Ultherapy- No Visible Results - San Francisco, Ca
Extremely painful, No visible results, not worth...
- 11 Mar 2012
Extremely painful, No visible results, not worth it!! The procedure was performed by an assistant, not the doctor. I did not have pain meds or lidocaine for pain as I was told this could lead to bruising. Big mistake! For over an hour, I felt like I was being electrocuted with every jolt.
As for the results, I was extremely swollen for days around the eyes- the swelling equivalent to looking like I was stung by a bee. In fact, the top of my eyelids created hoods over my eyes that I could see when my eyes were open and I felt heaviness in the upper eye-lid area. The swelling was worse in the morning and would dissipate over the course of a day. This lasted for about 4 days. Let's talk about the numbness! Do you know what it feels like when you go to the dentist and have your mouth numbed and you can't feel a thing? And when you attempt to drink from a straw or a cup and water dribbles down your cheek because you cannot feel a thing? Well, I was extremely concerned when I had numbness like this the next day and became even more concerned of nerve damage when the numbness lasted not one, two or three days, but SEVEN days!!! Once the numbness and swelling went away, I was hopeful that the pain and worry I experienced would all be worth it when I would notice a bit of a lift in the eye brow/lid area. Month 1, Month 2, Month 3 passed and nothing! No noticeable differences..
Very disappointed with the results. Look ladies.. If you are looking for the answer to skin tightening, Ulthera is not the answer. I even asked the doctor- if Ulthera really works, why doesn't every plastic surgeon have one in their office? He said that the company wants to keep the therapy "exclusive" to only a select few doctors. From a business/investment strategy standpoint, does this make sense? Absolutely not. The reason why not every plastic surgeon has this in their office is because it doesn't work, or it doesn't produce satisfactory results. From a physians standpoint, they know they can make $3,000 from a procedure but only the smart, ethical ones realize that if You have one happy customer, they will tell one friend. If You have one UNHAPPY customer, they tell ALL their friends. I've never posted reviews before and this time around, I feel it's justified. It's not worth it!! Save your money!