Is Ultherapy Painful?

If you are struggling with a ‘turkey neck,’ Ultherapy is a great way to tighten and refresh your skin, and get a totally rejuvenated look.  Ultherapy gives you smoother, tighter skin without any incisions or downtime, and the technology is FDA approved for treating the skin around the chin and neck. The procedure can certainly create a remarkable improvement in the skin’s appearance, but is ultherapy painful?

How Ultherapy works
Ultherapy is a cutting-edge, non-surgical skin tightening device that uses ultrasound energy. The ultrasound waves penetrate to the deep layers of the skin, where they encourage skin renewal, and stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. As these building blocks are replenished, the skin becomes firmer and tighter.

Is Ultherapy painful?
Some patients say the Ultherapy experience is somewhat painful, while others find it tolerable. It really all depends on your pain threshold. The discomfort occurs, because the device delivers heat energy to the deeper levels of the skin.

However, there are some sensitive areas such as above the eyebrows and near the mouth, where patients seem to experience a greater level of pain. This is in contrast to the neck area, where most clients experience virtually no pain.  Some doctors suggest clients use over-the-counter or prescription pain medication prior to treatment, as this helps to ease any discomfort.

What to expect after Ultherapy treatment
Patients can expect some soreness, numbness, and tenderness in the treated areas. There is no downtime, so clients can resume normal activities. However, since the skin is likely to be more sensitive, sunscreen should be worn after the procedure.

Find out more about Ultherapy treatment by contacting Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Tupelo, MS. Call (662) 377-6290 today and schedule a consultation with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Craig.

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