- What is Sofwave?
Starting in our mid-20’s, collagen and elastin starts to break down causing our skin to wrinkle. Sofwave is a new, clinically-proven, no downtime, non-invasive approach to rebuilding collagen. Sofwave is FDA cleared for the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles.Sofwave uses a unique delivery form of ultrasound waves, enabling a fast and safe treatment for all ages and skin colors and can be done on all facial and neck areas.
- How does Sofwave work?
The depth for treating wrinkles is 1.5mm under the skin. Our unique, Synchronous Ultrasound Parallel Beam Technology SUPERB™ generates heat at this exact depth in the mid-dermis. Additionally, there is an integrated cooling SofCool™ mechanism that protects the uppermost skin layer from burning.The impacted treatment zones stimulate a healing response, called neo-collagenases, which increases and regenerates the collagen in the skin, leading to the reduction in fine lines and wrinkles.
- How long does it take to see results?
Immediate results can be seen as soon as 1 week following the treatment. However, the collagen regeneration process can sometimes take up to 12 weeks, so patients are expected to see ongoing improvements in the 3-month period after their treatment.
- Can Sofwave replace a surgical procedure?
Sofwave is a great alternative for those who are not ready to take that extra step and undergo plastic surgery. The results will be more dramatic in a surgical procedure, but there are risks involved with a surgical procedure, with the anesthesia and the occurrence of scar tissue. With Sofwave, there is no downtime at all and no risk of scarring, infection or nerve injury.
- What does the Sofwave treatment feel like?
As the ultrasound energy is delivered, patients may feel warmness of the skin. Treatment is comfortable simply by applying a topical anesthetic cream just prior to the treatment. Following treatment, there are no sensations and there is no need to apply special care on the skin. Patient may resume their daily care immediately post treatment.
- Is Sofwave safe?
The safety profile was excellent and there were no adverse events reported in the Sofwave clinical study. Part of the reason is that there is an integrated cooling mechanism Sofcool™ that protects the uppermost skin layer from burning.
- How many treatments does it take?
With Sofwave, the majority of patients only need one treatment; however, some may benefit from an additional treatment, depending on how much skin laxity they have and their body’s own physiological response to the treatment.
- What does collagen do? How does Sofwave stimulate the creation of collagen?
Collagen is a natural protein that gives skin its youthfulness by keeping it firm and toned. As we age, collagen breaks down, and the result is sagging skin. Sofwave’s Synchronous Ultrasound Parallel Beam Technology SUPERB™ technology generates heat at this exact depth in the mid-dermis to promote new collagen growth.
- Who is a good candidate for Sofwave?
A good candidate for Sofwave is typically, those in their 30s and older who have mild to moderate skin laxity. The potential patient should have some degree of fine lines and wrinkles and/or loose skin under the neck and under the chin.
- Can you use fillers with a Sofwave treatment?
Yes, a filler can be applied up to 48 hours before or 48 hours after treatment.