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90 Day Review: Is Ultherapy Worth It?

Ultherapy treatment review

Back in early May I vented about my Bermuda Triangle of Sag; that treacherous intersection of my chin dumpling, emerging jowls and jawline that seems increasingly unable to resist the siren song of gravity.

sag

I’ve been told his gift from Mother Nature is a perfectly normal part of how the face ages.  Just like menopause and oh, I don’t know…death.

The difference is, I think can do something about my sagging lower face (or at least I hope I can). 

So earlier this year I went on an adventure I called “Laser, Needle, Knife or Nothing” to understand exactly what a girl is supposed to do.

I wasn’t ready to confront the scalpel and thankfully was told I was too young.  Lunchtime laser energy devices caught my attention though – Thermage!  Gwyneth! But from what I had read, the results were mixed.

Finally hope emerged in the form of a trade booth during the ASAPS ‘13 conference in NYC.

It was Ultherapy, the only device FDA approval for actual lifting and tightening of the skin around the neck.  It works differently than Thermage by using ultrasound energy that reaches the SMAS (the muscular sheath that loosens as we age) with more precision, depth and heat which radio frequency can’t do. (Click here to learn more about the trade-offs between Thermage and Ultherapy)

Is ultrasound truly better than radio frequency?  Not sure we know the full answer yet because the science in the cosmetic setting is still in its infancy.

Still, if I can get some noticeable lifting and tightening during my lunch hour, sign me up.

To find out, I made myself the guinea pig and underwent a full face Ultherapy treatment, gratis of Ultherapy and W. Matthew White. M.D., back in May (you can read about the treatment here).   The full face Ultherapy is designed to also lift your eyebrows a smidge, but my real goal was to diminish my jowls and reduce my chin dumpling, that little pocket of fat.

Drum roll please…..

Ultherapy 3mo 1

Ultherapy results 3 month2

A few caveats and disclosures:

1. Before/after photography is tricky. Dr. White and I tried painfully to replicate the exact position of the head and exposure of the photograph.  We came close, but I’ve noticed that even the slightest change in angle can make a result look better or worse (we sorted thru many). Here are some helpful tips from the team at Ultherapy who are keenly aware of the nuances in before/after photography:

  • Eye alignment: Sometimes, photos are taken at different sizes, so when evaluating photos, look for ones where the eyes are the same size and line-up in the same position. If the eyes are aligned, chances are the rest of the photo will be as well.
  • Nose positioning: Oftentimes, the chin may be in a different position or the angle may be slightly off when comparing the Before & Afters. One tip is to look at the nose’s position, which can tell you if the patient is positioned the same in the Before and After.
  • No make-up: Many times, patients want to look their best in the “After” photos, so they wear makeup. This does hinder the ability to objectively evaluate photos. If the patient is wearing makeup in one of the photos, take the time to look at the photos more closely.
  • Look for consistent lighting: Different lighting can pose a problem, because inconsistent shadows in 2-D photography won’t accurately portray results. If lighting is different in the Before & After, take the time to look at the photos more closely to see what impact the lighting had on the photos.
  • Don’t just rely on photos: Many practices excel in cosmetic procedures, but aren’t necessarily the best photographers. Ask about other patient experiences; many times, practices will share patient testimonials or even put you in touch with another patient. Remember that 2-D photography oftentimes doesn’t show all of the benefits from the procedure.

2. Filler and/or Botox can impact results.  In my case I had Botox in my forehead and crows feet a week after my first Ultherapy treatment, so right now it’s hard to tell what is Ultherapy and what is Botox in terms of the lifting around my eyebrows (which is why I didn’t show the results right now).

I’ll reveal the full face in November, when it will be easier to see the lift without the benefit of Botox.

Dr. White also gave me filler in my jawline and mid face.  Not a lot, but as you can see in the first two pictures, I had notching along my jawline, that doctors refer to as the “pre jowl sulcus”.   He used Radiesse to fill in the notch and Juvederm to take care of some of the marionette lines.  This is why my face looks smoother, more rounded in the last photo; that is filler.

The subtle chin dumpling lifting however, was all Ultherapy.

4. Weight gain/loss can impact visible results. I’m a masochist so I’ve recorded my exact weight for all to see.   Good times considering I gained a little (but I’m working on it, see Trim Down Tuesdays).

