Dr. Stewart’s office is equipped with state of the art GentleWaves LED Photomodulation™ technology. This technology was originally developed at NASA for wound healing in space. This technique uses natural, variable wavelengths of light to gently stimulate or inhibit cellular activity to reduce the signs of aging. LEDs offer a totally natural, non-ablative method for skin rejuvenation. The light from the LEDs interacts with cells and stimulates them to produce new collagen and elastin. The GentleWaves system is coded in such a way that it stimulates specific cell changes. By manipulating the codes, different treatments can be designed for specific applications.
It improves the appearance of aging and sun- damaged skin without skin tissue injury or patient discomfort. For the first time, we are now able to both slow down collagen breakdown while simultaneously building up new collagen in the skin.
These treatments are less expensive than other light based therapies. The main benefit is a reduction in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, freckles, brown spots, scars, and the amount of redness. In addition, the treatments are pain free, will not cause skin tissue damage, and there is no downtime at all. Dr. Stewart also uses the Gentle Waves after other lasers to help decrease the appearance of redness on the skin.