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Next Generation Facial Treatment
Dermatology Consultants is proud to offer Sofwave™ in our Atlanta office. It’s the safe, natural new way to increase the youthful-look of your skin.
Sofwave™is an FDA-cleared, non-invasive treatment of fine lines and wrinkles on your brow, neck and chin area. Using a next generation SUPERB™ Synchronous Ultrasound Parallel Beam Technology, it is also FDA-approved for the short-term improvement of cellulite.
The heating effect, created by Sofwave’s unique ultrasound delivery, stimulates the production of new collagen and elastin which leads to the reduction in fine lines and wrinkles.
The ideal depth for treating wrinkles is 1.5 millimeters into the mid-dermis. Sofwave generates heat at this exact depth to create maximum results. Additionally, there is an integrated cooling mechanism Sofcool™ that protects the uppermost skin layer from burning .
The treatment stimulates a healing response, called neo-collagenases. This increases the collagen in the skin, leading to the reduction in fine lines and wrinkles.
Frequently Asked Questions
HOW IS SOFWAVE™ BETTER THAN OTHER EXISTING TECHNOLOGIES ?
Today there are various energy-based technologies designed to treat facial lines and wrinkles. Aggressive options (such as lasers) can cause significant damage to the skin surface, leading to a long healing period, considerable downtime and may have a high risk of side effects. Even RF micro needling treatments, that have recently become popular, can be uncomfortable, risky and require downtime .
Gentler, non-invasive solutions (such as IPL and noninvasive RF) have shown limited efficacy, and in most cases, require multiple treatments .
Sofwave™’s unique technology enables the controlled delivery of energy, in terms of amount and location, while protecting the skin surface with an integrated cooling mechanism. Even better, there is no downtime.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE NEEDED ?
Typically, the treatment protocol calls for 1-2 treatments, depending on the patient’s skin condition.
WHAT DOES THE SOFWAVE™ TREATMENT FEEL LIKE ?
As the ultrasound energy is delivered, you may feel warmness of the skin. Treatment is comfortable simply by applying a topical anesthetic cream just prior to the treatment. Following the treatment, there are no sensations and there is no need to apply special care on the skin. Daily care can be resumed immediately post treatment.
WHEN CAN I EXPECT TO SEE RESULTS ?
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 .
In Sofwave™’s clinical trials, results have been shown in as little as, post one treatment.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS WITH SOFWAVE ?
Sofwave™ is a non-invasive treatment for skin tightening. Clinical trials have shown the technology to be effective and safe.
Immediately post treatment, the skin may appear slightly red with limited swelling for up to a few hours post treatment.