I Have an ICD Device, Can I Still Have Ultherapy?

I have a Pacemaker/Defibrillator, can I still have Ultherapy?

Doctor Answers 3

Ulthera and Pacemakers

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Yes, you are a candidate for Ulthera because it uses Ultrasound and does not have any effects on pacemakers. Thermage (radio-frequency) is contraindicated, however.


New York Dermatologic Surgeon

Ultherapy can be used in a pateint that has a pacemaker / defibrillator

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I have double checked with the science division of Ulthera, and as ultrasound energy, not radiofrequency or electricity is being used, Ultherapy is safe in those patients who have a pacemaker / defibrillator, provided that the treatment is not applied directly to the device.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
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Ultherapy is OK with pacemakers - lasers are Ok with pacemakers - RF devices not safe with pacemakers

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RF devices use radiofrequency energy and can/will interfere with pacemaker and defibrillator activity. Ultherapy is safe with pacemakers and defibrillators. Lasers are safe with pacemaker and defibrillators. 

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