Today there are various energy-based technologies designed to treat facial lines and wrinkles, among them: ablative and non-ablative laser technology, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), radiofrequency devices and High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU). Yet, the need for non-invasive aesthetic treatments with proven efficacy, safety, and minimal downtime, is 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. Even RF micro-needling treatments, that have recently become popular, can be uncomfortable, risky, and require lengthy downtime. On the other hand, other non-invasive solutions haven’t shown adequate results high Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) has also become an accepted mode of treatment for treating wrinkles. This treatment has been associated with multiple drawbacks, among them, limited treatment areas, longer treatment times, excessive pain, and additional adverse effects, such as burns and injury to nerves. Sofwave’s unique technology protects the skin surface with a cooling mechanism and the treatment is effective and safe for most patients. There is no downtime or pain post-treatment.
At 3 months, physicians rated 88% of the patients to be 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 excellent with no adverse events reported.
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. With Sofwave, there is no downtime at all and no risk of scarring, infection or nerve injury.
Sofwave uses sound waves which allow energy to bypass the surface of the skin to treat the underlying skin layer at a depth of 1.5 mm (the mid-dermis). This depth is perfect for treating fine lines and wrinkles. Sofwave can treat all skin colors, where lasers cannot. Lasers usually treat the more superficial skin layers and cannot go deeper without damaging the skin surface, therefore running a greater risk of burning
As the ultrasound energy is delivered, patients may feel the warmness of the skin. Treatment is comfortable simply 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. The patient may resume their daily care immediately post-treatment