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Ultherapy® for Patients in the Bay Area, including San Francisco, San Jose and Palo Alto

We now offer Ultherapy® which is an FDA-approved, non-surgical, non-invasive skin tightening treatment that uses focused sound waves (ultrasound) and the body's own natural healing process to lift and tone loose, 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 actually lifts and tones 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 deposited 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, 60-90 minute in-office 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 actually a combination of muscle relaxing agents, such as Botox® Cosmetic or Dysport®, and dermal fillers, such as Juvederm®, Voluma, Restylane®, Radiesse®, Sculptra® and Belotero®. These agents are used selectively depending on what you want to accomplish.

Am I a candidate for Ultherapy®?

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, there are patients who want some lifting to look more refreshed and toned, but are not yet ready for an invasive procedure. Younger patients may also want to retain their youthful appearance before significant aging occurs, and they are also excellent candidates for the procedure.

Techniques and Recovery

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. Photographs will be taken, and we will often use cutting-edge digital morphing software both as an educational tool and to create an individualized approach to your enhancement. After your consultation, we work with you to decide on a treatment plan based on what areas are to be addressed.

Ultherapy® is a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure performed in our Palo Alto or San Jose office. The entire experience lasts 60-90 minutes. There is no downtime with Ultherapy®, and patients can return to work right away. Results will unfold over the course of 2-3 months and 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.


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Our core objective is to provide a safe, comfortable surgical experience that aspires to restore your appearance and aims to produce natural results. We have provided Ultherapy® before and after photos as well as facelift before and after photos of our patients to help you visualize the possibilities.

Request your consultation online or call 866.207.9077 to schedule an appointment to see us in the Bay Area in our Palo Alto or San Jose offices.