Can a Full Face Ultherapy Eliminate the Need for Thermage Eye Treatment and Under-Eye Puffiness?

Can a full face Ultherapy Treatment eliminate the need for a Thermage Eye Treatment and Under-Eyes Puffiness?

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Ultherapy versus Thermage

Hi and thank you for your question!

Ultherapy can lift the eye brows, which will relieve some of the heaviness of the brows. This contributes to the "sagging" appearance. Ultherapy cannot be used inside the orbital bone, however, with a highly trained and experienced technician, one can treat below the brow and over the bone, if your anatomical structure & tissue depth allows. Our PA's and NP have been trained in all advanced techniques.

Ultherapy can help to tighten the skin around eyes. I haven't seen Ultherapy used for under eye puffiness, for this you may be able to obtain correction with filler or possible need surgical intervention, but that can only be decided by a consultation with a trained and licensed professional. .

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Grant Stevens

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 147 reviews

Ultherapy or Thermage - Williamsville NY

I prefer the Ultherapy system for the following reason - it is unique in the sense that it incorporates diagnostic ultrasound technology (B mode) to visualize the structures of the skin and subsermal layers, such as the SMAS muscle and others, ensuring proper delivery of ultrasound energy in a FOCUSED manner. 

Other technologes do not do that. 

Read my Ultherapy ebook provided on the link below. 

Hratch Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Buffalo Phlebologist
4.8 out of 5 stars 41 reviews

Ultherapy versus Thermage

Thank you for your question. Ultherapy is commonly used to address sagging of the eyelids, brow, cheeks, chin and jawline. It can also improve marionette lines and folds and a downturned mouth. The whole face may be treated for an overall tighter, more toned appearance, or individual areas may be targeted. This is an ideal solution for individuals with mild to moderate sagging in the face and neck who are not yet ready to undergo more invasive surgical procedures. It will give you a lifted, more refreshed look but it generally is not used to reduce under-eye puffiness. Depending on the severity of your under-eye puffiness, you might not need Thermage. Consult with a board-certified doctor who will recommend the best course of action. Best of luck.

Daniel Shapiro, MD
Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 107 reviews

Full face Ultherapy is really an alternative to Thermage

Full face Ultherapy is really an alternative to Thermage. You shouldn’t need both Ultherapy and Thermage. Ultherapy works on deep layers underneath the skin whereas Thermage works more superficially on the skin layer itself. Ultherapy will give you better lifting, but you shouldn’t need both of these treatments.

Joseph A. Eviatar, MD, FACS
New York Oculoplastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 66 reviews

Thermage and Pelleve eyelid treatment can be a complement to Ultherapy on the full face

To-date there is not yet available a suitable transducer to use on the upper eyelid or lower eyelid skin for Ultheapy and if this skin needs to be tightened during a full face ultherapy, Theramge can be a good additional treatment. The infraorbital Ultherapy transducer is meant for the skin below the tear trough but Thermage and Pelleve can be used on the eyelid.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 38 reviews

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