How Sofwave Tightens Skin Without Surgery
Skin is the first line of defense against dirt, grime, and bacteria. Years of exposure can weigh on the skin, causing wrinkles, lines, and sagging prematurely. Many individuals may seek solutions to refresh their skin, and the innovative technology of Sofwave offers fast-acting skin-tightening to give a youthful appearance back to the skin. Center for Dermatology and Aesthetic Medicine is proud to offer Sofwave treatments to the Chicagoland community.
Sofwave is a state-of-the-art skin rejuvenation procedure utilizing soundwaves to penetrate dermal tissues without damaging the surface layers of skin. The sound energy pulses at a stimulating frequency to promote collagen production and repair lax tissue. Like many other cosmetic alternatives to plastic surgery, Sofwave is a noninvasive treatment that utilizes wavelengths rather than incisions and manual reshaping. However, what separates Sofwave from other nonsurgical options is it does not use any harsh components such as heat or chemicals—the sound waves utilized are completely gentle to the surrounding skin, offering all the same benefits without discomfort.
What Sofwave Treats
Sofwave specifically targets collagen production, thereby tightening skin and improving overall tone. Generally, Sofwave is used for areas around the face including:
- Facial lines and wrinkles
- Sagging eyebrows
- Sagging neck
Candidates for Sofwave
Sofwave is one of the safest treatments available, meaning anyone with mild skin laxity could benefit. The device does not target melanin like many laser devices, so darker skin tones will not be at risk of hyperpigmentation. Generally, skin laxity begins to decline around your 30s, so most candidates are around this age. Due to its gentle nature, most medical conditions will not be impacted by Sofwave treatment with the exception of implanted electrical devices—patients with these will be recommended an alternative procedure for their safety.
How Sofwave Works
Collagen is an amino acid compound responsible for keeping skin firm and repairing damaged tissue. On the other hand, elastin is the essential component that gives the skin its flexibility, allowing expression and range of motion. Younger individuals have the perfect balance of these components, but collagen production falters with age, allowing for elastin to take over and form wrinkles. Sofwave’s ultrasound technology stimulates dermal tissue to create microscopic damage. The damaged tissue signals a need for collagen production, thereby leading to fewer wrinkles and firmer skin.
Since Sofwave is designed to stimulate the body’s natural healing and strengthening process, results will take time to appear. Most patients begin to notice stubble changes after the first four to twelve weeks. Development can vary widely depending on the individual’s healing process but within three months of treatment, full results should be apparent for everyone. Most patients only require one Sofwave procedure for long-lasting results. Patients who undergo Sofwave will enjoy a recovery-free, 45-minute treatment before continuing will their normal routine.
Trusted Sofwave Providers
Interested in experiencing long-lasting efficient skin tightening treatment with no pain, no recovery, and no complications? Center for Dermatology and Aesthetic Medicine is eager to help you achieve your aesthetic goals, and Dr. Kalimullah and Dr. Cavanaugh can guide you every step of the way to ensure your needs are met. To get started, schedule a consultation online.