As we age, our skin loses collagen and elastin causing it to sag, form wrinkles, and look older. For some patients experiencing these signs of aging who do not have excess fatty deposits requiring liposuction, Ulthera skin tightening treatment may be a good choice for rejuvenation. This innovative body sculpting procedure, offered by the San Diego board-certified dermatologists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, can lift and tighten lax skin without surgery!
What is Ulthera?
Ulthera, or Ultherapy, is a non-invasive procedure in San Diego for lifting the tissue of the face and neck. This skin-tightening treatment device utilizes ultrasound technology to gently lift and tighten the saggy skin without a single incision. What makes it unique is that it is the only non-invasive rejuvenation procedure that targets the deep layers of tissue that are addressed by surgeons performing facelift surgery. By targeting the skin’s support system, the Ulthera technology effectively stimulates collagen production and strengthens the underlying tissue.
Best of all, Cosmetic Laser Dermatology is classified as an Ultra Premier Treatment Provider for ultherapy, making us an elite provider in the United States and among the top 10% in the country with more than 50 transducers a year.
The Ulthera procedure involves little discomfort in a relatively short treatment session. The doctor will apply a smooth applicator onto the target area, and it projects an ultrasound image onto the screen. The applicator then delivers a low level of focused heat to the target depth beneath the skin. This ultrasound heat energy stimulates the production of new collagen within your body, causing your saggy skin to gradually tighten and appear lifted and more youthful.
Patients may experience slight discomfort during Ultherapy while the ultrasound energy is being applied to the sagging skin, but this feeling signals the initiation of collagen production. The discomfort from Ulthera does not last long, but the doctors in San Diego will be sure to discuss the entire procedure with you beforehand so that you know what to expect and are comfortable. One of the benefits of Ulthera skin tightening treatments is that there is no downtime following the treatment. Most patients return to their daily activities right after their Ultherapy session. The treatment area may be red for a few hours after the body sculpting procedure and you may experience some swelling or tenderness for a few days up to a few weeks. The discomfort is temporary and most patients are thrilled with the Ulthera results.
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Patients in San Diego commonly have questions about the Ulthera and various rejuvenation treatments offered, so we have taken the time to compile the answers to some frequently asked questions for you here. Please, don’t hesitate to contact our office if you have any further questions.
Q: Is Ultherapy safe?
A: Ultrasound technology has been used in the medical industry for well over 50 years. The clinical trials of Ulthera loose skin tightening treatments have shown it to be safe for improving the appearance of lax skin.
Q: Does the skin tightening treatment hurt?
A: Patients generally describe the feeling they experience during a treatment as slightly uncomfortable. The energy delivered through the ultrasound applicator can cause some discomfort as it stimulates collagen production, but the discomfort is temporary. Discuss any concerns you may have with the dermatologist prior to your skin rejuvenation procedure.
Q: Can I get skin tightening and liposuction done at the same time?
A: Ulthera can be included in a variety of treatment plans to address patients’ problem areas. While you will not want ultrasound loose skin tightening such as Ulthera performed on the same area as liposuction, our doctors do commonly treat several problem areas with different treatments in one session. Discuss your rejuvenation goals with the doctor during the consultation and they will be able to create a treatment plan customized to your needs.
Q: How much does a treatment cost?
A: Cost for Ulthera in San Diego varies depending on your unique treatment plan. We recommend you schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified dermatologists so that they can create a treatment plan that works for you. The cost of your Ultherapy treatment can be determined once the doctor has assessed your needs and discussed with your goals.
Q: What are the most common side effects of Ultherapy?
A: Most patients experience some redness of the Ulthera treatment area after the body sculpting procedure, and may have some swelling and/or tenderness lasting between a few days and a couple weeks. Some less common side effects are temporary bruising or numbness. The doctor will review all potential side effects of Ultherapy with you during your skin rejuvenation consultation.
Contact the Skin Tightening Specialists in San Diego Today
The team of board-certified dermatologists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology was one of the first in San Diego to offer the cutting-edge Ulthera, or Ultherapy, skin tightening treatment. With their extensive experience in skin rejuvenation and commitment to high-quality patient care, the doctors at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology are the best choice for non-invasive skin tightening treatment. Call our office today at (858) 365-3623 to schedule a consultation!
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