I have used Real Self to assist me in setting realistic expectations, along with choosing treatment options. However, after reading some of the reviews of the "painful" treatment process of Ultherapy, I was extremely nervous prior to my appointment. Lisa Adams, RN, BSN, at SKIN Raleigh provided me with an extensive consultation and addressed all my questions.........yet, those "pesty" negative Real Self reviews, kept me worried and stressed. Well, those reviews are WHY I have decided to chronicle my Ultherapy journey.
First, the treatment pain was NOTHING as described in some of the reviews. I took a percocet and a xanax prior to starting and I remained calm and without pain, just some discomfort during the initial lines of treatment. In fact, 4 transfucers (sp?) were used - the most possible! Lisa was always encouraging throughout the process, with explanations throughout each step. Her obvious professionalism and knowlege, created the perfect environment for a high anxiety client. Please understand, it is the Ultherapy Specialist thats makes for a successful treatment session and outcome!
After the session I experienced slight swelling, that my husband and friends have not even noticed and the "redness" had disappeared by the time I reached my home. There was a bit of tenderness when I applied makeup this morning, but NOTHING more! Remember, I had this treatment yesterday. It all comes down to making sure you CHOOSE an experienced Ultherapy Specialist with proven successful results.
I will have pictures to share as the weeks past, and I'm optimistic for good results! Again, Lisa used all 4 levels in order to hopefully achieve our goals. Another positive about Lisa, after discussion and sharing of advice, my goals became her goals. Remember friends, a positive treatment experience and good results will always depend on choosing the most experienced and skilled Specialist!
I'll keep you updated with before/after photos.