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Sofwave: The Fastest Way to Lift and Tighten Skin


Your skin takes care of you and deserves your respect in return. It’s important to keep your skin in tip-top shape to look good and feel confident daily. Thanks to the latest technology and Bryn Mawr Dermatology, you can now get rid of your saggy skin and reveal your gorgeous true self! Sofwave is a safe and quick way to lift and tighten skin – the simple process takes less than 45 minutes.

So whether you’re looking for a more youthful appearance or want to feel confident in your skin, Sofwave is the answer. Watch this video to nerd out on Sofwave science: Mode of Action:  Synchronous Ultrasound Parallel Beam Technology SUPERB™

While this article spells out some important information about Sofwave, we highly recommend you read the full article, here are the key points we will focus on:

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What is Sofwave?

Sofwave™ is a revolutionary skin rejuvenation procedure, and – after rigorous research that resulted in impressive and reliable results – we know it is here to stay. Using the skin-sparing power of sound, this device bypasses the epidermis – the skin that we see – and penetrates deep into the tissues that hold the almighty collagen structures. This allows the energy to activate new collagen production without damaging your skin and results in tighter, lifted skin without side effects.

Many treatments and devices on the market claim similar outcomes, so what makes Sofwave different? The answer: It does not use heat or light like lasers do, nor does it use chemicals like peels do. By using sound energy it is safe for all skin colors, at any time of the year, and requires no downtime. For more information on Sofwave, our expert team will be happy to help you!

What Can Sofwave Treat?

Sofwave works to restore collagen that supports, firms, and tones skin, and it helps reduce wrinkles by improving elasticity in addition to restoring youthful bounce. Treatment areas include the face, jawline and neck. Sofwave treatments result in:

  • Fewer and less defined fine lines and wrinkles

  • Lifting the eyebrows

  • Tightening skin around the jawline to reduce jowling

  • Lifting sagging on the neck

  • Skin tightening

Who is Sofwave Treatment Best Suited for?

Anyone who wants to feel and look their best! 

Sofwave is a safe treatment for almost all patients with mild to moderate skin laxity of the face and neck; the only true medical contraindication is having an implanted electrical device. Good candidates have any Fitzpatrick skin type, all the way from an alabaster Skin Type I to an ebony Skin Type VI. Your skin can be any age; however, collagen production does not start to decline until your 30s, making treatment before that time a bit redundant. You can be a sun-worshiper, a sun-shunner, or anywhere in between. So long as your goal is to lift and tighten, Sofwave is a great option for you.   

If you’re looking to improve your appearance, then Bryn Mawr Dermatology is here to help you achieve a healthy glow, clearer skin, and improved self-esteem, all while making you feel more energized and motivated with Sofwave treatment.

8 Reasons to Get Sofwave Treatment

The two components, collagen and elastin, are responsible for giving youthful skin a smooth appearance. As collagen and elastin diminish over time, the natural wrinkles on your face may become more noticeable and even cause your eyebrows, jawline, and chin to droop slightly. Sofwave can help slow the appearance of aging by diminishing the look of fine lines, wrinkles, and lax skin. Following are the reasons you could  benefit from a Sofwave treatment

1. Non-Invasive

It does not puncture, abrade or burn skin.

2. Close to Comfortable

Each pulse of the laser stings, but only lasts 4 seconds.

3. No Downtime

You may feel a little tenderness, but there should not be any visible side effects.

4. Efficient

Each pulse treats a significantly larger area as compared to competing devices.

5. Results

Sofwave effectively lifts, tighten, and smooths.

6. Safe

It does not damage skin, muscles, tendons, or nerves.

7. Inclusive

Designed for patients of all ages, genders, and skin colors.

8.One and Done!

You will see results after only one treatment.

In addition to the Sofwave treatment, Bryn Mawr Dermatology offers excellent skin care products and routines to help control wrinkles and skin sagging. 

Senté Dermal Repair Cream

This delightful day cream improves the appearance of skin texture and skin firmness, diminishes fine lines and wrinkles, and enhances skin tone for a more youthful radiance.

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Alastin Regenerating Skin Nectar

This lightweight serum was designed to enhance the outcome and reduce the recovery time of treatments like peels, microneedling and Sofwave. It helps clear away dead and damaged skin cells to make way for fresh, shining skin.

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How Does Sofwave Work?

Healthy, young skin contains large amounts of collagen, a tightly wound peptide chain of three amino acids, in the dermal layer, which lies beneath the skin’s surface and is important in its strength and framework. Elastin is the more limber cousin of collagen and its structure is designed to allow skin to stretch and bounce back when distorted.  As we age, the speed of collagen and elastin production decreases, and the quality of the molecules produced suffers.

Sofwave uses an ultrasound beam to heat tissue at a depth of 1.5mm under the skin – where collagen and elastin naturally reside – causing controlled damage to a fraction of the existing structures. This indicates to the brain that it is time to ramp up the production of new collagen and elastin in order to repair this damage and make the skin better than new. 

How Long Does It Take to See Results?

More than 80% of patients report that they see notable results at the 12 week mark. That said, many patients indicate that they see improvements as early as four weeks, and others state that full results were not reached until a full 3 months after treatment. This all makes sense. The body takes an average of 4 to 12 weeks to actively produce new collagen and elastin. The accumulation of these new structures, incorporated into your skin, accumulate over time into visibly outstanding results.

What Are the Similarities and Differences Between Sofwave and Ultherapy?

At Bryn Mawr Dermatology, we have a lot of offerings in the skin revitalization department, and most of them work on the same basic premise. They use some kind of energy – whether it is manual, heat, sound or chemical – to cause controlled damage to a certain portion of the skin and/or the tissues that lie directly below it.

Like any other bodily injury, this causes your brain to respond by sending an onslaught of immune cells and other prerequisite chemicals and components to the injury site. The end result is a dramatic increase in the production of new skin elements that supersedes the quantity and quality of the previously damaged elements. Voilà, new, healthier, more stare-worthy skin.

Sofwave and Ultherapy use ultrasound energy to bypass the skin and create controlled damage to collagen and elastin fibers, resulting in lifting and tightening. The significant bonuses that are shared by Sofwave and Ultherapy are:

  • They are both non-invasive. 
  • They both require no downtime. 
  • Discomfort is rated similarly and is very short-lived.
  • Results are seen between 4 and 12 weeks.
  • The ideal re-treat time is between 12 and 24 months.

The significant difference between Sofwave and Ultherapy is how personalized we can make each treatment. The Sofwave device was designed to penetrate the skin to 1.5mm, the ideal place to pinpoint collagen and elastin in most folks. Ultherapy has various accessories that allow it to penetrate different depths of the skin to customize the treatment in case your anatomy requires it. Due to the customization and smaller hand piece Ultherapy treatments take more time than Sofwave.

Why Choose Bryn Mawr Dermatology for Sofwave Treatment?

If you are interested in learning more about Sofwave treatments and skin care products for wrinkles and skin treatment, we invite you to contact us today to schedule a consultation. We will be happy to answer any questions that you may have and help you decide which treatment or product is right for you. Give us a call at 610-549-4198 or fill out our online contact form, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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