Both Thread Lift and Ursera are effective in improving sagging, but in conclusion, Thread Lift is a treatment that can be expected to have a higher lift-up effect . The effect can be expected with the thread lift alone, but using it together with Ursera will lead to more effective improvement of sagging .
However, since the degree of slack and the part where slack is anxious are different for each person, there are cases where you can be satisfied with only one of the treatments without using them together. In addition, while the thread lift has a high lift-up effect, it also has the disadvantage of longer downtime than Ursera.
Knowing in advance how thread lifts and Ursera work on sagging, how pain and downtime differ, how long the effects and costs differ, and what the advantages and disadvantages of each are. , Will lead to a satisfactory treatment effect.
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Ursera is a treatment that is more effective in improving slack than other machines in irradiation treatment, but compared to thread lift that pulls up slack with thread, thread lift is a treatment method that can be expected to have a higher lift-up effect. .. In some cases, people who have not been satisfied with Ursera's treatment may receive a thread lift.
The skin consists of three layers from the outside: the epidermis layer, the dermis layer, and the subcutaneous tissue. The dermis layer is mainly made of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid, and supports the firmness and elasticity of the skin. However, when collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid decrease with age and lose elasticity and elasticity, the skin hangs down against gravity. Since the thread lift can physically lift the drooping skin with a thread, you can expect a lift-up effect that is easy to understand .
For example, there is a nasolabial fold in the main part where sagging is a concern, but since the thread lift physically pulls up the sagging skin with a thread under the force of gravity, the effect of thinning the nasolabial fold can be expected.
Ursera, on the other hand, is a procedure that acts on the fascia that covers the facial muscles that loosen and sag with age . Rather than the effect of directly improving the nasolabial fold, there is a tendency to feel that "the nasolabial fold has become a little thinner" due to the improvement of the overall lack of elasticity .
Although it is not possible to completely stop the progression of sagging due to aging, the effect of delaying the progression of sagging can be expected by pulling up the drooping skin with a thread lift and regularly maintaining the loosening fascia with Ursera. I will.
Under the skin, which consists of three layers, the epidermis layer, the dermis layer, and the subcutaneous tissue from the outside, the SMAS layer, which is a thin film that is the foundation of the skin and is also called the facial expression fascia, and the facial muscles (muscles) below it. ), And the SMAS layer serves to connect the skin and facial muscles.
The causes of sagging are 1) decreased water content in the epidermal layer and decreased collagen and elastin in the dermis layer , 2) drooping and changes in subcutaneous tissues such as fat , 3) loosening and weakening of facial muscles , 4) skin and There are five possible causes: loosening of the supporting ligaments that connect the bones, and 5) loss of bone volume . Since only one treatment can approach one cause, the combined use of multiple treatments can be more effective.
Thread lifts can physically pull up loose skin under the force of gravity with a thread, but they cannot stop the weakening of facial muscles due to aging. Ursera, on the other hand, is a procedure that acts on the fascia that covers the loose facial muscles to tighten it from the deep layers of the skin.
The effect of raising the slack can be expected with the thread lift alone, but since the approach method for slack is different between the thread lift and Ursera, it can be said that the treatment effect is enhanced by using the treatment together .
However, using the thread lift and Ursera together from the beginning is a heavy financial burden, so there is an option to choose either one first and receive treatment.
Since the degree of slack and the part of concern are different for each person, some people can be satisfied with Ursera alone. Know the different features, disadvantages and merits of Thread Lift and Ursera, and use them as criteria for deciding which one to choose.
Thread lift is a treatment that uses a needle to insert a medical thread into the subcutaneous tissue, which consists mainly of fat, under the skin to lift the slack . By inserting multiple threads into the area where you are concerned about slack, and by hooking the protrusions attached to the threads to the subcutaneous tissue and physically pulling it up , you can feel the effect immediately after the procedure .
There are many types of thread lift threads, some of which melt and some of which do not. Some have thorn-shaped protrusions called cogs and barbs, and some have conical protrusions called bio-cones.
The pulling force changes depending on the shape and number of protrusions and whether or not the upper end of the thread is fixed to the fascia of the temporal region, so there are cases where several types of threads are used in combination depending on the part to be pulled up and the state of slack. There is.
Among the treatments to improve sagging, face lift surgery, which uses a scalpel to make an incision and pulls up, is said to be the most effective, but it also causes damage to the body due to the large downtime such as swelling and swelling. A thread lift has been devised that has a large lift-up effect while reducing downtime and reducing downtime .
Ursera, which has a high effect of improving sagging in irradiation treatment and is also called a face lift that does not cut, uses a hyphen (high-intensity focused ultrasound) machine to make the SMAS layer, which is the deepest layer of the skin, dense. By applying ultrasonic waves, the fascia covering the loosened facial muscles is tightened by thermal stimulation, aiming for a lift-up effect .
