I had Ultherapy done in May 2011 - I'm in my mid-30's and was hoping to increase some lift in my neck and jowls. It helped - but the results weren't enough in my opinion, as they are really subtle. Is it safe to do it again one year later?
Is It Safe To Do Ultherapy One year Later?
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Ultherapy is safe to repeat in a year
It should be safe to repeat Ultherapy in a year time. You might not need a full treatment. In our practice, we sometimes do "touch-up" treatments in specific areas in a year time.
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The effects of Ulthera are additive, so another treatment should give more benefit. In our practice, we offer a yearly treatment option to maintain the effect of the the initial procedure.
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many patients are benefitting by repeat Ultherapy a year after the first treatment. There can be a beneficial addtional amount of collagen production from the second treatment. Furthermore, the protocol of treatment has changed greatly in the last year. More lines of treatment energy are being laid down, and with the newer 1.5 mm. depth of energy in the new superficial transducer, more planes of heating can be accomplished. In addition, the areas such as the forehead, that don't allow the 4.5 mm depth of heating to be used often, can now have the 3mm and the 1.5mm deep transducers. Speak with your doctor to see how a repeat treatment can be beneficial.
May repeat Ultherapy within a year
In our practice we recommend repeat treatment every 12-18 months depending on the patient's age and extent of laxity if considered a good candidate for treatment. You may also consider Sculptra (Sculptherapy) for mid face volume enhancement that I believe works synergistically with Ultherapy to create a better mid face lift and collage recruitment which also helps diminish lower face soft tissue sagging.
Ultherapy year later
Yes. It is safe to repeat the Ultheray after a year. In fact, several of our patients do come back for touch-ups or for repeated treatment for better results as soon as 6 months later.
Ultherapy repeat treatment helpful to boost longevity of clinical benefits
Ultherapy is a fantastic FDA approved procedure for face and neck tightening with longevity of clinical benefits expected to last one to one and half year. Not only is there reversal of muscle laxity, there is also stimulation of collagen improving overall skin texture. To maintain clinical benefits of Ulthera, it is helpful to repeat treatment approximately 18 months later to provide additional boost of skin, facial and neck muscle tightening and collagen production.