Skin Lifting & Tightening (Ultherapy)

Ultherapy is an excellent option for anyone who wants to tighten skin on their face, neck, or chest. It is a non-invasive treatment that uses ultrasound energy to stimulate new collagen growth, which results in firmer, tighter skin in the treatment area within 3 months. Ultherapy is very popular among our Marin County patients who are looking for natural-looking results without surgery.

Ultherapy Treatment Areas

As we age, volume loss contributes to sagging skin, the formation of wrinkles, and the appearance of hollows under the cheeks and eyes. Ultherapy combats these signs of aging by tightening skin, improving firmness and producing a more youthful appearance. Dr. Miguel Delgado M.D. uses Ultherapy to:

  • Smooth out wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes
  • Lift the eyebrows
  • Treat heavy or hooded eyelids
  • Lift the cheeks
  • Minimize wrinkles and fine lines around the mouth
  • Create a firmer jawline
  • Treat banding and sagging around the neck
  • Smooth out wrinkles on the chest and décolletage area

How Ultherapy Works

During your initial consultation at Novato Medical Spa, Dr. Delgado will take the time to learn about your concerns, discuss the ways that Ultherapy can be used to improve your appearance, and determine whether Ultherapy is the right treatment for you. He may propose alternate treatments if he feels that Ultherapy will not help you achieve the desired result.

On the day of your treatment, Dr. Delgado will cleanse your skin and apply ultrasound gel to the targeted areas. He uses Ultherapy’s ultrasound imaging tool to look deep into your skin to determine precisely were ultrasound energy should be sent. He then uses the handset to deliver ultrasound energy to the predetermined depths. Depending on the total number of areas being treated, your session may last between 30 minutes and 1 hour.

After the session, your skin may appear flushed or reddened, but you will be able to resume normal activities immediately. The ultrasound energy used during the treatment triggers a natural response in the skin, which stimulates the production of new collagen. As collagen in the treatment area increases, your skin will become tighter and firmer. Most of our California patients experience the full results of their treatment within 2 – 3 months.

Do I Need Ultherapy or a Facelift?

Ultherapy can be used to tighten the same area of the face that is targeted during a facelift. For many people, Ultherapy is much preferable because it does not involve invasive surgery or a lengthy recovery process. Ultherapy can be used to treat minimal to moderate signs of aging, but individuals with more advanced signs of aging may not be satisfied with the results of Ultherapy. In these cases, a facelift may be preferable.

Dr. Delgado is an advocate of non-invasive procedures and strives to find ways to address signs of aging without surgery, wherever possible. He may propose a combination of non-invasive procedures and injectables to help you maintain your appearance for as long as possible, without needing to undergo surgery.


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