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.
Dieting and Ulthera?
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Dieting is fine along with Ultherapy for face lifting
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.
Ultherapy for skin lifting
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.
Ultherapy and proper nutrition
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