I Just Tried a New, Buzzy $3,500 Skin Tightening Treatment — Here's My Honest Review
And since I just hit my 30s, I'm all about exploring the world of in-office treatments that promise long-lasting anti-aging benefits. I've done pretty much everything, from radio-frequency microneedling to Sculptra in my neck (for tech neck lines), so when I heard about , I knew I had to get in for an appointment.
What Is Sofwave?
Sofwave is the newest FDA-approved skin tightening treatment (it was originally cleared in 2019 for the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles and more recently in November of 2021 for lifting above the eyebrows, under the chin, and the neck tissue). It's getting a lot of buzz for a few reasons: It's non-invasive, there's little to no pain, there's zero downtime, and you only need one treatment to see results — so the pros say.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Sofwave?
How Does Sofwave Work?
What Areas Does Sofwave Treat?
"The most popular areas have been the face and neck, including the jawline, and around the eyes," shares Dr. Murphy-Rose. However, she says you can address pretty much any area where you're bothered by laxity and sagging. "I've also treated many parts of the body including hands, abdomens, arms, upper thighs, and above the knee," the MD adds.
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What's the Difference Between Sofwave and Ulthera?
Focused high-intensity ultrasound technology is not new. It's been around in the aesthetic space for a little over a decade, beginning with in 2009. But the technology has since imporved. "Sofwave has significant advantages over Ulthera; it's much more comfortable, faster, and safer with reduced risk of side effects," says Dr. Murphy-Rose.
My Honest Experience With Sofwave
What Are the Long-Term Results of Sofwave?
Can You Combine Sofwave With Other Treatments?
"Sofwave works well as a standalone procedure," confirms Dr. Murphy-Rose. However, that doesn't mean it takes the place of all rejuvenation treatments.
How Much Does Sofwave Cost?
So, Is Sofwave Actually Worth It?
The Splurge is our recurring column dedicated to expensive beauty products that are worth it. This week, why we're thinking of getting a second round of Sofwave, despite the $3500 price tag.