Can Thermage, Exilis and Ultherapy be used for prevention?

Hello Dr Irvin, what a great website, keep it going! I'm 40, and although I haven't noticed any skin laxity just yet I was wondering if Ultherapy could be used as a preventative treatment? Thank you for your site, love it!

The short answer is yes.   Anything that builds collagen in the skin will act, at least in a small way, to retard aging in skin.   It can’t offset the volume loss in our bones and fat pads but helps with the quality of the skin itself,  as does a good product regimen.

More questions and answers from readers on this issue.   🙂  Dr. I

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