Some common Ultherapy complaints are pain and discomfort during the therapy sessions, swelling and inflammation after the procedure, and slight tingling, tenderness and reddening of the skin, according to The New York Times, Today and the dermatologists from Ideal Image. For some, the discomfort associated with receiving Ultherapy is enough to deter them from getting it again.
One common Ultherapy complaint is how painful and uncomfortable the therapy sessions are, says The New York Times. Patients are routinely administered pain medication before the procedure, and some clinics also offer a squeeze ball to hold while undergoing the therapy.
Ultherapy works by sending ultrasound waves through a gel into the skin, which stimulates the production of new collagen, improving the texture of the skin and firming it over time, according to Ideal Image. The dermatologists who work for the nationwide chain of Ideal Image clinics recommend and perform this procedure because it is non-invasive, non-surgical and natural.
Although Ultherapy is a non-surgical procedure, the sessions do entail a fairly significant amount of recovery time, according to The Dermatology Review. The skin is likely to be irritated, red and swollen for at least 2 days after an Ultherapy session, as well as extra sensitive to the sun. Other possible side effects associated with the use of Ultherapy include bruising, scarring and nerve damage.