Union Square Facial Plastic Surgery specializes in Ultherapy® ultrasound skin tightening in San Francisco, CA. For mild to moderate facial skin laxity, this leading non-surgical device offers the potential for a year or more transformative results without surgery. Join us as we unravel the nuances of Ultherapy through FAQs curated to provide insights into the potential of this non-invasive option to improve skin laxity and define facial contours.

What Is Ultherapy and How Does It Work? 

Ultherapy utilizes focused ultrasound energy, penetrating beneath the skin’s surface to stimulate collagen production in the same deep tissue plane of a traditional facelift. The extra collagen is remarkably effective in stimulating cell renewal that leads to gradual lifting and tightening for a firmer and smoother appearance that is natural-looking.

Is Ultherapy Suitable for All Skin Types?

Ultherapy is suitable for most skin types and tones. However, the best way to determine individual suitability is through a consultation with a qualified provider.

What Are the Treatment Areas for Ultherapy? 

Brow: Ultherapy is highly effective for brow lifting. The treatment targets the skin above the eyebrows, resulting in a more open, refreshed look. This is an excellent non-surgical alternative for those seeking to counteract drooping brows and improve the overall appearance of the eye area.

Chin: For those concerned with a less defined jawline or sagging skin under the chin, Ultherapy offers a non-invasive solution. The ultrasound energy precisely targets this area, encouraging collagen production and leading to a more sculpted chin and jawline over time.

Neck and Décolletage: The delicate skin of the neck and décolletage is prone to signs of aging. Ultherapy can effectively tighten and lift this skin, reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and providing a smoother, more youthful look.

How Long Does an Ultherapy Treatment Take? 

The duration of an Ultherapy session varies depending on the treatment area. Typically, a session can last anywhere from 30 minutes to 90 minutes. Factors such as the area and patient goals determine the length of the session. 

What Results Can I Expect from Ultherapy? 

Following an Ultherapy session, initial improvements may be visible immediately, with more significant results appearing over two to three months as collagen production increases. The skin gradually becomes more toned and youthful, with results lasting up to a year or more.

Is Ultherapy Painful?

The treatment is often described as warm sensations beneath the skin. However, comfort levels vary from person to person. A topical numbing agent can be used to ensure a more comfortable experience during the treatment.

How Many Ultherapy Treatments Are Needed to See Results?

Many patients observe noticeable improvements with just one session. The number of treatments varies depending on individual skin conditions and treatment goals.

Contact Us to Learn More

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about this advanced treatment. At Union Square Plastic Surgery, we leverage our expertise to maximize the results of our Ultherapy sessions in San Francisco.