It is a mechanism that improves the sagging of the face by collecting the energy of the irradiated ultrasonic waves at one point and generating high heat of 60 ° C or more, causing the SMAS layer to contract (heat protein denaturation) due to heat . In principle, it is close to the phenomenon that the focus becomes hot when sunlight is concentrated on one point with a magnifying glass, but the thermal energy of HYF works to improve sagging without affecting the epidermis.
Facelift surgery uses a scalpel to make an incision in the skin and pull up the SMAS layer, while Ursera approaches the SMAS layer with ultrasonic energy without cutting the skin.
Thermacool is a machine that is often compared to Ursera as an irradiation treatment that is effective in improving sagging, but thermacool cannot deliver ultrasonic energy deep into the skin where the SMAS layer is located. If tightening the SMAS is expected to improve slack, Ursera will perform the procedure.
The application sites for thread lifts and urseras are almost the same, but thread lifts are especially effective in increasing cheek slack and making nasolabial folds and marionette lines less noticeable .
Ursera can improve the slack of the upper eyelids, which cannot be done by the thread lift, by irradiating the eyebrows with ultrasonic energy to generate heat, especially the slack of the upper eyelids and the lift of the neck. It is effective for. You can expect a small face effect by sharpening the face line.
|Applicable part of thread lift||Ursera's adaptation site|
|Wrinkles on the forehead||○||○|
|Ptosis of the upper eyelid||○|
|Wrinkles around the eyes such as the outer corners of the eyes and the Golgo line||○||○|
|Sagging cheeks, nasolabial fold||○||○|
|Neck sagging and wrinkles||○||○|
|Tightening the face line||○|
The thread lift has an immediate effect because you can feel the slack immediately after the procedure . There are many types of thread lifts, but the absorbency of the thread (melts / does not melt), the shape of the protrusions attached to the thread (thorn type / cone type), and the one that does not fix the thread to the fascia of the temporal region. It can be roughly divided into three patterns.
The duration of the thread lift is 1 to 2 years for meltable yarn and 4 to 5 years for non-meltable yarn . The insoluble thread is made of a material that is highly safe and does not deteriorate in the body, and the pulling effect lasts longer than the insoluble thread, but if you are worried about foreign matter remaining in the body, use the meltable thread. It is safe to choose.
As for the shape of the protrusions attached to the thread, it is said that the cone-shaped protrusions called bio-cones have a higher lift-up effect because they firmly grasp the subcutaneous tissue 360 degrees and lift them, rather than the thorn-shaped protrusions called cogs and barbs. I will.
In addition, there are two types of thread lifts, one that fixes the upper end of the thread to the fascia of the temporal region and the other that does not, but the fixed type has a stronger pulling action.
The thread lift not only has a lift-up effect, but also works to heal wounds around threads and protrusions, promoting the production of collagen, which is the source of firmness and elasticity of the skin, improving skin quality. You can also expect the effect of doing so.
Melting yarn is said to have a long-lasting skin-beautifying effect because fibrous tissues such as collagen grow in the knots and passages of the yarn even after the yarn is absorbed.
In the case of meltable yarn, it is absorbed into the body in one to one and a half years, so it is recommended to take it continuously about once a year to maintain the lift-up effect.
In Ursera, the protein of the SMAS layer is condensed by the heat action of the energy of ultrasonic waves, and the loosening of the dermis layer and the SMAS layer is tightened, so you can feel the lift-up effect with one treatment .
About 3 months after the procedure, human wound healing works to heal the damage caused by heat damage under the skin, and collagen production is promoted. The thickness, firmness and elasticity of the skin will increase, and the effect of improving skin quality can be expected .
Immediately after the treatment of Ursera, the lift-up effect appears immediately due to the tightening effect of the SMAS layer, and then it returns a little once, but due to the effect of improving the skin quality, you can gradually feel the firmness and tightening of the pores again. The effect peaks after about 3 months, and the effect lasts for about the latter half of the year.
In order to maintain the lift-up effect of Ursera, it is recommended to take it continuously about once every six months.
The thread lift treatment time varies slightly depending on the part and the number of threads used, but it is about 1 hour as a guide.
The thread lift is done after the injection of local anesthesia, so you will feel almost no pain . Of course, there are individual differences in how pain is felt, so an additional option fee may be required, but some medical institutions perform treatment while sleeping under intravenous anesthesia.
The treatment time of Ursera varies depending on the part, and it takes about 30 minutes for partial cheek and eyebrow lift and about 60 minutes for the entire face .
It is said that the pain during the treatment with Ursera is a feeling of heat or tingling that can be tolerated without anesthesia, but since the feeling of pain varies from person to person, the pain during the treatment is more than that of the thread lift. It cannot be said that there are fewer. For those who are vulnerable to pain, an optional fee may be charged separately, but some medical institutions can use cream-type anesthesia to relieve the pain. However, applying an anesthetic cream is not completely painless and you may feel some pain.
Comparing the downtime of the thread lift and Ursera, the downtime of the machine-based irradiation treatment Ursera is shorter than that of the thread lift that inserts a needle and pulls up the slack .
