Can I Drink Wine the Same Day As Having Ultherapy?

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Ultherapy and downtime. Los Angeles

There is no reason why you cannot resume your normal activities after Ultherapy. We have seen excellent results with the Ultherapy in our Los Angeles office. Ulthera provides a no downtime alternative to a facelift. Raffy Karamanoukian, Los Angeles

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 94 reviews

Ultherapy has no down time

Resume all normal activities after Ultherapy including running, jogging, elliptical and of course, social activites like drinking - there are no contraindications. 

Hratch Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Buffalo Phlebologist
4.8 out of 5 stars 41 reviews

Alcoholic beverages and ultherapy

you should not have any alcohol before the Ultherapy as it could make you bruise. You also want to be fully aware of your surroundings during treatment and be able to think clearly should your physician need to discuss something about the Ultherapy treatment.

Also avoid alcohol after treatment if any medication was taken during the procedure to make you more comfortable such as Ativan, Xanax, Valium, Toradol, Percocet, Vicodin, etc.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 38 reviews

Ultherapy and drinking post procedure


  Ultherapy is unique in that it is usually done without any pain medicines.  Having said that, some patients do require some sort of pain medication and this would then bring into play the non use of alcohol with the meds. 

  If you do not have any medications that you are using that will be hindered with the alcohol, then there really is no contraindication to its use.  Be smart with its use of course.

Steven M. Lynch, MD
Albany Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

Alcohol and ultherapy

Yes! You can drink after Ultherapy! Ulthera is fantastic because you can continue your daily routine immediately after the procedure.  The only time I would advise not doing so is if you had some form of pain medication or sedative before/during your procedure as the effects may be additive.

Carlo P. Honrado, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 10 reviews

Red wine always!

With all the postive attributes accredited to red wine, I certainly understand these concerns. Alcohol consumption if often restricted in procedures requiring anesthesia and for those requiring post operative narcotics.  Red wine, or alcohol in general,  is known to dilate peripheral blood vessels which should have no effects, beneficial or untoward, on your Ultherapy treatment.  Just remember that moderation is key around the time of the procedure and you should be fine.   

Ronald A. Lohner, MD
Philadelphia Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 20 reviews

Red Wine And Ultherapy?


It is perfectly safe to have red wine and ultherapy!  The beauty of Ultherapy is that it has minimal downtime and recovery.  Some patients may experience mild swelling and minor bruising but these resolve quickly.  Having red wine should not interfere with your Ultherapy procedure or result.



Dr. Liu

Grace Liu, MD
Newport Beach Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 50 reviews

Wine after Ulthera is perfect, there are NO RESTRICTIONS

The beauty of Ulthera is that it is a no downtime, fairly risk-free procedure.  No long term complications have been reported to my knowledge.  Having wine afterwards is quite alright and we encourage people to do their daily routine after Ulthera.  There is no data to support this, but some doctors recommend not using anti-inflammatories for about 6 weeks, but we don't.  Steve Weiner, MD, Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Steven F. Weiner, MD
Panama City Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 41 reviews

No downtime after Ulthera

An advantage of Ultherapy, a nonivasive treatment that uses microfocused ultrasound for facial skin lifting, is that there is no downtime. Consumption of wine may contribute to bruising or bleeding after surgical procedures but should not be an issue with Ulthera. Red wine in moderation can be a very healthful habit!

Richard Baxter, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 54 reviews

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