One question i’m always asked when it comes to Ultherapy is… ‘Am I the right candidate for this treatment?
So this week’s Q&A is dedicated to answering the question ‘Who is the ideal candidate for ultherapy?’
Ultherapy works really well on people who are starting to get a bit of laxity or drooping of their face as part of the ageing process.
How Does Ultherapy Work?
Ultherapy is FDA approved as a skin lifting and tightening treatment and targets three layers of skin right down to muscle level to cause new collagen formation and remodels existing collagen. The skin and muscle lifts and contracts and gives a nice sustained result for up to a year – eighteen months depending on the age of the patient.
Ultherapy works really well with combined treatments and we offer some light dermal filler treatments often in the temples or just in front of the ears to add to the lift and give more support. By combining those two treatments we will often get the best result.
Ultherapy can be used to treat patients, relatively young, in their early forties in a way to prevent deterioration of the face before the ageing process really takes hold. Most patients in our clinic are between late-forties, to mid-sixties, who are often the best candidates, patients that have pretty good skin quality, not too much jowling or heaviness, not too much neck deterioration, but patients that feel their jawline has become softer not as defined or as perky as it used to be…
So to sum up the ideal person for Ultherapy is someone who does not need a facelift but wants some minor improvements done. Some of the people we see are considering getting surgery in the future or have had a facelift and want to maintain and enhance the results. So we treat them two or three years after their face lifting surgery.