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Sofwave has been FDA-approved to treat facial fine lines and wrinkles using high-intensity fractional ultrasound. The procedure tightens the tissue below the skin by heating the mid-dermis tissue, which triggers the body’s healing response and kick-starts brand-new collagen production. This reduces fine lines and wrinkles while also firming the skin for an overall more youthful appearance. Most patients only need one treatment to see results.

Benefits of Sofwave

  • Suitable for all skin types and tones
  • Tightening and firming in just a few weeks
  • Reduces appearance of lines and wrinkles
  • Tightens sagging skin
  • Utilizes very safe energy
  • Zero downtime
  • Years of results

How Sofwave works

Sofwave focuses heated ultrasound energy into the skin at the mid-dermis level, which reduces discomfort and side effects that older ultrasound technologies have had. The heat is concentrated on the tissues just below the skin’s surface, and the top layer of skin isn’t affected at all. This heat creates a “heat injury” that jumpstarts the body’s healing response, which causes collagen to begin forming. This new collagen makes the skin firmer and more youthful. 

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Sofwave treatment details

No anesthesia is typically needed, as the treatment is very tolerable. Before treatment, your skin will be cleansed, and ultrasound gel will be applied to create a bond between the skin and the ultrasound transducer. The handheld applicator will then be used to apply the energy directly to the skin.

The Sofwave applicator is able to cover a larger area than past ultrasound devices, which helps the treatment go much more quickly (usually 15-30 minutes per session). The Sofwave applicator includes a cooling feature to offset the heat and keep the outer layer of skin safe.  

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There is essentially no downtime with Sofwave, and patients can return to their regular day afterwards. The fact that it has a shallower depth than older ultrasound technologies also means that there is very mild (if any) bruising, ulceration, or hyperpigmentation.


Early results are frequently seen as soon as one week following treatment. However, the collagen regeneration process takes up to 12 weeks for visible results to become apparent, with your appearance looking better and better over the months. Sofwave results are not permanent, and one-year maintenance treatments are recommended.

Sofwave candidates

If you’re in the Bryn Mawr and Philadelphia area and you’re interested in Sofwave, you may be the perfect candidate. The best patients for this treatment are: 

  • 30 years old or older
  • Have mild to moderate facial fine lines and wrinkles
  • Have mildly sagging facial and/or neck skin
  • Have mild jowling around the jawline
  • Understand how Sofave works and that results are temporary
  • Have realistic expectations for what Sofwave can accomplish

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Sofwave at Bloom Facial Plastic Surgery

Bloom Facial Plastic Surgery is a practice nestled in the heart of the Main Line that specializes in the most advanced treatments for wrinkles, fine lines, sagging skin, facial volume loss, double chin fat reduction, and facial aging. Not only are energy-based devices of our main services; double board-certified Dr. Jason Bloom is also a cosmetic face specialist, and therefore selects only the most effective devices and technologies. He and his outstanding team utilize a combination of patient-specific injectable treatments and clinical skincare, as well as cosmetic and reconstructive surgery for the face to achieve the best results. Our mission is to deliver the best cosmetic and facial surgery techniques and technologies to all patients, coupled with the highest level of outcomes in a caring and safe atmosphere. If you’re in the Bryn Mawr and Philadelphia area and are interested in Sofwave, we welcome you to schedule a consultation with us.

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