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Sofwave is a medical device that improves the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles and lifts the eyebrows, chin, and neck area. The Sofwave technology delivers ultrasound energy to the deep layers of the skin, which stimulates the production of new collagen, a protein that provides structure and firmness to the skin. Ultrasound technology was initially approved for skin tightening in 2009. [1] With new proprietary technology, Sofwave has taken ultrasound improvements to the next level, offering patients a safe, efficient, and comfortable way to achieve their desired aesthetic results.

At Faces+, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Steven R. Cohen leads a team of physician associates who use Sofwave technology to help patients turn back the clock with stunning results. Our commitment to education and training sets Faces+ apart from other clinics. Dr. Cohen and his team regularly attend industry conferences to stay up-to-date on the latest trends and techniques in cosmetic medicine; this ensures that patients receive the most advanced and effective treatments delivered with precision and care. Ready to experience this superb innovation in aesthetic technology for yourself? Call Faces+ in San Diego, CA, at 858-453-7224 or complete this form to get started.

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About Sofwave

In recent years, non-invasive cosmetic improvements have become increasingly popular among people of all ages and backgrounds. This shift towards non-surgical procedures can be attributed to various reasons, including:

  • The desire for more natural-looking results
  • Less downtime
  • Fewer risks than with surgery

Additionally, many people do not have the time or resources to commit to a lengthy recovery or undergo a major surgical procedure. 

Non-invasive treatments can offer a convenient and affordable way to achieve subtle yet significant changes in one’s appearance without incisions, anesthesia, or hospitalization. As technology advances, we can expect to see even more exciting and innovative non-invasive cosmetic treatments emerge, catering to a growing demand for safe, effective, and minimally invasive solutions. Non-invasive cosmetic improvements with technology like the proprietary Synchronous Ultrasound Parallel Beam SUPERB™ have revolutionized the industry and become the gold standard. Sofwave offers a precise and effective way to restore collagen fibers and enhance the skin’s natural beauty. 

By carefully penetrating the skin’s surface, the ultrasound energy is expertly directed toward the mid-dermal tissue, which warms the collagen fibers to a specific depth and temperature. This gentle heating stimulates the body’s natural healing response, triggering the production of new collagen and improving the overall texture and tone of the skin. The result is a more youthful, radiant appearance that can help to boost one’s confidence and self-esteem. By harnessing the power of science and innovation, non-invasive cosmetic treatments are redefining how we think about beauty and self-care.

More About Collagen

Collagen, the protein that gives our skin firmness and elasticity, has become a buzzword in the beauty industry. As we age, our bodies produce less collagen, leading to wrinkles, sagging skin, and other signs of aging. That’s why collagen has become a key ingredient in many skincare products and cosmetic treatments.

But not all collagen is created equal. There are many different types of collagen, each with its unique properties and benefits. 

  • Type I collagen is found in the skin, bones, and tendons [2]
  • Type II collagen is found in cartilage [3]

Some collagen supplements are made from animal sources, while others are plant-based.

At Faces+, we believe collagen is essential to healthy, youthful-looking skin. That’s why we use Sofwave technology, which stimulates the body’s natural collagen production, rather than relying on artificial fillers or injections. This ensures that patients achieve long-lasting, natural-looking results with fewer maintenance treatments.

Whether you want to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles or enhance your natural beauty, we have the answer. With our focus on safety, comfort, and natural-looking results, we’re committed to helping our patients look and feel their best at every age.

What are the Benefits of Sofwave?

Sofwave is the future of non-invasive cosmetic improvements, offering a wide range of benefits simply unmatched by other treatments on the market. Here are just a few of the many reasons why more and more patients are turning to Sofwave to achieve their desired results:


Sofwave uses proprietary Synchronous Ultrasound Parallel Beam SUPERB™ technology to deliver ultrasound energy to the deep layers of the skin, precisely targeting the mid-dermal tissue at just the right depth and temperature to stimulate collagen production. Patients can achieve the best possible results with minimal discomfort and downtime.


Sofwave is an FDA-cleared medical device that has been rigorously tested for safety and efficacy. Unlike some other cosmetic treatments, there are no needles, incisions, or anesthesia involved, so there is very little risk of complications or side effects.


At Faces+, our team of experts takes a personalized approach to each treatment, carefully assessing each patient’s unique needs and goals to create a customized treatment plan. This ensures that each patient receives the most effective and appropriate treatment for their concerns.


