You should be able to resume your usual activities immediately following Utherapy. You may notice a little more swelling brought on by strenuous exercise, but generally there are no restrictions on your post-procedure activities. Consult with a board certified facial plastic surgeon to see if Ultherapy is right for you and what activities are appropriate for you based on your general health and well being. Some physicians will prescribe narcotic pain meds for the ultherapy procedure. If that is the case with you, be sure to ask your doctor when it is safe to resume your usual activities.
How Soon After Ultherapy Can I Start Jogging/exercising Again?
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Working out the day after Ulthera is possible
if your body feels up to it, there is no reason why you couldn't exercise the day after Ulthera. If however, there is some swelling of your face, or tingling, then you can expect those sympotms to increase right after exercise, so you may wish to wait for that to appear less prior to exercising. Most people can exercise the next day.
Ultherapy - minimal downtime
The most important thing is to listen to your body! The actual ultherapy procedure typically causes minimal to no downtime. I had mine at 9 in the morning and was back at work by 11. Some patients are more comfortable during the procedure if they take anti-anxiety medication and pain pills. These medications can "wipe you out" until the next day so you'll want to take it easy if you are premedicated. If a nerve block is performed, you may get bruising. If bruising occurs, I recommend avoiding exercise for a day, applying ice, and covering with makeup. If the procedure causes discomfort or tightness, reduce your exercise routine for a few days until you are more comfortable.
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No downtime after Ultherapy
Ulthera is a non-invasive procedure that uses highly focused ultrasound to stimulate collagen regeneration under the skin for a lifting effect. There may be some minor soreness afterwards but it shouldn't prevent you from exercising. It may be a good idea to take a break for a day or two however.
Ultherapy and Exercise
This is a very good question, because Ultherapy is a relatively new treatment. Although it is "minimally invasive", patients who have had the treatment describe a sore sensation along the chin, jawline, and neck for about a week after the surgery. The discomfort is generally manageable with ibuprofen or naproxen. Ultherapy works via deeper tissue injury, stimulating collagen production. Therefore, the swelling caused by the procedure can be enhanced by increase blood flow to the face. We generally recommend avoiding exercise for about 72 hours after the procedure, and then the patient can proceed as tolerated.
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