Sofwave™ provides unique benefits for non-surgical anti-aging and offers a new generation of collagen stimulation technology. With a high-frequency ultrasound beam, Sofwave can bypass the upper layers of the skin and induce collagen production in the deep layers for a plumper, more youthful look over time.
At the same time, gentle warming generated by this ultrasound treatment can contract elastic fibers within the skin for noticeable and immediate skin tightening. All this means that, with a single treatment session, you can improve facial lines and enjoy a brighter, more rejuvenated look. With additional treatment, you can maintain healthier collagen fibers and a more youthful overall appearance to the outer layer of skin.
Before & After
Sofwave is a completely non-invasive technology used to treat facial lines, loose skin, and other signs of aging. It uses a specialized ultrasound parallel beam technology that creates a cylindrical thermal zone in the middle layers of the skin (the mid-dermis) where the cells that are responsible for producing collagen lie. At just the right depth, this generates a gentle warming effect that induces your skin into a mild healing response. By stimulating collagen production in the mid-dermal tissue structures beneath the skin surface, you can achieve more dramatic, long-lasting results.
In addition, while new collagen is being produced over time, the existing collagen in the treated area is tightened. All this is performed without the need for needles or incisions using a comfortable applicator that doesn’t take long for each treatment session. Additionally, there is an advanced cooling mechanism that protects the skin’s surface from thermal damage during the non-invasive process. This drastically reduces the chances of device related adverse events versus other cosmetic procedures that tighten skin.
The impacted treatment zones stimulate a healing response, called neo-collagenases, which increases and regenerates the natural protein in the skin, leading to a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles no matter your skin type.
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Facial lines
- Aging skin
- 30 - 45 minutes
Sofwave treatment is an effective option for areas of the face, neck, and décolletage where visible aging signs like fine lines are present. It is also safe and effective for all skin types.
As the ultrasound energy is delivered with this skin tightening device, you may feel warmth throughout the treatment area. However, Sofwave includes an integrated cooling mechanism, Sofcool, in order to reduce discomfort and damage to the outer layer of skin. Ultimately, treatment can easily be made comfortable simply by applying a topical anesthetic cream just prior to treatment.
Following treatment, there are no negative sensations and no need to apply special care to the treated area. Normal daily skincare can be resumed immediately after the treatment.
Typically, the treatment protocol calls for at least one or two Sofwave treatments, depending on your unique skin condition and desired results. Because Sofwave’s clinically proven technology is based on your current skin health, your provider will be able to better assess your skincare needs after a one-on-one consultation about Sofwave.
You may experience some minor redness and swelling that almost always subsides within a few hours. Otherwise, there’s no bruising or discomfort after treatment.
You’ll begin to notice a tighter skin complexion over the course of 4-6 weeks and it will continue to improve over the following months. The collagen regeneration process can take up to 12 weeks, so patients should expect to see ongoing improvements in the 3-month period after their treatment. Our team can recommend the best way to maintain your results using our best professional-grade skincare and other anti-aging treatments.
Sofwave should not cause any severe negative side effects to the uppermost skin layer or any other body tissue. Clinical trials have shown this non-invasive treatment technology to be effective and safe. Immediately post-treatment, the skin may appear slightly red with limited swelling for up to a few hours.
To learn more about Sofwave ultrasound treatment and schedule your private consultation, call our Lake Worth or Palm Beach Gardens locations or fill out our online form.
Is Sofwave as good as plastic surgery?
While surgery will always produce more dramatic results, Sofwave is able to achieve noticeable firmness in the skin of the face and neck without the cost, risks and downtime of surgery.
What areas can be treated?
Any area with lax or loose skin can be safely treated. Currently, Sofwave has the indication for face and neck but knees and arms are also being treated with great response.
How many treatments do I need?
Many people are satisfied with only one treatment with Sofwave. However, most patients will want to do two treatments a couple of months apart.
Who is a good candidate for Sofwave?
Anyone who has mild to moderate skin aging signs, typically over the age of 30, can be a good candidate for Sofwave. Patients with more laxity, the more obvious the result will seem.
What makes Sofwave different than other procedures?
Sofwave’s unique ultrasound technology is not only clinically proven to provide results, but is also entirely safe. By cooling the skin as the SUPERB technology heats the deeper levels of skin, any risk of surface damage is eliminated, while still providing excellent results.
How long does it take to see results from Sofwave?
Patients who have Sofwave treatments gradually see their results appear over the course of the following 6-8 weeks.
Is Sofwave permanent?
Sofwave results can last for 6 months to 1 year, at which point you’ll need to return for maintenance treatments. Our team can help you put together the right skincare regimen to supplement your Sofwave results.
Is Sofwave better than Ultherapy?
Although Ultherapy has some benefits over Sofwave, Sofwave comes with a much more comfortable treatment experience and works quicker. Your body contouring specialist can help you determine whether Sofwave is right for your goals during a consultation.
How often should I have Sofwave?
Most patients need 1-2 treatments with results emerging over the course of 3-6 months. After this, you should make sure to return for maintenance treatments once per year.
Does Sofwave burn fat?
Sofwave does not target fat cells. However, it can easily be combined with fat-targeting treatments like Emsculpt for even better body contouring results.
Does Sofwave tighten skin?
Sofwave is an effective way to tighten skin using ultrasound energy. With just 1-2 treatments, it can reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and lax skin.