Sofwave™ uses ultrasound technology to deliver high frequency energy which stimulates the production of new collagen and elastin within the skin. It was approved by the FDA in 2019 as a clinically proven procedure for skin tightening and improve the fine lines and wrinkles on the face and neck.

Dr. Shelton uses Sofwave™ at Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York which was one of the research trial sites providing clinical data to the Sofwave™ company when applying for their FDA clearance. He says, this new technology targets the specific dermal layer of the skin avoiding treatment of the deeper subcutaneous layer. 

How long is the treatment?
It is a quick procedure that takes as little as 90 minutes for the full face and neck region.
How many treatments are needed?
A majority of patients need only one treatment. However some may need 1-2 treatments, depending on the patient’s
skin condition and the physician‘s recommendation. Treatment can be done annually to proactively improve collagen
production and combat the hands of time.
How long does it take to show results?
Gradual improvements usually take 6 to 12 months to appear but some patients have felt their skin tighten almost
immediately and may see actual lifting in a few months. This is because the collagen regeneration process takes up to a
year or more to obtain its maximum improvement.


Is there a recovery period?
There is no prolonged recovery, nor is there any Sofwave downtime. Some patients may have mild redness and mild swelling very rarely.

Are you looking for a Sofwave provider in NYC?

If so, request a consultation using the online form or call Dr Shelton’s New York City office at (212) 593-1818 to schedule an appointment.