Sofwave Skin Tightening

Sofwave is a new FDA cleared non-invasive skin tightening treatment which shows a marked improvement on fine lines, wrinkles and wrinkles in aging skin. The system delivers ultrasound energy which stimulates the production of new collagen and elastin with zero downtime.

How does Sofwave™ work?

The Sofwave™ device uses an ultrasound beam to heat skin tissue at a depth of 1.5mm to the mid-dermis. It creates a series of hot spots of targeted treatments without heating the surface of the skin. This controlled heat stimulates the body’s healing response, ramping up new collagen production and remodelling existing collagen in the process. This results in fewer wrinkles and fine lines as well as mild firming of the skin.

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Does Sofwave™ tighten skin?

Sofwave™ stimulates the production of collagen, allowing it to rebuild and remodel from beneath the skin. This tightens and makes the skin firmer naturally.

Which parts of the body can be treated with Sofwave™?

Sofwave™ helps to tighten skin and improve the appearance of fine lines on the brow, cheeks, chin and neck areas, and other body sites too.

Read: Why is Sofwave™ recommended to reduce crepey skin?

What is the duration of the Sofwave™ procedure?

Typically, a full face or neck treatment will take at least 30 to 45 minutes, often with no post-care requirement.

How long does it take to see results from Sofwave™?

Patients may see results as early as one week after the procedure. The regeneration process of the body takes up to 12 weeks to a year, therefore patients may see continuous and gradual improvements during the first three months.

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Amazing Results with the Sofwave at Dr. Shelton's Office!

How often should I do Sofwave™?

Most patients require only one treatment. However, some may benefit from additional treatments, but this is dependent on their conditions as well as their body’s response to the treatment.

Who is a good candidate for Sofwave™?

The best candidates for Sofwave™ are those who are either in their 30s to 50s or older with mild to moderate skin quality issues, such as wrinkles, fine lines and sagging. It is suitable for all skin types.

Is Sofwave™ treatment painful?

Patients may feel a warm sensation on their skin as the ultrasound energy is delivered during the treatment. However, applying a topical anesthetic cream prior to the aesthetic procedure will keep the patient comfortable during the treatment.

Is Sofwave™ safer than Ultherapy?

Ultherapy and Sofwave™ are both safe ultrasound treatments to tighten loose skin, however, there are a few differences which make Sofwave™ the preferred option of the two for the superficial layer. Dr. Shelton still uses Ultherapy for the deeper layers. The main difference lies in the effectiveness of the superficial layer as Sofwave’s energy is more prolonged per area.

Are there any side effects with Sofwave™?

Sofwave™ is a non-invasive treatment and clinical trials have shown its results to be safe and effective. The heat generated during the procedure may result in reddened skin for up to a few hours after the treatment. In rare cases, patients may experience a slight swelling which is likely to last for a few days. However, both the swelling and the redness can be covered with makeup, so you’ll be able to get back to your daily routine with zero downtime.

How long does the Sofwave™ treatment last?

The results of this procedure are not permanent; however, it will last for at least one to two years before your ageing process shows a noticeable change. Because of this, you may have to undergo annual maintenance treatments.

Ready to find out more?

If you are looking for a quick treatment that will make a natural impact, then Sofwave™ might be perfect for you.  Contact Dr Shelton to discover what Sofwave™ can do for you. Call (212) 593-1818 or book an appointment online.