Almost all women and some men develop cellulite, but you can do more than tolerate it. Sofwave™ treats cellulite by strengthening and smoothing your skin. This non-invasive treatment makes improving the appearance of cellulite convenient and painless. 

What is Cellulite?

Cellulite describes an uneven, dimpled appearance in the skin over the buttocks, thighs, and hips. Cellulite occurs because bands called septae under the skin cause fat to bulge between them. As you age, collagen loss makes the skin thinner and less resilient. This loss of firmness and thickness makes lumps and dimples more visible. 

What is Sofwave™?

Sofwave™ is a non-invasive cellulite treatment. It has been widely used for effective skin tightening and was recently cleared by the FDA to treat cellulite. It uses SUPERB™ (Synchronous Ultrasound Parallel Beam Technology). This system uses beams of skin-safe ultrasound energy to trigger collagen production.

How Does Sofwave™ Work to Treat Cellulite?

Sofwave™uses Sofcool™ technology to cool your skin while powerful ultrasound energy heats the deeper layers. This energy triggers cells in the dermis to produce collagen, restoring the skin’s structure and resilience over time. At Capital Laser & Skin Care, we are proud to offer this innovative technology. 

As new collagen develops, the skin in the treatment area will become stronger and more even. Your skin becomes firmer, tightening and smoothing the appearance of dimples, and stronger skin prevents the underlying fat from becoming visible. 

What Should I Expect During Sofwave™ Treatment?

With its cooling technology, Sofwave™ is gentle on the skin. We also apply a numbing cream to ensure a comfortable experience. You may feel some warmth but should not feel uncomfortable. Treatment usually lasts 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area. 

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Am I a Good Candidate for Sofwave™?

Ideal candidates for Sofwave™ have bothersome cellulite and want to reduce its appearance. Most people make good candidates for this non-invasive treatment, although only a consultation can determine whether Sofwave™ will provide your desired results. Good candidates should be healthy and have no infection or skin irritation in the targeted area. 

What Results Will I See With Sofwave™ for Cellulite?

Cellulite reduction may begin within a few weeks of treatment. You will see the full results of your Sofwave™ session after about three months. Most people find that their cellulite removal lasts at least a year. We typically recommend yearly maintenance treatments for lasting results. 

Is There Any Downtime After Sofwave™?

Typically you will have no downtime after Sofwave™ and can return to your usual activities immediately. Your skin will often look flushed for a day or two, and you may feel some warmth or sensitivity for an hour or two after you leave your session. 

Capital laser and skin care is the best dermatology practice I’ve ever been to. I’ve seen both Dr. Peters and Dr. Tanzi, who are both extremely intelligent, caring, highly skilled, practical – and gorgeous! The staff is excellent – very caring, skilled, excellent training, professional, and easy to talk to. I highly recommend Capital Laser to anyone seeking to take fabulous care of their skin. You will be in the best hands here.


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Interested in learning more about Sofwave™? We would love to speak with you. Please fill out the form on this page to request a consultation or call our Chevy Chase, MD office today at (301) 798-9699 to schedule your private consultation at our laser and cosmetic dermatology center, located just blocks away from Washington, D.C.