It's Ulthera, Ulthera, Ulthera here at SMAC. We were delivered the first Ulthera device for commercial use today.
We've blogged about it before; in a nutshell it is the absolute latest cosmetic technology that uses ultrasound to both a) visualize the layers of skin and tissue and 2) tighten the very same skin and deeper tissue.
On January 14, for example, we wrote that, "This revolutionary device has the potential to upend the non-surgical facial rejuvenation market." So we're excited.
We treated three patients for lower face and neck (off-label of course) as it is only FDA approved for eyebrow elevation at this time. We treated Cheryl(our aesthetician), Dr. Kushner (our anesthesiologist) and me! I have been waiting for Ulthera for three years - I was not going to have another day go by(Wait until next week for my zeltiq use!).
So is a non-surgical facelift a reality? - it will take a few months to find out.
My impressions - minimal to moderate pain. I used no pain meds or anesthesia.
You can see the video right here:
I would call it in some areas 4/10, most 2/10 for pain (Overshare: my kidney stone 2 weeks ago was 10/10). Some may need some Vicodin if you have a low pain threshold.
Took about 30 minutes - it was a first time treatment by Dr. Schwedelson - our new dermatologist.
Krystie - our pa - did the other 2 patients. A little red around eyes but no redness or marks anywhere else on the face. I went right back to seeing patients with none the wiser and went right out to dinner that night. My wife thinks there was a little initial tightening.
It really takes 90 days to see final results but based on today i will take a little Motrin and repeat before 90 days. I don't think I can wait that long for another treatment!
Dr. Jason Pozner
Sanctuary Medical Aesthetic Center, Boca Raton
Sanctuary Plastic Surgery, Boca Raton