Introducing Ultherapy: A Noninvasive Way to Lift the Face and Neck
The San Francisco medical spa of Dr. Sheena Kong is proud to offer Ultherapy, an innovative, noninvasive method of lifting skin throughout the face and neck, for a more youthful look without cosmetic surgery. By undergoing Ultherapy in San Francisco with Dr. Kong, you can improve the look of sagging, drooping skin throughout the eyebrow, chin and neck areas. If you desire a more youthful facial appearance but are not yet ready to pursue cosmetic surgery, Ultherapy might be right for you.
How Does Ultherapy Work?
This revolutionary nonsurgical cosmetic treatment delivers ultrasound energy into the deeper tissue layers underneath the skin’s surface. The heat from the ultrasound energy tightens and lifts the targeted tissues and overlying skin. In fact, Ultherapy is the only FDA-approved nonsurgical treatment for lifting skin throughout the face and neck.
What to Expect During the Procedure
Some of the most important features of the Ultherapy procedure are that the treatment is relatively quick and requires no downtime. This means you can undergo Ultherapy on your lunch break or on your way to pick up the kids from school and resume your normal activities immediately after!
During your Ultherapy treatment session, Dr. Kong applies an ultrasound device to the surface of your skin. The applicator delivers ultrasound energy underneath the skin, penetrating the deeper tissue layers. The heat from the ultrasound energy activates the body’s production of collagen, a protein that is integral for maintaining elastic, youthful-looking skin. Basically, Ultherapy tightens and lifts skin from the inside out, without impairing the surface of your skin in any way.
What Your Results May Look Like
Although you may notice some of the aesthetic benefits of Ultherapy immediately after your procedure, the final results gradually improve over the next few months, as new collagen is generated. Some patients notice that their aesthetic results improve for up to six months! The final aesthetic results of Ultherapy last for about one year.
However, no cosmetic treatment can completely stop the aging process, and your skin will continue to age over time. For this reason, Dr. Kong recommends her patients undergo “touch-up” Ultherapy sessions about once a year.
Note: Patients with severe skin laxity may require multiple treatment sessions for best results. During your consultation, Dr. Kong evaluates your individual anatomy and aesthetic concerns before recommending an appropriate treatment protocol to satisfy your needs.
To schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Kong or to learn more about Ultherapy lifting treatment, please contact our San Francisco medical spa by calling (415) 673-7600 today.