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How Effective is SofWave™ Treatment for Acne Scars?

Treating acne scars can be a challenge. At-home methods rarely work, and lasers can have side effects or require downtime. SofWave™ is now FDA-cleared to treat and dramatically improve acne scars. While some people enjoy this treatment for its skin-tightening benefits, SofWave™ can now help those struggling with lasting acne damage. 

What is SofWave™ for Acne Scars?

SofWave™ uses Synchronous Ultrasound Parallel Beam technology (SUPERB™). This form of fractional ultrasound energy works at a depth of 1.5 mm to heat cells in the dermis. This heat triggers cells to produce more collagen, the structural protein that keeps skin firm and smooth. While this technology has powerful effects on skin laxity, it can also effectively smooth acne scars without many risks associated with a laser.

How Effective is SofWave™ Treatment?

Testing performed during the FDA clearance process demonstrated how effective SofWave™ can be for acne scar treatment. Researchers found that 97% of those treated experienced improvements in acne scars. 88% reported being highly satisfied with their results after three treatment sessions.

SofWave™ technology has proven effective by earning FDA clearance for skin tightening and cellulite treatments. SofWave™ is one of the most effective non-surgical ways to firm and smooth the skin. It makes an excellent treatment option for those with mild to moderate skin laxity who are not interested in surgery. 

What Results Will I See With SofWave™?

Most people benefit from three SofWave™ treatments for their acne scars. Results typically take several weeks to appear as your skin produces new collagen. People who get SofWave™ treatment for skin tightening may benefit from a single session, depending on the treatment area and the desired results. Most people need occasional maintenance treatments to keep collagen production at high levels. We can also help you develop an acne treatment routine to prevent new scars from forming. 

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 all your usual activities immediately after treatment. Your skin may look flushed and feel warm for up to a few hours. Avoid excess sun exposure to protect your developing collagen from UV damage. Research testing has shown that SofWave™ has no serious side effects during or after the procedure. 

Am I a Good Candidate for SofWave™for Acne Scars?

Almost anyone makes a good candidate for non-invasive SofWave™. Unlike many lasers, SofWave™ is safe for all skin types and tones and will not cause pigmentation changes. Ideal candidates want to see improvements in their acne scars without recovery time. SofWave™ treatments typically take an hour or less, making them easy to fit into a busy schedule. 


*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™ for acne scars consultation, call New York Skin & Vein Center at (607) 224-9648 or simply fill out the form on this page. We look forward to working with you. 

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