Annabelle L. Garcia, MD

San Antonio Dermatology

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Ultherapy

Ultherapy - Nonsurgical Skin Tightening (San Antonio, TX)*

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About Ultherapy

To effectively treat the loose and wrinkled skin of the face and neck, a patient doesn’t always have to look to surgery but instead can turn to Ultherapy. This treatment is nonsurgical skin tightening with results close to that of a traditional facelift. With Ultherapy, San Antonio dermatologist, Dr. Garcia, will use ultrasound energy to go deep into the skin to reach the foundational layer in order to stimulate the production of collagen. The increased collagen will aid in adding volume to the skin, which results in smoother, tighter, more lifted skin with diminished lines and wrinkles.

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What to Expect

Before Ultherapy is performed, the treatment area is thoroughly cleansed. The doctor will apply an ultrasound gel onto the skin and then place the handheld applicator onto the patient’s skin. Using ultrasound imaging, the doctor will be able to see deep within the skin to pinpoint the correct positioning for energy to be delivered. The ultrasound energy will be delivered underneath the surface of the skin. A patient can expect to feel small bits of energy delivered into various depths of the skin. Some people may feel a prickling sensation, so a doctor may suggest taking a pain reliever or similar medication prior to treatment. The procedure can take anywhere from 30-90 minutes.

After Treatment

Since Ultherapy is noninvasive, there is no downtime associated with the treatment. A patient will be able to return to day-to-day activities immediately. After the procedure, a patient’s skin may look flushed but this should subside within a few hours. Some patients report tenderness, slight swelling or a tingling feeling, but these symptoms typically go away in a few days. Right after the procedure, patients usually see a slight improvement in appearance. Within 2-3 months, most patients see a dramatic difference since the body has started to naturally regenerate collagen. Since Ultherapy isn’t a surgery, patients need to realize that results won’t be comparable to those of cosmetic surgery.

Expected Cost

The cost of Ultherapy will vary depending on the area being treated, and the patient’s personal goals for the outcome of the procedure. On average, a patient can expect to pay anywhere from $4,000 to $5,500 for a full face procedure. Smaller areas, such as the brow, might cost around $1,000. Some patients may require multiple treatments, which will  increase the cost.

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Average Cost  
$250 - $3,800
Average Procedure Time  
2-4 Hours
Post-op Follow-up  
4-6 Weeks
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Ultherapy is a good option for patients who aren’t willing are able to go under the knife for cosmetic surgery. This procedure is also ideal for people who are looking for a quick procedure with no downtime. It is also significantly cheaper than a classic facelift. Our dermatology office recommends this treatment for individuals whose skin is mildly to moderately loose. Patients with slight to moderate loose skin around the neck, a sagging or double chin, a sagging eyebrow line, or lines and wrinkles in the chest area might be good candidates for this procedure. For more information, we invite you to call our dermatology office and schedule a consultation with one of our experienced dermatologists.

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*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.