Over time, our skin becomes less elastic. Smoking, stress, sun exposure, excessive alcohol, pollutants in the air and illness all conspire to create lines, wrinkles and scars. Skin changes may be part of the natural aging process, but now you have options to reduce the visible signs of aging.
Treatments with the GentleWaves® Skin Fitness System are performed by our doctor for patients in our region to restore and maintain healthier, smoother and better-looking skin. Through the process of LED Photomodulation®, GentleWaves both corrects skin appearance and helps minimize signs of aging over time. Let GentleWaves provide the ultimate workout for your skin.
What is LED Photomodulation?
The FDA-approved LED Photomodulation is the interaction of light delivered through Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) to activate cells causing them to produce collagen and multiply. By building collagen, wrinkles are reduced and skin retains a more youthful, radiant appearance. LED Photomodulation also simultaneously suppresses collagen-degrading enzymes that assist in the aging process. This combination of skin correction makes GentleWaves the perfect treatment to keep your skin fit.
How does GentleWaves LED Photomodulation work?
GentleWaves, the first LED device FDA-approved for wrinkle reduction, offers a totally natural, non-ablative method for skin rejuvenation. In a process similar to photosynthesis in plants, the LED light interacts with cells and stimulates them to produce more collagen and elastin, while decreasing enzymes that breakdown skin. GentleWaves delivers this light in a unique, pulsing sequence that is administered in just minutes.
How is GentleWaves LED Photomodulation different from Laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy?
Other light-based skin therapies including intense pulsed light and laser treatments rely on heat and thermal injury to create changes in skin appearance. LED Photomodulation does not use heat and the related tissue trauma to affect change. Therefore patients are not subject to the variables associated with thermal wound-healing responses. GentleWaves Skin Fitness involves no pain, no side effects and no downtime.
How many GentleWaves LED Photomodulation treatments will I need?
A series of treatments is required to get your skin in shape and looking great. The number of visits may vary depending on the problem being treated. Results are progressive, so you will notice significant improvement with each session. Since the skin will continue to age, maintenance treatments are necessary to prolong and enhance healthier skin. Consult with our physician on the regimen that’s best for you.
What are the benefits of GentleWaves LED Photomodulation?
With a series of treatments, GentleWaves reduces wrinkles and pores, and improves skin tone and texture for stronger, smoother, better-looking skin that’s radiant. GentleWaves can also be used to treat sunburn. Since LED Photomodulation doesn’t require heat, patients feel no pain during treatment. Treatments are also less expensive than other light-based therapies. GentleWaves is truly a pain free, risk free, and very affordable solution for shaping up your skin. Ask us about our specially formulated GentleWaves skin care products.
Will GentleWaves LED Photomodulation treatments hurt?
No. GentleWaves is a truly pain-free skin rejuvenation procedure. Treatment is quick and very relaxing. The energy delivered by the LEDs does not rely on heat, so it safely and gently treats all skin types.
What will I feel like after my GentleWaves LED Photomodulation treatment?
After our doctor performs approximately 4 – 8 GentleWaves treatments, your skin becomes smoother and softer. Redness and brown spots will begin to fade. Changes in the skin are progressive, so even months after your last treatment, you’ll notice continual improvement in wrinkles and pores as well. You can return to normal activities and apply cosmetics immediately following GentleWaves treatments.
Can I have GentleWaves LED Photomodulation with other treatments?
Yes. GentleWaves LED Photomodulation is an ideal stand-alone procedure, and in combination with other rejuvenation techniques, it enhances the results, slows down the skin aging process and ensures a true, full-face treatment. We have found it to be highly complementary with other skin treatments such as Botox® and dermal fillers, as well as laser and IPL treatments.
Cosmetic surgeons worldwide are beginning to choose the GentleWaves Skin Fitness System as one of their preferred treatments for wrinkle reduction, hyperpigmented lesions (brown spots and freckles) and other skin conditions associated with photoaging.