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Ultherapy is not for Everyone

A slack jawline and sagging neck are “age giveaway” signs that cause many patients to seek treatment.

Today, there are many options for facial rejuvenation, both surgical and non-surgical. Some patients do not want a surgical procedure for various reasons such as; can’t afford downtime for recovery, can’t afford it financially, or some have a fear of surgery. For some of these patients, Ultherapy may be the perfect solution. Ultherapy offers gradual lifting of the brow, chin and neck over a 3 to 6 month period.

It is important to know what Ultherapy can and cannot achieve. Dr. Delgado explains to his patients that Ultherapy is high energy ultrasound that goes three times deeper than any other non-surgical procedure. It will achieve lifting and tightening. Even though there will be new collagen production, there will not be any volume restoration, Sculptra or other fillers may be used after treatment for this purpose.

For some patients, a full facelift may be the only procedure to accomplish the amount of tightening desired, patients with a lot of skin laxity and heavy wrinkles will find that Ultherapy is not going to give them the correction they desire.

Facelift Before and After

This is a 67-year-old resident of Monterey, California who presented to the San Francisco office at Union Square for evaluation for her aging face. She underwent a temporal brow lift with a lower facelift. Her chief complaint was the laxity of her neck. She had complete division of the platysma of the neck and a SMASectomy. She is shown approximately one year after her surgery. Her surgical procedure was performed at Marin Cosmetic Surgery Center in Marin County, California.

This is why it is so important to be evaluated by a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon that specializes in facial rejuvenation who will be able to give realistic expectations of the various available procedures. Only a specialist will have the experience to analyze a patient’s goals, evaluate skin and muscle tone, for possible treatments.

Dr. Delgado has been treating patients with facial laxity since 1989 and is an expert in his field. Call today (415 898-4161) or email ( your own personal evaluation for your facial rejuvenation procedure.

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