Dr. Leonard W. Gray

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Ultherapy – Ultrasound Skin Tightening – San Francisco, CA

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Overview

Ultherapy is the best noninvasive facial skin tightening treatment currently available in the U.S.A. Board-certified cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Leonard Gray, was the first doctor in the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California to offer this cosmetic technology. Since early 2010, he has used ultherapy to treat hundreds of patients. Ultherapy uses focused ultrasound energy to jumpstart your body’s natural response to re-build collagen and tighten skin. The ultrasound energy bypasses the surface of the skin to stimulate collagen growth at 3 different deeper layers of tissue. This energy boosts the regenerative process, resulting in a tighter skin and a more youthful appearance.

Areas ultherapy can treat:

  • Brow
  • Upper face
  • Lower face
  • Full neck
  • Full Face
  • Full Face and Neck
  • Around the Lips
  • Décolletage (chest)

Procedure Process

Ultherapy is an outpatient procedure that may be performed with topical anesthesia to ease mild warming and prickling sensations. It can be done in a doctor’s clinic, and doesn’t last longer than 30 minutes. Before your treatment, Dr. Gray can administer a local anesthetic to avoid discomfort during your treatment. Most practices use a topical numbing cream, but because Ultherapy’s energy is focused under the skin, Dr. Gray found that using a local anesthetic was much more comfortable for our patients. A hand piece is guided around the areas to be treated as ultrasound waves are emitted. These trigger collagen development, which will gradually result in healthier skin. There will be no pain, and discomfort is limited compared to other laser treatments. In some cases, several treatments may be required for optimal results.

What to Expect

There is a noticeable improvement with the skin’s appearance right after treatment. The actual results will be gradual as collagen multiplies, enhancing the skin structure. Optimal results are evident around the third month. There may be slight redness or swelling after treatment which subsides after a few hours. The patient will experience no downtime, and will be able to go back to normal activities immediately. It is important to set realistic expectations with this approach as it cannot produce the same results as a surgical procedure.

Ultherapy FAQs

Who Should Get It?

Individuals who are averse to surgical cosmetic procedures can benefit the most with Ultherapy. The results will be gradual, but the quality of improvement is significant as the healing starts within the skin. It is the perfect treatment for those who still have a good skin tone but begin to see signs of skin laxity. Most commonly, those who are aged 30 to 40 seek this treatment to slow down aging effects.

Long-Term Results?

Immediate improvement can be readily seen right after treatment; however, optimal results become more noticeable after a few months. The treatment is safe to be repeated especially after 1 year as the positive effects subside. 

Multiple Treatments?

The number of sessions depends on the patient’s skin condition and aesthetic goals. Most patients who still have a good skin tone can have significant results with a single treatment. For those who show more symptoms of skin aging, several treatments may be needed to produce the wanted results. 

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