Ulthera uses bursts of highly focused ultrasound to stimulate collagen regeneration under the skin for a lifting effect, so it is the body's response to the treatment that produces the eventual result. Not everyone responds the same and in general the healthier your collagen, the better the response. This often means younger patients (40's-early 50's). The clinical trials on which the FDA clearance is based measured brow elevation from treating the forehead, because that is something that can be measured numerically. It is more difficult to quantify results from treating other areas of the face but that doesn't mean it is less effective, just harder to define the results.
Why Do Some Doctors State Ultherapy Unpredictable for Anything Other Than Eyebrows?
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Ultherapy can work very well on foreheads, cheeks, jowls, necks, etc
There is no guarantee that a patient will get the same good result as the average patient from Ultherapy. There also, is not one facial area that is guaranteed to improve with this non-surgical lift, including the forehead/eyebrows. Some patient have better results lifting the jowls by tightening the cheeks, and others may see nice eyebrow lifting and not much on their jawline. There is an unpredictability as to the amount of lift with Ulthera, but certainly, old age, bad sundamage and smoking can interfere with the results as the collagen and elastic properties of the skin have deteriorated.
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