Over time, we lose collagen and elasticy from our skin. Factors such as smoking, stress, sun exposure, excessive alcohol, genetics, pollutants in the air and illness conspire to create lines, wrinkles and scars.
GentleWaves LED Photomodulation™ uses natural, variable wavelengths of light to gently stimulate or inhibit cellular activity to reduce the signs of aging.
Q: How many treatments will I need?
Typically treatments are done weekly over a period of 6 weeks. Once you achieve a good level of correction, you can spread the treatments out to once every three to six months for maintenance of ongoing aging.
Alternatively, you can also choose to add one session of Gentlewaves® treatment to your regular facials to energize your skin. You can choose to do the treatment as and when you want a “complexion pick-me-up”.
Q: Will the treatment hurt?
No. The treatment is very relaxing. The delivery of the LED energy to the skin is fast and completely pain free. The energy generated by the LEDs is cool and gentle enough to treat all ethnic skin types.
Q: How long does each procedure take?
Each Gentlewaves® treatment takes only 40 seconds.
Q: What is LED Photomodulation?
LED Photomodulation is the interaction of light delivered through Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) to activate cells causing them to produce collagen.
Q: How does LED Photomodulation work?
LEDs offer a totally natural, non-ablative method for skin rejuvenation. The light from the LEDs interacts with cells and stimulates them to produce new collagen and elastin. It also reduces inflammation and inflammatory factors in the skin to help with the collagen regeneration and prevent further degradation from environmental factors.
Q: How is LED Photomodulation different from Laser treatments?
Other light-based skin treatments rely on thermal injury to the skin’s collagen, water or blood vessels to create changes in the skin’s appearance. LED Photomodulation does not rely on thermal energy and the related tissue trauma to effect change. Therefore, patients are not subject to the variables associated with wound healing.
Q: Can I have LED Photomodulation with other treatments?
Yes. LED Photomodulation can be administered alone or in conjunction with other treatments. We have found it to be highly complementary with other skin treatments such as Botox and dermal fillers as well as non-ablative laser and BBL treatments.
Q: Is this treatment supported by scientific studies?
Gentlewaves® treatment is FDA approved for wrinkle reduction. Numerous studies have been published on the benefits of Gentlewaves® for improving skin texture, skin healing and reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. Below are some published studies in international scientific journals.
A Novel Non-Thermal Non-Ablative LED Photomodulation® Device for Reversal of Photoaging: Digital Microscopic & Clinical Results in Various Skin Types
Robert A. Weiss M.D., Margaret A. Weiss M.D., Roy G. Geronemus, M.D., David H. McDaniel, M.D.
Clinical Experience With Light-Emitting Diode (LED) Photomodulation®
Robert A. Weiss M.D., David H. McDaniel, M.D., Margaret A. Weiss M.D., Roy G. Geronemus, M.D., Karen L. Beasley, Girish M. Munavalli, M.D., Supriya G. Bellew, M.D.
Clinical Trial of a Novel Non-Thermal LED Array for Reversal of Photoaging: Clinical, Histologic, and Surface Profilometric Results
Robert A. Weiss, M.D.,David H. McDaniel, M.D., Roy G. Geronemus, M.D., and Margaret A. Weiss, M.D.