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How Long Does SofWave™ Skin Tightening Last?

Youthful skin has ample amounts of collagen, giving it firmness and support. Collagen levels decline due to aging, genetic, sun and smoking leading to skin laxity which causes lines, wrinkles, and sagging. Sofwave™ offers a fast, non-invasive way to tighten your skin anywhere on your body but especially the face and neck. This powerful treatment can achieve results comparable to some lasers, but without the pain, skin injury, or recovery time. 

What is SofWave™? 

Many treatments, such as microneedling or laser resurfacing, trigger collagen production to improve skin’s firmness and texture. SofWave™ is a non-invasive skin-tightening treatment that uses ultrasound energy to improve skin laxity. Unlike microneedling or lasers, SofWave™ ultrasound travels harmlessly through the skin to target the deeper layers where collagen is produced. 

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How Does SofWave™ Work for Skin Tightening?

SofWave™ uses unique SUBERB™ (Synchronous Ultrasound Parallel Beam) technology. This form of ultrasound energy travels to a depth of 1.5mm into the skin. This layer of skin contains fibroblasts which are cells that produce collagen. The ultrasound energy heats this layer, triggering these cells to increase their collagen production. As a result, you can expect visible skin tightening with long-lasting results. SofCool™ technology protects your skin from the heat and keeps you comfortable throughout the treatment. 

How Long Does Sofwave™ Skin Tightening Last?

Like other treatments that trigger collagen development, SofWave™ results take time to develop. Your results will start to appear after a few weeks, with full results visible within a few months. You can expect your SofWave™ results to last a year or more. Yearly maintenance treatments can keep collagen levels high and your skin looking firm. While the majority of people only need one SofWave™ treatment, a select few with deeper wrinkles need more than one to achieve the skin tightening they want. 

What Can SofWave™ Treat? 

Sofwave™ is FDA-approved to treat several areas of the face and neck. SofWave™ can treat mild to moderate skin laxity, fine lines and wrinkles, and the appearance of jowls. It can treat lines and wrinkles almost anywhere on the face, including the undereye area. It has been shown to visibly lift the brows, tighten loose neck skin, and improve the contours of your lower face. It is helps tighten your neck and especially that little wattle under your chin! It has received FDA approval as well for cellulite and is being studied for wrinkles on the rest of your body as well.

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 With SofWave™? 

SofWave™ is a non-invasive treatment that requires no downtime. You may notice some slight redness and swelling in the treated area, but these side effects are usually mild and short-lived. You can return to your normal activities immediately after the treatment, with no restrictions on exercise or other activities.

Am I a Good Candidate for Sofwave™ Skin Tightening? 

SofWave™ is non-invasive and safe for all skin types and tones. Good candidates have mild to moderate lines, wrinkles, or skin laxity. Ideal candidates have reasonable expectations and understand that the results, while long-lasting, will require occasional maintenance.


*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™ skin tightening 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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