If you are unhappy with facial wrinkles and fine lines, you may be interested in the non-invasive Sofwave treatment. Sofwave treats wrinkles at one of the root causes: the deterioration of collagen and elastin.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Barry DiBernardo leads the team of experienced surgeons and staff at New Jersey Plastic Surgery. He incorporates treatment technologies he knows will benefit his patients. To learn more about Sofwave and to schedule a consultation, please call our practice in Montclair at 973-509-2000.
What is Sofwave?
Sofwave is a handheld state-of-the-art device. It softens fine lines and wrinkles via ultrasound energy. The energy heats up targeted tissue, stimulating collagen and elastin within your skin. Collagen and elastin keep your skin firm, supple and youthful. They begin to breakdown as early as your mid-20s. The natural deterioration of collagen and elastin is worsened by cumulative sun damage.
Some of the benefits of choosing this treatment include:
- 30-40 minute treatment session
- No downtime – get back to your day immediately
- Safe for women and men of all ages
- Safe for all skin types
- Ideal for all facial areas and the neck
This device is cleared by the FDA for safety and effectiveness. There are no side effects with this treatment, which is part of the reason patients report high levels of satisfaction. You will not feel the ultrasound energy as it works, so it’s not a painful procedure. The name for the healing response prompted by Sofwave is neo-collagenases, in which collagen is increased and regenerated.
A Closer Look at How Sofwave Works
This device’s proprietary Intense Ultrasound Beam Technology™ (IUB) reaches below the surface of the skin into the mid-dermal tissue. It is at this depth where the precise temperature of the ultrasound energy stimulates the cells that produce collagen and elastin. The mid-dermal depth is 1.55mm below the epidermis (the top layer of skin). IUB effectively and safely targets the selected dermis without affecting the surrounding tissue.
Sofwave is effective for the following areas and others:
- Below the chin
- Lines and wrinkles at the corners of the mouth
- Lines and wrinkles in other facial areas
If you aren’t sure whether Sofwave will work for your area of concern, please arrange a consultation at our Montclair practice today.
What You Can Expect from the Sofwave Process
First, you’ll meet with us in a consultation to find out whether you are a good candidate for this treatment. Dr. DiBernardo makes sure you are matched with the best treatments for your goals. After examining your face and listening to your concerns, our plastic surgeon can recommend the range of options that will be a good fit.
The treatment itself is straightforward. You’ll relax in the chair while the Sofwave device is passed across the skin in the targeted area. There are no sutures, anesthesia or surgery involved. Afterward, you’ll be able to get back to your day. There is no recovery and no downtime.
The device has epidermal cooling technology built in, to provide soothing relief to the skin. It emits 100 ultrasound pulses in a single pass. Many people need only a single treatment session to get the results they want. In fact, according to Sofwave, 87 percent of patients experienced improved or significantly improved skin 12 weeks after a single treatment.
Sofwave results are lasting but they do not last forever. No treatment or cosmetic procedure can stop the inevitable effects of gravity as you get older; however, you can maintain great results by opting for touch-ups in the future – whether surgical, non-surgical or both. Because sun damage plays a significant role in the aging of your skin, you can prevent fine lines and wrinkles to an extent by protecting your skin from the sun. Wear sunblock, especially when you will be outdoors for a prolonged period.
How Much Does it Cost?
The cost of this treatment is variable. It’s also comparable to some of the other leading non-surgical treatments available today. Once you have visited us for your consultation and the plastic surgeon has made individualized treatment recommendations, we’ll provide you with a cost estimate.
In addition to accepting checks, cash, money orders and major credit cards, New Jersey Plastic Surgery accepts financing plans from CareCredit and PatientFi.
Schedule a Consultation with Dr. DiBernardo
If you are interested in Sofwave or other non-surgical facial rejuvenation options, please schedule a confidential consultation at our Montclair practice by calling New Jersey Plastic Surgery at 973-509-2000. We proudly provide cosmetic care for people from across the region, including the areas of Clifton and Newark. Some of our patients visit us from other parts of the country.