Softwave in McKinney, TX
With age, the skin's ability to replenish its healing properties diminishes, and as a result, you may begin to notice the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Softwave technology is just one of the ways that your McKinney, TX, dermatologist Dr. James Ralston of Dermatology Center of McKinney can help diminish the appearance of these skin imperfections.
Collagen and elastin are proteins that your body naturally produces to restore your skin's appearance and elasticity, but with time your body produces less of these on its own. What Softwave from your McKinney, TX, dermatologist can accomplish is to stimulate the production of these proteins through a technology Synchronous Ultrasound Parallel Beam Array.
How It Works
Unlike other treatments which also stimulate collagen production, Softwave is a non-invasive and non-surgical alternative that uses a device that creates sound waves that help tighten the skin in the treated area.
These sound waves are converted to heat which is what promotes the skin's healing response. Because the generated heat targets specifically the mid-dermis it bypasses the outer layer of skin, thus protecting it. But it also includes an integrated cooling mechanism to provide further protection and ease discomfort.
What to Expect
The entire treatment takes about an hour to complete, sometimes less. You may be able to notice early results almost as quickly as a week after, but for visible benefits, it's usually about three months after the procedure.
Many experience tighter, more youthful-looking skin that looks and feels more elastic yet firm.
Since there is typically no pain during treatment you may be able to go back to your daily activities almost immediately after the treatment. Redness and swelling are possible side effects but consult with your doctor prior to treatment to discuss all your expectations.