Ultherapy - Attack of the Fire Breathing Sewing Machine? - Birmingham, MI
- toni in michigan
- updated 1 year ago
Pros - Too soon to tell Cons - Pain management...
- 16 Jun 2012
Pros - Too soon to tell
Cons - Pain management needs improvement.
Celebrating a milestone birthday this year and wanted to refresh my look.
I read the reviews on this website (for months) and after saving my coins, had the full face procedure done on June 13th. My perceived problem areas were under the chin, neck, and jowls (yikes.) However, the day of the procedure the upper face was included to give me a better result in the cheek area.
Soooo, here I am day three, post procedure. I’ve had minimal discomfort, some swelling, a few red welts, (gradually disappearing) and a little bruising along the jaw. I’m sure those areas were the hardest hit because they needed the most lift. I’ve had no down time, took an afternoon nap (effects of the valium) afterward, applied cold packs and was able to cover slight bruising with makeup. Will note lifting outcome in future posts
Not expecting an Ultherapy treatment to change my life. (LOL)
Yep, it’s painful. Overall, it felt like hot electric stitches being driven deep into the face.
My cocktail of Valium, 800 mg of Motrin, and Emla cream (topical anesthetic) made the procedure tolerable but there were a few too many “take your breath away moments” especially during the first wave of the transducer. The second wave which doesn’t penetrate as deeply was not quite as painful but still uncomfortable. I employed all of my ZEN techniques i.e. deep breathing, counting to ten, squeezing the foam ball (it does seem to help.)
Post procedure follow-up. Six weeks out and...
- 23 Jul 2012
Since optimal results usually occur within 3-6 months I am reminded of the famous 70's TV show "Kung Fu", Often, when results in his martial arts training didn’t come fast enough for the boy, Master Po would turn to his young disciple and utter the words, “Patience, grasshopper.” (LOL)
I will post again around the three month follow-up.
I had my 3 month follow-up in September. The...
- 3 Dec 2012
Provider chosen because of price and location. I never met the doctor. It is my understanding that many offices use aestheticians trained by the Ulthera company to actually administer the procedure. My extremely competent aesthetician was also a LPN. She has performed over 600 procedures and answered all of my questions regarding the procedure and pain management. I'd like to thank her for taking the time to get to know me as a person and not just another patient. Also, due to an unexpected dental problem I had to postpone my Ultherapy procedure. I was very pleased that they honored the initial quote given last year during my initial consultation. I was given aftercare instructions and will rate follow up care after my six week check up.