Ultherapy is a non-invasive treatment that utilizes focused ultrasound to tighten and lift loose skin.
Some primary benefits of Ultherapy include:
- Natural-looking results, without surgery
- Zero downtime
- Treatments lasting 1 hour or less
- Safe, with over 100,000 treatments performed worldwide
Collagen is a natural protein that helps skin stay firm and tones. As we age, collagen naturally loses strength.
Ultherapy stimulates the growth of new collagen by using focused ultrasound to generate a thermal affect under the skin, helping to jumpstart a repair process that produces new collagen and strengthens existing collagen.
Ultherapy also utilizes ultrasound imaging to help target the treatment to ensure the energy is focused in the places it will be the most effective. Collagen production takes time, which means results present themselves over three to six months.
Does Ultherapy Hurt?
Thanks to a recent software upgrade called “Ultherapy Amplify,” Ultherapy is now an even more tolerable procedure. Most patients have reported very minor discomfort, although pain thresholds can vary from patient to patient. Any discomfort felt during the procedure occurs while the ultrasound energy is being delivered, and this minor sensation is a sign that the collagen-building process has begun.
How long does an Ultherapy treatment last?
Typically, patients treated with Ultherapy have fresh collagen after a year, but obviously the skin continues to age during this time. Some patients may benefit from future touch up treatments, depending on how much laxity they have and their body’s own biological response to the ultrasound and the collagen-building process.
Does Ultherapy have any side effects?
Following Ultherapy treatments in San Francisco, there may be slight redness for an hour or so. Some patients have reported temporary swelling, tingling and tenderness immediately after the procedure.
Who is a good candidate for Ultherapy?
Men and women with skin that has laxity to the point of looking, and often feeling, less firm make good candidate for Ultherapy. Signs a patient might make a good candidate for the Ultherapy procedure in San Francisco include loose skin under the neck and chin, a lowered eyebrow line, and sagging skin on the eyelids. Those as young as thirty who have mild to moderate skin laxity are good candidates. Ultherapy can make a great alternative for those who desire lifting but are not ready for surgery, although it is not a replacement for a surgical face lift. It can also help prolong the effects for those who have benefited from a surgical facelift. For our younger San Francisco patients, Ultherapy can be beneficial to staying ahead of the aging process.