Best Age to Have Ulthera Done?

I am 60 years old. Am I too old for Ulthera? Can It Be Repeated?

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Best Age to Have Ulthera Done?

Thank you for your question. Yes, you can definitely have Ultherapy. It may take longer to achieve your desired results and you may require more than one treatment. Please remember that Ultherapy is a non-surgical procedure that can lead to great results. I recommend having a consultation with an expert for evaluation to determine the best treatment plan for you. Best of Luck!




Summit Emergency Medicine Physician
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Age Cutoff for Ulthera

Great question. The quality of your skin and its ability to form new collagen is really the determining factor. Because Ulthera works by stimulating new collagen to tighten and lift the skin that is what is needed. A consultation with a board certified health care professional providing the treatment is also necessary. Many other factors should also go into making the decision such as sun damage, smoking and other medical conditions. It can be repeated. The therapy usually lasts for 18-24 months. Hope this helps. Good luck.

Mary Jo Wright, MD
El Paso Plastic Surgeon
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Ultherapy effectiveness depends on several factors

Ultherapy is an excellent treatment for non-surgical skin tightening, and yes, it can be repeated. Using ultrasound technology, Ulthera uses focused ultrasound to lift and tighten loose skin over time without any downtime. However, nothing can quite compare with the fantastic results of surgery. How effective Ultherapy treatments are depends on each individual and on factors such as the state of their skin before their initial treatment, the degree of results they achieved, as well as lifestyle habits such as smoking and UV exposure. It's best to consult a facial plastic surgeon in person to determine the best option for you.

Cory Torgerson, MD, PhD, FRCSC
Toronto Facial Plastic Surgeon
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No age cutoff for Ultherapy

There is no age cutoff for Ultherapy. For best results, it is important that the skin is not excessively sun damaged and does not have excessive laxity.This is because the idea is for the ultrasound waves to stimulate collagen production, and this requires relatively healthy skin. The procedure can be repeated, typically every 1-3 years.A consultation with an experienced physician will determine whether you are an ideal candidate for Ultherapy.

Joshua L. Fox, MD
Long Island Dermatologic Surgeon
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Ultherapy and Age

Thank you for your question. There are many factors that play a role in the success of a treatment, and age is not necessarily always a factor. If one has damaged skin from overexposure to certain elements, such as the sun, it can lead to the degradation of collagen. Results are best when collagen can be re-stimulated and heal properly, and at times age can potentially hinder that process. It is recommended you meet and consult with a Physician to discuss ultimate goals and areas you would like to treat. They can then guide you to the best options for you.

Steven Gabel, MD, FACS
Portland Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Ultherapy and age

There is no roblem in getting Ultherapy done in patients that are in their 60's, 70's or higher in age. Chronologic age is less important than physiologic age. If you have potential to upregulate collagen synthesis, then the procedure will wok for you. An experienced provider can provide you with guidance. 

Hratch Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Buffalo Phlebologist
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60 years old

Hello, it really depends on the skins elasticity and the results you are personally trying to receive.  We have done Ultherapy on patients in their early 70's and they were happy with their results.  If there is a lot of saggy skin, then a face lift may be a better option, if there is minimal sagging, then ultherapy would be an option.  It is best to see a specialist for Ultherapy, and maybe go on 2-3 consultations to review your options. We are a very honest facility, and if we feel a patient will receive better results with a face lift, we will definitely talk about all options available.

Gregory A. Wiener, MD, FACS
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Ultherapy and Age

Someone "60 years young" can definitely receive benefit with Ultherapy.  The end results may take longer, and you would most likely require more than one treatment, but it is an appropriate non-surgical option that could lend very nice results.  I would recommend you receive an evaluation from your surgeon to see if Ultherapy is right for you.

Jeffrey W. Hall, MD
Austin Plastic Surgeon
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Best age for Ulthera

Thank you for your question. Age is just a number, and the appearance and quality of your facial skin best determines the proper time for Ulthera. Every person ages at different rates and in different ways, and the best age for Ulthera similarly differs.

That being said, there is a range to get the optimal results from Ultherapy. It is an age when you have signs of aging with laxity and descent of your skin that is not overly advanced. If your skin has maintained some elasticity with earlier aging changes, the results of Ulthera are better. Once the face has extensive aging changes, the results of Ulthera can be more limited, and surgery may be a better option.

In my Albany, NY practice, I have treated patients in their 30's to patients in their late 60's with good results. It is really an examination of your face and skin more than your chronological age that determines if you are well suited for the procedure.

Best of luck with your face.

Jeff Rockmore

Jeffrey Rockmore, MD
Albany Plastic Surgeon
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Ultherapy is ageless

Aging is not the only factor that determines the responsiveness to Ulthera.  Sun and smoke damage can result in a higher risk of treatment failure, particularly if tanning and smoking are continued after treatment.  The degree of improvement is better in younger, more elastic skin, but the results obtained in patients in their 60's and even 80's are often significant enough for many patients.  The beauty of the treatment is that it can be performed multiple times, providing additive cosmetic improvement over time.  The connective tissue that is induced with Ultherapy occurs for months later and the dermis will thicken and provide a more youthful look.

Curt Samlaska, MD
Las Vegas Dermatologist
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