Will collegen stop regenerating itself because you used up all the collegen with Ultherapy?

I heard that Ultheray will regenerate your collegen, so your skin appeared firmer, and lifted. But what happens many years later?Will collegen stop regenerate itself because you used up all the collegen? Is there a certain limit to how many collegen a person would have,and if you keep generating it,then it would stop generating itself in the future? That skin will look more droopy if you hadn't had Ultherapy when you were young?also, will you not able to smile because your face is too tight?

Doctor Answers 3

Ultherapy enhances collagen production

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Ultherapy works by regenerating collagen.  

There is not a limit to how much collagen a person can make over his or her lifetime.  However, as we age, collagen production slows. 

Starting in our thirties, we are already losing collagen!  We make less collagen and we break down collagen at a faster rate.  

Your skin will look less droopy if you have ultherapy.  Young people, who are not droopy yet, can actually use ultherapy to maintain their collagen bank!

You will always be able to smile! Skin rejuvenation and Collagen with Ultherapy

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Ultherapy stimulates collagen production, but not using it won't make you stop producing it. Our collagen production does slow with age, but it doesn't stop. I do recommend starting young with preventative maintenance in order to reduce the signs of aging. See an expert for a formal consultation. Best, Dr. Emer

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 207 reviews


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Ulthera stimulates your natural production of collagen to help tighten the skin.  While collagen production may decrease with age, it doesn't stop.  ANd having the Ulthera treatment does not affect collagen production 2 years later.  

John J. Martin, Jr., MD
Coral Gables Oculoplastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 31 reviews

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