Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology was among the first in San Francisco to offer the Ultherapy procedure for lifting and tightening face and neck skin—without surgery, and we do more Ultherapy treatments per week than any other provider in Northern California. Our skilled nurses use tried-and-true ultrasound to strengthen your skin from the inside out, in a completely non-invasive way.
After just one treatment, your skin will gradually reflect a more lifted and toned appearance.
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How is Ultherapy different from other cosmetic procedures?
Ultherapy is the only non-surgical cosmetic procedure that uses focused ultrasound to stimulate the growth of new collagen deep within the skin. The production of new collagen occurs over time, so results can become more apparent over three to six months. The procedure takes only about an hour for most patients, and there is no downtime.
It also is the only procedure to use ultrasound imaging, which allows us to actually see the layers of tissue we target during the treatment and ensure the energy is deposited precisely to where it will be most effective.
Does it hurt?
A recent software upgrade called “Ultherapy Amplify” now affords a more comfortable procedure. While comfort thresholds vary from patient to patient, most patients now report that the procedure is quite tolerable. If and when any discomfort does occur, it happens while the ultrasound energy is being delivered. This sensation is temporary and is a positive signal that the collagen-building process has been initiated.
We take measures to make the experience as pleasant as possible by offering oral pain medication, and patients tell us they leave comfortable and excited about the benefits to come.
How does it work?
As with other ultrasound procedures, an applicator is used to project an image onto a screen. Unlike other ultrasound procedures, the Ultherapy applicator also delivers low levels of focused heat to the deepest tissue layer of the skin. Your body responds to the heat by repairing the deep tissue layer with collagen and elastin — the building blocks of firm, healthy skin. While many patients observe some immediate tightening and lifting, the complete, naturally lifted response develops over the next 2-6 months.
How is this procedure different from other non-surgical skin tightening procedures?
Ultherapy is the only skin rejuvenation procedure that uses ultrasound. This allows our practitioners to both see and treat the deepest skin layers with precision.
How many treatments will I need?
Most patients have satisfactory lifting and tightening after only 1 or 2 treatments. Of course, the natural aging process will continue, so you will eventually lose the collagen and elastin created by the treatment. When this occurs, many patients retreat.
How much does it cost?
If you’d like to make an appointment for a consultation, we can do an evaluation and give you a specific idea as to the price then.
Ultherapy is now FDA approved to treat decolletage (chest).
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If you are interested in learning more about Ultherapy, please Contact Us today to schedule a consultation.