Fine lines and wrinkles are depressions or folds in the skin that make you look old and weather beaten. They develop because the skin produces less collagen and elastin as you age. The lack of these important proteins in the skin causes it to become thinner and less resistant to damage. Also, with age, the sebaceous glands in the skin produce less oil, leading to dry skin. Sun exposure, environmental toxins, and dehydrated skin all make it more likely for you to develop wrinkles and fine lines on your face.
But you don’t have to live with these signs of facial aging. A new FDA-cleared cosmetic treatment called Sofwave can reduce fine lines and wrinkles and help you look younger. This new device is a game changer in non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatments. Keep reading to learn why and find out the 5 key benefits of Sofwave treatment for fine lines and wrinkles.
Sofwave uses precisely focused ultrasound energy
The Sofwave platform utilizes synchronous ultrasound parallel beam technology. In non-sciency language, it means ultrasound energy is used to generate heat in precise locations in the skin. The heat promotes the formation of new collagen, which in turn helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Both the intensity and location of the ultrasound beam can be accurately controlled by the Sofwave system. The ultrasound energy can be focused exactly where it is needed to promote collagen growth and lift and tighten the skin.
What makes Sofwave a ground-breaking technology is that the system is designed to precisely target the middle tissues layers without harming the skin surface or underlying structures. This is important because the middle layer (dermis) is where the skin makes collagen. Also, because Sofwave bypasses the epidermis (top layer of the skin), there is no damage to the skin surface, which means there is zero downtime.
Sofwave is non-invasive and painless
Many common wrinkle treatments like Botox are effective. However, they are minimally invasive procedures that carry some risks. For instance, injection treatments with Botox can cause side effects such as pain, swelling, and bruising. If performed by an inexperienced or unlicensed provider, Botox can lead to complications like a droopy eye or frozen facial expressions.
Sofwave is a non-invasive treatment. In other words, the Sofwave applicator does not penetrate the skin surface. This greatly cuts down on the risk of side effects and complications. Sofwave treatments are safe for all skin types.
The technology used in Sofwave is safer than many invasive and minimally invasive skin rejuvenation procedures. During a multi-center clinical study, no serious adverse events were reported related to the Sofwave device. None of the patients reported any pain or tenderness. All the patients were able to return to normal activities without delay.
Sofwave is like a mini facelift without a scalpel
Facelift surgery can produce dramatic results in terms of making you look younger. But it is a surgical procedure that requires anesthesia and incisions in the skin. The plastic surgeon needs to make cuts in the skin to tighten, sculpt, remove, and redistribute the skin and underlying muscles and tissues. Because of all this tissue maneuvering, there is a considerable recovery time after the surgery. You need to take time off work and give the face time to heal. Besides, a facelift surgery carries the risks of anesthesia, bleeding, infection, deep vein thrombosis (clot formation in the leg veins), hematoma (blood) or fluid accumulation, and persistent pain.
Sofwave can significantly improve the appearance of facial wrinkles and fine lines without any of the risks associated with facelift surgery. There are no injections, no cuts, no stitches, and no anesthesia. Recovery is immediate and you can return to all normal activities on the same day as your Sofwave treatment.
Sofwave is a lunchtime treatment
Many of the most popular skin resurfacing and wrinkle treatments require a series of four or more treatments before you see results. This can not only prove to be expensive but also requires you to commit a great deal of time to your skin.
Sofwave is different. It gives you results in just one or two treatments. The ultrasound beam technology is designed for maximum patient comfort and minimum downtime. Each 30- to 45-minute Sofwave session is an easy office treatment that is completely painless. You can even schedule Sofwave during your lunchtime so you don’t have to disrupt your daily routine. There’s no downtime and you can go back to work right away without any special post-treatment care or instructions.
Sofwave gives you noticeable improvement in fine lines and wrinkles
Although the results are not immediate, you will notice an improvement in the smoothness of your skin a couple of weeks after your Sofwave treatment. What’s more, there will be ongoing improvement in fine lines and wrinkles for 3 to 6 months after Sofwave, as your body continues to make new collagen.
Based on the results of clinical trials, many patients see results after a single Sofwave treatment, although some people may need an additional treatment, depending on the degree of skin damage. Whether you need one or two treatments, you can expect firmer, tighter, smoother skin after Sofwave that makes you look and feel younger.
Setting up an appointment for Sofwave
Can’t wait to see what Sofwave can do for you? Call RejuvaYou Medical today and book your free consultation with Dr. John Shieh, our medical director. Dr. Shieh will examine your face, answer all your questions, and recommend Sofwave or other cosmetic treatments to you. We offer a range of cosmetic skin rejuvenation treatments at RejuvaYou Medical, so you don’t have to look a day older than you want.
RejuvaYou and John Shieh, MD, have been featured on EXTRA, Entertainment Tonight, Forbes, CNN TLC, MTV, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Life & Style, People, and more. Dr. Shieh is a leading aesthetic physician in the US and one of the first to be certified on several cutting-edge technologies.