I am on Elmiron (pentosan polysulfate sodium) which is a heparin like blood thinner for interstitial cystitis. I can't stop taking it - it takes 6 months to build up in my body. I want to have Ultherapy done on my face but I am prone to getting those little burst capillaries and I didn't know if the Ultherapy would cause more damage. Thanks for your reply.
Does Ultherapy Cause Petechial Hemorrhaging if on Anti-Coagulants?
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Ultherapy on anticoagulants
Ultherapy facial lifting can cause bruising
There are rare patients, who despite not being on blood thinners, can bruise from Ultherapy facial skin lifting and tightening. Any anticoagulants will increase the risk of bruising that usually resolves in two weeks, rarely more.
The doctor and patient should discuss the individual's risks during the consultation for Ultherapy.
Ulthera and Anticoagulants.
Ulthera is safe for treatment on anti-coagulants. Ooozing can be seen with Ulthera, but this should not preclude a patient from being treated.
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Bruising is possible with Ulthera but usually infrequent and mild.
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