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What a Waste - Ultherapy - Barrington, IL

Very painful treatment + NO results after 2.5...

Very painful treatment + NO results after 2.5 months + $3500 = a huge waste. My neck still hurts. I'll give it a few more month and if still no photographable results I'll be reporting to the Better Business Bureau, AMA, etc. Also worry about the effects of the inflammation on overall health. A clinical trial (by Ultherapy not an unbiased third party) on efficacy was completed a year ago but no results yet published.
It always amazes me when people threaten to a "report" to various overseeing bodies. Unless you were lied to and deliberately deceived there is really no recourse. I'm sure you signed a consent form listing all of the potential side effects. All are transient. There are currently 15 peer reviewed studies (not sponsored by Ultherapy) supporting the efficacy.
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I'm so sorry to hear you are feeling like this might have been a waste for you. :( Fingers crossed that doesn't turn out to be the case.

You had mentioned a clinical trial you were aware of, how were you aware of it? I'd love to hear more details.

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3.5 Month Mark Ultheraphy - Still NO results except damage

Had my second follow-up post-Ultherapy. My practitioner could not document any positive results from my Ultherapy treatment nearly 4 months ago. I still have burning pain and red marks on either side of my neck, numbness in my jaw area and occasional, sharp "pin-prick" feelings on both sides of my face. I'm in the process of obtaining my before and after photos from my doctor's office. They're mine, right? Just like x-rays?
Not a "high" number compared to the number of total treatments delivered sights like this are used by people to mainly complain.
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yet if there are so many people looking for a place to voice their anger, their outrage, and their disgust at being robbed. . . .
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Once again an emotional response. Being "robbed"? If they "robbed" you it sounds like you have a legal revenue to pursue them.
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Dr. David Van Dam

I was told by Dr. Van Dam and by his "associate" whom I later found does not even have a medical degree--that I was the "perfect candidate" for Ultherapy. I signed up, paid my $3500. It was an extremely painful procedure which was NOT performed by the doctor as I had been lead to believe. After 7 months, I've had no results but lingering numbness and pain. The practice's response to this was pretty much "tough luck - nothing we can do". I do not recommend wasting your money on Ulthera or Dr. Van Dam's practice.

1 out of 5 stars Overall rating
2 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
2 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
1 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
2 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
3 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
3 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
1 out of 5 stars Payment process
3 out of 5 stars Wait times
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