Amy B. Lewis, M.D.Amy B. Lewis, M.D. received her Medical Degree, with highest honors, from the Yale School of Medicine. Shortly after, Dr. Lewis moved to the New York area for a medical internship at Cornell/New York Hospital and completed her Dermatology residency at the State University of New York Health and Science Center in Brooklyn where she acted as Chief Resident. Since then, she has founded the Yale Cosmetic Dermatology Division within the Dermatologic Surgery Department and opened her own practice, Lewis Dermatology & Associates in New York, NY.
Aren’t we lucky to live in this age with so many aesthetic dermatology centers and treatments available to help us feel more beautiful? Modern science now has an answer for nearly every beauty flaw, and this means the demand for aesthetically enhancing treatments has skyrocketed over the last couple of decades. The options seem endless, from chemical peels to injections and fillers to microdermabrasion and laser treatments.
For busy people who want results with little to no downtime, and who really want to avoid needles and surgery, there are many non-invasive aesthetic procedures out there to choose from. But which option offers you the most effective and dramatic results?
An innovative treatment stands out above all the rest of the aesthetic options combined. Non-invasive Sofwave™ Synchronous Ultrasound Parallel Beam (SUPERB™) technology has quickly become the frontrunner of aesthetic dermatology procedures and services for physicians – not only in America but also across the globe. For patients who are not ready to undergo surgical procedures, including invasive medical treatments and laser surgery, Sofwave is an obvious first choice!
What does “aesthetic” mean in dermatology?
Aesthetic dermatology involves skin treatments that are meant simply to enhance a patient’s appearance, rather than to eradicate medical issues. We love aesthetic dermatology because these treatments help us to improve our self-esteem, our self-confidence, and our self-perception.
What is the difference between aesthetic and cosmetic dermatology?
Aestheticians are qualified to offer services such as microneedling, chemical peels, facials and various other treatments. Depending on the state, they may be able to operate Dermatologic lasers but most need to practice under the direction of a licensed medical professional.
Cosmetic/ Aesthetic dermatologists can provide the full gamet of cosmetic treatments including non invasive, minimally invasive and often surgical if they undergo advanced training. They are also clinically qualified and specialized to offer all laser procedures, medical devices; various surgical and medical treatments as well, and to provide patient education on skin care and skin health.
Are dermatologists medically certified?
A board-certified dermatologist is a doctor who has completed medical school and has taken several years of post-graduate specialization in dermatology, which is a complex discipline that covers complicated skin issues and diseases like psoriasis, vitiligo, eczema, burns, acne, and skin cancer. Some undergo additional training in surgical and advanced laser treatments, pediatric dermatology or other subspecialties.
Dermatologists can advise us, on a clinical basis, regarding problems from a medical point of view, and guide us in maintaining the highest level of skin care. They can also help us to keep our hair and nails healthy, too – which is an important detail for maintaining a great appearance!
Can cosmetic dermatologists treat skin cancer?
Cosmetic dermatologists can identify which spots on your skin are something to worry about and which are merely cosmetic concerns. Scheduling regular appointments with your dermatologist’s office can help you identify skin cancer before it is left untreated for too long! If skin cancer is diagnosed early, treatment can often be very effective.
Dermatologists can provide much of the appropriate care for various skin cancer forms and stages. To maintain healthy skin, seeking out care from a skin specialist is vital to our health and well-being.
What is a dermatologic treatment for aesthetic purposes?
We all have our flaws that we are sensitive about – and, thankfully, now we have a full array of aesthetic dermatology procedures and services that can help us look our best and also keep our beautiful skin healthy and rejuvenated.
Aesthetic dermatology strives to:
- Delay and reverse skin aging;
- Improve facial asymmetry and contour irregularities;
- Improve skin, hair, and nails for aesthetic purposes, rather than solely for health reasons.
What skin conditions can be helped with aesthetic treatments?
Aesthetic dermatology focuses on enhancing our appearance and keeping our skin healthy by treating such conditions as scars, sagging skin, sun spots, excess fat, cellulite, spider veins, wrinkles, moles, discolored skin, and more.
