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Tammy Harrington performing Ultherapy on a patient | La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic In San Diego



Ultherapy is a non-surgical energy-based treatment that stimulates collagen production to tighten loose skin and facial contours. It is a non-surgical alternative to a facelift that can let you achieve a more youthful look. This is one of the most sought-after skin tightening treatments worldwide, as it has an FDA indication for a non-invasive lift. At La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic, we recommend Ultherapy as an anti-aging treatment for men and women in San Diego, Encinitas, La Mesa, El Cajon, and surrounding areas of California.

What is Ultherapy?

Ultherapy is a gentle, non-invasive ultrasound treatment that pushes back against the effects of decreasing collagen production and sagging due to gravity and natural aging. Ultherapy is the only FDA-cleared procedure that uses ultrasound to initiate new collagen and elastin production in the dermis layer of the skin. This lifts, tightens, and tones the skin on the face, neck, and décolletage. At La Jolla Laser Clinic, we are so experienced with Ultherapy, that we’ve been designated an Ultherapy Premiere Plus practice.

What are the Benefits of Ultherapy?

There are numerous benefits that clients have noticed after receiving their Ultherapy treatment in the La Jolla and San Diego areas. A few of them are as below:

  • Look younger, more contoured 
  • Have tighter, firmer, better-fitting skin on the neck, jawline & décolletage areas
  • Non-surgical and non-invasive uplift
  • No downtime, no recovery
  • Takes 1 hour
  • Treat brow and eye and/or lower face and neck

Who are the Best Candidates for Ultherapy?

The best candidates who will get the most benefit out of a La Jolla and San Diego Ultherapy treatment will have one or more of the following conditions: Mild to moderate skin laxity in the target areas, realistic expectations, no underlying medical conditions, prefer non-surgical methods to surgical facelifts, are looking to extend a prior facelift, neck lift, or brow lift without further surgery, and have wrinkles across their eyebrows, neck, under their chin, or on their decolletage.

What’s the First Step?

A consultation with one of our providers from La Jolla Cosmetic Care Center is the first step before booking the procedure. This is the time when the provider will address your concerns, evaluate the condition of your skin, suggest the best target areas, and determine if you’re a good candidate for the treatment.

If you decide to undergo Ultherapy treatment at our La Jolla practice just north of San Diego, it is good to know that there are no special preparations or skincare regimens required before the treatment. 


What to Expect on the Day of Ultherapy Treatment

Our Ultherapy treatments at La Jolla Laser only take about an hour. About 45 minutes prior to your session we recommend our Ultherapy patients take 800 mg of ibuprofen to alleviate any discomfort.

In your treatment, the Ultherapy handpiece is passed lightly over your skin. As it is moved, the handpiece delivers its focused ultrasound energy down into the dermis, the second layer of the skin beneath the outer epidermis. When the ultrasound energy reaches the dermis it converts to heat. When the body senses heat in the dermis layer, it assumes a wound has occurred and it initiates a “wound-healing response.” This involves the production of new amounts of collagen and elastin sent to the treatment area to “heal” the perceived wound. Of course, there isn’t any actual wound, but the new collagen and elastin improve the tone and texture of the skin, lifting and firming the area.

The secret to Ultherapy’s remarkable results is its ultrasound energy. Unlike tightening procedures that can damage the epidermis, Ultherapy’s ultrasound energy passes right through the epidermis into the dermis. This protects the outer skin surface and is more comfortable than other procedures. Plus, there isn’t any downtime for recovery. This separates Ultherapy from various laser procedures.

The ultrasound energy reaches to the SMAS, at the same levels as those affected in surgical face lifting. At this level Ultherapy places thousands of tiny energy deposits in the skin – both at 4.5mm and then at 3.0 mm. These energy deposits create what are called TCPs – or thermal coagulation points.

These TCPs cause a two-fold reaction. One is instant tightening and the second is the initiation of a gradual, long-term collagen production process that lifts and tightens both the deep SMAS layer and the dermal layer. The final results? Tighter, more lifted jawline and neck, an uplifted cheek area, and what amounts to a gentle brow lift.

Ultherapy Recovery

The best thing about Ultherapy at La Jolla Laser Clinic is that it is non-invasive and does not require any downtime. There are also no restrictions following the treatment, which means that you can resume normal activities immediately.

Following the procedure, it is normal to notice slight redness in the skin, which should go away within a few hours. While some report swelling, tingling, and tenderness after the session, they are usually mild and temporary.

There are also rare cases where patients may experience temporary numbness or bruising on the treated skin. It is best to discuss other rare side effects with your provider during your consultation.

How Much Does Ultherapy Cost in La Jolla & San Diego?

The cost of Ultherapy in La Jolla & San Diego will depend on the size of the treatment area and the number of treatments needed for optimal results. Most patients need at least two treatment sessions to achieve their cosmetic goals, with some requiring a few more.


Why Choose La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic?

We’re an Ultherapy Ultra Premiere Plus practice! And one of the TOP 5 Ultherapy practices in the entire country! Further, we have the new Amplify upgrade. More comfort and even better results! Ultherapy is now FDA-approved for the décolleté. 

As experts in our field of non-surgical aesthetic treatments, the team at La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic is often featured in the news given our top testimonials, our professional insights, techniques, and many ways that we help men and women in San Diego, Encinitas, La Mesa, El Cajon, and surrounding areas of California.


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Ultherapy treatment is so dependable and with such remarkable results that we’ve only heard glowing reviews from clients. It corrects any number of concerns, whether you need a dose of hydration or to diminish fine lines, and starts working immediately. Schedule your consultation today by calling La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic.

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