I Experienced Very Little to No Pain During my Ulthera Treatment 30 Days Ago. Does This Mean That I Wont Get Good Results?

After reading on real self about all the painful ulthera treatments, it has me worried that my own treatment a month ago will not produce good results. I experienced very little pain. Just the odd twinge. I know its early days but I have yet to see any results. I had treatment to the upper face/eyes. I am a 36 year old woman with slightly sagging brows and cheeks.

Doctor Answers 5

Ultherapy Results and Pain

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If you only had the upper face and eyes treated, you probably would not have experienced much discomfort, especially is your provider numbed your brow area.  I would not be concerned, the lack of pain should not effect your result.

Austin Plastic Surgeon
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Ultherapy is not likely to be painful

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With the latest programming of the Ulthera device, pain is not a major issue and experiencing more pain does not mean that the result will be more dramatic or more effective. 

"No pain, no gain" not necessarily true

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Pain has physical, psychological and historical components, so different individuals experience and interpret pain variably.  The conventional wisdom "no pain no gain" is not necessarily true.  Given your age and minimal droopiness, you should expect improvement within 60-90 days.  Good luck. 

Lavinia K. Chong, MD
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 59 reviews

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