Myth #1 It’s painful and many people can’t even finish the procedure once they start!

While there is some mild discomfort with the procedure3, it doesn’t have to be VERY uncomfortable. If desired and applicable, we will pre-treat with a sedative such as valium and also give ibuprofen one hour prior to the procedure.

I have found that topical lidocaine as well as specific stress relieving techniques can greatly reduce any discomfort that patients may experience*. For those patients that would like anesthetic sedation during their treatment, Dr. Brady and I are able to offer you anesthesia services during Ultherapy treatment in his  brand new,  state of the art surgical suite.

Myth #2 The results don’t last very long, and the treatment must be repeated.

The treatment results are gradual and natural looking, with initial improvements noticed as soon as two weeks after treatment1. The improvements will continue over 3-6 months and even longer for the maximum results1. Occasionally, people will opt for a touch up procedure after a year or 2*.

Myth #3 Anyone can perform this procedure, and the results are the same.

Seek out a person who has an extensive background in both Anatomy & Ultrasound. Did you know that no ones anatomy is exactly the same? An experienced Ultrasound practitioner can accurately interpret the Ultherapy Ultrasound image and determine what tissue DEPTHS to treat at as well as what FREQUENCY of sound is appropriate to use. Remember, your Ultherapy treatment should be always be CUSTOMIZED for you.

Myth #4 I should shop around for the best possible price.

We all know cheaper is not necessarily better, and this is especially true when it comes to cosmetic work on the face and neck. Saving a couple hundred dollars here and there could cost you in the long run with a less than optimal result. As explained above, not all Ultherapy® treatments are the same, and the results can vary based upon who is doing the procedure. Also, your level of comfort during the procedure can vary as well based upon the experience, skill, and anesthetic technique of the person performing Ultherapy®.

Myth #5 Ultherapy can replace a surgical facelift.

While Ultherapy® can provide a very nice improvement, it will never replace the results of a surgical facelift. A facelift will result in more lifting and tightening since excess skin is removed. The ideal Ultherapy® candidate falls into four general categories:

1) Someone who does not “need” a facelift yet.
2) Someone who cannot medically undergo a surgical procedure
3) Someone who does not want a surgical procedure
4) Someone who has had previous surgery and wants a little tuck up