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FDA Clears Sofwave for Improvement of Cellulite in Thighs & Butt

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Why Reflections Center is Excited About Sofwave Treatment for Cellulite

We’ve been using ultrasound for years to treat cellulite, in our Exilis Ultra machine (which has both Ultrasound and Radiofrequency energy). It’s safe, effective, doesn’t require numbing, and has no downtime (with no bruising or swelling, which almost all other cellulite treatments do).

We see Sofwave as the industry’s current best non-invasive (needle and scalpel-free) treatments for skin tightening, overall. We know widespread cellulite across the thighs and butt is most-often caused by skin laxity and poor collagen support. To be able to address that with our strongest technology is exciting, and we expect patients to be very happy with the results.

We expect this treatment to have no downtime, bruising, or swelling, and to be affordable – those are just assumptions at this point in time, based upon our use of Sofwave on the face and neck.

We know this treatment is safe for all skin types. There are more risks of discomfort and adverse events when treating directly over bone and major blood vessels.

Details of the Study, as of December 2022

Finalized Results of this Study Are Anticipated in March or April of 2023

The FDA has reviewed the results of a clinical study and cleared Sofwave as safe and effective for the temporary improvement of cellulite. The study is ongoing at this point in time in regards to how long the results last, with expected final data in March or April of 2023, which will detail longevity of results to be expected with this treatment.

Patients in this study received 2 treatments, spaced 2-4 weeks apart. Photos were evaluated at 3 months post-treatment, and 89% of patients had noticeable changes to the appearance of their cellulite.

These patients also shared these common characteristics:

  • BMI of 30 or greater
  • Ages 18 to 60
  • Not making changes to diet/exercise routines during this time, and has had stable weight for at least past 6 weeks (less than 5% change or fluctuation)
  • Not treating with other cellulite therapies during this time, or in previous year
  • No current or past tattoos in the treatment area
  • Not pregnant or breastfeeding
  • No solar elastosis (sun damage so great that skin loses total elasticity) in the treatment areas
  • No metal implants in the treatment area (hip replacements, pins, etc.) or pacemaker, defibrillator, cochlear implants, nerve/brain stimulators or drug delivery system
  • Not a heavy smoker, or historically a heavy smoker

Combing Sofwave for Cellulite with Other Best-in-Class Treatments

We see ourselves combining this treatment with others to create bigger results, and/or treat other facets of cellulite and skin quality issues in these areas.

We’re most excited to combine Sofwave for Cellulite with Hyperdilute Radiesse for Widespread Orange Peel Appearance

Hyperdilute Radiesse is a biostimulatory filler, which means it’s an injected substance that stimulates the body to create collagen. In its normal concentration, Radiesse creates quite a volume change, but in a hyperdilute mix, it creates widespread firming and collagen production that doesn’t change the contour or shape of the area.

Schedule Your Free Consultation

If you’re interested in treating your cellulite, you need a doctor who knows about all of the best treatments, and can help guide you towards the one(s) that will work best for you and that will meet your needs (budget, downtime, speed to see results, longevity, etc.).

We offer free consultations with our doctors for cellulite.