The Patient’s Guide to Sofwave™ – Everything You Need to Know

At eight pounds, your skin is the largest organ of your body, and its purpose is more than just to make you look good. Every inch of your skin is there to protect you, which is why it renews itself every 27 to 28 days. That being said, as you get older, your skin is no longer able to produce as much collagen as it did before. As a result, it may begin to sag and look worn out over time. 

Enter Sofwave™, the technology that aims to lift your skin and support it. Using the power of ultrasound, this treatment goes deep into the dermis and helps lift the loose skin from within. In this blog, you will find out everything there is to know about Sofwave™ to establish if this treatment is right for you or not.

What Can Sofwave™ Treat?

Sofwave™ works by restoring collagen, which is needed to support and tone the skin. This can help reduce wrinkles so that you can get back that youthful bounce. Sofwave™ treatments can be used on the jawline, face, and neck, and may offer the following results:

  • Less-defined wrinkles and fine lines on the face or other problem areas
  • Tighter skin around the jawline, reducing the appearance of jowls
  • Lifted eyebrows, giving you a more youthful and expressive look
  • Reduced sagginess in the neck area
  • Tighter skin that looks much firmer

The treatment is generally recommended for women and men with low to moderate skin laxity, generally on the face or the neck. It works for every type of skin, regardless of color or age. That being said, you only begin producing less collagen as you reach the later stage in life, so it may be more suitable for people in their thirties or older.

Benefits of Sofwave™

Here are some of the reasons why you should get the Sofwave™ treatment: 

  1. It’s Non-Invasive

Many effective treatments out there can help reduce skin sagging and make you look more youthful. However, even if only needles are used, they are still invasive to some extent. Sofwave™ is non-invasive, and since it does not penetrate the skin, the potential side effects are reduced. Results can be achieved without having to resort to a scalpel. 

  1. It’s Efficient and Precise

The Sofwave™ technology emits ultrasound energy in precise locations. The controlled light beams will target your problem areas, reducing wrinkles and sagginess by promoting collagen production. Thanks to its precise action, the upper layer along with the underlying structures will not be affected. 

  1. It’s a Lunchtime Procedure

Since there is no surgery involved, this is the type of procedure that can easily be done during your lunchtime break. Depending on how wide the target area is, it should not take you longer than 30 minutes to get the treatment. After it’s finished, you can return to your daily tasks, although we do suggest that you stay out of direct sunlight for the time being.

What Results Should You Expect?

Ultrasound technology can increase the production of collagen, but the results will not be noticeable immediately. It can take about one to two months for you to see any results. Peak production often happens between the third and sixth month and may be expected to last six to eight months afterward. For this reason, many people are recommended to get this treatment once a year. 

Still, depending on how your skin looked when you got the treatment, you may expect to see results in as little as one month. If you combine the procedure with a good skincare routine that focuses on collagen boosts, the effects have the potential of being fast and long lasting.

Is the Sofwave™ Treatment Right for You?

The Sofwave™ treatment can be a good option to restore the firmness of your skin once it starts looking lax. The results can last for months, and with proper skincare, you can regain your youthful look. Schedule an appointment for Sofwave™ with Dr. Travis Shaw and bring your best face forward.

For more information about Sofwave™, you can contact Dr. Travis Shaw, MD, at 804-299-4373. He would be more than happy to offer you all of the information that you need. Use the online contact form as well, and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.