Surfing the “Waves” to Younger Looking Skin!
It’s just a matter of time – over the years our skin loses the “stretchy” qualities that come from our skin’s ability to produce collagen and elastin. Smoke, environmental pollutants, stress, and illness all conspire to take the “spring” out of your skin, which means the skin will be less firm and have increased sagging as we get older. Gentle Waves® treatments are a great way to tighten and firm skin for the long term by encouraging the skin to naturally create the proteins that make collagen and elastin. Gentle Waves®, especially when combined with Rejuvenation Mesotherapy treatments (which directly add natural skin ingredients and nutrients to allow more extensive collagen production), can enhance and extend these results at the cellular level by providing the firm foundation and flexibility of more youthful skin. Gentle Waves® is also very effective when combined with BOTOX® and MicroLaserPeel® to further decrease wrinkles and facial lines.
Gentle Waves® FAQs
How does it work?
Gentle Waves® uses LED (Light Emitting Diodes) photomodulation to stimulate skin cells to multiply and increase collagen and elastin levels by activating the enzymes that make collagen and deactivating the enzymes that break down collagen. While a laser uses heat to get its results, Gentle Waves® uses the skin’s reaction to the shifting light itself. It reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage or age spots, and minor scars, as well as increasing the tightness and youthful appearance of the skin. Gentle Waves® is a great complementary treatment with BOTOX® and dermal fillers if deeper wrinkles are a concern as well.
What does it feel like?
Most sessions only last a few minutes. A gentle cleansing/moisturizing masque is first applied to remove skin oils that might block the Gentle Waves® light from penetrating the skin adequately. People describe they feel like being outside on a sunny day. There is no discomfort or down time, so you can get a treatment and go right on with your day! You will notice progressive results with each treatment.
How many treatments will I need?
This depends on the individual. Sessions are shorter but more frequent than other treatments such as laser, and may extend over several weeks or months. You may want to consider maintenance treatments after the initial treatment to maintain your youthful glow.