After the age of 20, collagen production drops by 1% every year. As a result, the skin loses its elasticity and becomes more prone to wrinkles.
And while there are many treatments out there that promise miracles, very few can stimulate collagen production. The collagen found in creams cannot mimic the activity of collagen in the skin, so they can’t fight off the signs of aging.
However, there’s a way specialists can trick the body into producing more collagen and continue making collagen even 12 weeks after treatment. Read on to find out how Dr. Andrea Volk, our expert at SafiraMD Medical Aesthetics and Wellness Center, uses Sofwave™ to tighten skin and reduce wrinkles.
Sofwave uses Synchronous Ultrasound Parallel Beam SUPERB™ technology in a device that delivers ultrasound energy to the problem areas. It heats the dermis and stimulates collagen. This causes micro-injuries in the dermis, and when these injuries occur, the body rushes collagen and growth factors to the area to heal it.
The device also has a cooling system that keeps the surface of the skin cool while the dermis is heated.
Within the following weeks, your skin will continue producing collagen, thus increasing the elasticity and the appearance of your skin. Sofwave can be used anywhere on the body but is most commonly used on the face and neck.
Sofwave is a non-invasive, painless treatment that Dr. Volk can perform during your lunch break. It has no downtime and you can return to your daily routine without any limitations. The treatment lasts about 35 minutes and can be done on any skin type, unlike laser treatments.
While collagen production is upregulated for weeks after the treatment, you may also benefit from practicing other good habits to support your collagen production, such as avoiding direct exposure to sun rays without protection, consuming less alcohol, and quitting smoking.
Good candidates for Sofwave don’t have any active skin infections in the area they desire to treat and have mild to moderate skin laxity and wrinkles.
If you’re looking for a non-invasive anti-aging treatment that’s suitable for all skin types and doesn’t involve any peeling of the skin or an aftercare skincare routine, contact us to schedule an appointment. Dr. Volk will examine your skin and let you know what works best for your concerns.
In addition to ultrasound treatments, Dr. Volk also offers injectables, microneedling treatments, and chemical peels.