GentleWaves® Light Emitting Diode (LED) Photomodulation® System is an interesting device that has recently been cleared by the FDA for the non-invasive treatment of periorbital (eye area) wrinkles and rhytids. Light BioScience, LLC, the manufacturer, explains how the device increases collagen production thus reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles:
— Scientists theorize that LED Photomodulation® uses low intensity light-emitting diodes (LEDs) in a process similar to plant photosynthesis whereby plants use chlorophyll to convert sunlight into cellular building blocks.
— GentleWaves® is the first device to break the code of LED Photomodulation technology. The key to the science behind GentleWaves lies in using gentle light energy at specifically selected proprietary codes for optimum effectiveness. The modulated light is then delivered to target treatment areas by sophisticated pulsed technology.
— As the first fully integrated anti-aging program, GentleWaves includes the LED device and a complete skin care regimen designed to enhance and maintain the results of treatment. The home skin care products feature dermatologist-tested cosmeceuticals and scientifically developed nutraceuticals to complement the GentleWaves LED Photomodulation procedure.
— 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.