But this is important, because you need to know that weight gain/loss does in fact impact the visible results.  If you lose weight, laxity increases due to the volume loss, especially in older patients.  If you gain weight, it may be harder to appreciate the lifting and tightening that was accomplished.

However, this does not mean Ultherapy didn’t work.  The new, more elastic collagen that Ultherapy created will still be there, so the tissue may have a higher likelihood of snapping back and tightening that it would have otherwise.

5. You may or may not be the right candidate for Ultherapy.  For instance, I may have been a little less than ideal. While I’m the right age at 45 (many women get it as young as their mid thirties) I was told I don’t actually didn’t have that much skin laxity and my signs of aging weren’t as pronounced.

For context, here are some other examples of people with more dramatic results than mine.  As you can see there is more visible skin laxity:

Ultherapy Before:After

Further, Ultherapy doesn’t replace a facelift.  It physically cannot do what a facelift can, rather it’s a stop gap.  Ultherapy cannot change your anatomy either.  Some people are just made with a very short jawline, where the chin seems connected to the neck.  Ultherapy will not address this issue in a meaningful way.

Lastly, because Ultherapy is so new, the medical community is still learning exactly what type of results different types of patients can expect.

6. Results take time, and sometimes aren’t visible for a full six months.  I’ll be reporting back in November to see if my results have increased, but in the meantime here’s another patient who saw results after a longer period of time.

Ultherapy Results 180 days

So what do you think, would you give it a try?  According to Real Self, respondents seem bullish on Ultherapy which is holding at a 73% worth it rating.

I notice a subtle lifting of my chin dumpling, and was encouraged after my one month photograph, but was hoping for more lift than I got at the three month mark.  My skin does feels tighter, firmer (even my eyebrow sculptress noticed but wasn’t sure what I had done), and my jawline looks smoother, but remember I had filler.

If you’re tempted by Ultherapy, remember to ask your doctor what type of results you can reasonably expect and if you’re the right patient type.  If your doctor has any pause, ask if they would consider a second treatment at a lesser cost (or free) if the results aren’t measurable (this is not necessarily standard practice, but I think it’s a fair request).

And lastly, remember to ask about whether they use the Amplify setting, which is the newer indication that achieves the lift without the intense pain from previous settings.  You want to use only as much as needed, otherwise there’s more risk of stuff going wrong than right.

To be continued in November.

In the meantime, bring on the comments and questions.

44 Comments

  • Reply
    Brigette
    September 12, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    Hi Becca,

    I am considering doing either Thermage or Ulthera in the very near future, my doctor seems to think Thermage is better than Ulthera but that may be because he only has the Thermage laser at his office. I read your post on the 2 lasers and wondered if you could give me any feedback as to what you think is best after researching both and now having done the treatment. I am 43 and have the same bermuda triangle issues that you have (although I think mine are worse than yours) Was the treatment painful for you? My girlfriend had it done a few weeks ago and said it hurt like hell and she still feels bruised and sore under her chin.
    Do you know of anyone who has had Thermage with great results? Any advice you could give me would be much appreciated! Thanks! Brigette

    • Reply
      narcissista1
      September 16, 2013 at 9:10 AM

      Hi Bridgette – check out Real Self for some to the trade-offs between Thermage and Ultherapy. I also did a trade-off analysis here. Thermage is indicated to treat wrinkles – they do not have a lift indication while Ultherapy does. That’s important even though doctors and the media sometimes talk about Thermage off label as having lifting properties.

      It’s hard for me to say which treatment would be better – I’m not a doctor:) But, I think your best bet is to get a second opinion from a doctor who has BOTH Thermage and Ultherapy in their practice. For the record, I saw two doctors who have both and they were all bullish on Ultherapy over Thermage, but that was just for me, not a general statement.

      Hope this helps and good luck!

      Becca

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    Loni
    September 12, 2013 at 12:19 PM

    I did a lower face Ulthera treatment in July. I realize I am still a few months out from seeing any significant results, but if it’s possible, my face and ‘sag’ appear worse now than it did prior to the procedure. I was told by the doctor that I was a good candidate for Ulthera – and that a full facelift was something I could put off for awhile (I’m 57) – but I’m not so sure… Would I invest the money (and pain!) for a second Ulthera treatment? Right now, no.

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      narcissista1
      September 16, 2013 at 9:13 AM

      Thanks for sharing your experience Loni. I hope you see a result — you’re still a few months out from when results emerge, so keeping fingers crossed. When a technology is so new, it’s important for everyone to know the good and the not so good. Do you have pictures you would be willing to share, even if it’s just the lower face? Also, did you do the whole face or just the lower half?

