Tightener by Sofwave™

The Latest Collagen Induction Therapy Device

Sofwave™ is the newest non-invasive skin treatment that revitalizes fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating collagen production. This ultrasound based technology is non-invasive with no downtime, utilizing a high frequency ultrasound beam to penetrate the skin and promote collagen contraction and production. This results in a tightening effect within the skin.

  1. CONCERN: Fine lines and wrinkles.
  2. TREATMENT TIME: One 30-45 minute session.
  3. RESULTS: Smoother skin, a more youthful appearance.


What is Sofwave™?

Sofwave™ technology is a next-generation aesthetic treatment—it’s non-invasive, offers zero downtime, and shows a marked improvement on fine lines, skin laxity, and wrinkles. Sofwave™ is a state-of-the-art handheld device that softens fine lines and wrinkles via ultrasound energy. It belongs to a category of energy-based devices that use ultrasound waves to deliver energy into the skin or surrounding areas to create a tightening effect.

This technology specifically targets the mid-portion of the skin, where the collagen is located. There are no sutures, anesthesia, or surgery involved. Afterward, you’ll be able to get back to your day. There is no prolonged recovery, nor is there any Sofwave™ downtime.

What areas can I treat with Sofwave™?

If you are bothered by skin laxity and other signs of aging, you are not alone. Most people start to experience skin laxity (loosening of the skin), between the ages of 35 and 40 years due to a loss of collagen networks and elastin fibers. Sofwave™ can treat mild laxity of the face, neck, and other parts of the body and can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles of your face, neck, and décolletage.

The heat stimulates the formation of new collagen and elastin in the dermis. By stimulating new collagen and elastin growth, the Sofwave™ treatment leads to tighter, firmer, smoother skin with a reduction in wrinkles and fine lines.

What does Sofwave™ do?

Sofwave™ works to restore the collagen support that firms and tones skin – and it helps reduce wrinkles by improving that elasticity and restoring the bounce of youthful skin. This system uses next-generation synchronous ultrasound parallel beam technology that is designed to maximize patient convenience and minimize downtime.

As the ultrasound energy is delivered, patients may feel warm sensations on the skin. Sofwave™ is comfortable with the application of a topical anesthetic just prior to treatment. This means you will notice a reduction in wrinkles and fine lines after one fast, convenient, comfortable office treatment.

What do I need to Wear?

We recommend you dress for comfort. Many of our patients come wearing workout clothing. If you’re on any special oral or topical medications, please let us know when you schedule your appointment and we will let you know how to prep

When will I see results?

Most patients notice results within the first 4-6 weeks, but only one Sofwave™ treatment is required to achieve results. It may take several months to see the final results from the treatment as your body builds collagen over time.

Where is Sofwave™ performed?

At SKIN FIVE, we provide best-in-class treatment rooms equipped with complimentary wi-fi so you can plug into your favorite playlist or continue your Netflix binge. You choose.

Who was Sofwave™ designed for?

Sofwave™ is well suited for patients who have mild to moderate skin laxity of the face and neck. Someone in poor health, who smokes, or has excessive sun damage on their face is not a good candidate. Prospective patients should have some degree of fine lines and wrinkles. Sofwave™ is well suited for patients who are in their 30s to 80s, who have mild to moderate skin laxity of the face, and have loose skin under their neck and chin.

Thus, Sofwave™ can also be an option for older patients who do not want a face lift but want some of these skin issues addressed. If you are looking for a no-downtime alternative for skin tightening of the face, neck, and chest, Sofwave™ may be for you.

Are there any special discounts that I can apply for?

SKIN FIVE offers a unique discount program called HIGH FIVE membership. Members receive a 15% discount on all services and products while their membership is active.

Does Sofwave™ hurt?

There is minimal discomfort associated with the procedure. Some areas may be more sensitive than others. It will depend on how much energy we will need to use to get the best results. To reduce the discomfort in those areas, we use a topical numbing cream before the procedure. Most patients tolerate this very easily. In fact, most patients will drive themselves back and forth from the procedure.

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“At a certain point in life, the skin on various areas of the body starts to sink, sag, or wrinkle. In my experience both with my patients and for me personally, our Tightener really works to shrink the skin so that it fits again.”

Ava Shamban, MD