Beginning in our mid- to late-20s, the natural collagen and elastin in our skin begins to break down, causing our skin to age poorly and to wrinkle. Sofwave™ is a brand-new, groundbreaking technology to turn back those signs of time and return youthfulness throughout your face. Using sound waves alone, this non-invasive and cutting-edge approach rebuilds collagen and beautifully rejuvenates your skin and complexion.
Sofwave is the latest FDA-cleared proprietary technology focusing on facial skin rejuvenation and fine line and wrinkle reduction. It works by innovatively stimulating the production of new collagen, using next-generation ultrasound that targets the subdermal layer of your skin to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles without the possibility of affecting the top layer of your skin, as some other approaches are prone to. Treatments are as rapid as 30 to 45 minutes for the full face and neck region and initial results are immediately visible after treatment.
Sofwave uses a unique Intense Ultrasound Beam™ technology delivered into the skin at the precisely ideal depth for treating wrinkles (1.5mm). The emitted sound waves are converted to heat, which stimulates neocollagenesis, increasing and regenerating collagen in the skin that results in a dramatic reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.
Sofwave is FDA cleared to treat facial lines and wrinkles, so areas treatable include the face, the neck, the chin and the submental area (the area below the chin).
Am I a candidate for Sofwave? Sofwave is a viable alternative to cosmetic surgery and is particularly well suited for patients in their 30s and above who are experiencing mild to moderate skin laxity and a degree of fine lines and wrinkles or loose skin on their face and under their neck and chin. The majority of patients require a single treatment, although depending on the conditions and concerns a patient presents with, some may require a second treatment.
Yes. Sofwave is noninvasive and produces no side effects at all. It presents no risk to the skin. Sofwave is equipped with a device to measure and control skin temperature and has an integrated cooling system built in. Prior to treatment, a topical anesthetic is applied and there is no pain during or after the procedure.
There is very little to no downtime at all required after your Sofwave treatment. Full regeneration of stimulated collagen can take 12 weeks, so patients will see ongoing improvements to the treated area.
Dr. Shapiro is an award-winning, board-certified plastic surgeon with nearly three decades of experience in his field. With impressive technical skill and a talent for creating natural-looking results, his practice has become a leading destination for discerning patients throughout the country.
Known for his compassion and honesty, Dr. Shapiro strives to educate his patients so that they are empowered about their care. He carefully explains the procedures, expected results, and techniques in a way that anyone can understand. Additionally, he personally guides his clients every step of the way – from the initial consultation to their post-operative care – to ensure an enjoyable experience and the best possible results.