I am interested in non-invasive skin tightening procedures and I am reading about Ultherapy, SkinTyte and Exilis. What are the differences between these procedures?
The 3 procedures you are reading about perform skin tightening in a non-invasive fashion. All of these systems deliver heat to the deeper layers of skin to create collagen formation, and thus skin tightening. Since the heat is delivered to the deeper layers of skin, there is no downtime associated with these procedures. In other words, these procedures are different from laser skin resurfacing procedures in the sense that there is no peeling of the skin. You may benefit from a series of treatments with either of these modalities and you may also benefit from maintenance procedures. Ultherapy uses ultrasound. SkinTyte uses laser technology. Elixis uses radiofrequency technology.
Posted by Rami K. Batniji, M.D., F.A.C.S.