GentleWaves is a non-ablative, nonthermal treatment that reduces wrinkles, pore size, and pigmentation to produce smoother, more youthful-looking skin. GentleWaves treatments are painless and recovery is instantaneous so that you can immediately return to your normal activities. GentleWaves is administered in various sessions and Dr. Parish will determine the number of sessions needed to address your skin care needs. GentleWaves offers:
- Treatment for fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation, and pore size
- Expected results yield smoother, younger-looking skin
- Recovery immediate with no downtime
- For best result attend all appointments within a treatment series and follow up with maintenance sessions every 6 to 8 weeks
Using a technology called Photomodulation, GentleWaves is a
low-intensity light therapy that can modulate cellular activity. GentleWaves increases collagen production while decreasing the production of enzymes that break down and
age the skin.GentleWaves treats wrinkles, uneven pigmentation, and enlarged pores. Skin becomes smoother and looks more radiant. Results are typically seen in the third or fourth treatment, and improvements continue through six months after the treatment is finished. Dr. Parish will discuss how many treatments are needed in order to best suit your skin's needs.
GentleWaves can also be used in conjunction with other procedures such as microdermabrasion, non-ablative laser treatments, and both laser and chemical peels. In particular, GentleWaves is FDA approved for treatment of wrinkles around the eyes. Parish Cosmetic Vein and Laser Center can set up the correct appointments and procedures needed in order to enhance your beauty and rejuvenate your skin.
GentleWaves treatments are very relaxing. Dr. Parish applies an enzyme mask to the area to be treated which allows the light to penetrate into the skin. A typical appointment lasts less than 20 minutes. Most treatments are made up of 8 to 10 appointments with appointments scheduled once or twice a week. The number of treatments will be determined during your consultation with Dr. Parish. You can elect to have maintenance appointments at 6 to 8 week intervals.
GentleWaves can be used on all skin types and pigmentations and can treat other parts of the body such as the neck, chest, and lower legs. Few other treatments are approved to treat these areas. GentleWaves does not hurt and because it is a noninvasive treatment that does not require anesthesia, sedation, or harming of the skin, complications are greatly reduced. If there are any other concerns about possible side effects, do not hesitate to ask Dr. Parish to get a confident and personalized assessment of your skin care needs.
GentleWaves results show themselves gradually. While results are not as dramatic as more invasive treatments such as chemical or laser peels, your skin will look creamier, younger, and smoother. Dr. Parish can further discuss the benefits of photomodulation during your consultation. Results will continue up to six months after the treatment has ended.
For more information about GentleWaves, call Parish Cosmetic Vein and Laser Center for an in-office consultation today!