The SUPERB™ Sofwave™ technology that so many patients love for the treatment of facial fine lines and wrinkles recently received FDA approval for the treatment of acne scars. This non-invasive ultrasound technology is a safe and effective way to improve the appearance of acne scars. The treatment offers patients a new, less invasive approach to making their acne scars less noticeable.
Acne scars are an unpleasant and enduring reminder of dealing with years of blemishes. Nearly everyone experiences some acne breakouts during their adolescent years. Hormonal changes during puberty are often to blame. However, some people continue to have acne problems well into adulthood, despite their best efforts at trying to control it. Acne problems tend to run in families, so unfortunately, there is higher risk of developing severe acne if one or both parents had severe acne. Acne scarring can cause significant psychological effects including low self-esteem and feelings of unattractiveness.
How does Sofwave™ work?
The Sofwave applicator delivers ultrasound technology to targeted areas. It heats the mid-dermal tissue and stimulates the production of new collagen. The integrated cooling mechanism protects the upper layers of skin from damage. It takes the body 4-6 weeks to form new collagen, which helps to smooth the skin and minimize the appearance of scars.
Sofwave™ provides an option for patients who do not want to undergo more aggressive scar treatments such as microneedling, dermabrasion, or laser skin resurfacing. The Sofwave™ protocol for treating acne scars consists of three sessions spaced 4-8 weeks apart. Some advantages of Sofwave™ are that it’s suitable for all skin types and skin tones, causes little to no pain, has minimal downtime, and has no serious side effects. Patients may experience a slight redness that usually subsides in a day or two.
What were the results of clinical trials?
- In the clinical trials, evaluators saw improvement in acne scar appearance in 97% of people after three treatment sessions.
- 88% of trial subjects were highly satisfied with the improvement in acne scar appearance.
- No serious or unanticipated adverse events were reported.
We’re excited about Sofwave™ treatments!
At Boca Raton Plastic Surgery Center, we’re excited about the recent FDA approvals for Sofwave™. In addition to acne scar treatments, Sofwave™ was recently approved by the FDA for treating unsightly cellulite! Dr. Cristina Keusch, Board certified plastic surgeon, has already been offering Sofwave™ as an anti-aging treatment for facial fine lines and wrinkles for several years. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.