Energize your skin with the latest in Photomodulation.
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 you don't have to like it.
Now, a new procedure called GentleWaves LED Photomodulation™ uses natural, variable wavelengths of light to gently stimulate or inhibit cellular activity to reduce the signs of aging.
How many treatments will I need?
Typically treatments are done weekly over a period of 6 weeks. Since the results are progressive, you will notice that when more correction is achieved, treatment intervals can be expanded to three to six months intervals. Since the skin continues to age, maintenance treatments will be recommended.
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".
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.
How long does each procedure take?
Each Gentlewaves® treatment takes only 40 seconds.
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 or multiply.
GentleWaves delivers what glycolic and beta-life peels promise but without any pain or downtime. Most importantly GentleWaves® actually delivers consistent efficacy, unlike the unpredictable results of peels. There is an overall skin smoothing with reduction in background erythema and pigmentation. Our patients are generally very satisfied when they have these expectations and we explain what this new technology replaces.
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. The GentleWaves system is coded in such a way to stimulate specific cell changes. By manipulating the codes, different treatments can be designed for specific applications.
How is 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 thermal injury to the skin's collagen, water or blood vessels to create changes in the skin 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.
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 IPL treatments.
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.