Visible signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles, usually begin to appear from your early thirties onwards. This is due to the lack of collagen production in your skin. Collagen production begins to drop off around age twenty-five and this reduces your skin’s natural flexibility. Sofwave ultrasound technology can dramatically reduce aging signs and give your skin a restored, youthful glow. For more information on ultrasound skin treatments, contact MD Beauty Labs in West Palm Beach, FL, today.
Sofwave is a revolutionary skin treatment in that it is non-invasive and allows you to go right back to your daily activities after completion. So, how many of these ultrasound sessions will you need to see the results you want and who can consider this type of treatment? We walk you through some of the steps involved in ultrasound skin treatment and the results that you can expect to see after your session.
What Do Sofwave Treatments Do?
Sofwave is a non-invasive skin treatment that uses ultrasound technology to rebuild the collagen proteins in areas where depletion tends to be most visible, such as the forehead or beneath the chin. Utilizing their SUPERB (Synchronous Ultrasound Parallel Beam) technology, the treatment passes ultrasound energy beneath the top layer of skin to stimulate collagen fibers. The process works by heating this underlying layer to an appropriate temperature that will not cause damage to the fibers or tissues in the skin.
A unique cooling agent, called SofCool, is also used throughout the process to prevent heat from damaging the top layer of skin. As collagen fibres already exist in the epidermic layers, this treatment helps regenerate these naturally occurring proteins to rejuvenate skin surface texture.
This process creates an overall reduction in the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. It also gives your face a plumper, more youthful appearance that is associated with high collagen production.
Why Do Signs of Aging Occur?
Wrinkles and fine lines in the skin are some of the most common signs of aging that people are affected by. These signs of aging are caused by collagen depletion in the skin as we age. Although your body stops naturally producing collagen around age twenty-five, collagen fibers remain in the skin for some time after this and wane gradually over time.
What Is Collagen?
Collagen is a naturally occurring protein that helps keep skin flexible and mobile. High levels of collagen in your skin allow it to maintain its shape and bounce back after movement. This is why younger people with high collagen levels do not develop wrinkles when they move their faces.
Once our bodies stop producing collagen, this natural flexibility gradually declines. As this decline takes place, fine lines can start to form, and skin may start to lose some of its plumpness. Areas on the face and neck, such as below your chin or above your eyelids, may also start to fall and become slack as collagen stores reduce.
Collagen production and longevity are partially down to genetics. Some people may find that collagen stores take longer to deplete, meaning that their skin stays looking firm and youthful for longer. For others, visible signs of aging may start to show quite early.
Eating certain foods that contain collagen, such as bone broth, seafood, or eggs, can help maintain collagen levels in skin. Avoiding excess sun damage can also help the skin to retain a smooth, unblemished surface. However, signs of aging are inevitable as we grow older and collagen stores naturally decrease. Ultrasound skin treatments can provide a quick, non-invasive way to boost the collagen proteins that remain in the skin and to smooth out fine lines.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
One of the great things about choosing ultrasound skin treatments is the speed and convenience with which you can achieve results. Most people will respond to just one ultrasound skin treatment and will see a long-lasting reduction in visible aging signs after this. A single session usually lasts between 30-45 minutes and you won’t need to take any recovery time off work after the treatment.
Response to ultrasound skin treatment partially depends on your skin and your body’s natural reaction to the treatment. Some people may feel completely satisfied with fine line reduction after just one short session. However, others may prefer to opt for repeat treatments to achieve their desired results. As the process naturally stimulates pre-existing collagen fibers in your skin, having repeat treatments won’t cause any damage and will increase results.
Who Can Have Ultrasound Skin Treatments?
Ultrasound skin treatments are suitable for anyone who wants to improve the surface texture of their skin and reduce signs of aging. These types of treatment tend to achieve the best results for people who have mild to moderate fine lines on their skin. For example, you may want to target the small lines around your eyes or across your brow. Ultrasound skin treatments are an effective option for this.
What Can I Expect at My Appointment?
Ultrasound skin treatments are generally quite low-maintenance treatments that require minimal preparation and recovery. You can book an appointment and be out in under an hour and ready to get on with your day. This makes it a perfect option for busy people with hectic schedules who are ready for a little facial R and R. Here are the steps that you can expect at your ultrasound skin treatment appointment:
Arrival and Preparation
When you arrive for your appointment, you will be greeted by one of our friendly and highly qualified staff. You will then meet your treatment provider, who can answer any questions before you get started. Before your treatment actually starts, your provider will help you get relaxed and apply an anesthetic gel to your chosen targeted area to numb the skin and prevent discomfort.
Your ultrasound treatment will usually last between 30 and 45 minutes altogether. The treatment targets the layer of skin approximately 1.5cm below the surface. The treatment involves having gentle heat applied to this area to stimulate fibers and kickstart tissue repairs. You may feel a small amount of heat on your skin during the treatment, but it should not feel painful or uncomfortable. SofCool technology will also be used throughout your appointment to protect the skin from any potential damage.
After your treatment is complete, you will be able to head back to work or relax in the comfort of your own home. The results of this treatment are not instantaneous, and you will have to wait around one week to start to see the effects of collagen stimulation in the skin.
However, as time goes on, the rejuvenating process, which has been started by the treatment, will begin to have visible effects. You should gradually begin to see a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles in the affected areas. You should also see that the skin develops a smoother, more youthful texture and has more firmness in the areas that have been treated.
Continued Skincare Post-Treatment
Maintaining the results of your skin treatment can be aided by having a regular and well-planned skincare routine. If you already use anti-aging or moisturizing creams, you can continue to do so after your ultrasound session. You can feel free to discuss this with our healthcare providers during your session.
Our clinicians may also give you advice on the types of creams and skincare agents to use to maintain a youthful complexion and blemish-free skin. Certain products may have a better success rate when it comes to maintaining skin mobility and firmness. Meanwhile, other types of skin care products may be better at reducing dryness or managing line development as you age.
Will Sofwave Give Me Smoother, Younger Looking Skin with Just One Treatment?
More than 70% of patients who undergo treatment see a noticeable reduction in wrinkles and fine lines after just one session. This includes clients who report a more youthful appearance with firmer, healthier-looking skin. As ultrasound skin treatments do not damage the skin and are fast, safe, and non-invasive, it is also an option to receive more treatments if you want to enhance your initial results.
Choose Sofwave Today
Ultrasound skin treatment can help you reduce visible signs of aging, target fine lines, and give your skin a smoother, more youthful appearance. This can help boost confidence and support your anti-aging skincare routine. To find out about Sofwave treatments, get in touch with MD Beauty Labs in West Palm Beach, FL, today to schedule a consultation.