Since the thread lift only uses a fine medical needle to thread the thread, the downtime is shorter than the face lift surgery that involves an incision, but the downtime is slightly longer due to the higher lift-up effect compared to Ursera. I will.
After the thread lift, you may feel swelling, swelling, dull pain, and a feeling of tightness or discomfort when you open your mouth wide , but it tends to subside in about 2 to 3 days. Be careful not to open your mouth too wide for about a month until the thread is settled.
The thread lift that fixes the thread to the fascia of the temporal region has a stronger pulling force than the non-fixed type, but it may cause dull pain or twitching in the temporal region for a little longer. However, this is also said to be settled in a few days to a week.
After receiving the treatment, a small adhesive plaster is applied to the treated area to protect it, but it can be peeled off and made up from the next day, and the needle marks will disappear in about 2 to 3 days.
Ursera's downtime is mild compared to thread lifts. Redness may appear after the treatment, but it tends to subside in about 1 to 2 days , and pain such as mild muscle pain may remain, but it will subside in a few days to 1 week . ..
The cost of a thread lift varies depending on the type of thread (thread) and the number of threads to be inserted. Depending on the medical institution, there is a treatment menu that sets multiple threads, but it is common for the amount to increase with each additional thread.
The number of threads used varies depending on the state of slack and the part you want to pull up, and if you want to improve the slack on the cheeks, it is common to insert about 3 to 4 threads on one cheek.
Depending on the type of thread lift, the amount of money varies from about 25,000 yen to 100,000 yen, and the cost price when put on both cheeks is about 150,000 to 600,000 yen .
The cost of Ursera varies depending on the area to be treated, but in general, the larger the area to be irradiated, the higher the cost tends to be.
The rough cost is about 200,000 to 350,000 yen for the whole face, and about 300,000 to 500,000 yen for the whole face + neck and chin . If you wish to have anesthesia, please check with each medical institution as anesthesia fee may be charged separately.
|Feature||Ultrasound approaches the fascia deeper than the subcutaneous tissue to condense loose facial muscles and tighten slack||Insert a thread with a protrusion into the subcutaneous tissue with a needle to physically pull up the slack|
|Lift-up effect||High lift-up effect in irradiation treatment||Higher lift-up effect than Ursera|
|duration||About half a year||Meltable thread: Approximately 1 to 2 years Insoluble thread: Approximately 4 to 5 years|
|Pain during the procedure||Heat, tingling and stinging pain||Almost no pain due to local anesthesia|
|downtime||Redness (1 to 2 days), pain like mild muscle pain (several days to 1 week)||Uncomfortable feeling such as swelling, swelling, dull pain and twitching (about 2 to 3 days)|
|cost||About 300,000 yen for the entire face||Approximately 150,000 to 600,000 yen|
|The person who is suitable||Those who want to receive effective treatment to improve sagging with as little downtime as possible||Those who want greater lift-up effect and endurance even with some downtime|
The disadvantage of thread lifts is that they have longer downtime than Ursera . Uncomfortable feelings such as swelling, swelling, dull pain and twitching will remain for about 2 to 3 days, so if you are interested, it is better to adjust the schedule so that you do not schedule to meet people immediately after the procedure or include each event Let's do it.
The advantage of the thread lift is that it is more effective in raising slack than Ursera and has a longer duration .
The force to pull up the slack differs depending on the thread, but among the melting threads, the one that is said to have the highest pulling effect is the silhouette software with a conical protrusion called a biocone. It is said that a natural and three-dimensional lift-up is possible without causing unnatural twitching.
The disadvantages of Ursera are that you can't expect big changes or immediate effects compared to thread lifts, and the cost is high for a short duration . The lift-up effect of Ursera is milder than that of the thread lift, and the duration is about half a year. Although one treatment is effective, it costs about 300,000 yen for the entire face, so it costs a certain amount to repeat the treatment once every six months.
The advantage of Ursera is that it has less downtime compared to thread lifts . The small face effect that tightens the face line while lifting up naturally without noticing that the treatment has been performed on the surroundings may give the impression of being thin to the surroundings even if there is no change in weight.
Since the approach and action for improving sagging are different between Thread Lift and Ursera, synergistic effects can be expected from various approaches and actions by using them together .
However, since each person has a different degree of slack, there are cases where either Ursera or Thread Lift is sufficient, and there are cases where treatments other than Thread Lift or Ursera are more effective .
For example, for volume loss such as decrease in water content, collagen, elastin, and bone loss, it is possible to supplement the volume by using injection treatment such as hyaluronic acid injection to make the cheek position higher and plump. You can make it work.
If you are uncertain about which treatment to choose, we recommend that you seek counseling at a medical institution that has a wide variety of sagging treatments and has experience and experience .
If you are a doctor who is familiar with sagging treatment, you can propose more effective treatment by considering the degree of sagging and the desired part of each person.