I just turned 53 and have not had the easiest life the last few years, lots of stressful things happened and I was feeling and looking haggered for my age. I decided on Ultherapy for the non-evasive and gradual change verses going into a surgery for a total face lift.
The day of the procedure I was very nervous and although I knew they'd take my picture in the doctor office I still snapped a few while we were driving. The nurse doing the procedure told me to talk 800 mgs (4 Advil) of Ibprophen and one Xanax before the procedure. After reading other reviews I wish I would of insisted on some pain killers too! This procedure is not just an annoying sting, it is painful. I'd say about an 8 on a scale from 1 to 10. I cannot beleive that people say it is just "uncomfortable" ~ uncomfortable is when you get stung by a bee or stub your toe. This hurts and its on your face. I am hoping, like childbirth, its all worth it, haha! I made it through, did not have her turn the machine down but did take two five minute breaks. The tech completed about 950 lines. The whole procedure took about three hours. If I ever do this again I will for SURE take pain killers no matter what! The next day I woke up and had mild swelling, a tighter feeling in my face and also a warmth to my face. My jawbone is still tender and the warmth is still in my face and it is now Monday, I had the procedure done on Saturday. I do see a slight difference but know that I have a long time to wait to really see the results. I will update pictures weekly for you. I want to be as helpful to anyone else that has the procedure because I was grateful to be able to read all of the reveiws. I'll report back next week!