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Ron Shelton M.D.

#317 East 34th Street,
11th Floor, New York, NY 10016. 

The next-generation non-invasive skin tightening treatment in NYC with no downtime

Dr. Shelton treating a patient with Sofwave™

Sofwave™ NYC uses a focused pulsed ultrasound technology to deliver high frequency energy which stimulates the production of new collagen and elastin within the skin. It was approved by the FDA in 2019 as a clinically proven procedure for skin tightening and to improve the fine lines and wrinkles on the sagging face and neck.

Dr. Shelton uses Sofwave™ NYC at Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York which was one of the research trial sites providing clinical data to the Sofwave™ company when applying for their Sofwave FDA clearance. He says, this new technology targets the specific dermal layer of the skin avoiding treatment of the deeper subcutaneous layer.

How long is the Sofwave NYC treatment?

It is a quick procedure that takes as little as 90 minutes for the full face and neck region.

How many treatments are needed?

A majority of patients need only one treatment. However some may need  a second treatment a few months later such as for the non surgical Sofwave™ brow lift and depending on the patient’s skin condition and the physician’s recommendation. Treatment can be done annually to proactively improve collagen production and combat the hands of time.

Sofwave™ NYC how long does it last?

The new collagen that is formed as a response to Sofwave™ stays in our skin’s dermis but the clinical aging process continues year after year fighting against the improvement Sofwave™ delivers. Therefore, patients are expected to get maintenance treatments but these may be only once every few years. Other patients may choose to be proactive and do their best to avoid needing a facelift in the future and start Sofwave™ early in life before jowls start to sag over the cheek’s jawline and return to Dr. Shelton in his NYC practice, annually for ongoing Sofwave™ treatment in New York City.

How long does it take to show Sofwave™ results?

Gradual improvements usually take 3 – 6  months, or more, to appear but some patients have felt their skin start to tighten after several weeks and may see actual lifting in a couple of months. The collagen regeneration process takes up to a year or more to obtain its maximum improvement.

Is there a recovery period?

There is no prolonged recovery, nor is there any Sofwave™ NYC downtime. Some patients may have mild redness and mild swelling but bruising is rare.

Sofwave™ NYC side effects

Since Sofwave™ is non-invasive, there are minimal risks compared to minimally invasive procedures and surgical procedures. Dr. Shelton discusses with his patients whether they are candidates for Sofwave and describes the pertinent risks with them.

Sofwave™ NYC before and after / Sofwave™ results

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