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Is Ultherapy right for me?

Q:

I was told by my plastic surgeon that Ultherapy is not as good as facelift. Since I can't afford the downtime or cost of facelift, do you think it is worth the cost and pain associated with this procedure?  I am 57 y/o female concerned about neck wrinkles, jowls and skin texture.

A:

 I have been doing Ultherapy for about 2 years in my practice now and while I find it to be very effective, it is not an alternative to a facelift. No non-surgical procedure will deliver the same results as a facelift. New protocols have much less discomfort with Ulthera treatment, and the best results seem to be in patients in their 40's to mid-50's.

Richard A. Baxter, M.D.
Mountlake Terrace, WA

A:

Ultherapy is a wonderful tool in my office for those that do not want any incisions, or downtime.  It does not get the results of a facelift by any means.  Managing a patients expectations is critical.  If someone thinks they will get a facelift result with ulthera, they will be very disappointed.  But for those that would not have a surgery, and would like to tighten their skin a bit and get a little lift, ulthera can be the treatment of choice.  The new settings for ulthera are less painful than what they were also.  Good luck.

Dan Mills

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