I've heard there is a new way of doing ultherapy. How much less painful is it? Does it take longer to perform or are there any additional concerns doing it this way?
How Much Less Painful is the New Ulthera Procedure?
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The new procedure is quite a bit better, but pain medication is still a huge help!
While I do think the new procedure helps greatly, I still recommend some pain medications for my patients. So far, I have done over 100 of these procedures and with adequate pain management we have had terrific results and very happy patients!
I really think it all comes down to adequate pain control so you can get the right treatment and have a successful result. Our patients love the results and it is because of good technique and using the correct energies.
A Lot Less!
I tried the original software and it was painful. A few months ago I was treated with the new software and was able to tolerate it with no Meds. I still recommend that you take a little Ativan (calming) and pain medication (Advil 800 my or something stronger if you have a low pain tolerance). Heat is good and you want to give yourself the best chance of maximum tightening. The new software reduces the Energy by 30 to 50% but delivers 30 to 50 percent more pulses to make up for that. Watch me get treated with no sedation.
Ultherapy is more comfortable with new settings
The newer protocols for Ulthera are quite tolerable for most patients. The procedure does not take longer, though we do use more pulses that when we first started doing it. It is a single treatment that takes less than an hour, and Ulthera is the only device that is FDA approved for noninvasive skin lifting of the face and neck..
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Newer ultherapy is quite effective to lift sagging facial skin but it still hurts
My patients get better benefit by increasing the number of lines of treatment but the lower energy per line of treatment has not seemed to ameliorate the pain. Oral medication still is given.