L&P Aesthetics offers Ultherapy to our Palo Alto and Los Gatos patients from San Jose and across the San Francisco Bay Area who want a nonsurgical option for firmer, uplifted skin. Ultherapy is an FDA-approved, non-invasive skin tightening treatment that uses focused ultrasound waves and the body’s own natural healing process to lift and tone lax, sagging skin. It specifically targets the deep tissues below the skin that are typically addressed in a facelift, brow lift and/or neck lift—without surgery. Following treatment, the skin continues to firm up over time.
This unique technology uses ultrasound imaging in real-time, which allows us to actually see the layers of tissue being targeted during treatment and guides the energy to be delivered precisely where it will be most effective. With Ultherapy, there’s no downtime and the change is subtle, providing a healthy revitalization of tissue on the inside for a natural, noticeable effect on the outside. The beauty of Ultherapy is that you can go about your day after a single 60- to 90-minute in-office procedure.
What to Expect During Your Ultherapy Treatment
During your consultation, we will take the time to discuss your motivation for seeking rejuvenation of your face, neck, or brow. We will then perform a detailed examination of the components of your face and its underlying structures. After taking photos, we will likely use cutting-edge digital morphing software both as an educational tool and to create an individualized approach to your enhancement. After your consultation, we will work with you to decide on a treatment plan based on which areas are to be addressed.
Why L&P For Ultherapy® and Who is a Good Candidate?
A good candidate for Ultherapy is someone with skin laxity and/or sun damage that would be considered mild to moderate. Patients with excessive skin laxity or considerable sun damage may not be good candidates.
While Ultherapy is not a replacement for facelift surgery, it can be helpful to patients who want to look more refreshed and toned with some lifting, but are not yet ready for a surgical procedure. Younger patients may also want to retain their youthful appearance before significant aging occurs, and they are also excellent candidates for the procedure.
For patients who are interested in combining Ultherapy with additional anti-aging interventions, we also offer what is often termed a liquid facelift (non-invasive facelift, non-surgical facelift) which is a combination of muscle relaxing agents, such as BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, or Jeuveau™ and dermal fillers, such as JUVÉDERM® or Restylane®. These agents are used selectively depending on what you want to accomplish.
Ultherapy® Before and After Gallery
View real results from real patients below.
Ultherapy to target neck laxity
Ultherapy is a great treatment for the right candidates that are looking to refresh their lower face and neck, but are not quite ready for surgery.
Ultherapy® Non-Surgical Facelift and BOTOX®
This woman in her late 40s visited our Palo Alto office from the East Bay of Northern California. She wanted to discuss non-surgical options for improving the fullness under her chin and tightening and lifting the skin along her jawline. This case study was interesting because she is a busy executive and could not afford any downtime. We had the perfect solution for her: Ultherapy®. Ultherapy® is the only FDA-approved device for non-surgical tightening and lifting of the face, jowls, neck, and chest – with no downtime. Her procedure was done in the office in less than 2 hours. She also had BOTOX® to decrease the size of her masseter (chewing muscle), which led to a more refined, angular shape to her face. Many people look at the photos and think she has lost weight, but that is not the case at all. The combination of Ultherapy® for her neck and lower face, plus BOTOX® to decrease the size of the masseter muscle, led to her outstanding results. She was thrilled with her outcome and back to her normal routine the next day.
Recovery and Beyond
The entire Ultherapy treatment experience lasts 60 to 90 minutes. There is no downtime, and patients can return to work right away.
Results will develop over the course of 2 to 3 months, though some patients have reported continued improvement for up to 6 months, including lifting of the skin on the neck, under the chin, jawline and on the brow. While Ultherapy does not duplicate the results of a facelift, it has proven to be an inviting alternative for those who are not yet ready for surgery. Our core objective is to provide a safe, comfortable experience that restores your appearance and produces natural-looking results.