San Francisco Ultherapy – facial, neck & skin tightening treatment. Learn the advantages and disadvantages of the Ultherapy procedure from San Francisco’s finest skin experts at Azalasf.com
In the race against looking older, new devices are constantly being invented to delay the ravages of time. You may be very familiar with Ultrasound imaging in a medical setting such as to detect a baby’s heartbeat or for diagnostic purposes. Now the same sound wave technology is being used to treat mild skin laxity around the neck, under the chin and brow area with a device called Ultherapy®.
Ultrasound is emitted in frequencies higher than what the human hearing is capable of perceiving. The sound waves bypass the top layers of skin and deliver a targeted application of energy into the dermis. Ultherapy® treatments have minimal downtime and the skin firming effects build gradually over several months. Proponents of the technology claim that Ultherapy® is the only FDA approved device for non-surgical lifting and skin tightening.
One major drawback with Ultherapy® is that treatments are underwhelming and can take a long time to produce noticeable results. Although only one treatment is recommended, it can take up to six months before any skin laxity improvements can be observed. Ultherapy® patients with moderate to advanced skin sagging may experience absolutely no noticeable changes at all. Many patients report that the pain with Ultherapy® can be excruciating. Unfortunately, pain cannot be managed with a numbing cream because topical anesthetics only work on the surface whereas ultra sound energy penetrates 4 mm into the skin.
If you choose to have non-surgical skin-tightening at Azala Aesthetic Clinic, Dr. Mosser and his team of trusted clinicians want to make sure that you extremely pleased and impressed with the results. Their number one priority is to offer you the safest, most advanced skin-enhancing procedures available with minimal recovery and discomfort. After having reviewed the claims and clinical results of devices similar to Ultherapy®, the Azala team has concluded that they do not result in measurable improvement in skin tightening. To save you time and unnecessary expense on treatments that don’t work, Ultherapy® is not offered at this time.
Patients looking for tighter skin around the mid-face and neck may want to consider our highly effective non-surgical procedure using PDO NovaThreads. These are surgical sutures made out of Polydioxanone that help to address mild to moderate skin laxity. NovaThreads can be used to elevate the jowls, jawline and neck to a more youthful position. Once inserted, the body slowly absorbs the sutures over time yet the firming effects continue for 12-15 months due to the formation of new collagen in the treatment zones.
For additional rejuvenation Halo Fractional Laser can be combined with NovaThreads or even done on its own to improve overall skin quality, remove pigmentation and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. No matter which treatment plan you chose, you can be confident that we have personally hand-selected only procedures that have been backed by clinical success and proven without a doubt to correct the targeted skin concerns.
* Individual results may vary, and not guaranteed.