My face gets swollen and numb after Ulthera last week. Despite the swelling is subsiding, I cannot elevate my upper lid. Do you know the reason why? Am I going to have my sensation and upper lid movement back? If yes, how long do you think? Thank you so much!
Lost of Upper Lip Movement After Ulthera?
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Ultherap Treatment Around the Mouth
Upper lip movement after Ulthera
Ultherapy affects the deep structure of the face and neck. Due to how deep the energy penetrates there are target areas such as around the mouth that should be done with caution. Ulthera has made a transducer recently that is safe for the mouth area but I am not sure that is was used for your treatment. If any of your sensory nerves were treated with Ulthera you will have a temporary paralysis with numbness. It can feel very similar to being treated with Botox. Temporary is the key word! It will generally resolves within the first couple weeks following the treatment. Areas such as the brows and jawline are other areas that commonly can have a similar affect.
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