by Laser Skin & Wellness |
April 29, 2021 2:44 pm | Blog
If you’re looking for a way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles on your face, neck, or decolletage, but are wary of treatments involving incisions or needles, Sofwave may be perfect for you.
This FDA-approved device doesn’t use laser energy or microneedles to rebuild collagen, rather, it utilizes ultrasound energy for a treatment that works on all skin types and colors.
How Sofwave Works
It’s known that treatments for wrinkles and fine lines that rely on stimulating collagen production need to affect the mid-dermis, specifically at a depth of 1.5 millimeters below the surface. Some treatments do this chemically, others with light energy, and Sofwave, with ultrasound energy.
The Sofwave handpiece creates channels of heat energy at 1.5 mm below the skin that stimulate the body’s healing response and collagen production, a process called neocollagenesis. This results in a gradual and significant skin tightening effect that can erase fine lines and provide you with a full facial refresh.
Who is Sofwave For?
Simply put, Sofwave is for anyone who is unhappy with the appearance of mild to moderate facial wrinkles. Because it’s not a light-based treatment like IPL or fractional lasers, it is safe on all skin types. There’s no age restrictions either, as people begin losing collagen in the face as early as age 20, meaning there’s no wrong time to re-start that process with Sofwave.
What to Expect From Sofwave Treatment
During your appointment at Laser Skin and Wellness, we’ll first apply a topical numbing cream to the treatment area. As Sofwave warms the tissue beneath the skin, it can be slightly uncomfortable, which is mitigated by the cream and Sofwave’s cooling tip.
Depending on the size of the area being treated, Sofwave appointments last around 30 minutes and have no side effects, meaning you can get on with the rest of your day immediately after the treatment is over.
Does Sofwave Really Work?
Yes! As an FDA-approved therapy for skin tightening, multiple studies involving dozens of participants at several treatment centers have found that over 70% of participants were satisfied with their results and said they felt either improved or very much improved.
As a collagen stimulator, this treatment can take time to show results as the body uses its own resources to reduce wrinkles. In studies, it was found that patients saw substantial improvement after a single treatment within three months. Although no procedure or device will halt the process of aging, you will still enjoy the benefits of Sofwave for months or even years after they become apparent.
Sofwave in Palm Beach, FL
We’re proud to offer this new, exciting treatment at Laser Skin and Wellness in our Palm Beach Gardens office. To learn more about this treatment and to schedule your first Sofwave appointment, call or text us at 561-641-9490 or fill out a contact form online today!