The results were noticeable as soon as the procedure was complete. I have a much better defined jaw and chin. The Dr. explained that this immediate effect may lessen over the next few weeks, and then gradually return with longer-lasting effects as collagen growth is experienced. I will post an update in a few weeks.
So far I have no bruising or redness. I do experience mild pain in my jaw and chin if I press on them.
I opted not to take any pain or anxiety meds prior to the procedure. I am happy with that decision, as the pain was tolerable and I was able to immediately resume my day. I would rate the pain as a 3 on a 1-10 scale. For me, it was about as bothersome as a laser treatment.
So far, I am very happy with Ultherapy.