Gentlewaves LED Photomodulation
Gentlewaves LED Photomodulation
THE THEORY OF LED PHOTOMODULATION TECHNOLOGY:
Scientists theorize that LED photomodulation uses low intensity light emitting diodes, LEDs, in a process similar to plant photosynthesis whereby plants use chlorophyl to convert sunlight into cellular building blocks.
HOW THE GENTLEWAVES LED PHOTOMODULATION SYSTEM WORKS
is the first device to break the code of LED photomodulation technology. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recently cleared, (January 6, 2005), Gentlewaves light emitting diode system for non-invasive treatment of periorbital eye wrinkles and rhytids. Gentlewaves is the first and only LED device to receive marketing approval for a medical claim associated with cosmetic improvement of aging and sun damaged skin. The key to the science behind Gentlewaves lies in using gentle LEDs a specifically selected proprietary code for optimum effectiveness. The modulated light is then delivered to target treatment areas by sophisticated pulse technology.
GENTLEWAVES FEATURES AND BENEFITS
No pain, side-effects or down time
Remarkably safe and effective for all skin types
Non-thermal, non-invasive, and non-ablative so there is no injury to the skin surface
Fast and convenient
Treat large areas such as the entire face or chest at once
Safe for use on reversing photo aging of the hands, chest and neck also
No after care is needed
Affordable and cost effective
Compatible with other skin rejuvenation techniques
HOW THE GENTLEWAVES IS UNIQUE
Current high tech skin rejuvenation therapies operate via photothermolysis to thermally injured tissue and induce a wound healing response or use chemicals to peel damaged skin. However, wound healing responses are unpredictable and are an imperfect mechanism to achieving new collagen production. Gentlewaves is a natural non-thermal process that uses LEDs emitting less energy than a 25 watt light bulb. It improves the appearance of aging and sun- damaged skin without skin tissue injury or patient discomfort. For the first time, we are now able to both slow down collagen breakdown while simultaneously building up new collagen in the skin. Clinical studies have demonstrated increased collagen deposition with reduced MMP-1 (collagenase activity in the papillary dermis). This means not only is collagen produced but it will now stay around longer allowing for more youthful appearing skin.
A multi-center clinical study of 54 patients, which the FDA reviewed prior to allowing FDA clearance, demonstrated measurable improvement in periorbital wrinkle reduction after only eight Gentlewaves treatments. In those with severe wrinkles, 94% exhibited significant measurable improvement. In addition, other clinical studies have demonstrated not only improvement in facial wrinkles and photo aging but also improvement in redness, hyperpigmentation/brown spots and freckles. Patients in these studies have also noted relief in acne. A few patients also noted improvement in their atopic eczema condition. Most patients felt that there was an overall improvement in the appearance of their sun weathered skin with positive changes in texture, pore size, roughness and wrinkles.
Patients spend under a minute sitting in front of a cascading array of over 2,000 pulsating lights (LEDs). The entire process is completed within minutes, and the patient can immediately return to their normal routine without redness or peeling.
The Gentlewaves System is available only through physicians in the United States. It is common for the Gentlewaves treatment to be performed on the same day as a light chemical peel or Botox treatment, although this is not required. Thorough removal of make-up prior to the treatment with toner application is necessary.
HOW MANY GENTLEWAVES TREATMENTS ARE NEEDED?
Depending on the desired results and the area being treated, an average of eight treatments are recommended. This can be done either in a twice a week regimen for four weeks or once a week for eight weeks which is the usual scenario. The treatments are long lasting, however maintenance treatments at three to six month intervals are recommended for optimum results. Improvement has been noted to occur even three to four months after finishing the last treatment, indicating that the collagen deposition is an ongoing process which continues months afterwards.
WILL THE GENTLWAVES TREATMENT HURT?
No, unlike lasers, Gentlewaves is non-thermal and patients are reporting no discomfort associated with the treatments.
WHEN DO PATIENTS START SEEING RESULTS?
Gentlewaves treatments are progressive and most patients will notice correction with each treatment with the average patient reporting noticeable changes usually within three weeks of the onset of the program.
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Here’s What Some GentleWaves® Users are Saying:
Nancy A., Baltimore, MD, Age: 52 years, personal fitness trainer
“After several weekly treatments with GentleWaves, I can see a subtle difference in the texture of my skin. I notice my skin feels smoother, the tiny wrinkles are gone, the sun damage and discoloration on the sides of my face look better, and I don’t have to wear foundation make-up.”
“I didn’t appreciate the total improvement in my appearance until I stopped treatment. It’s like exercising — you don’t realize the toning benefits until you stop.”
“I would recommend GentleWaves treatment to anyone who doesn’t want the pain or inconvenience of other cosmetic procedures. But you can’t expect instant gratification – it’s a slow, overall benefit.”
Nancy T, Bridge Hampton, NY, Age: 42 years, part-time working mom.
“After hearing about LED technology on the ABC-TV special, I couldn’t wait to try it at my dermatologist’s office…My skin has that leather look from years of sun exposure living at the beach, gardening and generally leading an outdoor lifestyle. I also have a big area of skin discoloration from my cheek to the jaw line that I was hoping GentleWaves could improve.”
“I had about 6 treatment sessions and started noticing a difference after the third treatment. It’s hard to put my finger on it, but my skin has a dewy, youthful look to it. It felt toned, freshened, and my dark area was lightened by about 30%.”
“I can’t contain myself from recommending GentleWaves to everyone I meet. I think it’s absolutely safe, quick, real easy and painless. I do my neck and hands and would put my whole body into it if I could.”
“I tell my friends that it’s not a magic wand so be patient and don’t get frustrated expecting a major change in your appearance. I think it’s great for men since it’s so easy and not an elaborate procedure. I just ‘do it and go’ and I’m out the of the doctor’s office in 5 minutes.”
Kim M, Suffolk, VA, Age: 31 years, self-employed, recently married
“I decided to give GentleWaves a try before my wedding, and the results were better than I ever thought they would be. Overall, I look a whole lot better and younger my complexion is more even-toned and my husband says I look so well-rested.”
“I get collagen treatment every month but my scars seem to eat up the collagen which only lasts about two weeks. I could tell GentleWaves made a huge improvement because when the month was over, I didn’t need my collagen treatment that month.”
“It’s hard to pinpoint the results, but after 6 GentleWaves Euro treatments, I could see in the mirror that the blotchiness was better, my eyes looked less tired and younger, and my skin felt firmer. I just look a whole lot better and younger.”
E. E., Marketing Executive, Greenwich, CT
“I have tried almost every skin rejuvenation device available and GentleWaves is by far my favorite! My skin looks great. It’s simple, fast and doesn’t hurt!”