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Tightening and contouring devices

The Derm Institute offers non-invasive skin procedures clinically proven to tighten and contour the skin by stimulating the production of collagen and elastic tissue.

We use state-of-the-art, clinically-proven technology including the next generation Sofwave SUPERB (synchronous ultrasound parallel beam) technology, FDA-cleared to lift the eyebrow, lift the lax skin under the jawline and neck, as well as improving facial lines and wrinkles. Sofwave technology allows for safe treatment for tightening of the skin in all skin types, often with a single 30 to 45 minute treatment! Lax, crepy skin head to toe can be treated utilizing this device. Clinically proven with consistent results, 86% of study subjects demonstrated improvements in wrinkle appearance.

Sofwave Ultrasound tightening technology allows for safe treatment for tightening of the skin in all skin types, often with a single 30 to 45 minute treatment!

Sofwave is a more comfortable and no-downtime skin tightening alternative to other ultrasound treatments on the market such as Ultherapy, and in less sessions than radiofrequency treatments such as Exilis or Morpheus. Integrated cooling enables more comfortable treatments at the optimal depth without damage to the overlying skin. This breakthrough tightening technology by Sofwave was given Elle Magazine’s 2021 Future of Beauty award.

Popular areas of treatment include:

  • Brow lift
  • Jawline and lower face
  • Neck
  • Inner upper arms
  • Abdomen
  • Thighs
  • Knees

Sofwave Skin Tightening Diagram

Sofwave uses proprietary Ultrasound Parallel Beam Technology to heat the mid-dermal tissue at just the right depth and temperature to rejuvenate collagen fibers and elastic tissue. Ultrasound energy delivered at this power causes contraction, tightening and stimulation of new collagen over time without repeated sessions. The result is tighter, firmer, younger appearing skin. Sofwave works to better define and improve sagging of the face, neck and jawline, as well as smoothing and sculpting of unsightly bulges and wrinkles on the body. This treatment is safe in all skin types, even darker skin, and has no downtime.

Please read our post Sofwave Ultrasound skin tightening treatment instructions for best results and what to expect.

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Common Questions:

What is the downtime? Is there discomfort?

There is no downtime for these procedures and patients can resume regular activities immediately. There is a fractional pulsated heating sensation during treatment pulses, but Sofwave Ultrasound technology is integrated with cooling and is much more tolerable than other treatments such as Ulthera. At The Derm Institute, patients are numbed with a compounded topical numbing cream and also have the option to use PRO-NOX for increased comfort.

How many treatments do I need?

Clinical studies show optimal results to treat mild to moderate laxity with our ultrasound parallel beam technology can often be achieved with a single session. Maintenance is recommended approximately once a year.

When will I see the results?

Because Sofwave induces true architectural change in the health of your skin by stimulating neocollagenesis and new elastic tissue production, optimal results are seen after 12 weeks with ongoing improvement.

Can Sofwave Ultrasound Tightening be combined with other cosmetic procedures?

Dr. Chiu often combines Sofwave tightening treatments with other procedures such as injection of biostimulatory fillers such as Radiesse or Sculptra or minimally invasive threadlifts to further maximize results. Dr. Chiu is a nationally recognized expert and speaker in combination treatments to tighten and lift the skin for both the face and body. We will tailor and customize the best treatment plan for you, based on your skin type, age, and your cosmetic goals.

Call us today at (310) 939-9800 to see if Sofwave is the right treatment for you!