Ultherapy Uneven Results After 1 Month- Do I Need Another Treatment?

I have done the full face ultherapy about one month ago. Right after the treatment my left side of the face was much tighter and more lifted than the right side. A month later and I look the same, asimetrical. Should I repeat the treatment just on the right side? Thanks, AT

Doctor Answers 6

Ultherapy and facial asymmetry

It is not likely that Ultherapy caused facial asymmetry and pre procedure pictures are very helpful in delineating whether it existed before the procedure. It takes six months to see final effects and 1 month seems to early to notice such differences. 

Buffalo Phlebologist
4.8 out of 5 stars 41 reviews

Ultherapy Results

It generally takes 3-6 months to achieve the full benefits from Ultherapy. If asymmetries are perceived following the treatment, it would be valuable to review your pre-treatment photos to assist in your evaluation. Any decision on additional treatment should be made after 6 months.

Bryan G. Forley, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

Ultherapy Results

Thank you for your question. Since you are only 1 month post treatment, your final results are not yet evident. Generally, patients may enjoy some initial effect but the ultimate lifting and toning will take place over 2-3 months, as tired collagen is replaced with new, more elastic collagen. As this collagen-building process continues, further improvements can appear up to 6 months following a procedure. I would give it more time for the final results to unfold, as unevenness will most likely smooth out in the coming months. 

Daniel Shapiro, MD
Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 107 reviews

Unlikely that Ulthera created facial asymmetry

Its important to review your before pictures as they will likely reveal pre-existing facial asymmetry. It is highly unlikely that noticeable facial asymmetry can be caused with this treatment especially lasting 2 months. I recommend returning to your doctor to review your treatment. I do not believe asymmetric treatment will necessarily correct existing asymmetry to any significant degree.

Edwin Ishoo, MD
Cambridge Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.4 out of 5 stars 20 reviews

Wait at least 6 months to see full results from Ultherapy

We all are asymmetric to a certain degree, and when we do procedures to cosmetically enhance our appearance, we sometimes tend to notice these asymmetries even more.  Being able to compare your before and after photos would be a good place to start.  That being said, it can take up to 6 months to appreciate the full effects of an Ulthera treatment.  So if there is a true asymmetry from the treatment, you may want to give it more time to see the full results.

Sabrina Fabi, MD
San Diego Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 83 reviews

Ultherapy can be repeated

Although the ultherapy might have created an asymmetry, you should look at the before picutres to demonstrate the amout of asymmetry, if any, that positioned itself. If more Ultherapy were to be done on the non lfited side, you should choose to do this at six months not earlier to see the substantial effects of the first ultherapy before evaluating an additional treatment.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 37 reviews

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