GentleWaves is the latest anti-aging medical device, introducing a non-invasive alternative to halt the signs of aging. Frequently used by dermatologists and plastic surgeons for post-laser and post-peel treatments, GentleWaves is recommended for all skin types, including rosacea, sunburn and sensitive skin. GentleWaves is the only device approved by the FDA to reduce wrinkles around the eyes. Its growing popularity is based on documented results and the fact that it is non-thermal which means there is no redness, swelling, or down-time that is commonly associated with laser and other heat-inducing treatments. And best of all, it’s painless. Please see our menu for treatments featuring GentleWaves.
GentleWaves was created by Light BioScience under the direction of Dr. David McDaniel, and uses amber LED (Light Emitted Diodes) to effectively:
- reduce redness by up to 80%
- increase collagen production to tighten and firm skin
- reduce wrinkles
- inhibit collagenase, an enzyme that can prematurely breakdown healthy collagen
- reduce hyperpigmentation
The LED medical device are based on a specific frequency of amber light which is proven to effectively increase collagen-3 production. After 8 treatments, collagen-3 continues to replicate for 8 weeks. After 8 weeks, a follow-up session is recommended during a monthly facial to continue the proliferation of collagen-3. Treatments are generally delivered in 8-10 weekly sessions. Results are consistently seen between treatments four and six. Skin conditions with extreme redness may require 12 or more sessions.
“I have had countless facials over the last 20 years; some well executed, some clinically sound, some relaxing, but all left me with the same skin the next day. My facial treatments at Abundance have been the most enjoyable and indulgent experiences — ChrysAnn’s hands are magic and the results are truly amazing. Nagging skin problems I’ve had for years have dissappeared, and results from the GentleWaves LED photomodulation treatments in combination with the TRUE skin care products have changed my skin! Even without makeup, my friends and family remark on my beautiful new skin.”
-Jane R, Montara
GentleWaves currently receives wide publicity as found on the Oprah Winfrey and Today shows, Time and Forbes magazines, the New York Times, and many fashion and beauty publications such as O, New Beauty, Allure, Elle, Bazaar, Health, Healthy Aging, Vogue, Lucky and W.