August 17,2011. Had Ulthera on neck and chin to improve sagging skin on my neck and tighten skin on my jawline that was beginning to sag a little. I'm 66 years old, 5'6" tall, weigh 137 lb. I take good care of myself by exercising and eating healthy. I've used Retin A for many years and attribute my great skin, to this product. This is my first procedure.
Took pain pills and something to relax me, before the procedure. As time went on I could feel the relaxation wearing off and I started to tense up. That's when you stop and make yourself RELAX, and remind yourself to keep breathing slowly. I think I too my pills a little too early. Try to take them just as you enter the office, because you will have about 20 minutes before the procedure is started. Mine laster 45 minutes. The most pain was in the area of the jawbone, where they start, then work their way down the neck. I was prepared to feel it at the bone, and knew that the next few pluses would not hurt as much.
My skin was red from the numbing gel they used, but that didn't last but an hour or so. Several places on my neck swelled up the size of an inch long pencil. The pain was tolerable.
Those three places are still there but hardly noticable. I expected to be very tender for several weeks, when I applied makeup. Yesterday and today, I feel no pain or tenderness at all. I don't notice any difference in my skin. That should show up in 7 or 8 weeks.