If you are looking for non-invasive and no downtime skin tightening on the face and neck or a brow lift, Sofwave could be the perfect treatment option. Sofwave uses synchronous parallel beam ultrasound technology, the latest technology on the market. It’s FDA-cleared for lifting the eyebrows, neck and face and improving fine lines and wrinkles. We have seen remarkable results from Sofwave with up to a 5mm lift on the brows
What’s great about this treatment is that it only requires one session, so it’s brilliant if you don’t have time to have multiple treatments, which some other skin-tightening devices do. You’ll also have no downtime following treatment, so you can continue your day as usual and easily fit this treatment into your lifestyle. If you’re needle-phobic, you’ll also be pleased to hear that Sofwave contains no needles.
All skin tightening devices such as ablative lasers, HIFU, Radiofrequency, Radiofrequency with Microneedling (e.g. Morpheus 8) and Sofwave work by heating the skin to a specific temperature. This leads to the contraction of collagen fibres and a shrink wrap effect. Over time, the controlled heat leads to regeneration of collagen and elastin, which gives you tighter and lifted skin. This process has to be in a controlled manner, so there are no burns on the surface of the skin.
Sofwave is a multi-award-winning device that first took the US by storm. The device uniquely uses high intensity ultrasound beams that converge into precise treatment zones parallel to the skin. This is unlike older ultrasound based technology of HIFU and MFU where the beams go straight perpendicular to the skin which can end up being in the fat, nerve and bone layer. This can be harmful and cause fat loss in the cheeks and eye area which is not desirable for most people especially those that are slim. The ideal depth for skin tightening machines is up to 1.5 mm, which is the average thickness of the skin. Beyond this is the fat layer.
Sofwave is extremely safe with a unique integrated cooling mechanism, Sofcool, which protects the skin from burning. This means the risk of pigmentation is extremely low and exceptionally rare. This makes the treatment safe and suitable for all skin types and tones.
You should consider Sofwave if you have skin laxity, especially around the eye area, jowls or under the chin and want no downtime. This treatment will not work if you have excess skin from weight loss or significant laxity. From experience, we find skin tightening works best for patients under 60. Over 60, you generally have excess skin and surgical options may be more suited. We also find the results are not as satisfactory if you have a high BMI and this is the case for most skin tightening machines.
Collagen production starts depleting from your mid-twenties but we tend to recommend Sofwave from 30 onwards as you will see more of a difference. You’ll see some immediate results after treatment, but full results are seen up to 6 months post-treatment.