The level of discomfort from Ultherapy varies from patient to patient. Pain thresholds can range from no pain at all to very uncomfortable for some. The thickness of skin seems to be a factor; those with thicker skin seem to be less sensitive than those with thin skin. Different areas of the face seem to be more sensitive such as the bony prominences like the forehead, around the eyes, and mouth. The neck region seems to tolerate treatment the best.
Ultherapy delivers heat energy to muscle to stimulate collagen production in the deeper dermal and sub-dermal levels of the skin; this is what gives the lifting and tightening effect. However, the heat is what can make the treatment uncomfortable. The discomfort ends as soon as the treatment is completed, but your face may feel sunburned for several days after.
Miguel Delgado, M.D. wants his patients to be as comfortable as possible and enjoy the benefits of Ultherapy. There is not a single pain management option appropriate for all patients. For some, ibuprofen is all that is needed to take the edge off, for others stronger medication may be warranted, and/or topical lidocaine.
If you are considering Ultherapy for rejuvenating your face, call today (415 898-4161) to meet with Miguel Delgado, M.D. who will determine if you are a candidate.