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Am I a Candidate for SofWave™ Skin Tightening?

As we age, skin laxity becomes a noticeable concern. If you have mild to moderate skin laxity, SofWave™ can tighten and firm your skin. This non-invasive treatment targets problem areas on the face, neck, and body for powerful results without the recovery time of a surgical procedure. 

What is SofWave™ Skin Tightening?

SofWave™ is a non-surgical skin tightening technology for addressing laxity. It uses Synchronous Ultrasound Parallel Beam technology (SUPERB™), a highly focused form of ultrasound. This energy travels harmlessly through the skin and targets the cells in the dermis that make collagen. It heats these cells, stimulating them to produce more collagen and tightens at the same time.  More collagen restores firmness and definition to areas such as the cheeks. 

Am I a Candidate for SofWave™ Skin Tightening?

We recommend SofWave™ for anyone in their 30s or older who want to address mild to moderate skin laxity. It works safely on all skin types and tones. We focus on giving everyone a comfortable experience, so people with sensitive skin have several options, including topical numbing cream and ProNox (nitrous oxide or laughing gas), to ensure they feel no discomfort. Good candidates have reasonable expectations and understand that results, while long-lasting, will require maintenance. 

You may be a good candidate if you want to improve skin laxity in areas including:

  • Eye area
  • Under the chin
  • Neck
  • Brow and forehead
  • Cheeks
  • Jawline
  • Cellulite
  • Body

SofWave™ is so customizable that it can achieve the correct depth wherever you use it on the face and body. 

How Does SofWave™ Work?

SofWave™ uses ultrasound energy in a tightly focused beam. This energy travels to a precise depth of 1.5mm into the skin, the ideal depth to trigger new collagen production. The intensity is customizable to meet your needs. SofWave™ causes cells to increase collagen development, increasing skin’s firmness and support. It also heats the collagen fibers in your skin, causing them to tighten and providing additional lift. Once triggered, this collagen production can continue for months. 

Consultations Available Now

The first step is to schedule an in-person consultation with one of our highly trained providers at New York Skin & Vein Center located in Oneonta, NY, serving the surrounding New York City areas with additional offices in Norwich, Binghamton, and Cobleskill.

Simply fill out the form on this page and we will reach out to you promptly to schedule your appointment. Your journey to a healthier, happier you can start today.

Is There Any Downtime After SofWave™?

Non-invasive SofWave™ requires no downtime. You can return to work or other activities immediately. You may notice your skin looks flushed and warm, but these will fade within a few hours. You have no limits on your activities, including workouts. The lack of downtime makes SofWave™ an increasingly popular skin-tightening option. 

What Results Will I See With SofWave™?

SofWave™ results may appear after a few weeks, but you will only see your final results in approximately 6 months. Most people need one treatment to achieve their desired degree of tightening. Just a few people need a second treatment to see better results. 

SofWave™ results can last a year or more. We suggest annual maintenance treatments can keep skin looking firm and tight. Help your results last longer by wearing sunscreen, avoiding unnecessary sun exposure, and using quality skincare products that support skin collagen production. 


*Individual Results May Vary

Dr. Dohner and his team strive to provide the best experience for everyone who chooses their practice for their aesthetic and vein needs. Read why our patients love their results & experience with Dr. Dohner and his team of expert providers at New York Skin & Vein Center in New York.

Take the Next Step

To schedule your in-person SofWave™ consultation, call New York Skin & Vein Centers at (607) 431-2525 or simply fill out the form on this page. We look forward to working with you. 

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