Not everyone is a candidate for Ultherapy, the non-invasive skin lifting procedure. You need to have the right skin type to have successful results. Skin tone, or the degree of firmness, is referred to as skin laxity, and is the main determining factor.
Clinical studies have shown that results of Ultherapy treatments are very consistent with significant lifting of the eyebrows and reduced sagging of the eyelids. Additionally, there is tightening and firming of the skin of the lower face and neck. However, the time it takes for the results to be evident will vary from patient to patient due to different skin types. Some patients may see some immediate improvement while others may see steady improvement over 90 days.
Depending on the amount of skin laxity a patient has will determine if the patient will need more than one treatment and if maintenance treatments will be needed in the future. Ultherapy is a non-invasive treatment and will not stop the aging process, but will do a lot to turn the clock back and slow it down.
The skin will age due to different factors, such as; environmental exposure, muscle tone, gravity, and genetics.
• Youthful skin is found on children through young adults into their 20’s.
• Skin with mild laxity the first sign of aging usually shows up around the eyes, the forehead and the neck.
• Moderate skin laxity looser skin in the crow’s feet and neck and responds well to Ultherapy
• Extremely lax and sagging skin is found in patients well into their 70’s although earlier for patients that smoke, have had a lot of sun exposure, or a lot of time on tanning beds and/or a poor diet. These patients will not be good candidates for Ultherapy as the level of stretching of the skin makes it unable to tighten up with the creation of collagen.