Ultherapy by Ulthera (read this article for more details on Ultherapy) is a non invasive non surgical facelift alternative that is pretty popular at the moment! But is it the right option for you? The best way to find it is by reading as much testimonials as possible in order to be able to realise whether Ultherapy meets your needs! This is why we share in the following paragraphs a few testimonials we received in our contact form:
My first contact with Ultherapy was terrifying. Don’t jump to quick conclusions, I don’t mean the procedure itself, which was perfectly tolerable and stress-free. What freaked me out was the initial look in the mirror, as I rushed to it first thing the following morning: my treated cheeks and jaw had swollen so much that I felt my face was going to explode! Certainly, every review I had red before eventually choosing to have Ultherapy (as well as my doctor) had warned me of that side effect, but I couldn’t expect that the – temporary – outcome would be so intense and frightening. Anyway, after that first shock, I took the decision to coll down; besides, my doctor reassured me that the swelling would soon fade away – although he admitted that it had gone way over the edge. Fortunately, he was right; by day 3, the inflammation had buckled and my face had started to… appear again! Yet, it was still very sensitive to touch, but nothing like the previous days. Now, it was time for the good results to show up.
Indeed, two weeks later, things were considerably better. In fact, it was brilliant! Not only had all the swelling and tenderness gone but my face was really lifted and toned. Ultherapy’s collagen triggering effect had done its miracle, and I looked much younger and rejuvenated. Today, almost five months after the treatment, I can feel that, despite the initial jar, Ultherapy is an exceptional choice, much better than ordinary fillers or surgical lifts.
I tried Ultherapy for lower face and neck a year ago. During pre-operative consultation, my doctor and I concluded that two treating sessions would be perfectly enough for getting the wanted results. My first visit was painful – more than I had expected and despite the lidocaine injections. For the second session, which followed 2 moths later, the doctor suggested a combination of fewer shots and a topical numbing cream, which worked slightly better, limiting the pain. Luckily, there was no recovery time needed after the sessions.
Today, a whole year after the initial procedure, I believe that Ultherapy has delivered some pretty decent results – still, they are far away from being considered as thrilling. My skin is firmer and, thanks to the enhanced collagen production, younger looking. Yet, I had secret hopes for something more than that.
Having had Thermage for my neck and Ultherapy for my forehead, I believe that I can make a direct comparison between those two methods (although I know that the outcome may be severely affected by the different areas treated). Anyway, regarding the pain, I they are both hurtful, but Ultherapy is worse, and additionally, it delivers some numbness afterwards too. As for the results, Ultherapy is better, actually much better, and I’m thinking of trying it all over my face. The only reservations are the pain and the cost, as I don’t have the money for it right now.
It’s been a week now since I had my first and only Ultherapy session for chin and neck and I still can’t detect any remarkable changes. The only thing that has progressed is the soreness I had after the treatment and it now seems to subside; also, my bruising has faded too. Of course, that’s not exactly what I had been expecting – I want to see improvement on the treated areas! Anyway, I hope this is temporary. My doctor said that I have to be a little more patient and wait for the collagen to be generated and do the job! Let’s wait and see…
3-week update: Still, nothing special 🙁 My chin and neck don’t seem to have benefited from the treatment. Luckily, the swelling has subsided but there is still a slight tingling sensation that is not reassuring at all. Anyway, more or less, I had been warned about these side effects, but what I need to see is RESULTS! The doctor suggested more patience; he said that the collagen hasn’t started to regenerate yet. Anyway… I haven’t lost my hopes yet, so more waiting…
After a couple of Ultherapy treatments, and a whole month after the last one, there is nothing positive except for the fading of the bruising and the numbness. But, in every other aspect, there is no improvement… On the contrary, the “treated” areas seem fluffier. Where is that so advertised tightening? I feel very disillusioned and discouraged.
PS: Before Opting for an aesthetic procedure please read our article on the Ethics of Aesthetics!
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