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Ultherapy® Non-Invasive Skin Tightening

Ultherapy® is an ultrasound-based treatment that tightens and lifts skin without surgery. Your face, neck, brow and chest can all be rejuvenated with Ultherapy®. The only way to know if you are a good candidate is to call Bay Area Aesthetic Surgery at 650-249-3169 to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joel Beck. This treatment is a great option for people who are not ready to undergo surgery or who want to maintain some of the effect of a previous facial rejuvenation surgery.

What is Ultherapy®?

This treatment tightens and lifts skin as well as the underlying tissues.

If you are dissatisfied with any of the following, you are probably a great candidate for Ultherapy®:

  • Hollow, sunken cheeks
  • Sagging neck
  • Double chin
  • Slackening brow
  • Wrinkled, sagging chest

Ultherapy® is FDA-approved to non-invasively lift the eyebrows, neck and under-chin area, and to treat wrinkles and lines on the décolletage (the area of your chest exposed by a low neckline).

How Ultherapy® Works

Ultrasound energy is the fundamental way Ultherapy® works. Precise ultrasonic waves are passed into the targeted tissues via a handheld wand. The pulses of energy prompt the collagen in your skin to rebuild. Over a matter of months, the regenerating collagen will tighten and lift your skin, resulting in an overall more youthful appearance.

The appointment itself only takes about a half-an-hour to an hour. Soothing gel will be applied to your face. We may direct you to take a pain killer before we begin the treatment. The wand is passed over the treatment area, usually more than once, to emit ultrasound energy. The beauty of this treatment is that, unlike some other non-invasive treatments, Ultherapy® does not affect the surface of your skin, only the targeted tissues beneath.

You should be able to return to your normal activities after your appointment, although some people prefer to take the rest of the day off. Typically there is little to no swelling after Ultherapy®, although it's not abnormal to experience some puffiness as your skin responds to the treatment.

You should not expect to see an immediate effect. Ultherapy® works by stimulating a natural regeneration response over time. After a couple of weeks, you may begin to notice a marked improvement in the tautness of your skin. You will notice dramatic rejuvenation about 2-3 months after treatment.

Ultherapy® does not provide permanent results. Most people receive another treatment about every year-and-a-half to two years to maintain the rejuvenating effects.

To schedule a consultation to discuss Ultherapy® with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joel Beck, please call Bay Area Aesthetic Surgery at 650-249-3169. Dr. Beck is pleased to offer Ultherapy® to people from all over, including San Francisco, San Jose, San Mateo and the surrounding areas.