1What is GentleWaves LED Photomodulation?
GentleWaves is a skin fitness system that uses a unique, non-thermal technology called LED photomodulation to reduce the visible signs of aging from below the surface of the skin. With low intensity light-emitting diodes, GentleWaves uses a carefully timed sequence of emissions to activate the skin's natural rejuvenation process. This novel technique to skin rejuvenation has no pain, side effects, or downtime. It is extremely fast, lasting only a few minutes. LED Photomodulation gives skin textural improvement, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improves the appearance of sun-weathered skin.
2GentleWaves Features and Benefits
  • No pain, side effects, or downtime
  • Remarkably safe and effective for all skin types
  • Non-thermal, non-invasive, and non-ablative so there's no injury to the skin surface
  • Fast and convenient
  • Treats large areas such as the entire face or chest at once
  • No aftercare is needed
  • Affordable and cost-effective
  • Compatible with other skin rejuvenation techniques
3How Does the GentleWaves LED Photomodulation System Work?
The light from Gentlewaves system is used to trigger a photobiochemical process which acts to correct the appearance of the skin. In a process similar to photosynthesis in plants, the light interacts with cells and stimulates the production of collagen and elastin. Patients spend under a minute sitting in front of a cascading array of over 2,000 yellow pulsing lights (LEDs). The entire process can be completed within minutes so patients can immediately return to their normal routine with no redness or peeling. GentleWaves not only improves aging and photodamaged skin, but also simultaneously suppresses collagenase, a collagen-degrading enzyme that accelerates the aging process. This unique combination of repair and prevention makes GentleWaves the perfect device to keep skin fit by strengthening the skin's foundation and minimizing further breakdown.
4Who Are Good Candidates For GentleWaves LED Photomodulation?
The GentleWaves system is a remarkably safe and effective treatment for a variety of individuals of all skin types.
5How Long Does A Treatment Take?
The Classic GentleWaves LED treatment takes less than one minute. However, many patients opt for the GentleWaves Euro treatment program which consists of a gentle exfoliation of the skin prior to the GentleWaves LED session. Enzymatic masques, microdermabrasion and chemical peels are the three most common methods of exfoliation done prior to GentleWaves treatments. Depending on the desired results and the area being treated, most physicians are recommending 8 to 10 treatments. Since GentleWaves is non-thermal, you can be treated up to twice a week, however, a once per week program is recommended.

GentleWaves treatments are progressive, with more correction noticed with each treatment. Patients are reporting noticeable changes as early as after 5 to 7 treatments. In a recent multicenter study of 90 patients who underwent 8 GentleWaves treatments, 62% achieved improved appearance of skin around the eyes, 36% around the upper lip, and 26% achieved improvement of skin roughness around the eyes. Continued improvement in patients appearance was observed for 4 months after the last treatment session. High patient satisfaction was reported. Since the aging process cannot be halted, maintenance treatments are required.
6Does It Hurt?
GentleWaves is non-thermal and patients are reporting no pain associated with the treatments.
7Side Effects/Precautions?
GentleWaves can be administered alone or in conjunction with other treatments. The treatment has been found to be highly complimentary with other skin care treatments such as dermal fillers, and skin rejuvenating lasers.