Dieting and Ulthera?

Hello Doctors, I would like to know if going on a diet right now (i.e. a plan consists of exercising and calories reduction) would counter the effectiveness of Ultherapy (I recently had a full-face Ultherapy done about two weeks ago)? Given Ultherapy is supposed to build collagen, I am guessing that it might not be a good idea to go on a diet now? Please let me know. Thank you so much.

Doctor Answers 7

Dieting is fine along with Ultherapy for face lifting

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A healthy well balanced diet is won't prevent collagen formation as a result of Ultherapy. If however, you are in a protein negative balance by not consuming enough protein in your diet, then you might not mount as good a response to the Ultherapy. If you are deficient in vitamin C, which is rare but I published a case report of an adolescent woman who had subclinical Scurvy many years ago, the collagen formation could be deficient as vitamin C is a prerequisite for collagen.

Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
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Ultherapy for skin lifting

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The diet will not affect the skin tightening of  Ulthrapy.  The diet may reduce the neck fat a may even improve the out come.  Ulthrapy takes about three to see the full outcome and photos are very important.

Miguel Delgado, MD
San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
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Dieting and Ulthera

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As long as your diet ensures you are getting the proper nutrition and you are doing it in a healthy manner, you should not experience adverse results to your Ulthera procedure. Collagen is a protein so a positive diet is more conducive for a more effective result to your Ultherapy treatment. Weight loss can result in fat loss to the face that may make things look saggier, so you may need volume replacement when you do lose weight.Thanks for your question!

Sabrina Fabi, MD
San Diego Dermatologic Surgeon
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