Anti-Aging Skin Treatment
We all start out as children with good skin, but then life happens. Unfortunately, over time, simple aging, daily sun exposure, gravity, repetitive muscle action, smoking, environmental toxins, stress, a glycemic diet, weight fluctuations and hormonal changes start to affect and age our skin. We develop lines, brown spots, broken blood vessels, enlarged pores, bumps and rough spots. Our skin loses elasticity and light doesn't reflect as well giving a dull appearance with loss of glow. All of these cause our skin to look older.
Fairly simple measures can help slow down this process. Daily sun protection, topical retinoids, active anti-aging cosmeceuticals and LED Photomodulation are all non-invasive, no-downtime strategies to help us slow down skin aging and maintain results with other cosmetic aesthetic rejuvenation procedures.
Anti-Aging LED Photomodulation
Light Emitting Diode treatment stimulates collagen and elastin production and prevents collagen breakdown. It improves sun damaged and aged skin by reducing the appearance of fine lines and improving the overall appearance of the skin, giving a creamy complexion.
Gentle Waves Photo Rejuvenation
Is an FDA approved skin photo rejuvenation light that improves sun damaged and aged skin. It uses low intensity light-emitting diodes (LEDs) in a process similar to photosynthesis in which plants use chlorophyll to convert sunlight into cellular building blocks. The light stimulates production of collagen and elastin, and suppresses collagenase, the enzyme that breaks down collagen and accelerates the aging process.
GentleWaves LED Photomodulation improves sun damaged and aged skin by reducing fine lines, evening skin tone, helps skin retain moisture, decreases inflammation, gives a creamy complexion, as well as improving the overall appearance of the skin. It is especially helpful as a preventative strategy to slow collagen breakdown.
It also reduces inflammation after cosmetic aesthetic procedures, and we offer a free treatment after chemical peels, intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments, Fraxel laser resurfacing to reduce redness or swelling, and after Botox, Juvederm and Sculptra treatments to reduce bruising.
About GentleWaves LED Pulse Light
About the treatment—treatment takes less than one minute sitting in front of a cascading array of over 2,000 yellow pulsing lights. Large areas such as the face, neck and chest may be treated at one time. It is safe and effective for all skin types and for the face, neck, chest, arms, and back of hands.
Number of treatments— eight to ten treatments are recommended, usually once or twice a week.
Time to see results— treatments with GentleWaves LED pulse light therapy for aging skin are progressive, with more correction after each treatment. Although results vary, most patients report noticeable change after 5 treatments. Improved results will be seen if combined with Dr. Elaine's skin care and a broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen every day. We may also prescribe a prescription retinoid such as Refissa.
Discomfort— the LED skin photo rejuvenation light does not injure the skin surface. Therefore, treatment is painless.
Duration of results— continued improvement is observed for at least 4 months after the last treatment. The combination of both repair and prevention is well suited for a maintenance program. Maintenance treatments are given every 1-4 weeks as desired.
Recovery Time/Side Effects— there are no side effects, downtime, redness or peeling. You may apply makeup and return to work/activities immediately. No aftercare is needed.