Sofwave can treat many concerns, from facial lines and wrinkles to sagging skin on the neck and submental area. It can also be used on all skin types, making it an ideal choice for a diverse range of patients. [4]

Long-Lasting Results

Because Sofwave stimulates the body’s natural collagen production, the results are long-lasting and natural-looking. Patients can expect continued skin texture and appearance improvement over several months following treatment.

With Sofwave, we can deliver the best possible outcomes with minimal discomfort and downtime, so patients can return to their busy lives feeling confident and refreshed.


Sofwave is an incredibly versatile treatment that can benefit a wide range of patients looking to improve the appearance of their skin. A few factors make a patient an ideal candidate for Sofwave:

  • While Sofwave is suitable for patients of all ages, it is particularly effective for those beginning to show signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles. Patients in their 30s and 40s are often excellent candidates for Sofwave as they notice these early signs of aging.
  • Unlike other cosmetic treatments, Sofwave is safe and effective on all skin types, including darker skin tones.
  • Patients with mild to moderate skin laxity, particularly in the neck and submental area, can benefit greatly from Sofwave. 
  • Particularly effective for patients not yet ready for more invasive procedures, such as a facelift.
  • Patients with good overall health and realistic expectations for their results are ideal candidates for Sofwave.

Personal Consultation

At Faces+, patients can expect a warm and welcoming environment with a team of experts dedicated to helping them look and feel their best. During the consultation, our team will thoroughly evaluate the patient’s skin and discuss their medical history, current skincare routine, and desired outcomes. This personalized approach ensures the patient receives the most effective and safe treatment plan possible.

Following the assessment, our team will work with the patient to create a customized treatment plan. This plan may include multiple sessions of Sofwave treatment and other procedures to achieve the desired results.

 Our team will provide detailed information about the Sofwave treatment, including how it works, what to expect during the procedure, and aftercare instructions. Patients can ask questions and get all the necessary information to feel confident and comfortable progressing with the treatment.

The consultation is a chance for patients to meet our team, ask questions, and get a sense of the care and expertise they can expect from Faces+. Patients can feel confident that they are in good hands and have all the information they need to make an informed decision about their cosmetic treatment. Faces+ is the go-to destination for all things beauty in Orange County.

Procedure & Recovery

On the day of the procedure, the patient will be comfortably seated in a treatment room. A trained technician will apply a layer of numbing cream to the treatment area to ensure maximum comfort

Next, the technician will apply the Sofwave handpiece to the skin, delivering precise ultrasound energy to the mid-dermal tissue at a depth of 1.5mm. The integrated cooling mechanism, Sofcool™, ensures that the uppermost skin layer remains protected from burning; patients can expect to feel a warm, tingling sensation as the energy penetrates the skin.

The entire Sofwave procedure typically takes 30-45 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area. After the treatment, patients may experience some redness or mild swelling, but these side effects typically subside within a few hours to a day. Patients can resume their normal activities immediately after the procedure; most patients report little to no downtime.

What are the Results of Sofwave?

Over the coming weeks and months, patients will notice a significant reduction in fine lines and wrinkles and a lifted appearance in the 

  • Eyebrow
  • Submental area 
  • Neck

The healing response known as neo-collagenases will encourage the regeneration of collagen fibers in the skin, resulting in a more youthful, radiant complexion. 

In addition to its effectiveness in reducing the signs of aging, Sofwave is a versatile treatment that can improve the appearance of various skin concerns, including acne scars and hyperpigmentation. 

What is the Cost of Sofwave in San Diego?

During the consultation, patients will receive a detailed breakdown of the costs associated with the Sofwave treatment, including any additional treatments or products recommended by our team. This allows patients to make informed decisions about their treatment options and plan accordingly.

We are ready to give you incredible skin. Are you? Call Faces Plus at 858-453-7224 today.


  1. Guillen Fabi S. Noninvasive skin tightening: focus on new ultrasound techniques. Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology. Published online February 2015:47.
  2. Light N, Bailey AJ. Collagen cross-links: location of pyridinoline in type I collagen. FEBS Letters. 1985;182(2):503-508.
  3. Eyre DR. The collagens of articular cartilage. Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism. 1991;21(3):2-11.
  4. Sofwave Medical LTD. Safety and Efficacy of Sofwave Treatment to Lift Lax Skin. Published October 25, 2022. Accessed April 8, 2023.