Lasers, Light, & RF Treatments
Gentlewaves® LED Photomodulation®
For Beautiful Skin
Over time, our skin becomes less elastic. Smoking, stress, sun expo sure, 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.
Dr. Narins chooses Gentlewaves LED Photomodulation as one of her preferred treatments for fine lines, hyperpigmented lesions (brown spots and freckles), and other conditions associated with photo aging. She even offers a line of specially formulated GentleWaves skin care products.
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. One of the original applications for LEDs was PhotoDynamic Therapy (PDT) using photo-activated creams for the treatment of actinic keratosis and pre-cancerous lesions.
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.
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.
What are the benefits of LED Photomodulation?Treatments are less expensive than other light based therapies. The main benefit is a reduction in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, freckles, brown spots, scars and the amount of redness. In addition, the treatments are pain free with no downtime at all.
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.
What will I feel after my treatment?Most patients return to normal activities immediately. What our patients like the most about LED Photomodulation is that treatments are fast and they don't have to miss any activities.
How many treatments will I need?Typically treatments are spread over several weeks or a few months. The number of treatments and the treatment times will vary depending on the problem being treated, the amount of surface area treated and the area treated. Since the results are progressive, you will notice more correction with each treatment. AN full correction approaches, treatment intervals can In-expanded to three to six month intervals. Since the skin continues to age, maintenance treatments will be required.
Will the treatments 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.
To find out if you could benefit from Gentlewaves LED photomodulation or another skin rejuvenation procedure, call our office at (212) 288-9910 (Manhattan) or (914) 684-1000 (Westchester) to arrange your private consultation. Dr. Rhoda Narins also offers many wrinkle treatments, liposuction, and laser skin treatments. She sees patients from Manhattan, New York City, Westchester County, across the US, and around the world.