Everyone desires to “put their best face forward” as the familiar phrase says and clear youthful-looking skin is a great place to start. This is easier said than done as we grow older as we look in the mirror and notice dark spots, under-eye bags, and loose skin beginning to manifest before our eyes.
Historically there was not much anyone could do short of “going under the knife” to fight the natural signs of aging but fortunately, this is no longer the case.
Lucky for us, technology has advanced leaps and bounds and cosmetic treatments have followed suit. Today there is a variety of amazing skin rejuvenating treatments that can reverse skin damage, correct imperfections, and take years off our complexions. Today we are going to review and compare three of the most requested treatments Morpheus8, ULtherapy, and Vivace.
An Overview of Morpheus8 vs Vivace vs Ultherapy
1. What Is Morpheus8?
Morpheus8 is a transforming treatment that uses microneedling and RF energy to remodel the foundation of the skin and the skin’s surface. It can treat very small, delicate areas or regions where the skin is thicker on the body. It stimulates new collagen and elastin growth, the production of hyaluronic acid within the underlying layers of the skin, and produces visible tightening on the skin’s surface. It is safe for all skin types and can be used on many parts of the body.
2. What Is Vivace?
Vivace Treatments stimulate the growth of new collagen and elastin through the use of a combination of microneedling and radiofrequency (RF) energy. It can help firm up the skin’s surface and address fine lines and facial wrinkles and other facial imperfections. Vivace can reach depths of 3.5mm and is recommended for the face, neck, and décolletage.
3. What Is ULtherapy?
Ultherapy uses ultrasound therapy to lift areas of the face, chin, neck, and décolletage. It can be strategically targeted to penetrate deep into the layers of the skin to stimulate the growth of collagen. During the procedure, the cosmetic surgeon or provider can view the layers that are being treated through the added bonus of ultrasound imaging.
How Do The Technologies Used During Morpheus8, Vivace, and ULtherapy Differ?
At first glance, it seems that all three of these treatments are very similar and offer the same results. It is true that all of these treatments are non-invasive and do not require any incisions, stitches, or surgery but they are all different.
The technology used during Morpheus8 vs ultherapy treatment is completely different. The Morpheus8 procedure uses radiofrequency energy combined with microneedling and ULtherapy utilizes focused ultrasound waves. The issues that can be addressed vary by these technologies as well.
When looking at Vivace vs Morpheus8 from a technology standpoint, they appear to be virtually the same. Both utilize microneedling with the assistance of radiofrequency energy and can treat some of the same issues, but there are some significant differences in the treatment areas and cosmetic issues they can address.
How Does Radiofrequency Microneedling Work?
Radiofrequency energy penetrates deep into the layers of the skin causing the skin to tighten while also jump-starting the production of new collagen and elastin. At the same time, the tiny microneedles create controlled injuries that the body will immediately begin repairing.
During the repair process, many cosmetic imperfections will be corrected or eliminated. The results of a treatment utilizing radiofrequency and micro-needling together are more dramatic than using one or the other by themselves. When comparing Morpheus8 vs Ultherapy the results of Morpheus8 will be more dramatic and longer-lasting because the combination of radio frequency and micro-needling is more powerful than the Ultrasound waves alone.
How Does Ultrasound Therapy Work?
Ultrasound waves can strategically target a particular area and safely heat deep down into the layers of the skin which prompts the body to produce new collagen. It can also tighten the skin’s surface which may be visible immediately, but most of the benefits will take some time to manifest as the new collagen is created.
Which Treatment Is Best For Me Morpheus8 vs Vivace vs ULtherapy?
With all these different treatments available, it is hard to know which will be best for you. A consultation with a qualified cosmetic surgeon can help you choose the treatment that will best address your concerns. For quick reference, see the below guide comparing an overview of Morpheus vs Vivace vs Ultherapy.
Comparison Chart: Morpheus8 vs Vivace and ULtherapy vs Morpheus8
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|1. Technology Used|
|Radio Frequency & Microneedling||Radio Frequency & Microneedling||Ultrasound Energy|
|2. Issues Treated|
|Facial fine lines & wrinkles, Improves skin tone and texture Acne and scarring||Scars on the body and face including acne scars, Skin texture concerns, under eye bags, Sagging skin, and jowls, Stretch marks Hyperpigmentation, Fine lines, wrinkles, tightens and provide skin lifting, Reverses sun damage||Fine lines, wrinkles, provides skin lifting|
|3. Maximum Treatment Depth|
|3.5 mm||Up to 8 mm||4.5 mm|
|4. Number of Device Needles|
|36||24 and 40||0|
|5. Treatment Areas|
|Face, neck, upper chest||Face, neck, abdomen, chest, double chin, under eye, arms, legs, buttocks||Brow, face, neck, double chin, jawline, décolletage|
|6. Recovery Time|
|< 24 hours||2 days to 2 weeks||No downtime|
|7. Results Last|
|6 months to a year||1-3 years||1-2 years|
|8. Treatment Average Cost|
Morpheus8 can repair a multitude of common skin issues and has the capability to provide the same or superior results to both Vivace and ULtherapy. Morpheus8 has multiple settings and different attachments so that even the most sensitive areas can be safely treated.
If you would like to learn more about Morpheus8 and how it can benefit you, contact Surgicare Arts & Aesthetics. The team of expertly trained and skilled professionals are ready to answer your questions and discuss your concerns. Dr. Angelina Postoev, MD, FACS, a triple-board certified cosmetic surgeon can help determine the treatment that is best for you and will deliver the results you desire. Set up a consultation today!