How Long After Ultherapy Can You Do Hot Yoga?

After doing ulthera on my face, how long should I wait before resume bikram/hot yoga?

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No Downtime with Ultherapy

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There is no downtime with Ultherapy.  Ultherapy is an ultrasound treatment that heats up targeted tissue below the top layer of the skin. Patients may experience swelling, mild bruising and sensitivity to the treated area. You are able to work out immediately after your procedure but it may increase the amount of swelling post treatment.  

In order to maximize the positive inflammatory response created by Ultherapy avoid the use of anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen, naproxen and Celebrex for 1 month following the procedure. This inflammatory response is necessary to allow your body to stimulate collagen fiber formation and modeling.

To maintain and maximize the results, I recommend a prescription strength skin care regimen. Medical grade skin care products stimulate collagen production from the outside- in, which typically potentiate the effects of your Ultherapy treatment.

Good Luck!

Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Hot yoga immediately after Ultherapy

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There is no downtime with Ultherapy.

I would wait a day and resume hot yoga.

Ultherapy has advantages as it uses imaging to deliver targeted high intensity 'focused' ultrasound.

The results of skin tightening will be most apparent at 6 months.

We have performed hundreds of Ultherapy procedures in our Williamsville, NY office.

Hot yoga can be done the day after Ultherapy

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I suggest waiting until the day after your Ultherapy before you do hot yoga or exert yourself in any signficant fashion to avoid increasing the amount of swelling that could develop.  By the next day it should not interfere unless you are very swollen.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
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There is no downtime following Ultherapy. Most patients can resume normal activity, including exercise immediately following the procedure. Some mild facial tenderness or sensitivity is common,  but it will not interfere with your ability to do any type of yoga or aerobic activity.  We have patients who leave the office and head right to gym.  

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No downtime with Ulthera

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Most patients are able to assume their normal activities soon after Ulthera treatment since there is no real "downtime" associated with the procedure. We allow our patients to exercise the following day, however, I would recommend asking the physician treating you what his/her personal recommendations are regarding this. Hope this helps!


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