Treatment Highlights

  • Reduces Fine Lines & Wrinkles
  • Lifts the Eyebrows, Jawline & Neck
  • Improved Skin Firmness & Elasticity
  • FDA-Approved & Non-invasive
  • Safe, Quick & Comfortable

What is Sofwave?

Sofwave is a clinically proven, non-invasive and advanced ultrasound-based technology that effectively stimulates collagen growth in the skin, producing a skin tightening and lifting effect. It is best used on the brows, jawline and neck with the purpose of reducing fine lines and wrinkles.

How Does Sofwave Work?

Using the Synchronous Ultrasound Parallel Beam Technology (SUPERB™), Sofwave sends pulses of high frequency focused ultrasound beams over the treatment area at precisely 1.5mm in depth. This results in targeted tissue heating and stimulates the skin’s repair and collagen production process. At the same time, the heat causes the skin to contract, which results in further tightening of the skin.

Does Sofwave Hurt?

While some warmth will be felt, the entire process is a very tolerable one. Sofwave is designed with an integrated cooling mechanism (Sofcool™) which protects the upper layers of the skin (epidermis) from burning and focuses the treatment effects in the deeper layer of the skin (mid-dermis) where collagen is most abundant. The discomfort felt is mild and a numbing cream applied prior to the treatment will suffice.

How Long Does Each Treatment Take?

Each Sofwave treatment takes around 30 to 45 minutes; and patients go right back to their daily lives immediately after as the mild redness and tenderness usually resolves within 1 to 2 hours.

When Can I Expect Results & How Many Sessions Are Needed?

Most patients only need one treatment. However, some may require more, depending on their skin condition, their desired results, and their body’s response to the treatment. Usually, you will notice improvements in your skin within several weeks, with the full result being attained after three to six months.

Thereafter, the results can last for about a year; after which, you may consider another session to maintain the lifted and youthful effects on your skin.

Who is a Good Candidate for Sofwave?

Generally speaking, if you are in your 30s and above, have experienced mild to moderate levels of skin ageing with some visible fine lines and wrinkles, you may be a good candidate. Furthermore, Sofwave is safe and suitable for all skin types and skin tones.

How Does Sofwave Compare to Ultherapy?

What Sofwave and Ultherapy have in common:

  • They are both ultrasound-based technologies
  • They are both used for skin lifting and tightening purposes
  • They are both FDA-approved
  • They normally produce results after just one treatment
  • They have minimal downtime

How then do they differ?

  • Sofwave focuses on improving skin elasticity and health; whereas Ultherapy has a lifting, muscle tightening and excess fat reduction effect
  • Sofwave generally produces better results in terms of skin tightening and wrinkle reduction
  • Sofwave has a shorter treatment duration (30 to 45 minutes) than Ultherapy (60 minutes or more)
  • Sofwave is a less painful procedure compared to Ultherapy
  • Sofwave focuses at an 1.5mm depth; wheras Ultherapy has more variety of depths.
  • However, Sofwave’s 1.5mm targeting is stronger than other similar devices at the same depth. Furthermore, its advanced cooling system helps to protect the skin’s surface despite its higher intensity, making it even more effective for its purpose.

Ultimately, both treatments have their relative pros and cons, and the best treatment plan for you will be determined by your skin’s condition, desired goals, budget, preferences, and more.

At our dermatology clinic, we are committed to providing the best possible care with our patients’ goals and wellbeing in mind.
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