Next Generation Wrinkle Reduction and Lifting Treatment
By the time you are 25, your body's production of collagen and elastin, two proteins responsible for keeping your skin looking young and tight, gradually starts to decline. While loose, wrinkled skin may be an inevitable part of aging, there are some non-invasive cosmetic treatments that can help to rejuvenate your appearance. Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic is pleased to offer the latest in skin lifting and wrinkle reducing technology: Sofwave™ SUPERB™.
SUPERB (synchronous ultrasound parallel beam technology) is an FDA-approved treatment for improving lines and wrinkles on the face, tightening loose skin on the neck and around the chin and elevating a drooping eyebrow. The treatment is safe, quick and proven effective in clinical trials.
Using proprietary Synchronous Ultrasound Parallel Beam Technology, SUPERB™, energy precisely passes through the skin's surface (the epidermis), heating the mid-dermal tissue at just the right depth and temperature to rejuvenate collagen fibers and improve the overall appearance of the face.
How Sofwave™ SUPERB™ Works?SUPERB™ uses a proprietary system to administer ultrasound energy that reaches beneath the skin's surface to the the middle layers of the dermis. The temperature is set so that it best stimulates new collagen production, which gradually tightens and smooths lax skin.
Treatments typically about an hour, depending on the size of the treatment area and the number of treatment areas requested. Patients can lie down and relax for the duration of the treatment. They should expect to feel warmth on the skin, though not to the point of pain. Discomfort is managed with help from a topical numbing cream applied to the treatment area ahead of the procedure.
Who is a Good Candidate for Sofwave™ SUPERB™?Sofwave™ is most often recommended for patients over 30 who have mild to moderate signs of aging on their face. These patients should want to reduce lines and wrinkles, tighten sagging submental and neck skin and/or lift the eyebrows without requiring surgery. When it comes to lines, SUPERB™ is better suited for lines caused by frequent muscle movements than folds resulting in facial volume loss.
Unlike some similar treatments, SUPERB™ is safe on all skin types and tones. (Some laser-based treatments can damage darker skin pigmentations). Sofwave's high safety standards make it appropriate for most patients. Patients who are pregnant, have taken certain medications in recent months, or who have an open wound or active acne outbreak may need to wait to undergo this treatment.
What is Sofwave™ Recovery Like?Most patients do not experience downtime following Sofwave™ treatment. Symptoms are typically limited to some temporary redness or swelling. Patients can resume normal activities and their usual skin care routine as soon as they leave Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic.
What Results Can I Expect From Sofwave™?Patients notice significant improvement to their skin about one week following treatment, though it can take a few months for the full results to become apparent. Allow time for the boosted collagen production to become visible on the skin.
Most patients only require a single treatment to see results, though some may benefit from a second treatment. Patients often choose to undergo Sofwave™ once per year to maintain the results.
Speak to the Grossmont Team about Sofwave™For more than 40 years, Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic has been La Mesa and San Diego's most trusted provider of cosmetic skin treatments. We are excited to provide this new non-invasive treatment for minimizing common signs of aging. To schedule a consultation for Sofwave™ SUPERB or other skin treatments, please call (619) 462-1670.
Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic and Skin Cancer Treatment Center Staff
Grossmont Dermatology is committed to providing patients with excellent quality skin treatments to help them preserve their youth. They use the latest technologies and treatment modalities to provide patients with the most effective services suiting their individual needs. The team of professionals at the practice comprise:
- Paul B. Dean, MD, MPH, FAAD – Specializes in general dermatology, mole and lesion removal, photodynamic therapy (PDT), and skin cancer treatments.
- Maki Christine Goskowicz, MD, FAAD – Expertise includes general, cosmetic and laser dermatology, and skin cancer surgery and Botox treatments.
- Christopher Crosby, MD, PhD, FAAD - Specialist in Mohs surgery and reconstructive dermatologic surgery for skin cancers.
- Shinko Lin, MD – Specializes in general, cosmetic and laser dermatology, skin cancer treatments, and PDT.
- Sam Khalifian, MD – Specializes in adult and pediatric autoimmune connective tissue disease, skin cancer and melanoma treatments, hair loss disorders, and cosmetics.
- Helene Jolly, PA-C, MPAP – Performs cosmetic dermatology, acne and skin rash treatments, and mole removal among other tasks.
- Kira A. Tellache, PA-C – Performs general dermatology including acne and skin rashes as well as cosmetic dermatology and mole removal.