If you are not happy with looking tired or haggard, there are many dermatology treatments that can help tighten and rejuvenate your skin. While each patient at Kwan Dermatology receives a customized skincare treatment approach, patients with sagging necks, jowls, and foreheads have been thrilled with the results of our Ultherapy laser treatment. This laser device lifts and tightens without having to go under the knife. The procedure has even been used by male celebrities to prepare for comeback roles.
Ultherapy is an outpatient procedure that essentially jump-starts your skin’s collagen production while having the immediate effects of tighter, less saggy skin under the chin and around the jawline, decolletage, and brow. This micro-lift is said to be heading in the direction of a sutureless face-lift, switching out the scalpel for an ultrasound wand.
Ultrasound technology has been used in the medical field for over 50 years and because Ultherapy relies on this technology, it is very safe, generating heat with precise sonic waves that stimulate your skin at the foundational layer and tightening and lifting the skin and surrounding tissues. The treatment also incorporates traditional ultrasound imaging, which allows Dr. Kwan to see the layers of tissue he is treating, so the ultrasonic energy can be delivered to the areas where it will have the most effect.
While Ultherapy is very safe, there is some pain and discomfort involved in the process. Dr. Kwan will administer medication as needed and there will be some redness and swelling post-procedure. Some patients see the effects right after treatment, but the most drastic results will appear a few months after as the skin produces new collagen. Ultherapy does not exactly duplicate the results of a facelift, but it is a great alternative for those who do not actually need a facelift.