What is GentleWaves LED Photomodulation?
One of the newest methods to restore youthfulness and vitality to skin is a procedure called GentleWaves LED Photomodulation. This non invasive process pulses light emitting diodes at the skin cells to improve its appearance. This treatment can improve surface discoloration, shrink large pores, and minimize the formation of lines and wrinkles caused by radiation and sun exposure.
How does GentleWaves LED Photomodulation work?
GentleWaves LED Photomodulation causes the body to create collagen very quickly, and collagen is the main underlying support system for the epidermis. Its bands hold the skin in position so excellerated collagen production helps to eliminate lines caused by repetitive facial movements such as smiling or frowning. GentleWaves LED Photomodulation also helps prevents certain enzymes in the body from destroying the collagen as we age. This is a benefit that is not available with many other skin rejuvenation treatments.
What specific body parts is GentleWaves LED Photomodulation designed to treat?
Practitioners use GentleWaves LED Photomodulation most often for the skin of the face and neck. Other areas which respond well to GentleWaves LEd Photomodulation are the chest and other skin surfaces where age spots mar appearance.
How does the GentleWaves LED Photomodulation procedure different from other facial rejuvenation treatments?
First, GentleWaves LED Photomodulation is pain free and requires no anesthesia or time in the hospital. Because no incisions are involved in this process, there is no risk of infection. Unlike other facial rejuvenation treatments, GentleWaves LED Photomodulation does not burn the skin so this process does not lead to peeling, and patients may put on their makeup before leaving the provider’s office.
Who is an ideal client for GentleWaves LED Photomodulation?
Men and women of all ages and all skin types have found GentleWaves LED Photomodulation helpful in eliminating signs of aging and repairing skin damage. Even those who are currently undergoing other skin rejuvenation procedures may enjoy added benefits from undergoing GentleWaves LED Photomodulation at the same time.
What is involved in a GentleWaves LED Photomodulation treatment?
A uniquely designed machine produces light emitting diodes to the patient’s skin in intervals until the area is covered. The whole process usually takes five minutes or less, but at least five treatment sessions are recommended to get the best results. Patients experience no discomfort during treatment, and many find GentleWaves LED Photomodulation calming. Some problems could require ten or more sessions before desired improvement is reached. One of the best advantages of GentleWaves LED Photomodulation is that even after the sessions have been completed, skin improvements can continue to be seen for months.
What is the recovery like?
No recovery time is necessary after having GentleWaves LED Photomodulation. Patients return to work or play immediately after completing a treatment.
What will the results be like?
Patients report that their skin is smoother and baby soft. Lines around the nose and mouth, as well as frown lines on the forehead, are particularly less evident. Large pores are minimized by the GentleWaves LED Photomodulation energy, and red and brown spots also begin to fade.
What are the risks?
Doctors have discovered no risks associated with the GentleWaves LED Photo modulation process, and patients report no problems after completing treatment.
Has GentleWaves LED Photomodulation been approved for facial rejuvenation in the U.S.?
The United States Federal Food and Drug administration considered the application and data submitted for GentleWaves LED Photomodulation, and approved it as safe for repairing aging skin.
Is GentleWaves LED Photomodulation covered by insurance companies?
Unfortunately, GentleWaves LED Photomodulation considered a beautification procedure for which insurance coverage is not available. Some providers do have financing options if needed.
Disclaimer: This information is intended only as an introduction to this procedure. This information should not be used to determine whether you will have the procedure performed nor does it guarantee results of your elective surgery. Further details regarding surgical standards and procedures should be discussed with your physician.
By Anti-Aging Staff
Updated: Fenruary 4, 2010