Gentle Waves: The Newest Skincare Treatment

Dr. Bradford Katchen, founder of SkinCareLab, is excited to announce the arrival of the latest tool to help save your skin: Gentle Waves.

Whether with creams, lasers, or injections, the best way to help fight the first signs of aging is to boost your collagen supply. A new procedure called Gentle Waves is a light treatment, which uses LED (Light Emitting Diodes - with less intensity than a 25 watt light bulb) to boost collagen production. With treatments lasting only 36 seconds, Gentle Waves is both painless and quick, with no down-time.

Studies have shown that when this light shines on the skin in a specific pulsed repetition, the enzyme responsible for the breakdown of collagen decreases, and the total amount of collagen increases. Gentle Waves can be especially helpful for smokers and tanners who have been shown to have an increase in this enzyme, collagenase.

For optimal results, patients usually receive one treatment per week for eight weeks, followed by maintenance treatments resulting, in most cases, in a clearer, more improved skin texture with a reduction of fine lines and wrinkles with less redness, a more even complexion.

The beauty of Gentle Waves is that it can be combined with most any other procedure that might be incorporated to boost your collagen as well to provide an additional enhancement of your appearance.

Gentle Waves is available by appointment at Dr. Bradford Katchen's office, one floor below SkinCareLab. Please call for appointments at 212.334.1155



Gentle Waves LED Photomodulation uses over 2000 small lights to help transform your skin. Call now for appointments and times.