Ultherapy: Reduce Submental Fat by Thanksgiving


The holiday season means plenty of food, festivities, and family traditions. However, if you find yourself dreading annual family photos that always seem to take place around the holidays because you’re self-conscious about having a double chin, you’ll be thrilled to learn about Ultherapy – a groundbreaking procedure that produces outstanding skin-tightening results without the need for surgery.

What Causes a Double Chin?

A double chin, which is also called submental fat, occurs when excess soft tissue under accumulates the chin and jawline. It can blur the distinction between your chin and your neck, making you look overweight and older than you really are. Unfortunately, submental fat is often hereditary, which means it is difficult to lose through diet and exercise alone. After all, there are no toning exercises for your chin and neck area.

How Does Ultherapy Help?

Ultherapy is an ideal procedure for patients who are frustrated by their double chin, but who do not want to undergo invasive surgery, like liposuction. As implied in its name, Ultherapy uses ultrasound technology to tighten sagging skin. The FDA approved Ultherapy in 2007, and since then, it has become the gold standard of non-invasive skin tightening treatments.

Ultherapy treatment delivers focused ultrasound waves just beneath the surface of your skin, where they gradually kickstart your natural collagen production, producing cumulative results over the course of several months. Ultherapy improves your skin’s overall health, causing it to lift and tighten, reducing any jowls or turkey neck, and smoothing away any fine lines.

Who Is Ultherapy for?

The results of Ultherapy are most effective for patients who would like to correct mildly sagging skin or tighten and firm areas where they’re starting to notice lines and wrinkles. For best results, your skin should not be excessively sun-damaged.

Ultherapy has become a favorite of patients who are seeing early signs of aging and are looking for preventive ways to look younger without the pain and healing time associated with surgery. Ultherapy for the chin and neck area is also a smart choice for patients who prefer a subtler improvement, so nobody will be able to tell they’ve had work done.

When you schedule your consultation with Dr. Matarasso, he will assess the current condition and laxity of your skin to determine whether Ultherapy is right for you. Depending on the quality of your skin, your ability to produce new collagen, and the results you’d like to achieve, he may suggest other treatments to try in combination with Ultherapy to make your skin look its absolute best.

What Else Should You Know About Ultherapy?

Ultherapy is a quick, gentle, in-office procedure. There are no downtime, stitches, or anesthetic required with an Ultherapy treatment. After you leave our office, you’ll be free to return to work and resume any other normal daily activities. The most common side effects are temporary redness, swelling, and tenderness, but those should resolve themselves soon after treatment.

Ultherapy maintenance treatments one to three years can help you fend off your skin’s natural aging process; however, most patients only need one treatment to achieve outstanding results. After your Ultherapy session, be careful to protect your skin from damage by being a nonsmoker and always avoiding excessive sun exposure.

Explore Ultherapy in San Francisco

With Ultherapy, there’s no need to try to minimize the appearance of your double chin and sagging skin with scarves or turtleneck sweaters. You can feel more confident in yourself and prepare to celebrate the holiday season with your new look. If you’re ready to take the next step, contact our office to make an appointment with Dr. Matarasso. He can answer all your questions about Ultherapy and help determine if it is the best choice for you.