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GentleWaves uses gentle light energy to rejuvenate the skin and fight early signs of aging.

  • Downtime: None
  • Pain Level: Very Minimal
  • Results Duration: 2- 4 months


Sun damage, sunburn, early signs of aging, dull skin tone

Side Effects:

Slight redness immediately post treatment


Can be used on the face, arms and decollete

Follow Up:

A series of treatment sessions is required to achieve an optimal outcome

How Performed:

Light pulses stimulate cell activity for healing and rejuvenation


None needed

Procedure Type:


Expected Outcome:

Fresher, brighter skin


Results visible immediately following each treatment


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With low-intensity light-emitting diodes, