No one feels excited to see changes in the shape of their face over time. We often hear from patients that they feel as though they aged overnight. Everyone knows we don’t age that quickly. However, the little things like fine lines, nasolabial folds, laugh lines, and volume loss add up over time. At some point, they become glaringly obvious. One of the most frustrating of our age-related changes is the softening that affects the jawline. Here, when tissue starts to sag from the sides of the face, the mouth may be pulled down at the corners and the upper neck may also begin to look loose and saggy. Some people choose to eliminate jowls and loose neck tissue with a facelift or neck lift. Some want a nonsurgical approach. We’re pleased to offer it in the form of Softwave treatment.
What is Sofwave?
Sofwave is a medical device cleared by the FDA for the non-invasive treatment of fine lines and wrinkles in aging skin. The system uses next-generation synchronous ultrasound parallel beam technology that has demonstrated powerful anti-aging effects with minimal downtime. Most people can achieve profound improvements in the appearance and resilience of tissue with just one treatment session. There is no downtime and no need for anesthesia. Truly, the patient’s daily routine is affected only as much as it takes for them to visit the office and receive personal care from a trained provider.
Ultrasound energy has been used diagnostically for many years. Now, providers can harness the therapeutic properties of this energy to achieve beautiful, natural anti-aging benefits. When deposited into deeper layers of tissue via a unique delivery system ultrasound energy has a fractional heating effect. The Softwave system tells the provider the exact depth of delivery to achieve the desired outcome. When tissue is heated properly, the body is stimulated to produce more collagen and elastin in that area. These chemicals are crucial for resilience as well as youthful tone and texture. The heat that is absorbed during a Softwave treatment not only stimulates collagen and elastin production but can also stimulate immediate tightening of existing collagen fibers.
It’s Like Aging Backward
Treatments like Softwave are much different than plastic surgery procedures like a facelift or neck lift. The effects of ultrasound energy build in the deep layers of the skin first. Patients may see some subtle tightening soon after their Softwave treatment, but this may fade because it is due to the heating of the collagen matrix in the skin. The true benefit of Softwave’s ultrasound technology is that it has a gradual and natural effect. It’s like aging in reverse. The skin lifts and tightens as the body rebuilds its collagen and elastin foundation with healthy new fibers. The results of treatment start to become noticeable as early as two weeks after the procedure, but they continue to build over a few months.
Do you like the idea of aging backward? Contact our Westport, CT office at (203) 226-3600 to schedule your Softwave skin-tightening consultation.