      Becca

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      Anonymous
      October 2, 2015 at 11:25 PM

      I had ultherapy exactly a year ago and my face is sagging worse now.

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    Ro
    September 30, 2013 at 10:51 PM

    I recently discovered your blog and find it very informative. And I like your sense of humor! Thanks for sharing all of your experiences and insights.

    I am interested in getting full-face Ultherapy sometime in the next couple of months. I talked with a doctor who does both Ultherapy and Fraxel, and he said I was a good candidate for Ultherapy because I have good skin laxity and it will lift my cheeks to address the sag that is bothering me.

    I know this is going to hurt my face and my wallet, but if I get results that last a year, I’ll be ok with that. I’m aware that some people see very subtle to no difference (I think the definition in your chin looks great, by the way). Mostly I worry about long-term effects since the procedure is so new. Did your doctor say anything about this? And would you consider getting it again in the future? I was told that a later treatment builds upon the gains of the first one for good results, but I wonder if anyone who has done it once is motivated to do it again. Thanks!

    • Reply
      narcissista1
      October 1, 2013 at 9:04 AM

      Hi Ro – understand why you feel that way, as that was my big question; the downsides later on. I think it’s important to remember that Ultherapy is still very, very new so the honest answer is we don’t know. My biggest fear was fat atrophy, meaning having the fat that worked in my favor, melt away over time, leaving me with chicken skin (one doctor mentioned this as a possible concern, but he hadn’t investigated the technology enough to know for sure). However, my doctor, Matthew White had worked with Ultherapy since 1995 and assured me of the safety profile, especially in comparison to other lasers. What really made me comfortable was knowing the Amplify protocol achieved the same result with much lower settings, reducing the change of anything going wrong. With the Amplify setting, it shouldn’t hurt either (at least on your face, your wallet I’m not so sure).

      The bottom line: make sure you see a board certified cosmetic plastic surgeon or dermatologist who is using the Amplify protocol and has experience using Ultherapy. No first timers or med spas please:)

      Becca

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        Ro
        October 1, 2013 at 9:12 PM

        I really appreciate your response! You’re right, because this is a new technology we can’t know about long term effects. The best can do is make well informed decisions. That’s why I’m so grateful that you’ve shared this information and your photos. I don’t know if the doctor I spoke with uses the Amplify protocol, but now I know to ask. He was an early adopter and has a busy practice, which means lots of experience. This gives me confidence in going forward with the procedure. I think I’ll go for it!

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    Tom
    October 12, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    Thanks for writing about your experience. Looking at your result photos, the only thing I notice is the improvement from the fillers in the “pre-jowl sulcus” area. If Ulthera has done anything at all, it’s very, very subtle indeed.

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      narcissista1
      October 12, 2013 at 11:39 AM

      I tend to agree that the difference is subtle. I’m having pictures taken at the 6 month mark as well. Sometimes it takes that long to measure the real difference. Fingers crossed.

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    carol
    October 15, 2013 at 12:41 AM

    You have totally corrupted any “real” results by getting additional treatments. Any improvement is from the significant areas of filler and the peel you had done. It appears ultherapy didn’t do anything, else you would not have felt compelled to get the fillers, etc. I do appreciate you posting pictures, as the proof is there, though you will never be able to have an accurate comparison with other treatments on top of the ultherapy. You seem hesitant to admit it was a waste of money (if you had not gotten it for free), but it is great of you to post real pics. Many reviewers would not have admitted to the fillers, etc,which would have been misleading. Thanks!

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      narcissista1
      October 15, 2013 at 6:46 AM

      Hind site is 20/20 and I realized after the fact that the results wouldn’t be apples to apples, hence the disclosure. But, the main area I was hoping to address was my chin dumpling (double chin) which fillers wouldn’t have helped, but the fillers did help the pre jowl sulcus (jowly bits), for sure.

      The one thing I’ll say is that both Dr. White and Ultherapy weren’t sure if I was a perfect candidate, hence my subtle results. From what I’ve learned, because the technology is so new, they’re not quite sure who it works well on who it doesn’t.

