Q: I am 68 years old and can’t afford even one week to recover so I haven’t sought a plastic surgical consultation for a facelift. Would Ultherapy help?
A: You would need an examination but quite possibly a modicum of improvement could be obtained by having Ultherapy. There is a very high patient satisfaction rate with Ultherapy. Deep focused ultrasound energy can penetrate more than a ¼ inch deep into the dermis. Six months after there is continued improvement. The results are not equivalent or even close to a facelift, but for some people they don’t want the over-done look of a lift and as their sagging isn’t too bad, they’re happy with the Ultherapy as an alternative treatment.
Q: I had Ultherapy a month ago and know that it takes several months to lift so why does my doctor want to inject something now for volume?
A: Volume loss is common but only is part of the aged face. Ultherapy can lift the face to some extent, not the same as a facelift though, but it doesn’t do much to refill volume loss and this depletion of the subcutaneous or sub muscular adipose (fatty) tissue will make the face look old and droop more. Sculptra or injections of fat grafts, or hyaluronic acid fillers or Radiesse can help.
Q: I want to reduce my fat but I don’t want liposuction. Should I have Liposonix or CoolSculpting?
A: Both treatments help to reduce fat and apparently, long term. Both have been tested and found to be safe in not generating unsafe levels of fats in the blood after treatment. CoolSculpting kills fat cells by freezing them and Liposonix damages them by heat produced by ultrasound. Both hurt but in different ways. The CoolSculpting becomes numb after the first 5 to 10 minutes, but the Liposonix hurts during the entire treatment, but patients are made comfortable by taking medication. Additional areas or larger than normal areas will take more time during treatment for each device.
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