Loose, sagging skin is one of the primary signs of aging. Although the traditional solution has been the facelift, more and more non-surgical alternatives are available to patients who want to avoid surgery. Ultherapy® is one of our best facial contouring technologies at Kwan Dermatology.

Dr. Kwan and our team of experienced technicians can help you explore your options for non-surgical facial rejuvenation at our San Francisco office so you can feel like your most youthful, energetic self.

What is Ultherapy?

Collagen is what gives your skin its youthful support, quality, and elasticity. It forms a supportive matrix with elastin deep in your skin. As you enter your 30s, your body begins to slow down its production of collagen. As collagen begins to break down, the skin sags and succumbs to gravity. The effect that we see is sagging skin, fine lines, and deep folds.

Ultherapy is an ultrasound technology that treats the skin in its deepest tissues. By administering ultrasound energy, Ultherapy generates gentle heat to contract existing collagen and prompt the body to produce new collagen. By producing new collagen, the skin lifts and smooths, achieving a younger and more refreshed look.

Am I A Good Candidate for Ultherapy?

Ultherapy is a great option for patients who are beginning to see signs of mild to moderate aging in areas like the brow, eyelids, neck, or jowls. If you’ve tried other non-surgical options like BOTOX®, fillers, or skincare treatments but are no longer seeing the results you want, Ultherapy can be a great addition to your anti-aging regimen. You should be in overall good health and have an effective skincare regimen in place to maintain your results. It’s important to have realistic expectations about what Ultherapy can achieve, and Dr. Kwan can determine if non-surgical technologies can produce the results you’re hoping for.

How is Ultherapy Performed?

Ultherapy can be performed during a comfortable treatment session of 30-90 minutes. A specialized applicator is applied to the skin where it administers heating energy to the deep layers. This process does not damage the surface of the skin and many patients report it feels like a warm massage. Once the area is treated, you can return home.

Ultherapy Aftercare

There’s no downtime necessary after Ultherapy and you can return to your normal schedule right away. It’s normal to experience some redness from the heat but this subsides quickly. You may also experience some tenderness and inflammation at the treatment area for a few days.

When Will I See Results?

Most patients require only a single treatment for results. However, this can depend on the severity of your concerns, and you may need more treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart to fully treat the area. During a consultation with our team, you’ll be given a full estimate of how many treatments you should expect, as well as ways to maintain your results.

Schedule a Consultation

Ultherapy is one of our best ways to rejuvenate the skin and achieve a more energized look. To schedule an appointment and learn more, contact Kwan Dermatology by calling or filling out our online contact form.