      I’m going to get new pictures in November so we’ll see:/

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    Shani
    October 28, 2013 at 3:23 PM

    Hi. Thank you for providing all the information on Ultherapy. One quick question… Did you experience any fat atrophy on the face? That is my only concern about this procedure.
    Also… Out f curiosity, are there any other skin tightening treatments available besides the ones you have outlined in the comparison chart?
    How about micro current devices? Do they work?
    thank you and we look forward to seeing your pics in November!
    Good luck 🙂

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      narcissista1
      October 29, 2013 at 6:57 AM

      Great question and no, I did not have an issue with it, but it was one of my chief concerns. I think there may have been a few cases early on in their testing when Ultherapy was used at much higher levels (I don’t know for sure). But, to avoid this I would be sure you’re being treated by a board certified cosmetic PS or derm who is familiar with the Amplify setting. No med-spa please:)

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      narcissista1
      October 29, 2013 at 7:32 AM

      Oh and to answer your question about other devices, the short answer is no. I say that with conviction because there are too many med-spas, aestheticians, etc who aren’t under the same FDA scrutiny for making claims about what their gizmos or treatments do. If you want skin tightening, just be sure you’re with a cosmetic board certified plastic surgeon or derm.

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    Kathrine
    November 19, 2013 at 2:12 PM

    I dated a Dr. in 2010 and he did this on my entire face. He had me look in a mirror after doing 1 side and it seemed like my face was thinner.
    Over the next 3-9 months I really can’t say that I really noticed any difference so I can say for it, it realy wasn’t worth the pain and the 3 hours it took to do this. I would never pay to have this done…

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      narcissista1
      November 25, 2013 at 8:05 AM

      Katherine did your doctor/boyfriend think you were a good candidate? I know my doctor wasn’t sure if I was the perfect candidate because I don’t have a ton of visible skin laxity.

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    Anonymous
    November 20, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    Very anxious to hear your six month report and final verdict!

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    Sher
    November 21, 2013 at 7:06 PM

    I have done BOTH Ultherapy and Thermage countless times, I can tell you that BOTH procedures work.

    Thermage lifts in a 3-D way, lift UP (left, right) and in. Your face will appear smaller and so much tighter, the lift on the cheek is the most pronounced.

    Ultherapy lifts is 2-D, your face will feel Firm and somewhat “harder”, you know when the skin is firm, it feels dense.

    Both treatments are very visible for young patients, you cannot wait till you have very visible jowl…then the only treatment that truly works is a facelift.

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      Ree
      November 23, 2013 at 10:26 PM

      I had Ultherapy on my entire face last October and the first three months I really didn’t notice that much of a difference. I actually thought that if it hadn’t happened by then it just wasn’t going to happen. Then one day several months later I was putting on my makeup and it just hit me—I was looking a whole lot better but just couldn’t figure out why. Duh! I guess because I was almost 70 years old when I had it done I really wasn’t expecting much. I was sooo wrong. I now plan to have it done again next year. In the meantime I’ve lost about 25 lbs and my face looks even better. People I haven’t seen in a while tell me I look great and I keep getting told that I don’t look my age at all. I really don’t care about looking younger I just want to look as good as I can for my age and Ulthera did it for me. Okay, Ulthera AND fillers but I didn’t do the fillers until ten months later. Woohoo!

      • Reply
        tbone
        October 20, 2015 at 7:46 PM

        Botched me and thousands of women. Ponzi scheme. Consider urself lucky if this is a real review

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      narcissista1
      November 25, 2013 at 8:04 AM

      Sher what is your opinion between Thermage and Ultherapy? So many women only have the budget for one treatment, so which one would you recommend? I leaned towards Ultherapy because of the FDA indication for lifting that Thermage does not have. They are only indicated for wrinkles. Thoughts?

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    Sher
    November 21, 2013 at 7:13 PM

    Also, Ultherapy and thermage alone isn’t enough to completely rejuvenate the face.

    Narcissista did the right thing. As we age, we lose fat and collagen which is why we get deep nasolabial fold, undereye hollowness, deflated cheek and lips.

    Skin tightening procedures helps to tighten your skin but we do need fillers or fat to fill the hollowness that has been “eaten” up by age.

    Narcissista, I guess you have my email…feel free to email me if you have any questions.

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      Simi911
      December 21, 2013 at 2:14 AM

      Did you have themage in the under eye area? If so what were the results like? I have a problem with the hollows under my eys and I am considering themage to addres this as, from what I have read, ulthera cannot be used on the under eye area is this correct?

