As we age, our skin gradually loses its elasticity and firmness, resulting in sagging, wrinkles, and other signs of ageing. While there are various treatments available to combat these effects, two popular options here at Hampton Clinic are Ultherapy and Morpheus8.
Ultherapy boasts celebrity fans such as Kirsty Gallagher and Tess Daly, whereas Judy Murray’s amazing transformation with Morpheus8 was well documented in 2021, causing a dramatic increase in its popularity.
Both of these treatments utilize cutting-edge technology to rejuvenate and tighten the skin, but they have distinct differences in terms of their benefits and patient suitability. Both work in perfect harmony with our other injectable and skin health treatments, as part of a multi-faceted approach to anti-ageing.
What is Ultherapy?
Ultherapy is a non-invasive, FDA-cleared treatment that uses ultrasound energy to stimulate the production of collagen in the skin and tighten the muscle. The ultrasound first utilises the visualization capacity to measure the depth of the muscle. Then, in therapy mode the sound wave is sent to the muscle layer. At very high frequency, a sound wave produces heat. Heating the muscle causes it to contract and hence lift.
What is Morpheus8?
Morpheus8 is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation treatment that uses radiofrequency energy to heat the deeper layers of the skin. This heat stimulates collagen production and contracts subcutaneous fat, which helps to tighten and firm the skin. It is an excellent treatment to target laxity and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Differences between Ultherapy and Morpheus8
The main difference between Ultherapy and Morpheus8 is that Ultherapy is a non-invasive treatment, whereas Morpheus8 is minimally invasive. This means that Ultherapy does not require any incisions or downtime, while Morpheus8 requires a short recovery period of no more than 24 hours of redness and occasional bruising.
Ultherapy delivers a lift from the deepest muscle layer, making it most effective for improving the facial contour. Meanwhile, Morpheus8 is more effective for treating severe wrinkles, textural issues and superficial sagging.
Ultherapy is a one-off treatment with full results shown at 4-6 months, whereas we recommend a course of 3 Morpheus8 treatments, 4-6 weeks apart. Again, results are seen a few months after treatment.
For ultimate results and maintenance, you could consider top-up treatments for both after 12-18 months.
Both these world-leading treatments are highly effective and deliver impressive results. But which is right for you? Or, would you benefit from a combination of both?
Here are some factors which help Dr Hill and Betty decide which is best for you;
- Are you already very slim in the face?
- Do you have textural concerns as well as laxity?
- Which areas are your primary concern?
- Do you have heavy jowls?
- Do you need a lift from the muscle layer, or tightening of the subcutaneous fat?
To find out for sure which of our non-surgical facelifts is best for you, simply use our online booking system and secure your free, no obligation consultation with Dr Hill. Let us guide you towards real results and renewed confidence!