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Latest Blog on Ultherapy Treatment November 20, 2015 14:34

Please Find attached the latest blog about The Treatment Day of Ultherapy. Here at Lowell Medical we provide clear and effective results and the best thing is you go through it once!

 Hello Ladies and Gents who might feel bad about their necks and nasal-labial folds.

I had my Ultherapy treatment today. I’m still a little high on the 10 milligrams of Vicodin, 5 milligrams of Valium and 325 milligrams of Tylenol I was given so if I accidentally refer to myself as Catherine The Great in this post please be aware there is no truth to the rumors about me and horses.

What, you may ask, is Ultherapy?

In Shannon Vernacular it’s this cool device thingy that zaps you with ultrasound rays which help you produce more collagen thereby lifting all the sagging bits of your face up. In the Ultherapy brochure it’s described as “a novel micro-focused ultra-sound modality for non-invasive, non-surgical skin rejuvenation and lifting.”

I arrived at the office of Dr. Rebecca Fitzgerald at 321 North Larchmont in Los Angeles at 10 a.m. having had an informative one-hour consultation with her a few days before.

I was immediately greeted by Dr. Fitzgerald’s RN, the charming, whipsmart Angela Sarff who, I was reassured to discover, received her training at UCLA. Being a UCLA alumni myself I superstitiously believed she wouldn’t destroy me and the generations of Collearys to come.

First I signed my life away…


Me signing my life away.

Then I was given the aforementioned pain killers which put me in a jolly mood so that when I went in to have my Before Photos taken I wasn’t too traumatized by how much I’m beginning to look like my ancestors circa 1900.


You had me at hello.


That’s either me in my Before Picture or the ghost of my great Aunt Maureen.

Note here: The best candidates for Ultherapy are patients between the ages of 40 and 60 years old with early signs of laxity. Beyond that you may be more in the surgical face lift category.

After my photos were taken from every angle (some which I really didn’t want to see) Angie retrieved me and brought me to the Ultherapy room to prepare me for my treatment. My face was divided into quadrants, which reminds me that I am multi-faceted or a Star Wars Sith character.


Take me to the Dark Lord!

The purpose of doing this is to separate the face and neck in such a way that the correct amount of ultra-sound is administered to each region. The Ultherapy machine has four different transducers (or hand thingys) which deliver different depths of Ultrasound depending on the depth of the different parts of the face and neck.

For instance, the mouth and eye area receive only 1.5 millimeters of targeted ultra-sound from the correct transducer because the depth of the skin, fat and muscle in that region is thinner, whereas the cheeks and neck receive a depth of 4.5 millimeters in order to reach farther into the SMAS (Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System – which basically means the musculature of the face).

The photo below demonstrates how many zaps my skin received with 4.5 millimeters of depth (i.e. 30-31 on the cheeks, 20 on the neck) and how many zaps with 3.0 millimeters of depth (28 on cheek, 20 on neck).


Once the drugs kicked in Angie began to administer the Ultherapy.


Will it hurt?  Will it hurt?

Yes, it is gonna hurt. It won’t hurt like giving birth. Or being eaten by a Siberian Tiger.

However, there will be pain. Medical professionals like to call it “discomfort,” but it’s pain. Having said that, with the drugs (and you must take them) it is completely bearable.  You lie there thinking “no pain, no gain.” Angie handed me this cool vibrator (no, not one of those! Sheesh), but the kind you can hold in your hand and press against your face. Somehow the vibrator when pressed against a part of your face that isn’t being zapped, distracts you from the pain.

Also, Angie is very interesting. We had a very nice chat while she was administering the zaps and she was sure to tell me how many she was going to do and how many we had left (much like a pilates instructor telling you how many butt crunches you have left). And it was really only the 4.5 transducer that was a little painful.  The 3.0 and the 1.5 were quite pain free.

The very best part of Ulthera is that everything is happening well below the surface of your skin so that you look perfectly fine when you’re leaving. No bruising, no red marks, worst case scenario is you’re still a little high from painkillers and may resemble Don Draper after a 3 martini lunch.


Me after treatment looking none the worse for wear albeit a wee bit batshit

You must have someone to drive you home after Ultherapy due to your drug-induced hilarity (Henry didn’t seem to enjoy my Knock Knock jokes), then you may want to have a nap.

There’s no residual pain after treatment. I feel just fine, but it will be one to three months before my results are visible so there won’t be any Before and After Photos in this post. I’ll go back to Dr. Fitzgerald’s office to have my After Photos taken so I can post them in a second post here. So stay tuned.

(Full Disclosure: An Ultherapy treatment runs between $2,000-$3500. Ultherapy gave me a complementary treatment so that I would review their product. I was in no way required to write a positive review. I’d been saving money to have this procedure done well before Ultherapy contacted me with this opportunity. This is the first sponsored post I’ve ever done because it’s a product I wanted to try. All opinions expressed by me on any product I’m sponsored to write about will be straight-forward and truthful.)


