Q What does collagen do? How does Sofwave™ stimulate the creation of collagen?
Collagen is a natural protein that gives skin its youthfulness by keeping toned. As we age, collagen breaks down, and the result is sagging skin. Sofwave's™ Synchronous Ultrasound Parallel Beam Technology SUPERB™ technology generates heat at a depth in the mid-dermis to promote new collagen growth.
Q How many treatments does it take?
With Sofwave™, most patients only need one treatment; however, some may benefit from an additional treatment, depending on their body's physiological response to the treatment.
Q What does the Sofwave™ treatment feel like?
As the ultrasound energy is delivered, patients may feel warmness of the skin, which can be resolved by applying a topical anesthetic cream just before the treatment. 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.
Q 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 and the occurrence of scar tissue
Q What were Sofwave’s™ clinical results?
At 3 months, a majority of patients were marked as improved to very much improved following a single treatment session only. 72% of the patients were satisfied with their results and rated them as improved to very much improved. The safety profile was strong with no serious adverse events reported by study participants.
Q How is Sofwave™ different from other cosmetic 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.
Q How long does it take to see results?
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.
Q How long is a typical Sofwave™ Treatment?
The treatment itself is fast, taking approximately 30 - 40 minutes for the full face and neck region.