Ask a doctor

Advantages to Ulthera for Under Eye Puffiness?

What is the level of discomfort for Ulthera compared to other treatments under the eyes? Would more invasive procedures be worth it for better results?

Doctor Answers 2

Under eye puffiness and Ultherapy versus lower blepharoplasty - Williamsville, NY


Here are some things you need to know about Ultherapy:

. It is an FDA cleared technology that uses high intensity focused ultrasound energy
. It is unique in that the system uses B mode US imaging during energy delivery, making it a focused treatment, unlike RF or other technologies.
. Maximal benefit from Ultherapy reaches at approximately 6 months.

In regards to the puffiness under the eyes, it may be related to skin laxity alone or skin laxity and herniated fat pads. An oculopastic surgeon or facial plastic surgeon can remove these fat pads as they are unlikley to go away ith Ultherapy. 

Read the Ultherapy ebook provided on the link below. It is free access and located in the ebook section of the website.

Have a question? Ask a doctor

Ulthera for lower eyelid puffiness

Puffiness may be caused by different reasons.  Not all puffiness responds to non-invasive treatments.  Ulthera may provide some benefit in some patients as might Thermage.  If someone has herniated fat pads, though, then a plastic surgeon or oculoplastic surgeon can provide a much better result with a blepharoplasty surgical procedure.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 33 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.