Uncomfortable Experience, Painful, But Very Happy With Current Appearance - Vancouver, BC
- updated 1 year ago
I had my Ultherapy this afternoon with Dr. Charles...
- 16 Jul 2012
I had my Ultherapy this afternoon with Dr. Charles Cheng and his assistant. Things were a little upside down as they have recently moved into new improved premises. I was asked if I wanted vicodin and said yes, after reading about the experiences here.
The treatment is extremely uncomfortable, a bit like needles going into the face, very quickly, one after the other. Each becomes more painful but the worst is the last and then that particular touch is over and another follows. I found it bearable with only a few really painful moments on my neck. Dr. Cheng came in and chatted a couple of times during the more painful moments. His assistant is amazing and very capable and experienced.
I learned that burns can indeed happen during treatment - if something is actually amiss with the transducer - or if it is not held close enough to the skin, so that the heat is created closer to the surface of the skin.
When I saw myself in the mirror afterwards, I literally did look "ten years younger" with my face looking firm and full but this of course is swelling. Dr. Cheng said that if I felt a firmness three days on, it would be a good sign for future improvement. I was a little pink, especially on my neck, but nothing too strange.
So now, I have to wait and see before I post that this treatment was successful or not. I am very, very happy with how I currently appear. All in all, a very positive experience.
I forgot to mention that I had the treatment on my...
- 16 Jul 2012
Day 2 and I look the same as yesterday. My face is...
- 17 Jul 2012
One week on and I look the same so far but after...
- 24 Jul 2012
Almost a month and no change at all.
- 12 Aug 2012
Six weeks almost and no change at all.
- 11 Sep 2012
I saw the doctor yesterday and he told me that in...
- 26 Sep 2012
Update: well over three months now and I see no...
- 28 Oct 2012
Outstanding service at all times. The technicians and other staff are all fabulous and Dr. Cheng always has the time to talk and educate. His bedside manner is wonderful.