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If you're worried about undergoing surgery to lift sagging skin on your face, now is the time to put your worries aside and take action. Dr. Bonakdar offers an alternative to facial surgery that lifts and tightens the skin with no incisions and no downtime. Ultherapy® at our Orange County center in Newport Beach can tone and tighten the skin, getting rid of unwanted sags and wrinkles, with safe and effective ultrasound technology.

Before & After Photos

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Before Ultherapy Treatment


Results After Ultherapy Treatment

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Before Ultherapy Treatment


Results 90 Days After
Ultherapy Treatment

Come in for a Visit

To learn more about ultrasound skin tightening in Newport Beach, request a consultationrequest a consultation online or call us at (949) 721-6000 to schedule an appointment. Dr. Bonakdar is a skilled cosmetic physician offering a range of effective treatments for the face and body.

Treatment With Ulthera®

The Ulthera® System employs 2 specialized types of ultrasound technology. First, the system's DeepSee® ultrasound energy is used to look deep below the skin and see the exact layers of soft tissue that would best respond to treatment. Then, the Ulthera System penetrates deep beneath the skin, reaching tissue that until now could only be treated through open surgery. The ultrasound energy precisely heats the targeted tissue and jumpstarts the body's natural collagen-producing mechanisms, restoring much needed volume and elasticity to aging skin. These changes can be seen immediately using ultrasound technology. If you are looking for a way to tighten and tone your skin, Ulthera may be a good option for you.

Treatment typically lasts from a half-hour to an hour and is fairly comfortable. The device is placed over the treatment area and delivers low levels of targeted heat energy to the right depth beneath the skin. The heat energy stimulates your body's natural collagen-making process, which restores volume and structure to the skin over time.

Meet Monica Bonakdar, MD

Learn About the Bonakdar Advantage

What distinguishes Dr. Bonakdar from other cosmetic dermatology providers is her level of experience and unmatched results. When it comes to your treatment, there's strength in numbers. Check out how many treatments Dr. Bonakdar performs each year on average compared to other physicians.

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Procedures Performed Average dermatologist
or plastic surgeon
Intense Pulse Light/IPL 18 186
Laser Resurfacing 16 109
Skin Tightening 7 188
Laser Hair Removal 38 556

After Treatment

After your Ultherapy treatment, you will be ready to return to everyday activities right away. Your skin may look flushed, but the redness should fade within a few hours. There may be slight swelling or tingling in the face, which is normal. Dr. Bonakdar will discuss your results and any possible side effects with you before you undergo treatment.

The lifting and toning appears gradually as new collagen is produced. Full results may take 2 to 3 months to appear, although there is often some noticeable change immediately. You will see an improvement in skin tightness and fullness after just one treatment, but in some cases Dr. Bonakdar may recommend additional sessions.

Explore Your Options

If you are concerned about fine lines and wrinkles but have good skin elasticity, you may be interested in injectable fillers, laser skin rejuvenation, or BOTOX® Cosmetic. In some cases, these treatments can be combined. If you're a good candidate for combined treatments, Dr. Bonakdar will discuss that option with you.

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