This would present a big problem for me. What I would like is a slight lift to my face without the volume loss. Adult:65.
Can Ulthera Result in Noticeable Volume Loss in Cheeks?
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Ultherapy and Volume Loss
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Cheek lift and Ulthera treatments in Los Angeles
Our office customizes Ulthera treatments with either Sculptra or Radiesse to optimize volume enhancement of the cheeks. Raffy Karamanoukian, Los Angeles
Ultherapy does not reduce volume; ultherapy lifts sagging facial tissues
Rather than cause volume depletion in the cheeks, Ultherapy fills in to some extent the depression in the mid and lower cheek that develops from descent of the face. We know that a contributing factor to the aged appearance is fat loss in the deep face, right on top of the bone. The lack of support that had been present when fat was there, causes the cheek to fall and fold over the smile crease making a bigger fold and creating jowl.
Ultherapy, by focusing ultrasound energy to the deeper planes of the face, tightens the connective tissue and creates new collagen. It is not known to reduce the fat. Once it lifts the lower face, there is less jowls and the skin and fat layers (not the deep fat) is raised up replacing some of the volume that is missing in the cheek.
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Ulthera usually results in the appearance of more volume in the cheeks as a result of the lifting of the lower face. We have not noted volume loss in the cheeks of our Ulthera patients over the past two years of treatments. Many Ultherapy patients have volume augmentation in addition, a local colleague has coined the term "Sculpthera" which combines Ulthera with Sculptra injections. Good luck and be well.
Volume loss with Ultherapy
Ultherapy tightens the skin and deeper layers of tissue by heating them and will shrink some of your volume by tightening the tissues in the area treated. Typically there is not significant volume loss, but the face will sometimes appear slimmer due to the fact that the tissues are lifted and tighter. I don't see much actual volume loss from Ultherapy when the proper protocols are used.
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