to get the details that may help you decide which treatment is best for you!
What is Morpheus8?
This treatment is a type of microneedling that improves skin by using radio-frequency (RF) microneedling, which improves skin tone and texture. It can also contour areas of the skin, such as the face, neck, and chin.
The combination of microneedling and radio-frequency allows the energy to reach the deeper layers of the skin. This, in turn, stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, which restores, revitalizes, and rejuvenates the skin. The result is younger, tighter, and more even skin tone.
Morpheus8 is also used to minimize the appearance of stretch marks, scars, dark undereye circles, and smile lines. It can help reduce jowls and double chins! This treatment can also be performed on other body parts to sculpt and contour. Its far-reaching effects are most noticeable after about one to two months post-treatment.
What is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy, like Morpheus8, is an FDA-approved, non-invasive procedure that aims to improve the tightness of the skin. It uses high-intensity focused ultrasound waves to stimulate the production of new collagen and elastin. Also, the procedure uses traditional ultrasound imaging so the technician can better see the layers of tissue that are being targeted. Therefore, the energy is delivered precisely where it will benefit you the most.
Ultherapy can be used to tighten and lift saggy or wrinkled skin by lifting the muscle layers in the areas of the face, brow, neck, jawline, or decolletage. The natural-looking results will continue to improve over time as it is designed to slow down the aging process.
What are the differences between Morpheus8 vs. Ultherapy?
Both Morpheus8 and Ultherapy are non-invasive contouring procedures that are generally used to improve the face and neck, yet there are significant differences between the two therapies.
The Technological Differences
Morpheus8 utilizes a type of microneedling procedure that is boosted by radio frequency to reach deep into the skin, meaning the skin is physically penetrated, although not in a painful manner. The subdermal adipose remodeling device is the key to this treatment.
Ultherapy uses focused ultrasound waves to stimulate collagen and elastin production. Therefore, the skin is not physically penetrated. The ultrasound device is placed on the treatment area, and the ultrasound waves penetrate deep into the skin.
Differences in Downtime
Since Morpheus8 microneedling does involve a bit of skin trauma, you may experience hot immediately following the treatment. The skin may look like it has a sunburn. However, these side effects will likely dissipate within four to 24 hours following the treatment. You can usually see a difference in your skin after one treatment, even if additional treatments are recommended. Makeup and other skin topicals may be used again within a couple of days, depending on how the tiny punctures react.
With Ultherapy, there is no actual downtime or recovery time. You may experience some swelling, sensitivity, or tenderness, which may last a few weeks; however, it will only be noticeable to you.
Your aesthetician will provide after-treatment instructions for both Morpheus8 and Ultherapy.
How Do the Costs Compare?
Costs for both Morpheus8 and Ultherapy vary depending on the size of the treated area, how many treatment sessions are required to achieve the desired results, and whether the treatments are performed on location or in an office.
Typically, a single Ultherapy treatment can start at around $500 and can cost up to $4,000, depending on the factors just mentioned.
A single Morpheus8 treatment starts at about $1,200 and can cost up to $4,000, depending on the abovementioned factors.
The beauty of the cost of both treatments is that they are considerably lower than getting a surgical face-lift, which can run up to $100,000!
Pros & Cons Differences at a Glance
- Minimally invasive
- Faster than surgery with minimal downtime
- Long-lasting, natural-looking results
- Helps to regenerate natural tissues, such as collagen and elastin
- Cumulative results – the more treatments, the more visible the results
- Some pain or discomfort
- Red skin may appear following the treatment (but it won’t last long)
- Several treatments may work the best – depending on the skin
- No downtime
- Faster results than surgery
- Long-lasting, natural results
- It can be uncomfortable or painful
- Results are not visible immediately
- Other procedures may be necessary to achieve facial resurfacing
Why do people choose Morpheus8 over Ultherapy?
Honestly, both treatments are worthwhile and can produce stellar results. However, our experienced professionals recommend Morpheus8 to reduce the signs of aging by stimulating the skin’s natural process of regenerating collagen and elastin. Since collagen is a critical protein that provides structure to the skin, it significantly helps the skin, bones, muscles, and ligaments. Morpheus8 will continue to support and enhance your skin to restore firmness, even skin texture, and a more youthful appearance.
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