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Sofwave – NEW!

Sofwave™ provides a new frontier to skin tightening and remodelling, combining incredible results with a superior safety profile and negligible downtime. The platform can be used to treat face, neck and body. It uses an ultrasound beam which delivers ultrasound energy to the skin, and the heat from the beam stimulates new collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid production.

Sofwave delivers Synchronous Ultrasound Parallel Beam SUPERB™ technology, with very minimal (if any) downtime, in a single 30-45 minute treatment, no matter the skin type.

Ultrasound energy precisely passes through the skin’s surface, heating the mid-dermal tissue at just the right depth and temperature to rejuvenate collagen. Patients can get right back to normal life quickly following treatment. Sofwave’s unique technology enables the controlled delivery of energy, in terms of amount and location, while protecting the skin surface with an integrated cooling mechanism, without the interruption to your daily routine.

Sofwave has the Medical CE mark and is also, only the 2nd device to have FDA clearance for ‘lifting’. Specifically it has clearance for:

  • Brow Lift (average lift was 2.5-3mm)
  • Lax submental (under chin area)
  • Neck tissue
  • Fine lines and wrinkles

Other key areas we can treat include:

  • Eyelids
  • Jowls
  • Cheeks
  • Under-eye skin laxity
  • Lips (natural plumping effect without fillers)
  • Elbows and Knees
  • Abdomen
  • Upper arms

Key advantages/features of Sofwave:

  • FDA-cleared for ‘lifting’ – only 2nd device to have this
  • Unique parallel ultrasound beams – 8-10 times more skin tissue treated per pulse
  • Patented direct contact skin cooling – allowing 8-10 times more energy than HIFU/ultherapy
  • Single treatment
  • Negligible downtime – back to work immediately
  • Fixed targeting of mid-dermis – consistent results
  • Extremely good safety profile
  • High patient-satisfaction rate
Why choose us? Here at Perfect Skin Solutions we have professional and kind therapists and doctors
Perfect Skin Solutions

Why choose Perfect Skin Solutions for your Sofwave – NEW!?

Our clinic was one of the first in the UK to have Sofwave and is led by Dr Dev Patel, who has a global reputation as an industry leader. This includes teaching and training other medical professionals on energy-based treatments. All our treatment protocols are approved by him personally to ensure you get the very best out of your journey with us. Furthermore, our entire team has been trained by top international trainer, Gabor Bartucz, who has over 15 years experience working with ultrasound technology in aesthetics.

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Treatment time

30 - 60 minutes

Anaesthetic

Numbing cream

Full recovery

12 hours

Back to work time

Immediate

Sensitivity period

12 hours

Duration of result

Variable

Risks & complications

See FAQ

Prices

Brow Lift

£795

Brow Lift MD

Injected anaesthetic nerve block performed by doctor allowing more powerful treatment

£995

Mid and Lower Face

£795

Neck

£795

Full Face & Neck

£2000

Saves £385

Aftercare


Post Treatment Expectations (based on average times reported, recovery may be longer)

90% of patients report that their skin has returned to normal appearance within 2 hours. However, please note the following:

  • Your skin may look red for up to 24 hours
  • Oedema (localised swelling) – 72 hours
  • Downtime can last longer depending on treatment parameters and your general state of mental and physical health.
  • Pain – It is unusual to require painkillers after the procedure. If needed take 400mg Ibuprofen three times daily with/after food for the first 72 hours (Caution if any history of stomach or kidney problems)
  • IF YOU HAVE NO DOWNTIME AT ALL YOU ARE LUCKY; PLEASE DO NOT THINK YOUR TREATMENT HAS FAILED SOMEHOW. The benefit of Sofwave IS the lack of downtime.
  • In addition, if you managed to purchase the CellDerma GF5, for the first one – two weeks apply GF5 morning and evening from day of procedure. If you have also purchased Collagen Restore, apply this on top of the GF5. A mineral-based sunscreen (CellDerma Pure Mineral or Ultralight) should be applied every morning thereafter. For more guidance on sunscreens, please book a skin consultation with one of our Aesthetic therapists or visit our website (lifestyle section).
  • Avoid significant sun exposure or sunbeds until skin has returned to normal and ideally forever more!
  • You may restart your own skincare regime once skin is no longer red. Ask your practitioner for advice on specific products if unsure.
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Sofwave – NEW!

FAQ

Sofwave is a revolutionary ultrasound device unlike traditional ultrasound technology such as ultherapy or H.I.F.U. (See separate FAQ). Its unique features including direct contact skin cooling (SofcoolTM) which protect the surface of the skin from undue damage and side effects. It aims to improve the health and quality of the skin by triggering remodelling of the skin structure. This happens by stimulating production of key building blocks like collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. The process occurs over many months with gradual improvements peaking at 6-12 months. Skin becomes tighter, firmer and plumper (essentially, younger). There is negligible downtime and you can return to most activities on the day of treatment.

Remodelling of skin, is triggered by causing controlled damage to skin or underlying tissues. Traditional ultrasound devices used for skin remodelling, create perpendicular zones of injury which can often involve layers we do not wish to target. Furthermore, to hit the target layer, visualisation using another form of ultrasound (as one would have in medical scanning). Many devices do not even have this feature compromising safety. This can result in varying amounts of the skin being treated effectively and significant variability in results. With Sofwave, the energy is delivered at a fixed and predictable depth of 1-2mm, hitting the desired target area (dermis) without the need to employ visual scanning. Furthermore, 8-10 times more skin tissue.

Some areas where more energy has been applied, will appear red and mildly swollen. This can look a little like stinging nettle rash. This typically settles over a few hours and 99% of patients will look totally normal within this time period. Some may look fine even immediately after treatment.

In safe, trained hands, complications are highly unlikely to occur. These are a key criteria in getting FDA clearance. There has been no reported adverse event globally, at the time of publication. Sofwave has an enviable reputation for being an ultra-safe treatment. However, as heat is generated there is a rare risk of superficial burns, ulceration, disturbance of pigmentation (hyper or hypopigmentation), swelling and prolonged redness.

There is often an immediate lifting effect seen post-treatment due to thermal contraction of skin. However, the process of your skin making new collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, is going to be kick-started from day of treatment and as the proteins rebuild in your skin over the coming months, your results will improve more and more. Most patients will see their best results at around 6-12 months but it is common for people to notice improvements much earlier on.

This is impossible to answer precisely as ageing is a dynamic process and influenced by both environmental and genetic factors. However, results will generally improve for up to a year! After that there will be a gradual decline as ageing starts catching up, which is why maintenance sessions with Softwave or a suitable alternative treatment, are useful as part of your longer-term skincare plan.

As the ageing is a dynamic process that never stops, one can actually have Sofwave done every 6 months as part of a skin fitness program.  However, in reality, it is ideal to have a treatment session every 12-18 months. If budget restricts this, it is still very beneficial to have a one-off treatment because even one session will reset the skin age in regards to structure and integrity.

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