Ulthera- Scary but Hopeful! Chicago, IL
I recently got Ultherapy, a few weeks ago. I was...
Patient satisfaction of Ulthera is much higher than Thermage, and it is actually FDA approved. It was done by a RN who is also an esthetician. I took 1/2 a vicodan and a whole xanex. The pain wasn't too bad. I was very nervous before and a few days after, wondering did I do something that will damage me permanently? Those kinds of nervous thoughts. FYI I just did the upper half of my face ("eye area" which includes forehead, which usually provides a mini brow life, and under eye, as well as crows feet area). I don't have many wrinkles. I do however have some "hooding" of my eyelids I'm hoping I will get some lift and correct.
So far there is no noticeable effects, besides some dents and pockmarks. The skin appears to be undergoing a change and at certain angles no longer looks smooth. It's causing me some nervousness, but I expect that it may he a part of the healing process (which takes place over several months), so in trying not to freak out that it will be a firm of permemant or lasting damage. No measurable lift yet, I'm told it takes 3-6 months to see full effect (just in time for my 20 year high school reunion- yay!)
The procedure was just under $2,000. another place quoted me $1500. and would have done forehead only for $775., but I got a shady vibe from them so I decided to go another way.
I haven't noticed much change although it's clear something is going on- a couple areas look "odd"- just the skin looks different, so imperceptible except to me. There was a persistent soreness for over a week, not pain just a bone-deep sort of soreness. It's way to early to tell so I'm waiting to post an update until about the 3 month mark.
I'm about to turn 38 and recently single so I guess I'm on a bit of a quest to turn the clock back a few years to allow me to feel more confident dating again. Overall I look pretty good with few wrinkles but just started to notice some signs of aging (mostly, dropping features) that I didn't like.
Charissa know her stuff, clearly has a lot of experience and blends aesthetics and a solid medical knowledge of anatomical structures into her approach