FAQ’s about Ultherapy skin tightening in San Diego:
What can Ultherapy do for me?
Ultherapy uses medical ultrasound (the same gentle technology used in imaging) to lift and tighten the skin. The ultrasound waves works deep below the surface—without needles or surgery—for firming, tightening and lifting.
Following just 1 or 2 treatments, you can have a sleeker, better defined jawline and tighter skin on the neck under the chin. With Ultherapy, we can help you:
- Lift & firm sagging skin on the cheeks, which in turn can improve folds around the nose, mouth, and jaw and lift drooping corners of the mouth.
- Promote a more open, refreshed look to your eyes by tightening skin in the brow area.
- Improve skin texture and balance out color.
- Strengthen and reinforce your collagen “cushion” for a firmer, more youthful complexion overall.
Ultherapy isn’t a substitute for facelift surgery, but it can be the perfect solution to treat early jowling and sagging or to gain moderate improvements in your neck and jawline if you prefer a non-surgical option.
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How does it work?
If you’ve ever had an ultrasound before, Ultherapy treatment will seem familiar. We’ll place a smooth applicator on your skin, which projects an image onto a screen. We’ll then deliver low levels of focused heat at just the right depth below the skin, leaving the skin’s surface undisturbed.
What happens after that? Your skin responds to the energy by triggering new collagen production. This is good news, because the collagen forms a sturdy structure for your skin, giving it natural lift and firmness over time. You will see some immediate tightening and lifting, but optimal results are apparent after 2-3 months.
How many treatments will I need?
We’ll determine that at your consultation, but most patients are happy after just 1 or 2 treatments in each area. We’ll take before & after photographs to help you see the difference and decide if you would like additional treatments.
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What does it feel like?
Comfort levels vary from person to person, but no anesthesia is required. Many patients describe a temporary prickling or warm feeling as the ultrasound energy is delivered during treatment.
What areas can I have treated?
Ultherapy is designed to treat the entire face and upper neck. We can treat your lower face & neck, forehead & temples, or both. We’ll tailor your treatment plan to your unique needs.
What kind of results can I expect?
The collagen-building process starts right away, but the full effect will build gradually over the next 2 to 3 months. In the FDA clinical trial, 9 out of 10 patients had a noticeable, significant lift of the brow line. This resulted in a more open look to the eyes and a more youthful appearance overall.
Patients reported firmer, tighter, better-fitting skin in other areas of the face and neck as well. Smoother texture and more even skin color are possible bonus benefits.
Is there any recovery involved?
There is no downtime with Ultherapy—you can return to your normal activities right away. Your skin may appear a bit flushed after treatment, but any redness should disappear within a few hours. You may also feel mild tenderness under the treated areas, which is normal. This indicates that the healing process is underway and new, healthier collagen is being generated.
How long do the results last?
You’ll have new collagen production up to 1 year after treatment. Of course, your skin will continue its natural aging process, so you may need to schedule an annual touch-up visit to maintain your results.
Am I a good candidate?
We see the best results on men and women whose skin that has ‘relaxed’ to the point where it shows mild sagging and feels less firm. However, each patient is different, and we’ll help you decide the most appropriate treatment at your consultation.
How is Ultherapy different from other non-surgical skin tightening procedures?
Ultherapy is the only skin rejuvenation procedure that uses ultrasound to image and treat the skin. It’s also the only non-invasive treatment that addresses the deeper underlying skin structure to help treat visible aging.