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Sofwave is an innovative technology for combating skin laxity through the use of cutting-edge ultrasound energy. The device can help to stimulate collagen production, enhancing skin firmness and vitality from within. If you are interested in looking more youthful and refreshed without undergoing invasive surgery, Sofwave may be an ideal option for accomplishing your unique cosmetic goals.

Dr. Fechner and his team are passionate about staying ahead of the curve when it comes to introducing new, groundbreaking treatment modalities. They are thrilled to offer anti-aging treatments with Sofwave, a versatile solution for correcting wrinkles, lines, sagging skin, and more.

What is Sofwave?

Collagen is a naturally occurring protein in the human body, responsible for the skin’s supple glow and resilience in youth. Over time, collagen reserves are gradually depleted, leaving the skin prone to sagging and wrinkles. Sofwave is a device that helps to reboot collagen production, address the root causes of aging skin to resolve the problem from within. Sofwave can be used on the face, neck, and body to achieve tighter, firmer pores and a more attractive complexion. The technology is safe and effective for all skin types and tones.

How does Sofwave work?

Sofwave harnesses the gentle power of ultrasound waves to warm the dermis without disturbing the superficial skin layers. When the dermis is heated, it triggers the body to produce more collagen, which in turn tightens and firms the skin for a more youthful look. Sofwave is equipped with a built-in cooling system that enhances comfort and safety during treatment and makes the experience stress-free. The treatment typically lasts about 45-60 minutes.

How does Sofwave differ from other skin tightening devices?

Sofwave employs a patented system called the Intense Ultrasound Beam, which forms 3D thermal cylinders halfway into the dermis, the ideal location for jumpstarting collagen production. Sofwave warms the inner skin layers while simultaneously cooling the outer skin layers, resulting in a balance of effectiveness and patient comfort.

What are the advantages of Sofwave?

  • Non-surgical and non-invasive
  • Safe for all skin types and tones
  • The top skin layer remains cool throughout your session
  • Collagen renewal is maximized
  • The skin is firmed, tightened, and toned from within
  • Lines, creases, wrinkles, and folds are corrected
  • Creates a more youthful, inviting countenance
  • Enhances self-confidence
  • Results appear natural and elegant

Who is an ideal candidate?

For patients struggling with sagging, loose skin as well as fine lines, wrinkles, and creases, Sofwave presents a dynamic solution without the higher risks and longer recovery times associated with plastic surgery. Sofwave is safe for all skin types and tones, including those with darker complexions. As with any cosmetic undertaking, ideal candidates are in good overall health and have realistic, positive expectations for their outcome.

What happens after my treatment?

Sofwave is engineered with Synchronous Ultrasound Parallel Beam Array technology and a built-in cooling process that expedites recovery. Treatment is nearly painless, so patients can resume their normal activities immediately after their sessions. Makeup and other cosmetic products can be applied right away.

When will I see my results?

Sofwave patients can usually see positive changes in their skin quality within one week. Over time, as collagen reserves are replenished, patients will enjoy firmer, tighter skin and a refreshed appearance. Your full outcome will be visible within around 90 days.

Why choose Dr. Fechner?

Dr. Fechner is a double-board-certified aesthetic authority who is passionate about going above and beyond for his patients. After studying at the University of Freiburg Medical School, he embarked on an elite one-year scholarship from the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester. He subsequently completed a demanding surgical internship at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston and a four-year Harvard residency at the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary in Boston, which helped to hone his skill, artistry, and commitment to excellence. Dr. Fechner is pleased to include Sofwave in his ever-expanding arsenal of cutting-edge anti-aging solutions.


Dr. Frank Fechner

428 Shrewsbury Street,Worcester, MA 01604

Fax: (508) 754-4222 Tel: 508-306-8363

428 Shrewsbury Street, Worcester, MA 01604


On behalf of the entire team at Fechner MD Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa, we would like to take a moment to say thank you again for your loyalty and support during this unprecedented time. The past several months have been unlike anything we've ever experienced, and we're working hard to evolve so that we can continue to provide you with the patient experience you have come to expect from our practice.

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic, Fechner MD Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa has taken extreme precautionary measures, in addition to following the most up to date CDC recommendations and state guidelines to maximize the health and safety of our patients, staff and facility. Our surgical center and medical spa remain committed to providing the best patient care, and we are actively working to take all necessary precautions as we plan to safely re-open our practice. Please help us continue to protect the health and well-being of our patients and workplace by cooperating with all of our precautionary measures and protocols against COVID-19 at your next appointment, or as you plan for your surgery.



