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How To Prepare For Sofwave

How To Prepare For Sofwave

The presence of collagen is essential for maintaining a plump, youthful, and elastic complexion. Unfortunately, the sun, free radicals, pollution, and even diet can all contribute to the breakdown of this essential protein. What’s more, as we experience the effects of aging, the fibroblasts in our bodies, which are responsible for producing collagen, become less active. The skin’s collagen and elastin fibers become more dispersed and loose as we age, which leads to the development of wrinkles and laxity.

Collagen production in our skin slows by one percent annually due to natural aging processes. Although it may not seem like much, a cumulative total of these one percent increases will significantly change over time. Even though it’s inherent for your body to lose collagen, that doesn’t mean you have no hope! You can give your body the power-up it needs to produce the collagen to keep your skin looking radiant and young by taking advantage of the cosmetic treatments available today.

What’s more, undergoing surgical procedures is not an essential component of all cosmetic treatments. You can skip the surgery’s pain and recovery time thanks to recent technological advancements such as Sofwave. Before you go ahead and try out this treatment, there are some things you should first learn about them.

What Exactly Is Sofwave?

The dermis, the deepest layer of skin, is the target of Sofwave, a non-invasive 3D ultrasound device that can lift and tighten skin tissue. The procedure, which takes between 30 and 45 minutes, immediately tightens the skin on your face and neck. The cellular processes induce collagen synthesis that persists for many months after the procedure.

It will make your face appear smoother and younger by diminishing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. It helps to firm the skin, tone it, erase fine lines and creases, and tighten skin that has begun to sag, particularly in areas such as the jowls and jawline, as well as around the eyes and brows. 

As time passes, it contributes to the repair and regeneration of the collagen in the skin. Because of the firming and tightening properties of Sofwave, the quality of the skin is improved, and the face and neck continue to maintain an impression that is youthful and full of well-being.

How The Device Works

It is a compact L-shaped handpiece connected to a larger machine with a monitor. This monitor displays information regarding the treatment being administered and the power level of the ultrasound pulses. Since your provider can monitor and pinpoint the precise location of the treatment area using Sofwave, the patient will experience less discomfort, and their skin will be protected.

The heat from the ultrasound of the Sofwave causes the collagen in your skin to contract, stimulating the tissue repair reaction in your fibroblast cells, which in turn speeds up forcefully and induces additional collagen synthesis. The result is a reduction in the impression of fine lines and wrinkles, in addition to a slight skin tightening. At the same time, the software guarantees that the other layers of skin will not be harmed in any way.

Microneedling is an example that operates according to the same fundamental principle, causing minor damages to induce collagen synthesis forcefully. However, Sofwave does the same without piercing the skin. Don’t forget that ultrasounds are a standard and safe technology that doctors frequently use for medical applications, so getting one shouldn’t cause discomfort.

Preparing For Sofwave

Candidates in their 30s or older who are healthy, have realistic expectations, and experience the effects of aging can benefit from this treatment. Likewise, The treatment is appropriate for people of all different skin tones. Since the procedure is non-invasive, you can come in as you are without any prior preparations.

However, if you have any chronic skin conditions and are unsure how to proceed, consider contacting a doctor before proceeding with the Sofwave treatment. 

What Happens During Sofwave Procedure?

A single treatment session can last anywhere from thirty to forty-five minutes, depending on whether the patient is getting their face, neck, or both areas treated. 

At the outset of the procedure, your provider will rub a cream containing a local anesthetic into the area that is going to be treated. After that, they will wipe away the numbing agent, but you will continue to have a numb sensation, and then they will apply an ultrasound-conductive gel to your skin. 

They will move the Sofwave handpiece across your skin to ensure that the ultrasound energy is distributed uniformly across your skin. Even if you feel warm, the anesthetic and cooling system should ensure that you remain comfortable.

Side Effects

After a Sofwave treatment, there is little to no downtime to get back to your routine without any issues. Keep in mind that this is literally an ultrasound wave that will hit your skin, practically similar to the ultrasound doctors use for medical applications. It shouldn’t cause any unwanted adverse effects, and clinical testing proves this fact.


Most people only require one session of Sofwave to accomplish their desired level of physical appearance. However, just like with other non-invasive treatments that rely on the body’s natural ability to induce collagen synthesis, you should anticipate the results to take some time. It could take up to three months for the effects of the Sofwave treatment to appear; after that point, they will only get better.

What’s more, It is essential to keep in mind that the collagen that Sofwave induces does not persist indefinitely. If the results remain consistent over time, you should probably give the treatment another shot routinely, perhaps once every 12 months. Also, bring reasonable expectations to the appointment, as the Sofwave treatment cannot provide the same degree of a facelift as surgical procedures.


Give your facial features a natural collagen boost by considering Sofwave treatment. This method allows your skin to tighten, plump, and rejuvenate itself, giving you the youthful impression you desire. If you want to experience the treatment or consider a consultation, feel free to contact and visit our Ella Medical Aesthetics clinic. Sally and her team are ready to offer you the best services for your needs. 

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