You ask a good question and all of our patients ask something similar. The answer really is, we don't know yet. The studies completed to obtain FDA clearance for the device showed that effective treatment results lasted at least one year. How long after this will patients desire to have a touch up procedure?
When we evaluated the device, we investigated similar procedures that induce collagen formation and found that most of these had a longevity of 3 years or so. We would expect that Ultherapy results should last in this time frame. Keep in mind that the effect of Ultherapy is permanent and you will always look better than if you had done nothing at all. Unfortunately, the aging process continues. Any procedure, even the most aggressive surgical procedure, does not stop you from aging. Much like exercise, if you want to maintain a youthful appearance, it will require a continued investment.