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Many people may be familiar with Sofwave™ ultrasound treatment to reduce the appearance of facial fine lines and wrinkles.  Sofwave™ treatments are also effective in lifting the eyebrows and lifting lax skin on the neck and the tissue below the chin.  These anti-aging treatments rejuvenate and tighten the skin without the need for surgery.  A 30-45 minute procedure can be performed on all skin types with minimal downtime.

Now there’s even better news!  Sofwave™ recently gained FDA approval as a treatment for unsightly cellulite.

What is cellulite?

Cellulite is that dimply skin, resembling an orange peel, that can appear on the thighs, hips, buttocks, and stomach.  It’s composed of fat cells that have pushed up against the skin.  Cellulite affects more women than men, and one’s weight doesn’t seem to make a difference.  Cellulite formation may be partly due to hormonal factors.  Once cellulite appears, it’s difficult to get rid of it.  Cellulite may even become worse as we age!

How does Sofwave™ treat cellulite?

Sofwave™ uses ultrasound technology to heat the mid-dermal, or middle, layer of skin in the affected area.  The goal is to trigger collagen production and lift the skin.  Sofwave™ is a safe procedure for all skin types and skin colors.  No needles or incisions are involved!  A numbing cream can be used on the treated area, but treatments are well tolerated.  The patient may feel a warmness, but the Sofcool™ cooling mechanism protects the skin from burning.  No special follow-up care is required, and the patient can resume all regular activities.

When will I see results?

Some improvements in the appearance of cellulite can be seen in about six weeks.  As collagen production is stimulated, complete results are seen at around twelve weeks.  Most results last at least a year.  An annual maintenance treatment helps the skin remain smooth in the treated area.

Don’t be embarrassed!

Approximately 80-90 percent of women have some degree of cellulite.  There is no longer any reason to be embarrassed about it.  Banish the cellulite and boost your self-confidence.  Be able to wear the clothing styles that make you feel happy.  Take the first step and book a consultation at Boca Raton Plastic Surgery Center.

Board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Cristina Keusch, founded Boca Raton Plastic Surgery Center in 1990.  Dr. Keusch and her staff are dedicated to providing high quality cosmetic procedures that help patients look and feel their best.  Contact us today to schedule an appointment.