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Pre & Post Ultherapy® Treatment Instructions and Expectations


-Gently wash the treatment area with a mild cleanser.

-Do not apply any creams, lotions, foundation, powder or other products prior to treatment.

-Take 800mg Ibuprofen or 1000mg Acetaminophen 30min prior to treatment


-Skin effects can begin to be seen within a few days of treatment.

-Optimal results will take 2-3months.

-Significant weight loss can impact results.

For best results:

-Stay hydrated

-Use SPF 30+ with Zinc Oxide and/or Titanium Dioxide daily.

-Follow a good skin care regimen

-Significant fluctuations in weight may impact results

For the next 24-48 hours AVOID:

-Use of Retin-A or similar products that could cause skin irritation

-Taking Advil (ibuprofen)

-Use of ice on the treatment area

Some treatments may be performed on the same day. Once complete, AVOID any additional procedures to the treatment area (including cosmetic treatments) for 2 weeks.

After treatment, slight redness, swelling, tenderness, tingling or numbness and occasionally bruising in the treatment area is normal and can persist for 14 days on average.

-Take Tylenol (acetaminophen) as needed for pain

-Apply Vitamin E or Aloe Vera to help soothe and calm the treatment area

-Hydrocortisone cream can be applied to decrease itch

-If symptoms persist for more than 2 weeks, call the clinic to speak with a medical professional

-If symptoms worsen or you are experiencing symptoms other than the ones listed above, call the clinic to speak with a medical professional. If it is outside of normal business hours, please call Ideal Image’s After-Hours Medical Helpline at 913.676.7341 to be connected with an on-call medical professional.

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