A Very Painful Experience! (Ventura County, Ca.) It's been one week since my Ultherapy treatment and I am still bruised and swollen. I also did considerable research and had a counseling pre-appointment prior to my treatment, but nothing prepared me for the amount of pain I experienced and I am no light-weight. I've had a few procedures done that others told me were somewhat painful that I thought were a breeze, I've had eyeliner tattoed but on a scale of 1 to 10, this treatment was a 10 on the pain scale. At my pre-appointment I was told I should be fine in one or two days to return to work (I still have not returned) and I might have some bruising and swelling. My bruising is significant extending from the front of my neck which is also extremely swollen and sore, up to my jawline and frown lines around my mouth which are very darkly bruised. My scalp is sore and still feels numb and tingly in spots. The pre-medication I took, did not help at all with the pain or relaxation for me. My procedure did only take 2 hours, but I did not receive any after-care instructions and I was disappointed that I didn't receive a phone call from someone in the office to see how I was doing in the following 24-48 hours. On the third day I phoned into the office and was told it was "too late" for ice (I wish I would have known to use ice in the first place) and the pain should subside. Today, one week later I did receive a follow up call from someone else in the office and I explained the situation. We will see how I feel in one more week.