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Why Sofwave™ Is the Ultimate Skin Tightening Treatment

Posted April 09, 2024 in Sofwave™

A cropped shot showing the firm, glowing skin on the cheeks, jaw, and neck of a beautiful woman.

Sofwave™ is a non-invasive procedure that uses innovative ultrasound technology to stimulate collagen production. After just one treatment, the result is tighter, smoother skin with virtually no downtime. Keep reading to learn more about Sofwave™’s technology, treatment, and results.

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What is Sofwave™ SUPERB™ Technology?

As early as the mid-20s, collagen production in the skin slows down, and the aging process ramps up. However, advancements in aesthetic technology offer hope. Sofwave™ Synchronous Ultrasound Parallel Beam SUPERB™ skin tightening is the latest in cosmetic ultrasound technology. This FDA-approved, acoustic energy-based skin treatment uses ultrasound waves to increase dermal fibroblast activity—in other words, it stimulates collagen and elastin production in the skin. 

Sofwave™ is a non-invasive procedure that tightens the skin safely and effectively. Parallel ultrasound beams specifically target the tissue at the mid-dermal layer of the skin, while integrated cooling protects the epidermis, the skin’s outermost surface layer. This means Sofwave™ delivers tremendous results with virtually no downtime.

What Results Can I Expect From Sofwave™ SUPERB™ Skin Tightening?

While surgical procedures like facelifts provide dramatic results, Sofwave™ presents an excellent alternative to refresh a person’s appearance.

Immediate results were reported as soon as one week after treatment. Patients from a clinical trial saw a marked improvement in three months following a single treatment session only. The collagen regeneration process can take up to 12 weeks, so patients can expect to see ongoing improvements, with results lasting up to one year. 

Some patients return for repeat treatments, while others reach their goals after just one session. Many choose to undergo Sofwave™annually for maintenance.

How Does Sofwave™ Differ From Other Non-surgical Cosmetic Treatments?

A variety of non-surgical cosmetic treatments are available to patients who wish to rejuvenate their skin without surgery. These include:

  • Chemical Peels: A chemical solution is applied to the skin to remove the outer layers and reveal fresh, smooth skin. A chemical peel can improve skin texture and tone or minimize the appearance of deeper wrinkles, sun damage, or acne scars.
  • Microneedling: This minimally invasive treatment uses tiny needles to create micro-wounds in the skin. The healing process stimulates collagen production and can address wrinkles, acne scars, and skin tightness.
  • Laser Resurfacing: This non-invasive treatment uses a high-powered laser to remove layers of damaged skin. Benefits of laser skin resurfacing include improved skin tone and texture and a reduction in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation.

These minimally invasive treatments can have dramatic and long-lasting results, but their recovery time varies from several days to several weeks. Sofwave™ uses non-invasive ultrasound waves to treat the skin, and most patients have zero downtime following the procedure. 

Because Sofwave™ targets the mid-dermal layer to remodel collagen, it was previously thought not to affect epidermal concerns such as skin pigmentation and texture; however, it has been FDA-cleared as a treatment for acne scars. Sofwave™ is safe and does not come with risks of side effects such as discoloration and peeling.

That said, Sofwave™ can be combined with other rejuvenation treatments to maximize their results. For example, some patients opt for a combination of BOTOX® Cosmetic before Sofwave™ and fillers afterward for more dramatic results—no surgery necessary.

Who is Sofwave™ For?

Almost anyone can benefit from this cutting-edge aesthetic treatment. Sofwave™ can help individuals experiencing a variety of skin frustrations and goals, including:

  • Patients experiencing signs of mild to moderate aging, including fine lines, wrinkles, sagging, and loss of elasticity in the face, neck, arms, and other areas.
  • Patients suffering from “Ozempic face,” which includes a hollowed-out appearance, accelerated signs of aging, and loose or sagging skin due to fat loss.
  • Patients looking for a procedure with little to no downtime (some people can wear makeup and go straight to events the same day as their treatment).

A good candidate for Sofwave™ is someone in their 30s and older with mild to moderate skin aging. Those seeking this treatment should be in good health and have realistic expectations.

Talk to Dr. Grotting to discover if Sofwave™ can help you achieve your skin rejuvenation goals.

What is Sofwave™ Treatment Like?

Sofwave™ is a quick treatment, usually taking 30–45 minutes. The procedure fits right into your daily routine and requires no preparation on the patient’s part. A topical anesthetic is applied to the skin right before treatment to mitigate heat sensitivity. Dr. Grotting’s aesthetic nurse will guide the handheld device over the treatment area, allowing ultrasound waves to penetrate the skin, heating the tissue and triggering collagen production. 

Depending on your level of sensitivity, you may feel warmth or tenderness during the procedure. These sensations dissipate as soon as treatment is over, but for patients who have concerns about discomfort and anxiety, sedation is available. We want you to love your experience as much as you will love your results!

How Much Does Sofwave™ Cost?

The cost of a Sofwave™ session varies depending on your geographic location and the experience of the doctor or nurse administering the treatment. Cost may also be affected by your skin’s needs and number of sessions desired.

Grotting Plastic Surgery and Medspa will provide details about treatment pricing at the time of your consultation.

What Do Other People Think of Sofwave™?

Despite being a newer treatment, testimonials raving about the lifting effects of Sofwave™ abound. Numerous patients love the elevation they see in their brow and neck area. Others enjoy a newfound confidence with an improvement in the firmness of previously sagging skin on their upper arms. 

Whether you want to prepare for an upcoming event or just put your best face forward, Sofwave™ can give you results you love and continue to notice months after treatment.

Interested in Sofwave™ Treatments in Birmingham, AL?

If you’re ready to treat yourself to renewed skin, fill out our online contact form or give us a call at (205) 930-1600. We look forward to hearing from you!