Using ultrasound, Sofwave heats the skin’s dermis at precisely 1.5 millimeters and triggers the skin to produce collagen and elastin. Sofwave doesn’t go past the skin and leaves the surrounding tissue unharmed.
Additionally, this treatment does not negatively affect future surgical options such as a facelift or neck lift. As a facelift specialist, this is critically important to Dr. Michelle Lee. Due to its precise depth of target, it has a high safety profile and is suitable for all skin types. Furthermore, independent clinical studies have shown that Sofwave treatments improve wrinkle appearance in up to 86% of cases. Sofwave has also received FDA clearance for the treatment of cellulite.
Sofwave tightens and lifts skin in all areas of laxity and sagging.
It is safe for all skin types. Common areas for treatment include:
Browse our before and after gallery, as a glimpse of what’s in store for you.
The number one benefit of Sofwave is how effective it is at tightening skin without a high risk profile. This procedure has no downtime! The effect on the skin is natural and the maximal benefit of skin tightening is seen 3-6 months after the treatment.
This in-office procedure begins with the administration of a topical anesthetic cream to minimize any discomfort. The cream is typically left in place for 1 hour prior to the procedure. Then, the Sofwave device will be passed over the targeted area. Typically, the procedure takes about an hour. There is no down time after the procedure, and patients can return to their usual skincare and workout routine. Results from the treatment are seen about 3-6 months after this regenerative procedure because it takes time for the body to build the collagen and elastin.
Most patients see significant results with a single Sofwave treatment. Some patients choose to repeat their treatment on a yearly basis for maintenance.
Ultherapy goes deeper than Sofwave. Sofwave only targets the dermis at 1.5 mm and no deeper. Due to the precise and shallow depth within the skin, Sofwave minimizes the risk of causing injury or scarring to the deeper structures and protects the fat underneath the skin.