The collagen and elastin levels responsible for youthful-looking skin start to decrease when we hit our mid-twenties. Even if you put your best efforts into protecting your skin from the sun, and buy the best skincare products out there, you will probably still notice your skin starting to weaken around this time. At MD Beauty Labs in West Palm Beach, FL, we use Sofwave to strengthen the skin and fight signs of aging.
What Is Sofwave?
A Completely Non-Invasive Treatment Option
Sofwave harnesses the power of ultrasound energy. By enhancing the collagen proteins in your skin, it can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on your face.
The Importance of Collagen
Collagen is a building block of the skin, it helps to support your skin’s elasticity and overall strength. In addition to being found in the skin, it’s also important to the health of your muscles, tendons, and even your hair. When it comes to fighting wrinkles, the collagen we’re interested in is located in your facial tissues.
When you have plenty of collagen proteins, your facial structure will be firm and strong. It encourages smooth, voluminous skin with a youthful glow to it. As these protein levels decline, the positive benefits they offer will start to fade. Your skin may begin to lose its soft texture and develop wrinkles. If you’ve spent plenty of time outdoors enjoying the sunshine, that can, unfortunately, expedite the aging of skin since strong sunlight can damage collagen proteins.
But I Wore Sunscreen!
Being careful with your skin is a great way to protect it as you age, and to help protect it from skin cancer. Taking good care of your skin can certainly help the skin age gracefully.
All that said, even if you’ve religiously slathered yourself in sunscreen before hitting the great outdoors, there’s nothing we can do to stop collagen levels from declining when we enter our twenties.
What To Expect
We offer this treatment right from the comfort of our office. The technology we use is called Synchronous Ultrasound Parallel Beam SUPERB, and despite its lengthy name, the process is quick and simple. For about 30 to 45 minutes, this handheld device will deliver ultrasound energy to your facial tissues. After your appointment is done, you can head on out and enjoy the rest of your day.
Throughout the next few months, you can expect your results to continue to improve. This is because the treatment actually rebuilds collagen proteins over time throughout the treated areas.
How Does It Work?
We’ll use ultrasound energy to bring up the temperature of the tissues about 1.5 millimeters under your skin, all while using our SofCool technology to protect your skin’s surface. As the tissues under your skin heat up, it will trigger neocollagenesis. This is just a scientific way to say the production of new collagen.
After treatment, your new collagen will be hard at work tightening up your skin and supporting its structure, which will naturally reduce your lines and wrinkles.
1. Exactly When Will I See Results?
You can expect to start seeing results around the one-week mark, and your results should continue to improve for about three months. If you’re looking to feel your best for a big event like a wedding or vacation, we suggest scheduling your treatment a few weeks to a month beforehand so you can enjoy your vibrant skin on the big day.
2. How Many Treatments Will I Need?
We pride ourselves in offering efficient treatment methods, so usually one treatment is enough to enjoy great results. That said, each case is individual, and there are some clients who prefer to receive multiple treatments to enjoy a more dramatic transformation.
3. Do I Have To Pause My Skincare Routine After Treatment?
Have a favorite skincare lotion you don’t want to part with? The good news is you don’t have to, this treatment is so gentle you can keep using your favorite skincare and aesthetic products as usual. In fact, if you want to encourage the best results from your treatment we can recommend products to boost and lengthen its effectiveness over the next few months.
We have access to anti-aging lotions and creams that we’re happy to recommend to our clients since we feel we can stand behind their great results. It can be a pain to find a good anti-aging cream, and it can be risky to trust your sensitive skin to unknown creams you find online. The medical skincare products we offer here are scientifically validated, so you don’t have to put your trust in random online brands anymore.
We Offer IS Clinical Skincare
IS Clinical is composed of botanically based, pharmaceutical quality ingredients that are known for their results. The developers behind these products know how important it is to treat the skin safely, but also have a treatment that gives you results you can readily see. Clients should notice vibrant, fresher-looking skin as the skin is nourished by these quality products.
IS Clinical can help address issues like fine lines, wrinkles, and hyper-pigmentation. It also supports your collagen production, so improved skin flexibility and vibrancy are also benefits this product can offer.
4. Is It Safe?
Sofwave has proven its ability to work without compromising safety. One of the reasons the SofCool technology is included is to keep your skin cool and protected as the tissues under the surface are being gently warmed.
