Ultherapy is a FDA approved non-invasive treatment that utilizes focused ultrasound to tighten and lift loose skin.

Ultherapy stimulates the growth of new collagen deep within the skin. Collagen is a natural protein that helps skin stay firm and tones. As one ages, collagen loses its strength as the effects of gravity pull the skin downward. Since the production of collagen takes time, results can become more noticeable over three to six months.


Ultherapy focuses ultrasound to generate a thermal affect under the skin, helping to jumpstarts a repair process that produces new collagen and even strengthens existing collagen.

Ultherapy also utilizes ultrasound imaging to help target the treatment to ensure the energy is focused in the places it will be the most effective.

Major Benefits of Ultherapy include:

  • Single treatment in about one hour
  • Established safety profile, with over 100,000 treatments worldwide
  • Meaningful and natural-looking results over time, without surgery
  • No downtime

Ultherapy at The Maas ClinicTM

Corey S. Maas MDTM and the staff at The Maas ClinicTM look forward to answering any questions you may have about Ultherapy treatments in San Francisco. To schedule an appointment, please call (415) 567-7000 or contact us by email. The information about rhinoplasty was reviewed by Corey S. Maas MDTM. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us using our contact form below.


Does Ultherapy Hurt?

Thanks to a recent software upgrade called “Ultherapy Amplify,” Ultherapy is now an even more tolerable procedure. Most patients have reported very minor discomfort, although pain thresholds can vary from patient to patient. Any discomfort felt during the procedure occurs while the ultrasound energy is being delivered, and this minor sensation is a sign that the collagen-building process has begun.

How long does an Ultherapy treatment last?

Typically, patients treated with Ultherapy have fresh collagen after a year, but obviously the skin continues to age during this time. Some patients may benefit from future touch up treatments, depending on how much laxity they have and their body’s own biological response to the ultrasound and the collagen-building process.

Does Ultherapy have any side effects?

Following Ultherapy treatments in San Francisco, there may be slight redness for an hour or so. Some patients have reported temporary swelling, tingling and tenderness immediately after the procedure.

Who is a good candidate for Ultherapy?

Men and women with skin that has laxity to the point of looking, and often feeling, less firm make good candidate for Ultherapy. Signs a patient might make a good candidate for the Ultherapy procedure in San Francisco include loose skin under the neck and chin, a lowered eyebrow line, and sagging skin on the eyelids. Those as young as thirty who have mild to moderate skin laxity are good candidates.

Ultherapy can make a great alternative for those who desire lifting but are not ready for surgery, although it is not a replacement for a surgical face lift. It can also help prolong the effects for those who have benefited from a surgical facelift. For our younger San Francisco patients, Ultherapy can be beneficial to staying ahead of the aging process.

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