Not Too Painful, Fingers Crossed - Portland, OR
I went to a new practitioner that I have never...
- 4 Nov 2012
I went to a new practitioner that I have never seen before. I went with the intention of getting some juvederm injections as my face is very thin and getting a bit saggy as I age. The Dr. listened to what I wanted and said that I would be a good candidate for ultherapy. A surgical facelift would be too much for me as the changes I desired weren't so dramatic as to require one, but at the same time, it would take quite a bit of filler to achieve the results I wanted. I figured that over the course of the next 3 years, I would probably spend the equivalent of the ultherapy cost on fillers and such,
I had my appointment 2 days ago, It really wasn't to bad. I was told to pre-medicate at home, so I took one of my leftover Percocet from a back injury I had last month. It was a bit unplesant in a couple of places on my jawline and forhead where she hit nerves, but otherwise it was FAR less painful than my permanent eye-liner expereince. More than anything it just felt weird, like there was an electrical synapse dancing across my face. Now 2 days later, I have some soreness when I touch my chin, I had a mild headache yesterday and I have some diminished sensitivity in my cheeks. No after effects that I would call bothersome.
I know I won't see the results for 90 days or so, I'll have more to say then about how effective the whole venture was.
They did tell me that younger patients tend to see more visible results. I'm 37.
I just moved to the area so I pretty much picked this provider out of the phone book.