Dr Karen Soh, medical director of Prive Clinic, helps you figure out the difference between two non-surgical face-lifting treatments, and two body-sculpting aesthetics treatments.

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Dr Karen Soh, medical director of Prive Clinic, helps you figure out the difference between two non-surgical face-lifting treatments, and two body-sculpting aesthetics treatments.

I have crow’s feet, a saggy jawline and marionette lines. I’ve read about Ultherapy and Thermage, but am not sure which will give me a smoother, sculpted face.

Ultherapy and Thermage are both well-established, non-invasive energy-based treatments for lifting and firming the skin, but each uses a different form of energy and works differently. 

Ultherapy uses high-intensity focused ultrasound (Hifu) to stimulate formation of new collagen deep below the skin’s surface (up to 4.5mm). It is generally more beneficial for patients with a fuller face, who are concerned about heavy, sagging skin that creates undesirable folds and jowls. Ultherapy helps you achieve a slimmer, more V-shaped face. 

On the other hand, Thermage smooths and tightens loose skin with radiofrequency (RF) energy. It heats up the deeper skin layers, causing collagen to contract and new collagen to form. It’s more suited to those with sharp, bony features, and who have fine lines. 

Most people fall in between, so they benefit from doing Ultherapy and Thermage on different areas of the face. 

At Prive, we combine both for optimal results. So, we use Ultherapy for a saggy jawline, and pair it with injectables like botulinum toxin and dermal fillers to address crow’s feet and marionette lines. If you’re not keen on injectables, Thermage can improve the latter – its tightening effect can significantly reduce facial lines. 

And to ensure that you feel comfortable during the treatments, we have various solutions for pain management. Both treatments are very safe and have little downtime or side effects.

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Lie back and let the treatment tone your body.

What’s the difference between Coolsculpting and Emsculpt? Both sound like they could me get a toned body with fat loss. 

They are both excellent non-surgical, fat-reduction treatments that give you a more toned and contoured body – but they work in different ways. 

Coolsculpting uses cryolipolysis (or fat freezing technology) to freeze and get rid of fat cells permanently. It is safe, medically cleared and highly effective. Popular treatment areas include the double chin, arms, love handles and stomach. Studies have shown it can reduce fat by up to 25 percent in just a single treatment. 

Emsculpt on the other hand, sculpts the body by building muscle while burning fat. It uses High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic (Hifem) energy, to induce involuntary supramaximal muscle contractions. A 30-min session is similar to doing 20,000 crunches or squats. It can be used on the abdomen, buttocks, inner thighs, biceps, triceps and deltoids. 

Clinical studies show it can stimulate an increase in muscle mass by up to 16 percent, reduce fat by up to 19 percent, and shave 4cm off the waist. Four to six sessions are recommended.

Prive Clinic offers complementary treatments to target cellulite and skin laxity, working with Coolsculpting and Emsculpt to help you look firm, fit and sculpted.

Dr Karen Soh is best known as a trainer for Merz Aesthetics and Silhouette Soft threadlifts. She is recognised for her experience and skill across different modalities in aesthetics practice. With passion and a keen eye for detail, she balances the art and science of aesthetic enhancement, achieving natural-looking results safely and effectively.

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