Can Ultherapy Be Used on Your Body?

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Can Ultherapy Be Used on Your Body?

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The answer is yes. I have been doing Ultherapy on the body since roughly 2011. The Ultherapy company is aware of my results and is presently designing studies in preparation for potential FDA approval. Simply put I used my knowledge of the anatomy of aging and the mechanism of action of Ultherapy in order to develop a protocol for the body. 
Areas that are routinely treated in my practice are the arms, breasts, inner thighs, thighs and buttock for butt lift as well as cellulite, the anterior thighs for cellulite, abdomen and knees. Profound is another well studied, highly scientific device like Ultherapy. I use both for the both depending on one's personal anatomy and history. 
These are excellent devices with progressively more consistent results now, as well as significant qualitative rejuvenation eg. anti-aging, for your future. Now those who need surgery have their options and those that do not need surgery have an excellent option as well.
Hope this helps


New York Plastic Surgeon
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Ultherapy can be used on body for right candidate

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Ultherapy was recently FDA approved for use on the chest, and it can be used off-label in other areas as well with good results. Aside from Ultherapy, other skin-tightening procedures that can be used on the body are ThermiTight and Exilis. I recommend visiting a board-certified dermatologist with expertise in skin tightening for an in-person consultation to come up with the right treatment plan for you.

William Groff, DO
San Diego Dermatologist
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ULthera in the body

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There are a few off-label areas that are being tested by a very small number of practitioners in the USA(breasts, arms, buttocks) but I do not know of any published data or safety recommendations.  Visit in person with an Ulthera provider and ask questions directly.  Best wishes. 

Francisco Canales, MD
Santa Rosa Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 35 reviews

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Ulthera and applications for other body areas

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Although ulthera is FDA approved for the upper face, it has been used by a number of physicians in areas of the body that are "skin challenged". As it is able to tighten and lift the facial tissues, the same is true for body areas - including the arms, inner thighs, above the knees, abdomen and buttock. We have used it in all the above and have been pleased with the results, as have our patients. Proper consultation with patients is necessary when these areas are treated.

Christopher S. Verbin, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Ulthera for the Body

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FDA approval has been for the brow, but many doctors have been seeing some good results on other areas on the body.

No studies have yet been published to describe optimal selection/parameters for body treatments.

Paul C. Zwiebel, MD
Denver Plastic Surgeon
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Ultherapy for the body

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Ultherapy provides a great option for the body, especially when combined with other treatments.  The most studied area of the body for ulthera is the chest where it can be used to tighten and improve the texture of the skin.  Other common areas are the knees, thighs, abdomen and buttocks.  Combining ulthera treatment with a biostimulatory filler like Radiesse or Sculptra improves the results significantly. In fact, ulthera done prior to radiesse injection can even improve cellulite dimples and deep stretch marks.   Ulthera can also be done after coolsculpting reduces fat to further tighten the skin over the treated area.

I hope this answer was helpful.  Best wishes.

Heidi A. Waldorf, MD
New York Dermatologist
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Ultherapy can be used on the body in the right candidate

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Yes, Ultherapy can be used on certain areas of the body in the right candidate. In fact, it is FDA approved for use on the chest as well as the face. At my practice, we’ve also seen great success using Ultherapy for loose skin over the knees, buttocks and on the back of the arms. See a board-certified dermatologist experienced in using Ultherapy on the body for a consultation to see if you are an appropriate candidate for this treatment.

Sabrina Fabi, MD
San Diego Dermatologic Surgeon
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Can Ultherapy Be Used on Your Body?

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Ultherapy is approved to lift the eyebrow, under the chin and on the neck, and smooth lines and wrinkles on the décolletage. You can use Ultherapy on different areas that are not FDA approved such has the arms, buttocks, knees, and more.

There are other body contouring treatments that may work better on these other areas such as Exilis and Vanquish.

Ultherapy off the face.

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The use for Ultherapy goes far beyond the face and neck. It is proving to be a work horse for chest tightening, arms, abdomen and loose skin on thighs and around knees and elbows. It works beautifully for the thin wrinkled out skin that can occur from weight gain and loss.

Kaleroy Papantoniou, MD, FAAD
Great Neck Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 32 reviews

Ultherapy for use on body

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Ultherapy is cleared for use on the face, neck and décolletage . It currently is not FDA approved for use on the body.

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