Will Ultherapy affect my dermal fillers?
I use dermal fillers, and I had Ultherapy done. My doctor explained that Ultherapy treats the inner layers of the skin and stimulates collagen production, while fillers only work on the surface level to treat specific lines, wrinkles, and/or acne scars. Ultherapy stimulated the production of collagen in my face, which caused my skin to become more firm, toned and lifted especially around my jawline which was sagging. I did achieve immediate results, but the long term effects become more apparent over a period of 2 to 3 months. My doctor recommended that I combine the use of a filler with the Ultherapy treatment to produce immediate results and an enhanced effect. I'm thrilled with the results that I achieved, and the compliments that I continue to get from people who haven't seen in a while are giving me the boost of confidence that I needed. I'm thrilled with my results, and I highly recommend Ultherapy!
I was interested in Ultherapy. However, I got Restylane fillers two months before I scheduled my appointment to treat some fine lines and frown lines and was concerned that Ultherapy would affect my filler treatment. My board certified plastic surgeon said that there was no real evidence showing that Ultherapy would negatively impacted my fillers. However, she did suggest that anyone interested in it should undergo the therapy at least two months after their last filler injections. She also said that it would probably be a good idea to avoid areas where the fillers were placed. Some patients have fillers and Ultherapy at the same time. I felt a little more confident about getting Ultherapy because I wasn't having the treatments in the same area as my fillers. I did, however, wait an additional two months to undergo my treatment. My Ultherapy treatment occurred four months after the last filler injection. The final result of the treatment had no impact on my filler.
A few months before my Ultherapy, I had Restylane filler. I wanted to try Ultherapy, but I was concerned about how this treatment would affect the results of my dermal fillers. I had previously read that Ultherapy was not suitable for patients who had previously had dermal filler injections.
At my consultation, I expressed my concerns about Ultherapy and the side effects that it would have on previous procedures. My doctor told me that there weren't any studies about the effects of what Ultherapy does to fillers. He did mention that there were some patients who saw their fillers dissolve. However, this occurred in patients who had their hyaluronic acid fillers injected within two months of the Ultherapy treatment did see their fillers dissolve.
My procedure was performed four months after my injections, so I didn't have any issues. I also did not have the Ultherapy performed in the same areas where the filler was injected.
I was actually wondering the same thing and so I did a lot of research on it. What I found was really helpful so I am moving forward with Ultherapy and have a consultation scheduled for later this month.
What I found is that there's no proof of people that received this treatment and then had their fillers melt or had any issues. Most surgeons say that it's safe to do both on the face but that there are a few cautions for people that are interested in having Ultherapy done and then inserting fillers. That's not the case for you and you already have fillers so you should be fine as long as you don't have the same areas treated at the same time.
What my doctor said was that if I was going to get a filler done I should wait for 2 to 3 weeks before having therapy treatment on that portion of my face just to be safe.
I hope that helps!