What if getting rid of wrinkles felt like getting a haircut? Imagine walking in, sitting down in a comfy chair, and leaving 10-30 minutes later with youthful skin and fewer wrinkles and fine lines. At Pacifica Cosmetic Surgery Center, we offer Sofwave skin tightening, an exciting new non-surgical ultrasound treatment that gives our Newport Beach skin tightening patients exceptional results - in a way that feels like going to the salon, not the plastic surgeon.
Sofwave is a new, non-invasive, clinically-proven ultrasound technology that stimulates collagen production for the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles by tightening the skin and stimulating new collagen fibers to be produced in areas where it has either slowed or even stopped because of age or other factors. The ultrasound waves offer a unique, fast, and safe treatment, penetrating the skin and creating new collagen in a way that reduces wrinkles and tightens skin along the face and neck.
Plastic surgeon Dr. Douglas Hendricks and the staff at Pacifica Cosmetic Surgery Center are always striving to offer new and innovative treatment options for our patients in Newport Beach. Skin tightening treatments like Sofwave help us deliver incredible results with no surgery or downtime.
The difference that separates Sofwave from similar nonsurgical skin tightening treatments is SUPERB™ - a synchronous ultrasound parallel beam technology that generates heat at a specific depth of 1.5 mm beneath the surface of the skin. This mid-dermis area of the skin houses the dermis’ collagen production cells. By heating this particular section of the skin, Sofwave activates the collagen production centers of the skin in response.
At Pacifica Cosmetic Surgery Center, we believe in offering the most effective treatments to our Sofwave skin tightening Newport Beach patients. After reviewing the clinical results from Sofwave, we felt strongly that this treatment met our standards.
The Sofwave clinical trials showed an excellent safety profile, with NOT ONE adverse effect reported. Three months after treatment, physicians reported that 88% of their patients were either improved or very much improved after a single treatment session. Patient satisfaction surveys showed 72% of patients felt their results were improved or very much improved and were satisfied with their results. Based on these statistics and our own experience with the machine, we believe Sofwave is a safe, effective way to quickly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
When you arrive at Pacifica Cosmetic Surgery Center for your initial consultation, you will be greeted by our friendly and courteous staff. During your consultation, Dr. Hendricks will listen to your concerns and the areas that you want treated, and then determine if Sofwave is the treatment option that best fits your needs. Many times, we can do your first treatment the same day as your consultation!
Skin tightening treatments with Sofwave on average takes between 10-15 minutes per area, with a full treatment of the neck and face taking about 40 minutes. Common areas include the lower face, neck, brow, or even the back of the hands or knees. Multiple areas can be treated at the same setting. During that time, you can relax comfortably as the Sofwave wand passes on top of your skin, heating the dermal layer beneath while simultaneously cooling the outer layers of skin to ensure your skin’s safety. Most patients describe the process as a mild and soothing warmth - similar to what you might experience from a hot stone massage.
Because Sofwave is a noninvasive procedure that uses ultrasound waves, there is no downtime following the procedure. You can return to your normal activities immediately following your Sofwave treatment. Sofwave is so fast and easy that some of our patients even schedule their treatments during their lunch breaks!
Many of our Newport Beach skin tightening patients report seeing visible results within a week following their treatments. However, that is just the beginning of the Sofwave effect. Because collagen regeneration takes time to reach the surface, you will likely see ongoing improvements to the area for the next three months as collagen production increases.
To find out how you can get safe, effective relief from fine lines and wrinkles in less than an hour, schedule a consultation with Dr. Hendricks at Pacifica Cosmetic Surgery Center today!
Sofwave is a safe, effective alternative to certain surgical procedures that target wrinkles and lose skin along the face, neck, hands, and knees. While the results of surgery may be more pronounced, there are also increased risks with surgery - as well as requiring a recovery period.. Dr. Hendricks will address these options with you during your consultation so you can make the right decision for your body and lifestyle.
Sofwave skin tightening patients as young as 30 who have early signs of aging with loose skin and fine wrinkles are great candidates. Patients in their 40s to 80s with mild to moderate skin laxity may see even greater improvements. We have no way to predict how much someone will respond to treatment but it makes sense that the younger you are, the more benefits one will see from Sofwave treatment. If you have fine lines and wrinkles and/or loose skin under the neck or around the eyes, you could see significant improvement in these conditions with Sofwave.
Yes! Fillers can be used up to 48 hours before or after treatment with Sofwave.
Sofwave generates heat at the exact level in the skin that controls collagen production. As the cells heat, they produce collagen as a healing response. Collagen is the substance that holds our skin attached to the body as well as keeps the skin from stretching when we move. The more collagen that replaces the collagen lost as we age, the firmer and tighter our skin will look.
Who is not a good candidate for SofWave? Patients with active acne spots or inflamed skin should seek steps to quiet their condition before having the Sofwave treatment. SofWave is safe for women who are pregnant or nursing.