Velashape vs thermage
If you want to know what is the difference between velashape and thermage, this article will summarise the main differences and point out how exactly these differences affect the way the treatment is being used and the effects they have on patients.
Both treatments are based on radio frequency technologies and are used for improving the look of the patient’s body. These similarities are what might confuse consumers who do not have in depth knowledge of how the treatments work.
- Purposes: Vela shape main purpose is to reduce the cellulite lines on the body of the patient through dermal heating. Theramge on the other hand is mainly used for skin tightening. To get the best result for the issue that is troubling you, you need to pick the right treatment that matches your problem.
- Reach of radio waves: Thermage has a reach with its higher frequency. This allows thermage to reach the deeper collagen layer of the skin and stimulate its production for skin tightening. Velashape, in contrast, reaches only around 1.5mm into the skin and is only useful for reducing cellulite lines.
- Cost: The average price of thermage is around USD2,700 according to the pricing survey conducted by realsite.com. Velashape is relatively cheaper, costing only around USD1,700.
- Effectiveness: On the same realself.com site, there is also a survey on the satisfaction of the treatment. Thermage received only around 42% of the patients’ vote in terms of getting their desired results. However, the recently launched thermage CPT seem to seen an improvement in satisfaction rates. In terms of effectiveness, the satisfaction rate is even lower, achieving only 30% satisfaction rate among the patients.
However, there are no clinic studies that directly studies the difference between velashape and thermage. Hence, it is difficult to say which one treatment is better than the other.
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