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4 Doctor Answers | Asked by Frank1234 in Duluth, GA
Ulthera does not reduce eye bags. THe treatment for eyelid fat pads is blepharoplasty, a surgical procedure.
Although some patients may notice some decreased in puffiness from the newer smaller infraorbital transducer of Ultherapy, results are not consistent. It is not the indication for which Ulthera had received FDA clearance. Some people have puffiness from fluid retention and others have fat herniation. Neither of these is expected to improve from the heat generation of Ultherapy. Fat herniation is best treated by surgery (blepharoplasty). Fluid retention is not easily treated...
Ulthera is a skin tightening technique that may be used to elevate the eywbrows and thus improve the appearance of the upper eyelids and may be used in the central and lower face. It is not currently intended for use on the eyelids themselves. This application will likely be available in the future but, even then, will probably be best for tightening skin as opposed to reducing puffiness.
In our experience, we have seen lifting and re-support of the upper cheek and lower eyelids. If you would be happy with improvement in this area and have other areas of concern that would be improved with Ulthera, then it might be worthwhile. If, however, you are seeking complete correction of the lower eyelid contour and this is your only area of concern, then there are better choices than Ulthera. These would include filler, lower eyelid blepharoplasty and...