Why Sofwave™ Might Be the Ultimate Cellulite Treatment

Cellulite is an ongoing problem that many people have, especially women, with up to 90 percent of them dealing with it at some point in their lives. There are multiple treatments out there that promise to get rid of cellulite, from scrubs to fancy lotions and serums, but many fail to deliver. This caused patients to try to address the issue from a deeper level, and the answer came in the form of Sofwave™.

Using cutting-edge technology to give the body a better contour and skin form, Sofwave™ is mainly used to reduce wrinkles and tighten saggy skin. That said, one effect of the procedure that many people don’t know about is the reduction of cellulite. In this blog, you will learn how Sofwave™ works to treat this specific condition.

How Does Sofwave™ Work Against Cellulite?

To see how Sofwave™ works against cellulite, you must first understand what cellulite is. Cellulite happens because the fat underneath the skin starts bulging between the septae, which are basically meshed collagen bands. The older you get, the thinner the skin becomes, and the septae gaps are more visible. Proper dieting and exercise are often enough to keep this under control, but at some point, the skin becomes too weak to handle matters on its own.

This is where Sofwave™ comes in to help. The procedure works against cellulite by strengthening and smoothing the skin, improving its thickness, and giving it an extra dose of volume. Using the power of Synchronous Ultrasound Parallel Beam (SUPERB) technology, Sofwave™ targets the bands strangling the fat, reducing their hold. 

The procedure takes around 30 minutes in the office and is non-invasive, so it shouldn’t affect your daily routine. Within one to three months, the skin should become strong enough that the cellulite is no longer visible. 

Benefits of Sofwave™ for Cellulite Reduction

Aside from its anti-aging properties, Sofwave™ could become a great ally against cellulite for several reasons, including:

1. Collagen Stimulation Ability

One of the greatest effects of Sofwave™ is that it promotes collagen production, which is why it is so effective against wrinkles. That said, cellulite is also caused by the fat cells pulling at the collagen bonds in the skin’s connective tissue. When the skin is not strong and elastic enough to mold against the fat, it forms the dimples we know as cellulite. Sofwave™ penetrates the skin at deeper levels, stimulating enough collagen production to smooth the skin out.  

2. Firming and Tightening Power of the Skin

Sometimes, the appearance of cellulite is not necessarily caused by excess subcutaneous fat. In fact, skinny people could also develop cellulite. With some individuals, it happens due to genetics playing a hand in it. In others, it occurs simply because the skin starts sagging and losing its firmness. Gravity starts pulling at the collagen bands, lymphatic drainage slows, and you are left with dimple-like saggy skin.

The ultrasound technology of Sofwave™ stimulates elastin production, improving its firmness and tightening the skin until cellulite is no longer that visible. 

3. Potential Reduction of Fat Appearance

Sofwave™ on its own has not been shown to lead to fat loss, which is why it is often combined with other body-sculpting procedures. That said, ultrasound energy does heat the skin to a certain level, potentially affecting some fat cells. Combined with the treatment’s collagen-stimulating and skin-tightening effect, it can smooth the skin out and make the cellulite less visible. 

Bear in mind that this only applies when fat presence is minimal. Virtually, Sofwave™ is not meant to reduce the fat itself but to make its appearance less visible.

Enjoy Less Cellulite This Summer!

The Sofwave™ treatment offers plenty of benefits, sculpting your features as it helps produce more collagen. That said, its ability to reduce cellulite appearance is not to be disregarded. Contact Dr. Travis Shaw and set up an appointment for Sofwave™!

For more information about Sofwave™, you can contact Dr. Travis Shaw, MD, at (804) 775-4559. He can offer you all the guidance you need to enjoy the best results. We also invite you to fill out our online contact form, and we will get in touch as soon as possible.