Ultherapy Log I’m 35 years old and had Ultherapy done to my mid/lower face & neck, 98 days ago. This procedure interested me b/c I was starting to notice that the skin on my lower face was becoming less firm. The Ultherapy procedure took about 90 minutes. Afterwards, my face was slightly puffy and I had linear welts on my left cheek as well as a couple welts on both sides of my neck. I did not necessarily notice immediate results. My skin did not appear to be any more “lifted” then what it was before I started the treatment. The skin may have looked “tighter” but only because my face was swollen. I found the procedure to be relatively painful. I was given Percocet to help minimize the pain but I didn’t find it to be entirely effective. Also, the medication had left me feeling nauseous and dizzy. Despite the discomfort of the procedure, the pain was not something that would deter me from having this treatment done over again. I was well aware that results could take up to six months but I was hoping that I’d be one of those lucky patients who’d get great results after 30 days. Unfortunately, I was not one of them. I found that waiting for the results was the most difficult part of this experience.
One Week Post Ultherapy: My lower cheeks were swollen. In fact, my left cheek was more swollen then my right cheek. The swelling peaked the following day after the Ultherapy treatment. My skin was partially numb along the jaw bone. It was also tender to the touch and the welts on my face & neck were obvious - it looked like I fell asleep on a corduroy pillow that left linear imprints on my skin. I didn’t feel that there was any apparent skin lifting. I was swollen, so it was difficult to tell if there were any improvements. My skin may have looked tighter but I attribute that entirely to the swelling.
Two Weeks Post Ultherapy: By the 12th day post Ultherapy, I noticed that my swelling had disappeared, but my welts still persisted to exist. My skin continued to be tender to the touch and I started to experience an unusual feeling of skin tightness in my lower cheeks. More so on my left cheek then my right one. With the swelling absent I felt that my skin looked less firm (not worse or better than before Ultherapy).
Three Weeks Post Ultherapy: Skin started to appear denser/firmer but no lift to report. I continued to experience the feeling of skin tightness in my lower cheeks but my skin was not tender anymore.
One Month Post Ultherapy: The welts had finally disappeared! My skin continued to feel tight but it did not appear to be lifted. I would have described my skin as looking firm. I was obsessed with looking in the mirror daily to see if I could notice any differences in my skin or facial contours. By one month post Ultherapy, the changes in my skin were very minimal. On some days I thought I could see a slight difference, on other days I thought that there was no improvement. The changes in my skin were not obvious.
Two Months Post Ultherapy: By two months post Ultherapy, a very, very slight amount of lifting had occurred. The amount of lifting was so minimal that I doubt it could have been captured in a photo. It was only something I could personally see. It appeared that my lower face was less wide or less heavy. I would say that approximately 0.5 mm of “lifting” had occurred. I never had a lot of facial sag to begin with, so I didn’t have many indicators (such as wrinkles or marionette folds) that would prove that the Ultherapy procedure was actually working.
I chose to do Ultherapy because I was starting to feel that my lower face was becoming more square like and/or heavy. By two months after Ultherapy, I started to notice that I didn’t feel that my lower face was as “heavy” anymore. I wasn’t yet entirely happy with the outcome and could see areas of improvement, but I was feeling better about my appearance. I couldn’t exactly put a finger on the improvement I was seeing. I just felt that my skin was ever so slightly lifted / tighter and I liked it because I knew that there was still a potential for more lifting to occur over the next couple months.
Three Months Post Ultherapy: By 90 days, I could definitely see that a small amount of lifting had occurred, especially in my lower cheek area. I do however feel that I could afford more lifting in the lower cheek area and for that reason, I am debating on whether I should try another round of Ultherapy. It most certainly works, but the results are very, very subtle. I do feel comfort in knowing that I’ve helped my skin out by creating more collagen. My skin does look radiant. It’s more even in tone and looks healthier.
Overall, if I was to guess the amount of lifting I have experienced with this technology, I would venture to say maybe……2mm total. Which may not seem like a lot, but it is significant and does make a difference in your appearance. 2mm is a guess, it may be more or it may be less, I just know that some people like to have some conceptualization of what they can expect from a procedure. This procedure is lovely. I will definitely do it again and again, until something better comes out. I say its 100% WORTH IT for 35 year olds experiencing skin laxity.