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Next Generation Face & Neck Treatment
What is the Sofwave SUPERB?
At Z Dermatology & Skin Wellness Center we strive to bring you the most state-of-the-art technology to treat your cosmetic needs. Sofwave is the latest technology in skin tightening of the face, neck and brow. It may also be used on body skin tightening. Sofwave™ revitalizes the skin through innovative stimulation of the production of new collagen. Sofwave™’s Synchronous Ultrasound Parallel Beam Technology is FDA approved for lifting the eyebrow, submental and neck and reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
How does Sofwave work?
The depth for treating wrinkles is 1.5mm in the mid-dermis. Our unique, Synchronous Ultrasound Parallel Beam SUPERB™ technology generates heat at this exact depth in the mid-dermis. Additionally, there is an integrated cooling mechanism Sofcool ™ that protects the uppermost skin layer from burning.
The impacted treatment zones stimulate a healing response, called neo-collagenases, which increases and regenerates the collagen in the skin, leading to the reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, and lifting the eyebrow, submental and neck.
- Clinically proven technology
- Safe and effective
- Fast, 30 – 45 minute treatment
- Treats all skin types
- High patient satisfaction
What can I watch to learn more?
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is the ideal candidate for Sofwave™?
This procedure is used for any skin type that has laxity and wrinkles. In our 20s we start losing collagen and elastin. It can be used on any age patient and any skin type to tighten the skin. Generally patients over 50 require 2 treatments within 6 months as there has been more laxity of the skin and deterioration of the collagen/elastin.
How is Sofwave™ different than other ultrasound skin tightening procedures?
Today there are various invasive surgical options designed to treat facial lines and wrinkles. Yet, the need for non-invasive aesthetic treatments with proven efficacy, safety, and minimal downtime, are still unfulfilled. The more aggressive options can cause damage to the upper skin, which in turn, requires a long healing period and considerable downtime. Also, there is a higher risk of side effects, including discoloration and discomfort Sofwave’s unique technology enables the controlled delivery of energy, in terms of amount and location, while protecting the skin surface with an integrated cooling mechanism, without the interruption to your daily routine.
What can expect on the day of the procedure?
On the day of the procedure patients will have topical anesthetics place on the skin for 45-60 minutes. The procedure itself is about 30-45 minutes for a full face and neck. If smaller areas are treated (ie: brow lift, submental neck lift), it will be less time. As the ultrasound energy is delivered, patients may a feel warmness of the skin, which can be improved by the topical anaesthetic cream. Following treatment, there are no sensations and there is no need to apply special care to the skin. Patient may resume their daily activities quickly post treatment.
What can I expect after the Sofwave™ treatment?
Patients feel slight tightness after procedure. There is no downtime and all normal activities can be resumed after treatment. We recommend to avoid the use of ibuprofen/advil/NSAIDs for one week after the treatment. Tyenol is ok to use.
How long does it take to see results of the Sofwave™?
Immediate results can be seen as soon as 1 week following the treatment. However, the collagen regeneration process can sometimes take up to 12 weeks, so patients are expected to see ongoing improvements in 3 months after their treatment.
Can Sofwave™ replace a surgical procedure?
Sofwave is a great alternative for those who are not ready to take that extra step and undergo plastic surgery. The results will be more dramatic in a surgical procedure, but there are risks involved with a surgical procedure, with the anesthesia, healing time, and the occurrence of scar tissue.
How much does Sofwave™ cost?
Full/face and neck treatment is $3200
Neck treatment $2000
Face treatment $2500
Lower face treatment $1500
Brow lift $1200
All other areas will need a quote from the provider.