Treatment / Device

Sofwave™ Non-Surgical
Face and Neck Lifting

Quick Facts

  • FDA cleared1
  • Smooths away fine lines and wrinkles
  • Tones and firms skin, restoring youthful elasticity to brow, cheeks, jowls, jawline, neck, etc.
  • No downtime, no needles
  • Safe for all skin types all-year round

Our Favorite Treatments

Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Botox® has been safely used by millions of men and women who want facial rejuvenation without surgery. A few tiny injections can treat moderate to severe lines and wrinkles around the eyes, “smoker’s lines” above the lip, an aging forehead/brow area and even neck banding.

Tattoo Removal

The Candela PicoWay® laser is a new type of laser that can remove tattoos more effectively than traditional lasers. It uses extremely short pulses to shatter tattoo ink into tiny particles that are easily removed by the body. The Candela PicoWay® laser can treat tattoos of all colors and sizes, and it is safe for all skin types.

Hair Removal

The Candela GentleMax Pro® and GentleMax Pro Plus® lasers are the number one hair removal lasers in the country. They use two different wavelengths of light to target and destroy hair follicles, resulting in permanent hair removal. The lasers are safe for all skin types and can be used to treat hair on any part of the body.

Frequently Asked Questions

When can I expect to see results?

With Sofwave™, you’re building new collagen and elastin and that process starts to peak around 4-6 weeks and continues to develop for about 3-6 months, whether you’re talking about a laser, radiofrequency, or ultrasound like Sofwave. Most patients will start to see some results around one month after treatment, though these will be small changes compared to the end result (around 12-24 weeks out).

Who are the best candidates for Sofwave™?

The best candidates for Sofwave™ are those with mild to moderate skin quality issues, such as fine lines, wrinkles, rough or uneven texture, and mild sagging. For those who are looking to avoid more invasive procedures such as face lifts and neck lifts, the more gradual, discreet outcomes and non-invasive approach associated with Sofwave is the right treatment for them.

How long does the treatment take?

One treatment typically takes about 30-45 minutes. There is no downtime after the treatment and patients can resume their normal activities immediately. It is a good option for people who are looking for a non-surgical way to improve the appearance of their skin.

How many treatments should I expect?

Sofwave™ is unique in that it can produce results with a single treatment. However, FDA studies have proven that many patients benefit from a second “booster” treatment 4-8 weeks after the first to further enhance results. Sofwave™ tends to last for 1-2 years, and our cosmetic physicians can give you a full schedule of when to return to maintain your results.

Is Sofwave™ FDA-cleared?

What side effects should I expect after the treatment?

Side effects may include temporary redness, swelling, or bruising at the treatment site.

How does Sofwave™ stimulate the creation of collagen?

Collagen is a natural protein that gives skin its youthfulness by keeping toned. As we age, collagen breaks down, and the result is sagging skin. Sofwave™’s Synchronous Ultrasound Parallel Beam SUPERB™ technology generates heat at a depth in the mid-dermis to promote new collagen growth.


Kachiu C. Lee, MD, MPH

Dr. Kachiu C. Lee is a nationally renowned, Ivy-league trained expert on injectable and laser treatment for medical and cosmetic applications. Because of her experience and excellent cosmetic results, Dr. Lee has been asked to lecture and teach internationally, including in Brazil, Scotland and Vietnam.

Dr. Lee’s cutting-edge expertise with injectables (Botox and fillers), chemical peels, and laser echnologies is reflected in the >100 publications she has authored in the peer-reviewed literature.

As a board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Lee specializes in injectables (Botox and fillers), chemical peels, and laser technologies, and will be bringing her expertise to Main Line Center for Laser Surgery.

Results of Treatment

Courtesy of Sofwave™

What People are saying

Dr Bernstein is one of the best people in the world you could see for laser skin treatment. He is an expert in his field, very thorough, very safe, and has all the best and latest technology in his office. His staff are also excellent, and many of them have been with the office for years.
I saw Dr. Lee and my experience was so phenomenal I came straight home to write a review. She was kind, patient, knowledgeable and accommodating--all of the things that are important to me for a medical provider. She administered botox so fast and easily that I barely even noticed I was getting injected! I was able to schedule a follow up for first time botox appointment in four weeks instead of the standard two weeks for scheduling reasons and I appreciate the flexibility. I also had mini-CoolSculpt and again, the experience was great. The ancillary staff were also friendly and professional. I highly recommend Dr. Lee for any of your cosmetic and dermatologic needs and I look forward to seeing her again.

Lifting of facial features that have started to sag or drop (brows, cheeks, jowls, jawline, neck, etc.)

Why choose us

Main Line Center for Laser Surgery is a leading provider of laser and cosmetic surgery services in the Philadelphia area. The practice is led by Drs. Eric Bernstein and Kachiu Lee, board-certified dermatologists and Fellows of the American Academy of Dermatology. Drs. Bernstein and Lee are widely regarded as authorities on laser medicine and laser technology, and they are committed to providing patients with the highest quality care in a comfortable and confidential setting.

Main Line Center for Laser Surgery offers a wide range of laser and cosmetic surgery procedures, including laser hair removal, tattoo removal, wrinkle and fine line treatments, sun damage treatments, acne scar treatments, skin rejuvenation, and body contouring. The practice also offers a variety of injectables, including Botox® and fillers.

If you are looking for a trusted provider of laser and cosmetic surgery services, Main Line Center for Laser Surgery is the perfect choice. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

Did You Know?

Acne scars lasts longer than the breakout

Acne is an inflammatory condition of hair follicles caused by excess oil and bacteria. It can cause red bumps, pimples, and cysts. People with dark skin may also develop brown spots at the site of acne scars. These spots can be treated with topical treatments. more »

Contraction and stimulation of muscles

Muscle toning and body shaping devices use magnetic pulse or electric current stimulation to contract muscles. These treatments can be used to build muscle, improve rectus diastasis, firm up pelvic muscles, and improve urinary incontinence. Treatments are customized to the individual being treated. more »

Unwanted leg veins come in all shapes and sizes

Unwanted veins on the legs can be treated with sclerotherapy injections, laser treatment, or vein stripping. Laser treatment is not effective for varicose veins, but is effective for spider veins. Laser treatment is best done on untanned skin. It usually takes two treatments, administered 3 months apart, to remove most of the veins. more »

Patient Financing Is Available Through CareCredit®

CareCredit is a healthcare credit card that can be used to pay for a variety of medical expenses, including cosmetic and medical dermatologic procedures. It offers promotional financing options, including no interest for 6, 12, 18, or 24 months on purchases of $200 or more. CareCredit is accepted at over 225,000 providers nationwide.