Mid-face Done - New Haven
- updated 1 year ago
I had the Ulthera done on my mid face because I...
- 14 Feb 2012
I had the Ulthera done on my mid face because I was unhappy with the laxness of the skin on the lower half of my face, specifically on either side of my mouth in the cheek hollows towards the chin. It had been getting increasingly more noticeable to me when I looked in the mirror and leaned in to put on make-up. I had previously had the nasolabial folds done with Restylne and am very happy with the results and the duration. However, I am not ready for a mini-face lift and needed some pulling up of the skin in these areas. I will write again as times goes on. There is indeed an instant visually noticeable pull up of the skin which may or may not be purely a result of the process. Time will tell. The process is not that bad or at least not on the face (as opposed perhaps to the brow which I would imagine would be painful). I took a percocet and a lorazepan - It was not bad at all - the first deeper level tracks feels more needlely but not really painful and to me the second set of tracks at the less deep level feels more tingly. The only time that was annoying for a few passing second for me where at the cheek bone. I would say try not to think about it while it is going on. All said and done - it hurts a whole lot less than a tattoo. Much much less because the sensation is passing and not constant. For me with the meds in I would say it is a 3 out of 10 - no worse. I am looking forward to seeing how it progesses over the next few months. Also, I wonder if somew of the earlier negative posts were with the older protocol which was not as aggressive.
10 days out and am suprised that I already see a...
- 24 Feb 2012
2 weeks out - still happy so far - looking for...
- 1 Mar 2012
Update - I am overall very happy with the results...
- 5 May 2012
8-10-2012 Has Ulthera on 2-14-2112 Still very...
- 10 Aug 2012
Has Ulthera on 2-14-2112
Still very very happy with the results.
My skin on my mid face is definately still firmer and musch tighter both visably and to the touch. Would definately do it again knowing what I know and would definately take a pain killer and an anti-anxiety med again so that the pain is not a deterrant. Someone said it is similar pain to tatto pain and I somewhat agree especially on the jaw and cheekbones. Tolerable but unpleasant. Heard it might be possible to use the shallow passes (not the deeper ones due to the nerves) closer to the nasolabial areas which is intriguing and something I might therefore consider this winter if it is shown to help those areas. Went with a friend who is a healhty and young looking 64 and she had terrific results on her neck and mid face. She tolerated the pain though also said it was quite intense at times. She took two Vicadin and held and ice pack during some of the procedure. It has been about a month for her and she had very noticeable changes. It took me two months to see any change (I am 53).
I am thrilled with this office - Dr. Davila is wonderful, direct, professional, gentle and is willing to spend time with patients. His name was given to me with very high recommendations by someone in the profession who could go to anyone. They were right. He is a terrific practitioner.