So-Far-just GREAT! Had Ultherapy about 5 hrs ago...
3 Apr 2014
Day of treatment
So-Far-just GREAT! Had Ultherapy about 5 hrs ago and already have tightening (yes most likely swelling at this time) Chin is a bit swollen, but neck and head wrinkles are noticeably less visible. I took Arnica tabs for 5 days prior and also swabbed it on neck when I returned. However, I expect bruising might occur as I expect areas of soreness and numbness for a few days maybe longer. A far as the pain. At times spots hit an 8 and varied to a 4 on the pain meter.. (some were less ~especially in less depth levels). I held the vibrator and squish ball and would recommend moving the vibrator around in pain areas as it helps to further distract. NONE of the pain lasts more than 2-4 seconds . Theres a bit of an after effect but nothing I found too difficult. I did whole face and neck and was done in 2 hr 15 min. I believe there were 2400 blasts of radio ultrasound (2 full passes one at a depth of 4.5? and another at 3?) . I took 800 mg advil and 1 Rx of tramedol 1 hr prior. I also swathed numbing cream on neck and face. I had an extra tramedol if I needed it which I did not. I was definitely anxious going in ($$$$/fear of bad reviews/fear of pain) . I am tentatively WAY excited. I have to hold off as I know it could be swelling and this is a procedure in which real results take time. That said, am way happier than I expected . :)
3 days post. Have definite purple bruising along chin line and on cheeks. Have the "chipmunk" cheeks people refer to. Using arnica. Skin in jaw/cheeks and temples feels like a bruise. Neck looks way smooth. Hoping the bruises will diminish soon as it looks as if I was beaten a bit. Not so great for work ..still giving a plus review as I did expect some swell etc. I am hoping for overall results in all the areas of tightening/lifting/smoothing/texture/ that Ultherapy advertises.
2 weeks + post. I was bruised (dark purple, hard to cover up) all along jaw. Neck very tender and swollen w some bruising (felt like lymph nodes almost), slight bruising (again purple fade to yellow) all along cheeks. For me the after part has been more challenging . No DOUBT something is happening with this procedure . Not sure whether it will be excellent but am hopeful (for the money..it needs to be excellent or its a waste IMO) .What I definitely do see (and confirmed by Gf's: Skin is more even tone. Left side of jaw is tightening up more that right (at this time).
anyway thats all to report. Other than aftercare : re call back's from office…are nil… I guess I could have called/just used Arnica and went onward. However, I think excellence in service might include calling back to check in and offer follow up care.