      • Reply
        narcissista1
        December 30, 2013 at 7:33 AM

        No, I didn’t have Thermage under the eye, and with Ultherapy you can get close to the outside of the orbital rim but there’s a clear “map” of where Ultherapy can go and where it can’t on the Ultherapy site. With hollows though, you may want to go to your derm or PS and ask about what the right solution is. Or check out Realself.com on the topic. One issue we’re struggling with as consumers is to clearly communicate what’s bothering us because the clinical definition that doctors go by is often different than how we’re describing the problem.

        If you do have hollows around your eyes though, your solution could be as simple as an injection of Restylane or Belotero under your eyes, but ONLY in the hands of a derm or PS who specializes in this as it’s a very, very tricky area.

        Good luck!

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    Britney
    November 22, 2013 at 1:10 AM

    Hello!!

    I’m very interested in this procedure. I would like to get a consultation but I’m only 24.. do you think that’s too young? I’m 127 lbs, average weight for my age and height but my face is not as tight as I would like it to be, I feel pudgy around my jaw line/neck area and cheeks. What are your thoughts?

    Thank you!!
    Britney

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      narcissista1
      November 25, 2013 at 8:02 AM

      Yes, you’re too young. Your skin has to have some laxity in it in order for the Ultherapy treatment to have something to tighten. Enjoy the natural volume in your face as you’ll miss it when you’re older. If your not convinced, see a board certified cosmetic plastic surgeon for a consult. They’ll steer you in the right direction.

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    Cheryl
    December 3, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    I’ve had thermage & I was considering ulthera but was hesitating bc of cost & pain issues (I wouldn’t say I’ve had hugely noticeable results from thermage but overall definitely get comments that I look significantly younger than my 52 years but still have chin/jowl issues). Then I heard about microcurrent from my hair person. She told me about a new person that had been renting space in the spa of the salon for a few months. My hairdresser said several of her clients had started going. She told me the results were amazing & noticeable immediately. Also, the cost was significantly less than ulthera & pain free. I decided to try the microcurrent after doing a little research & hearing my hairdressers anecdotal observations for months about her clients (and my hairdresser has been doing microcurrent for her thighs to great result) & reading the glowing accounts on this person’s website. You do a series of 8-5 treatments, usually 2 appointments a week before you start to see lasting change (theory is that microcurrent starts regenerating collagen & results accumulate) but, after first session, you will see results. As to my results let me just say: OH MY GOSH–eye lift, under chin firming, jowl reduction, overall firming of the face. It continues over time, apparently, so I have much more to look forward to but I am tremendously satisfied with the changes I’ve seen. And, most shocking is how many complements I’ve been getting. Really over the top, effusive & continuous. I have people demand to know immediately what I’ve been doing bc, I guess, the results are so significant. At least 5 of my acquaintances signed up for microcurrent the very same day after seeing me for first time since I started the sessions. I think in choosing microcurrent aesthetician the most important thing is experience, according to my person. She was previously a surgical nurse who started researching microcurrent when she hit 50–she switched careers when she started realizing the anti-aging potential of microcurrent (which has been used for years for treating muscle injuries in athletes). She is now 56 and looks 35 or younger.

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      narcissista1
      December 30, 2013 at 8:21 AM

      Thanks Cheryl. It sounds almost too good to be true although I want this to be the real deal for you. Are the results temporary or long lasting? How much is a treatment?
      There are micro-current facials being offered at Tracie Martyn salon in NYC, but the results are temporary.

      For your own protection, it’s worth asking the name of the device, the manufacturer (and do they make medical devices or is this a manufacturer with little experience with health and medicine) whether there were any clinical trails done (if so how many people) and if there is an FDA approval pending at all. I don’t mean to nerd out on you here, but it’s important because when I device we often don’t know the downsides as much as the upsides. A lot of early mistakes were corrected with both Thermage and Ultherapy.

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    Ro
    December 10, 2013 at 4:56 PM

    Just got back from having Ultherapy this afternoon, and wanted to say thanks to you and all the posters here for sharing your experiences. Really hoping that I’ll have good results emerge over the next several months. Like you, I have minimal sag, but it is enough to bother me, and hopefully this will set back the clock a little (back to that period when I did not look in the mirror, pull back on my cheeks and temples and sigh about the face I used to have). Fingers crossed!

