At Kwan Dermatology, we offer several options for rejuvenating the skin using advanced technology. Ultherapy is one of our most popular treatment options for effectively tightening, lifting, and rejuvenating the skin through a non-invasive procedure. Before you schedule your first appointment, here are seven facts about Ultherapy to know.

1. Ultherapy is Safe and FDA-Approved

Ultherapy is safe for a wide range of patients, and is the only procedure that lifts and tightens skin on the neck, face, eyebrows, and chest area to be FDA-approved. Unlike most laser procedures, Ultherapy is also safe for all skin types and skin tones. Those with medium to dark skin tones can enjoy the excellent rejuvenating results of Ultherapy without worrying that the treatment could damage their skin.

2. Ultherapy Works With Your Natural Healing Process

Ultherapy works by stimulating the body’s natural healing process, a process called neocollegenesis. This means that the body naturally produces new collagen after Ultherapy treatment, lifting and tightening the skin. Results are also long-lasting, as this collagen remains in the skin.

3. See Ultherapy Results in Just a Few Months

You’ll see some results soon after your Ultherapy treatment, but these tend to improve over the course of two to three months as your body continues the healing process and collagen production. Some patients see continued improvement for up to six months, but for most, final results are seen at about three months after the treatment.

4. Ultherapy Requires No Downtime

After your Ultherapy treatment, you should have someone drive you home, and you can expect some minor symptoms in the weeks after. Most patients will see some redness in the treatment area, and you may feel sensations like warmth, tenderness, or tingling. However, there is virtually no downtime, and you can return to work or your normal routine quickly after the procedure.

5. Ultherapy is Not a Laser or a Facelift

Ultherapy is a very unique procedure. Patients commonly assume that it uses laser technology, however, Ultherapy works using ultrasound. This means that it bypasses the skin’s surface to target deeper layers of the skin. Similarly, Ultherapy is capable of achieving lifting and tightening effects similar to a facelift, but without requiring surgery or any incisions.

6. Ultherapy Works in One Session

Unlike many rejuvenation treatments, Ultherapy works with just one session. Ultherapy treatment is completed in a simple 60-90 minute appointment at Kwan Dermatology. However, if you start to see signs of aging re-appear over the years, patients can choose to repeat Ultherapy treatment.

7. Ultherapy is Great for Mature Skin

Patients who see skin laxity, sagging, or wrinkles and lines on the face, neck, chest, or eyebrows can benefit from Ultherapy. To learn if you are a suitable candidate for the treatment, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kwan!

Schedule an Appointment

To try Ultherapy, schedule an appointment with Dr. Kwan at Kwan Dermatology. Call our San Francisco office at (415) 569-3868 or request an appointment through our online form.