Does combining various procedures like Ulthera and Thermage make them more effective?

Hi Dr. Irwin, I am a 33 years old Caucasian female, and have noticed that my eyelids are getting slightly droopy but not excessively so. I would just like to maintain a fresh face so my doctor recommended using a combination of Ulthera and Thermage. What is your professional opinion on this, would this mix provide better results or should I opt for one or the other? Many thanks.

This really depends on WHAT you are combining.  A general rule of thumb is that combining procedures that do different things is better.   For example, injecting with  hyaluronic acid fillers to optimal volume (NOT overfilled) and combining that  with a radiofreqency or laser skin tightening procedure to “shrink the envelope” just slightly makes more sense then just continuing to overfill.

In your case, these are two sound wave based technologies.  In my opinion, combining eyelid Thermage (mild tightening) with an eyelid Fraxel or CO2 laser (better for crepiness plus some tightening) makes more sense then two very similar procedures.

Hope this helps,  Dr. I

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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