Lorraine Keane has blogged on Ultherapy September 24, 2015 14:13

See Lorraine's; blog post on facbook here.

Lorraine Keane Brand Ambassador for Lowell Medical and Ultherapy September 04, 2015 11:46

Lowell Medical are delighted to welcome the ever-popular beauty and lifestyle guru, Lorraine Keane as our Ultherapy ambassador for Ireland.

Being in the beauty industry and in the spotlight, it’s important for Lorraine to always look her best. So having heard about Ultherapy, she was keen to find out what this revolutionary, non-invasive treatment could do for her.

“I had heard about the amazing results Jennifer Aniston and Karen Brady had with Ultherapy, and I was particularly interested in a treatment that would enhance my skin texture and be as natural as possible”.

Lorraine attended Dr. Garrett Brady for a consultation. He is a highly experienced facial aesthetic surgeon and Ireland’s leading Ultherapy practitioner.

He showed Lorraine how Ultherapy works by stimulating the production of new collagen and elastin deep under the skin and strengthening old collagen. Ultherapy is a non-invasive single treatment with no downtime using the technology of ultrasound. The natural results develop over a 3 month period as old collagen is replaced by fresh, new collagen, to reverse the signs of ageing, giving a naturally better you.

“I really liked that unlike lasers and other technologies, Ultherapy bypasses the surface of the skin, so there’s no scarring or healing. As a busy, working mum, I wanted a non-invasive treatment with no downtime. The fact that Ultherapy is performed in a single treatment with results that last over 2 years is really amazing”.

Her treatment was performed by Dr. Garrett Brady at Lowell Medical on Monday 31st of August and took over an hour. Lorraine was delighted with the initial result. So if you’d like to see how Lorraine’s skin lifts, sculpts and tightens over the next 3 months, why not follow her on social media.

Twitter: LorraineKeane@LorraineKeane

FB: LorraineKeane

Lowell Medical Showcased on Xpose July 07, 2015 10:26

View the Xpose video here - http://tv3.ie/xpose/video/95944/New-wrinklebusting-treatment

Liz Before

Liz After 30 Days

View the Xpose video here - http://tv3.ie/xpose/video/95944/New-wrinklebusting-treatment

My Ultherapy Story February 23, 2015 16:10

Before embarking on my Ultherapy journey I did research about what options there were on the market for the particular issue I wanted to address. I felt my eyes had become a bit droopy, almost a bit fleshy looking and I wanted a lift. I did not want to opt for any surgery or invasive procedures so I was delighted when I discovered what Ultherapy could achieve for me. I was impressed with the results I saw for the brow area and Ultherapy seemed like the perfect, safe, non-invasive solution. The fact the results would be gradual, natural and with no downtime really appealed too. The treatment essentially triggers a natural process within the body to stimulate collagen production.

I am based in Dublin, so after assessing the options of where I could get the treatment I decided I would attend Dr. Garrett Brady of Lowell Medical. Because he is a facial surgeon I felt like I would be in safe hands, and I was right. The consultation process was informal and relaxed and Garrett explained in detail the procedure, a little of the science behind it and he addressed the fears and concerns I had. I decided quickly that I would go ahead with the brow lift.

All I needed to do in preparation for the treatment was take two ibuprofen an hour before the treatment, which I did. Garrett took some pictures of my eye and brow area so I, and he, could assess the improvement and lift effectively. I realised this would be necessary for me because I was informed the improvements are so gradual and occur over a three month period. Then I was ready to go.

Garrett marked out a few lines on my forehead and brow and then started the procedure. Ultherapy is an ultrasound treatment so there is a little gel that was applied to my skin, then the handheld device was held to my forehead and the treatment started. The best way of describing the feeling of Ultherapy is that it creates a sensation, almost a tingling which is suggestive of an energy. I wouldn’t describe it as sore, I found it completely tolerable. I naturally was apprehensive before the treatment started so I was given a couple of stress balls to distract myself, but I didn’t need to use them, which I am glad about. The left side was a little bit more sensitive, but in saying that not by much, and apparently this is quite common.

In total, the procedure probably took 30 to 40 minutes and my face looked completely normal. I was able to put on my full make-up and go about my day as normal. The next day when I was putting on my moisturiser I did notice a little tenderness across the area that had been treated and this lasted about five days.

I was pleasantly surprised by the results because despite it taking about three months to see the full improvements and gain the full results, I did see a difference after only one week! I am looking forward to seeing a continual improvement and if I am getting used to the results Garrett will have the photographs he took before the procedure to remind me. Bye