Advanced aesthetic procedures also cover:
- Skin rejuvenation and anti-aging treatments
- Improvements in fine lines and wrinkles
- Sun damage repair
- Facial acne/scarring treatments
- Face, forehead, and neck lifts
- Skin resurfacing
- Brightening and hyperpigmentation treatments
- Body contouring/sculpting
- Removal of unwanted hair
- Hair restoration
In short, aesthetic dermatology centers offer services and care that can cover everything from your head to your toes!
When did Sofwave™ take aesthetic dermatology by storm?
In 2020, Sofwave™ unveiled its SUPERB™ technology for treating wrinkles and lax skin. Unlike dermal fillers, which can require multiple and repeated injections, Sofwave patients can often achieve their desired results with just one treatment.
Sofwave™ is appropriate for all skin types, which means that you don’t have to worry about a negative outcome. Sofwave™ ultrasound procedures prompt your body to do its thing and produce more collagen and elastin – two essential building blocks in your skin that Sofwave™ is proven to affect.
How does Sofwave™ work?
This innovative ultrasound technology uses seven transducers operating simultaneously to emit synchronous beams of ultrasound that heat a significant amount of tissue at a precise depth of 1.5 mm in the mid-dermis. It heats this mid-dermal tissue at just the right depth and temperature to rejuvenate collagen and elastin fibers, which, in turn, lifts the skin.
During the treatment, the system’s Sofcool™ cooling mechanism protects your skin from burning and ensures your skin’s safety.
Are Sofwave treatments safe?
Sofwave treatments achieve their beneficial effects with minimal penetration. This means that the SUPERB ultrasound energy is SUPERBLY SAFE and cannot penetrate the skin any farther than 2 mm. So you don’t have to worry about the procedure causing any damage to your skin or your underlying structures such as nerves, bones, blood vessels, or glands in the face and neck.
What do top docs think of this new technology?
“For a non-invasive treatment for anti-aging, Sofwave really knocked it out of the park,” says Dr. Gregory Mueller, a plastic surgeon whose practice is in Beverly Hills, California. “Sofwave is very effective, and my patients love it. We can also use Sofwave procedures in combination with fillers, injections, and other technologies.”
How has Sofwave changed Dr. Mueller’s practice?
“I’m a plastic surgeon, so I love to do surgery,” Dr. Mueller says, “but we have found that we can use Sofwave to care for our patients who aren’t yet ready for surgery. In our practice, we can also use it on patients who have already had surgery but need to schedule a touchup – and it’s ideal for clients who will be making appearances on the red carpet.”
Are patients impressed with Sofwave?
“The feedback on Sofwave is tremendous,” Dr. Mueller says. “We have several minimally invasive technologies in our office, and Sofwave is our No. 1 technology because the patients see the results. They love it because there are no needles, no bruising, and no downtime.”
He adds, “Sofwave helps to minimize fine lines and wrinkles and to lift the chin and the brow, and it also works to minimize cellulite. Sofwave is an amazing technology.”
Can Sofwave help to turn the clock back on aging?
Dr. Dev Patel, another top doc who is the medical director of Perfect Skin Solutions in the UK, says that Sofwave treatments help your skin look younger.
“As we age, our skin loses structure and integrity, and we lose key proteins like collagen and elastin, which means our skin becomes saggier and looser, with more lines and wrinkles,” he says. “Sofwave takes your skin back in time, and there is science behind it to back that up. You just slowly transform into a healthier version of yourself. After Sofwave treatments, our patients still look like themselves, but a fresher, more rejuvenated version. With Sofwave, you also have no fear of looking unnatural – unlike what can happen with some other treatments, like dermal fillers.”
Can Sofwave patients tolerate sun exposure?
“There are no sun limitations with Sofwave,” says Dr. Ed Parsley, owner and founder of the Aesthetica Med Spa of San Diego, California. “I love Sofwave technology because I can use it on patients any time of the year. Many other types of treatments can make the patient’s skin extremely sensitive to sun exposure. In a place like San Diego, where it is always summer, Sofwave is an ideal procedure that I can do any time of the year.”
