Ultherapy in legs. what is the Best Prescription Pain Med to take except from the cream with topical anesthetic?

I will do ultherapy in legs and they told me that they will put me a cream for topical anesthesia. what is the Best Prescription Pain Med to take except from the cream ? what can i do to decrease the pain ?

Doctor Answers 4

Medications for Ultherapy

At our office we prescribe a medication for pain as well as something to relax you.  Each office probably has a different protocol, so I'd ask the provider who is going to treat you what medications they are willing to prescribe to reduce any discomfort.  Few people can tolerate the procedure without a prescription medication.  The topical numbing agents can be helpful somewhat, but considering the depth that the treatment is delivered at, I'd recommend that you have prescription medication on hand in case you find it is more uncomfortable than you expected.  Thank you for your question.


Houston Plastic Surgeon
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Ultherapy -- Safety and Side Effects

Ultherapy shouldn't hurt much after treatment.  During treatment using injectable numbing helps limit pain much more. Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Anesthetic for Ultherapy of legs

My office has found that in addition to topical numbing cream (which works better the longer you keep it on) that a combination of high dose ibuprofen and Xanax seems to work best. We do offer narcotic (Percocet or Norco), but it doesn't seem to take the edge off the way Xanax does. 

Lily Lee, MD
Pasadena Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 23 reviews

Ultherapy for legs

I do not believe Ultherapy will work for your legs. It is designed to cause controlled injury of the SMAS facia in the face to cause contraction of the SMAS which then lifts the soft tissue. It does not "tighten" skin like an ablative LASER treatment would. I would not expect much of a noticeable improvement in skin tightness of the legs with Ultherapy.

Edwin Ishoo, MD
Cambridge Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.4 out of 5 stars 20 reviews

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