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      narcissista1
      December 30, 2013 at 8:40 AM

      Good for you Ro! Will you keep us posted on results?

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        Ro
        January 2, 2014 at 11:39 AM

        Sure will! In fact, I can already see a difference. For a week after the procedure I had some slight swelling that probably no one noticed but me. Now that it has been around a month, I see some slight lifting that probably no one notices but me. But I’m loving it: the lift in my cheeks is de-emphasizing the naso-labial folds and slight sag around the jowl that I was developing (and hating!), and it seems to have helped reduce the bagginess under my eyes as well. I feel like my face looks less tired, if that makes any sense. Hoping for more lift in the coming months, but even if things just stay as they are I won’t be disappointed. How are you feeling about your results at this stage?
        Happy new year to all!

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    mary
    April 27, 2015 at 9:55 PM

    Ultherapy ruined the balance of my face and my sexy eyes. My face is too tight in areas and then loose in other areas. Pics ALL look great at 3 months. That’s why there are good reviews, which are now down to 62 percent. It’s after that. Things go awry. My face is so narrow now and my eyes are round and empty. Almost sad. My nose looks HUGE. I am now trying to fix this debacle. This won’t last. The reviews are coming in and there’s a lot of mad women. Please don’t do it.

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      Sue
      July 19, 2015 at 4:56 PM

      I’m having this done next month now I’m not so sure I want to !! Are you still having issues ? Please advise me on your feelings now!!!

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      Anonymous
      July 27, 2015 at 3:08 PM

      Dear Mary

      I was interested to read your review, I am booked in for Next Wed all I want to achieve is a up lifted tighter jaw line thus making my square face more heart shape Do you think this is achievable or based on your experience do you think my face shape will remain the same.

      Your comments would be most appreciative,

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    LoLo
    October 18, 2015 at 6:52 PM

    I would like to add my comments on my experience with Thermage. First of all, it hurt like HELL. I have a high tolerance for pain but when my chin area, around the mouth and neck were treated, I thought I would lose my mind with the pain.

    The result on my upper face was good However my neck and “jowl” area not so good. I was offered a touch up session (this is one year later) and I went last week. Unfortunately, the machine was acting up, the head had to be changed during the procedure. All I can say is that I will never, ever, ever go through another Thermage session. Pain was unbelievable also due to the malfunction my skin has a divot burn (resembles the tip of the head ).

    I have filed an adverse event with the manufacturer and with the Med Spa. Believe it or not the Med Spa implied it was my fault because I used a numbing cream prior to the treatment and they did not burn my skin as it did not show in the after photo – do they think I burned myself. My comment back – did they really think I would burn myself? The numbing cream was not a factor and if they thought it was an issue they should not have treated me.

    This is my “rant”. Trust me ladies the pain is not worth it.

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    Cesar Perez
    October 23, 2015 at 9:32 AM

    What is your address?

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    Lola
    December 12, 2015 at 3:24 AM

    Hi,
    Noticed there was no follow ups done by Becca Smith and I was curious how it turned out. I won’t be trying ultherapy myself, the bad reviews far outweigh the good reviews now in 2015 but just hoped it worked out well for you.

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      Becca
      December 22, 2015 at 4:57 AM

      Hi Lola – an update will be coming in January 2016

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        Bess Gallanis
        February 1, 2016 at 6:36 PM

        Becca,
        Am quite interested in your long term take on Ultherapy. I’m still on the fence, particularly about realistic expectations on the lower face/the long slide that creates jowl-like sag/dimply chin … the inevitable effect of gravity.
        Thank you!

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    Lisa W H
    April 17, 2016 at 4:24 PM

    Here’s the deal: this is really pricey and painful and maybe… maybe in 6 months there is an ever so slight difference but it doesn’t really move the dial…better to save your money and go for a lower face lift. All so if you get it done younger you get better results. before that try filler along your cheek bones…it gives a bit of lift. There is no free lunch.

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      Becca
      May 24, 2016 at 7:10 PM

      Truth

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      Franki Stephens
      December 29, 2016 at 7:53 PM

      I’m a bit concern, since my Ultherapy was done the first week of October and now its the end of December….I’ve seen no results. I’m hoping in another month or two there will be a great improvement. It is expensive. I had my neck and under my chin. I think it looks even worse, but that may be because I have been so focused on that area. I don’t like the idea of going under the knife. I think I’ll try some home remedies for skin tightening. Hope it all comes together.

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