There’s much to learn about patient results as more people try the system, particularly when it comes to how long the results last. Plastic surgeons gave the Ulthera system mixed reviews. Research will show you that many are enthusiastic--naturally these are the ones who have purchased the new technology. Others said they believe the results are modest and perhaps not worth the cost of treatment, compared to cosmetic surgery.
And what about the cost? For the 24 patients who reported Ultherapy results on RealSelf, the average outlay was about $2,300. Depending on which and how many areas of the face you're looking to treat, you may not may realize a tremendous return on your investment compared to cosmetic surgery. For instance, if you're looking to lift saggy skin on your forehead, the alternative is a brow lift. This surgical procedure normally yields very noticeable results that last for years, if not for the rest of your life. The average cost of a brow lift, according to RealSelf? Seventy-three hundred dollars.
There are other factors to consider as well, just as there are with any treatment. Some patients say Ultherapy is painful, and a few have reported temporary welts. To date, none of the potential side effects seem terribly dramatic. But keep the possibilities in mind when deciding, especially as the manufacturer says the equipment works “without damaging the superficial layers of skin,” and “patients experience no down time.”
If you should choose to give Ultherapy a try, consider reporting your results here on www.empowher.com and on www.realself.com.