As a fully accredited surgical facility, Fechner MD has always observed the highest level of safety and sanitation. In fact, as a surgeon, Dr. Fechner is an expert in infection control. We want to ensure that we are doing everything possible for our patients to safely return for surgical and medical spa treatments alike.

  • Our accredited practice is exclusively reserved for our patients and staff.
  • Our facility is in a single, free standing building only occupied by our practice. This allows us to limit foot traffic to our patients and staff only.
  • Our staff work only at our facility and all travel in private transport. All of us are otherwise self-isolating at home.
  • We closely monitor our staff for symptoms and elevated temperature daily.
  • We sterilize all our instruments in house further reducing potential exposure.
  • We have PPE to meet our needs.
  • All our staff members will be using appropriate PPE including N95 masks and protective facei shields, goggles and head coverings.
  • We have purchased and installed air scrubbers throughout the facility to clean the air while the practice is open to patients.
  • We have purchased and installed ozone generators designed to sanitize the air in the facility at the end of each day.
  • We have purchased and installed touchless hand sanitizer units throughout the building.
  • We have purchased and installed plexi-glass protective shields in the reception area to provide a protective barrier for staff and patients.
  • Our staff continues to adhere to social distancing guidelines within our facility.
  • We have implemented a stringent survey and testing protocol for staff and patients.
  • We have implemented a virtual check in/ check out process for our patients.
  • We have ensured that there is minimum interaction of patients with other people while in the office.
  • We will continue to offer virtual consults and virtual follow up visits.
  • We provide you with a touchless payment system.

The upgraded work flow and safety protocols we have implemented at Fechner MD far exceed those being recommended by any government agency.



Fechner MD will adhere to all local, state, and government mandates. We expect to cautiously resume medical spa and injectable treatments during Phase 2 of the Massachusetts phased reopening. We are awaiting a definitive date from Governor Baker. Cosmetic surgery is expected to resume during Phase 3 of Governor Baker’s plan. We ask for your patience and understanding as our staff is working diligently to reschedule all surgeries and procedures affected by our closure. Please understand that in order to open and adhere to Massachusetts guidelines, we will need to limit the number of staff and patients we have in our building and extend the time between patient appointments in order to sanitize rooms. This means we will have fewer available openings for procedures. In order to maximize our provider appointments, we will continue to hold consultations virtually rather than in person, with a few exceptions (body contouring, Instalift, vein treatments).



  • We will do our best to accommodate your preferred appointment date and time, but we very much appreciate your flexibility during this unprecedented time.
  • When booking your appointment, we will ask for your payment information to be securely stored in our payment system. The card you provide will be the card used to pay for your services. This will allow for a touchless checkout.
  • Required forms and documents will be sent to you electronically two days prior to your scheduled appointment via our new patient app, Touch MD. Touch MD will allow you to receive, review and sign documents directly from your personal cell phone.
  • One hour prior to your appointment, we will send you the Covid-19 Wellness Screening document to be completed via Touch MD. This must be completed prior to entering the building.



  • When you arrive for your scheduled appointment time, we ask that you park and remain in your car. Please send us a text message or call to let us know that you have arrived for your appointment.
  • When your provider is ready for your treatment, she will call or text you to let you know you may proceed to our vestibule.
  • Please leave your coat and personal belongings in your car.
  • Please do not bring along family or friends, unless you require physical assistance. They will not be allowed entry to the building.
  • Please wear your mask prior to entering the building and throughout your appointment. Should your mask need to be removed for treatment, your provider will let you know when to safely remove it.
  • Your provider will greet you at the door and will take a no contact temperature reading. *Any patient with a temperature of 100 degrees or higher will be asked to leave the building and their appointment will be rescheduled a minimum of 14 days later.
  • You will be escorted immediately to a treatment room. Our waiting room will not be open during this time.
  • After your procedure or treatment the provider will collect payment via our secure payment system with the information you provided at booking.
  • Your provider will book a virtual follow up appointment with you, if necessary, and will escort you to the exit.


We thank you in advance for your patience throughout this time, and we look forward to seeing you here again as we begin to resume business operations. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Fechner MD Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa at (508) 754-4000 and our team will gladly assist you. Thank you!

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