Yesterday I was truly fortunate to have a full face and neck Ultherapy session. I'm a 45 year old man beginning to experience a laxity in the skin on my face and neck. Prior to going in for the procedure - I found RealSelf in search of others reviews on the procedure. I have to be honest and admit that the comments about needing pain meds really made me think twice. I was terrified to feel the first pulse...thinking for sure that I would need to be peeled from the ceiling.
I went into this with a tremendous trust in my dermatologist...which is why - although I read these pain comments - I continued on with wanting the treatment.
I had a topical numbing cream applied to my face one hour prior to the procedure. Guess what? It absolutely had me thinking the machine was not working properly. I expected to feel such intense pain...and didn't. As the procedure went on...and the intensity of numbness began to lessen...yes...I did feel minimal discomfort on a few of the pulses. MINIMAL...and nothing that would require pain meds. I only write this because I certainly don't want others to be turned off to getting the procedure because of unfair descriptions of what to expect. I do realize people have various thresholds for pain - but not for a second did I think that what I was feeling would be unbearable... considering the ultimate prize. Ultherapy is amazing - and I am so very excited to experience the anticipated results over the next couple of months.