Our team also does our best to make the whole experience as comfortable as possible. We’re happy to answer your questions so we can quell any anxiety you’re feeling about the process. We want this to be something you can look forward to and enjoy.
5. Who’s a Good Candidate?
Do You Want to Avoid Needles?
There are many effective skincare treatments that involve injections, but that isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. If you’ve been wanting to improve the appearance of your skin but don’t want to deal with injectable treatments, this might be the right solution for you.
Do You Want to Reduce Fine Lines and Wrinkles?
This technology can greatly improve minor and moderate lines across the face. Some popular areas of treatment include the lines around your mouth that can show up in your thirties, as well as the upper facial area.
What Other Treatments Do We Offer?
We have more than one trick up our sleeves! We offer a wide range of treatments, and we’d be happy to help you choose the right one for your unique needs. In some cases we may be able to combine treatments as well, so you can enjoy even more benefits.
Signature Luminous Glow Facial
Our skilled aestheticians can carry out this signature facial, and top if off with a powerful regenerative serum. The serum originates from Italy and is custom blended with the finest ingredients.
A hydrating collagen mask is also included in this treatment, along with 20 minutes of LED light therapy meant to help your skin readily absorb the nutrients in the serum. The result of this well-rounded treatment is a radiant glow as your skin thanks you for this pampering.
This Facial Doesn’t End When You Leave
One day of pampering is nice, but we think sending our clients home with some of the high-quality products we use for this facial is even better. Now you can continue to use these products at home for four weeks after your facial with us. These follow-up treatments will ensure your effects are long-lasting.
This treatment can diminish the appearance of your pores as well as fine lines and wrinkles, all without the downtime associated with a chemical peel.
For clients who don’t want surgery, but do want to redefine their facial contours, you may want to consider our Silhouette Instalift option. Whether you don’t want a facelift, want to delay getting one, or can’t get one for medical reasons, this option can provide some of the same benefits without the prohibitive cost or recovery time facelifts are associated with.
Facelifts may lift sagging skin, but they can’t replace the lost volume in your face. On the other hand, a Silhouette Instalift can address loose skin and lost volume at the same time.
Fillers and Injectables
Another way to address wrinkles is by filling them in. This can help refresh your face and reduce signs of aging. We offer a wide range of effective injectables. If you’re not sure the type of injectable you’d want to pursue, we’d be happy to go over your options with you.
Each different injectable can be a great fit depending on your needs and facial type, so if you point out your goals, we’ll be able to give you our recommendation on what we believe will best help you achieve what you’re looking for.
This is another minimally invasive treatment for skin laxity. Polydioxanone threads, also called PDO threads, are extremely safe to use on the body. They’ve been widely used when it comes to sealing open wounds, and are even used during cardiothoracic surgery!
In our case, we use them to gradually tighten your skin and stimulate collagen production so the results can extend to a cellular level. This treatment can be used all across the face, neck, chest, and even your arms.
If your primary concern is the volume loss that comes along with age, this is a unique treatment that can address that throughout your body, including your hands and face. This treatment replaces the lost fat in your skin, which means it’s currently the only filler that is a comparable alternative to a traditional fat transfer.
Fat transfer surgery usually takes fat from one part of the body and puts it in a different place, like the hollowed-out areas of the cheeks or under your eyes. However, this surgery is a difficult one. It has a lengthy recovery period and high scarring risk. Renuva takes the surgery right out of the fat transfer process. Instead, purified fat is injected directly into areas you want to restore.
Severe acne can be embarrassing, and very difficult to treat. While it’s common for teenagers to struggle with acne, many clients find their acne doesn’t magically go away with age. There are many adults out there who continue to struggle with acne, and continue to have it affect their confidence. Rather than feeling like you have to cake on concealer, finding an effective treatment for acne can help you reclaim your skin.
The acne treatments we offer here include:
- Chemical Peels
- Forever Clear BBL
- Medical Skin Care Products
- Photodynamic Therapy
- Silk Peel
- VI Peel
Give Your Face the Care It’s Craving
If you’re ready to learn more about any of these treatments, or the numerous other treatments we offer, reach out to MD Beauty Labs in West Palm Beach, FL, today and set up your consultation!