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:
- Upper face
- Lower face
- Full neck
- Full Face
- Full Face and Neck
- Around the Lips
- Décolletage (chest)
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.
"Fabulous Results with Ultherapy at Leonard Gray, M.D. - San Francisco, CA - I would not have ANYONE touch my face except Dr. Leonard Gray. I do not care for the "plastic surgery"fake look, I prefer just to get older looking. However, with Dr. Gray I look more than ten years younger and even my own mother doesn't know I "cheat" with things like ulthera and fillers. They are great but it must be done right and Dr. Gray is the master!"- X. / RealSelf / Nov 05, 2013
"Facelift or Thermi-tight? THERMI Rules! - San Francisco, CA - Dr Gray is qualified up the wazoo- California Medical Association, the San Francisco Medical Society, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). He has numerous awards- awarded Best Doctors in America by Castle Connolly, America’s Top Surgeons by the Consumer Research Council of America, The Ultherapy Visionary Award, and has been featured as one of the best Plastic Surgeons in The San Francisco Bay Area.Ok, ENOUGH with the stuff you can get off his website. Let's talk turkey! Specifically, let's talk turkey neck . MY turkey neck. I went in for a consult and we decided the Thermi-Tight was the answer. . Dr G., is meticulous, thorough, and warm and is very obviously an expert at this. His wonderful assistant, Lallena (I am sure I am NOT spelling her name correctly) is EQUALLY wonderful and she is doing the Thermi-Smooth series and I HIGHLY recommend that for helping with the undereyes- I really see a difference. (I will post pics in a month or two when the improvements will really be noticeable. ) She is so sweet, so good at what she does, and Ashley in the front office is so very lovely and they are both walking advertisements for Dr G- they are beautiful and completely natural looking- just the way I want to look! Anyway, cannot recommend these folks more highly. I will be very sad when my beauty budget runs dry. Maybe I can work for treatments?"- L. / RealSelf / May 21, 2015
"I have been a patient for several years now and have only received the best care, with the latest/proven technology yielding beautiful results under Dr. Gray's meticulous care! The Esthetician staff, Lalena, has worked with me on two rounds of Ultherapy and was beyond professional, calm and did not miss a detail during a lengthy 2 hour session. I highly recommend Dr. Gray and team to anyone seeking the utmost professional environment with a team dedicated to getting you the results you want!"- A.Z. / Yelp / Jul 13, 2014
"Must try ultherapy! If you haven't tried it yet then you must try this procedure. I have been wanting to try this procedure for a long time but was hesitating because I heard it was painful. I found out that Dr. Gray can give a nerve block to minimize the pain so I hurried and scheduled my appointment. I have to say that I didn't feel anything and after 3 months I looked at least 5 years younger. This is a must!!!!!"- K.D. / Yelp / Aug 07, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
Plan Your Procedure
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