Debunked: The Top 12 Myths About Ultrasound Facial Treatments
Myths about ultrasound facial treatments abound. Some of these misconceptions about how ultrasound works may stand in the way of women and men taking advantage of this safe and highly effective cosmetic procedure. So, it’s time to set the record straight to dispel the misconceptions that are out there about ultrasound treatments for the face.
Myth No. 1: Ultrasound facial treatments are painful
Not necessarily true. Sofwave®, a next-generation ultrasound device that scored clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2019 for improving facial lines and wrinkles, is virtually pain free and delivers impressive results in as little as one treatment session!
Myth No. 2: Ultrasound facial treatments don’t produce visible results
The old adage ‘no pain no gain’ is not always true. When it comes to ultrasound facial treatments with the novel Sofwave® ultrasound technology. Natural-looking, aesthetically pleasing results can be seen after just one 30-45 minute treatment. The technology stimulates the production of collagen and elastin under the skin’s surface, filling wrinkles and folds from the inside out while restoring youthful properties to your skin.
Myth No. 3: Multiple treatment sessions are required to see results
With Sofwave®, improvement in skin texture, lines and wrinkles can be seen after one treatment in most cases. Typically, two treatments will deliver maximum results, which is far fewer than what is required with many other energy-based technologies on the market.
Myth No. 4: You have to hide out after your Ultrasound treatment
There is no downtime with the Sofwave breakthrough technology. The sound waves penetrate deep enough to target your skin’s dermal layer where collagen maker (the dermis) without damaging your skin’s upper layers or any structures beneath the dermis such as bones, facial nerves, facial fat, and blood vessels. You can go back to you doing you the moment the Sofwave® treatment is over.
Myth No. 5: Ultrasound facial treatments are not standalone procedures
Although Sofwave® can be paired with other treatments, this is not necessary as it produces impressive results all on its own. Injectables are an option up to 48 hours before or 48 hours after the Sofwave® treatment.
Myth No. 6: Ultrasound facial treatments will burn my skin
This is false. While there is a risk that some lasers used for skin resurfacing can cause burns, this not the case with ultrasound technology such as Sofwave®. Lasers usually treat the more superficial skin layers and can’t go deeper without damaging the skin, increasing the chances of a burn. In contrast, Sofwave® targets layers within the skin to cause controlled thermal injury. The beams are targeted to hit the sweet spot in the dermis. This triggers the body’s natural wound-healing response, creating collagen and elastin, which leads to wrinkle reduction.
Myth No. 7: Ultrasound facial treatments aren’t safe for people with skin of color
Unlike lasers, Sofwave® can treat all skin colors with no risk of pigmention issues. This is because the energy bypasses the melanin, the pigment that defines the color of your skin, and goes directly to the dermis.
Myth No. 8: There is only one kind of ultrasound
False! Not all ultrasound-based procedures are created equal. One of the reasons Sofwave® stands apart from the crowd is because it is considered high-intensity therapeutic ultrasound. This means it is smarter and more targeted than other types of ultrasound used in aesthetics.
Myth No. 9: Ultrasound facial treatments should only be used on one part of the face
This is not correct, according to dermatologists and plastic surgeons. Sofwave® can be used to improve fine lines and wrinkles around the upper face, eyes, and lower face, as well as the décolleté.
Myth No. 10: Ultrasound facial treatments won’t postpone the need for facial plastic surgery
This is another misconception. “Prejuvenation” with Sofwave® can prevent or dramatically postpone the need for more invasive facial plastic surgery procedures by building and maintaining collagen stores from the inside out. It’s a great alternative for those who are not ready to undergo plastic surgery.
Myth No. 11: Ultrasound facial treatments don’t really affect collagen and elastin stores
Sofwave’s Intense Ultrasound Beam™ (IUB) technology generates heat in the mid-dermis to promote new collagen and elastin growth. Collagen and elastin are the structural proteins that give our skin the supple, elastic properties of youth, but our supply declines starting at age 20, according to the Cleveland Clinic.
Myth No. 12: Ultrasound treatments are dangerous
Sofwave is considered to be a very safe treatment because the ultrasound energy targets only the tissue that is present deep below the surface of your skin. Therefore, Sofwave will not cause damage to the skin’s surface or upper layers because the Intense Ultrasound Beam™ (IUB) technology works deeply in the dermal layer of the skin and bypasses the upper layers.
Now that we have dispelled the misinformation about ultrasound facial treatments, learn more about how Sofwave works to improve fine lines and wrinkles for younger looking skin.Contact Us Now