October 19th, 2012
I must love you ladies a lot to post my Ultherapy Before and After photos. The lighting is no lover here. Any old boyfriends or men who adore me (including you Henry) click away. Because what follows are some pretty unattractive photos of me a la mug shots of Heather Locklear post-bender. They’re not flattering, but they are scientifically accurate.
Ultherapy is “a novel micro-focused ultra-sound modality for non-invasive, non-surgical skin rejuvenation and lifting.”
For a few years I’ve noticed my neck is taking a dive and wanted to firm things up. What I didn’t realize is that the Ultherapy wand isn’t yet used right on the neck. They haven’t yet developed an instrument that can pass over the larynx accurately. So Ultherapy is targeted at the area just under the jawline, which, by virtue of proximity, can help lift the neck.
Here are some Befores and Afters of my jawline:
The changes are subtle, but the overall effect is tighter, lifted skin.
Here’s a brief video of more Before and Afters. I’m not wearing any make-up (except a little lip gloss in the Afters), the lighting and angles are exactly the same. And while I pray I’m more attractive in person, I do think my face looks more youthful and defined in the After photos.
Many of you wanted to know why the Ultherapy treatment is so expensive ($3500 for the whole face and the jawline – considerably less if you do just the face or just the jawline). Dr. Fitzgerald explained that because this is brand new technology customers are paying for research and development and product costs. She likened it to any other kind of technology – computers, iphones, televisions – they all start out expensive and over time become more affordable, which she says will be the case with Ultherapy.
Full disclosure: My Ultherapy treatment was complimentary so I’m more likely than somebody who paid full price to be happy with my results. Having said that I am very happy with the results. I had breakfast last week with my friend Jana, who I hadn’t seen in six months and the first thing she said was that I didn’t look 47, but 35.
For once I wasn’t fishing for compliments, she just handed that sucker out. I asked her to say it again so I could record it and play it during the night while I slept.
So here’s my overall suggestion. Look at my Before and Afters closely. But look at the overall effect of the treatment rather than the bits and pieces of my face and see if you think the subtle positive change is worth the price to you.
If you’re someone with a healthy amount of disposable income I’d highly recommend the procedure. If you’re someone scrimping and saving for a tighter neck I might wait a little longer until the Ultherapy price comes down, or until you feel ready to have a surgical procedure.
If there’s anything else you’d like to know please comment and I will be happy to respond.
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