How does Sofwave compare to more traditional treatments?
Nicola Lowrey, the owner of the N2 Aesthetics medical spa in Manhattan Beach, California, says she was looking for that one device that would significantly lift the skin so that fillers wouldn’t always have to be used.
For her, it came down to choosing between radiofrequency (RF) microneedling and Sofwave. But the choice proved surprisingly easy, as microneedling is somewhat painful and requires a series of treatments, while Sofwave treatments are needle-free, and generally require just one treatment to see positive results.
“I used Sofwave for myself and was blown away by the improvement to my jawline,” she says. “With this technology, your body is just going back to the collagen and elastin production that it used to have.”
Are younger patients seeking Sofwave now, too?
“We are seeing younger and younger adults – in their 20s and 30s – coming into our offices for prejuvenation instead of rejuvenation,” says Dr. John Shieh, founder of the RejuvaYou Medical Spa in South Pasadena, California.
“They don’t want to wait until something drops and then try to lift it,” he says. “People realize that, with Sofwave, they can avoid facelifts. Sofwave has really broken through the limited ceiling of what we could do to help care for and improve our patient’s skin.”
How effective are Sofwave treatments?
Most Sofwave patients show significant improvement after just one 45-minute treatment. Sofwave Before & After Photos prove how effective these treatments are for lifting the brow, neck, and submental tissue, and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Has Sofwave been FDA cleared?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared Sofwave SUPERB technology for lifting the eyebrow and lifting lax submental tissue (beneath the chin) and neck tissue, which can also affect the appearance of lax tissue in the submental neck regions.
The FDA has also cleared SUPERB technology for a non-invasive dermatological aesthetic treatment to improve facial lines and wrinkles, and to improve the short-term appearance of cellulite.
What do Sofwave treatments feel like?
Before a Sofwave procedure, a topical anesthetic cream is applied to your skin so you feel more comfortable while experiencing what is, for most patients, a tolerable level of discomfort as the ultrasound energy is delivered.
Following the procedure, there is little to no remaining discomfort, and you can go right back to your activities. Sofwave treatments take about 45 minutes, making it possible to have a treatment over your lunch hour and then return to work with your skin fully refreshed!
What recognition has Sofwave received?
Check this out! Since Sofwave technology made its debut in 2020, it has already received numerous awards in excellence, including:
- In March 2023, the 13th Annual NewBeauty Awards recognized Sofwave as the winner in its “Best Non-Invasive Cellulite Treatment” category.
- In 2022, Cosmopolitan magazine’s Holy Grail Beauty Awards honored Sofwave as “Best Game Changer” in its Winning Product category.
- NewBeauty magazine also recognized Sofwave as “Best Latest in Ultrasound” in its April 2022 Beauty Awards.
- SHAPE magazine’s 2022 Skin Awards named Sofwave a “winner to help achieve your healthiest complexion.”
- ELLE magazine’s “2021 Future of Beauty Awards” named Sofwave as one of the best in its “In-Office Skin Treatment” category.
Interested in looking like a new you with Sofwave?
People who feel good about their looks find that they also feel more positive overall – which can lead to an improved quality of life and better relationships! That’s what we all want, right?
Sofwave is the new-generation ultrasound treatment that your skin will truly thank you for. With Sofwave promoting more natural collagen and elastin production in your skin, your youthful good looks can be revived.
With Sofwave leading the way, aesthetic dermatology is fast becoming an important aspect of traditional dermatology. So, look into Sofwave now! You can explore more about Sofwave procedures on our website – and, in the U.S., you can find a provider near you.
To feel more confident, with a younger and more refreshed version of yourself, why don’t you make an appointment today?
You can’t go wrong with Sofwave!
These days, skin care is not just about maintaining healthy skin, but it’s also about our universal need to put our best face forward. And, with Sofwave, you can do just that