Combination of intense pulsed light, Sculptra, and Ultherapy for treatment of the aging face

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Summary

Introduction

Facial aging is a gradual process that involves a complex interaction of multiple factors including cutaneous photodamage and laxity, subcutaneous tissue volume loss, and bony resorption. These features have all been show to significantly improve with intense pulsed light (IPL), microfocused ultrasound (MFUS, Ultherapy), and poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA).

Methods

To review the use of IPL, MFUS, and PLLA in combination with the treatment of facial aging.

Results

Despite their extensive individual safety record, there is little data regarding combination therapy with these minimally invasive modalities.

Conclusions

IPL, MFUS, and PLLA may be safely performed in a single treatment session to target multiple tissue planes concurrently without increased adverse events.

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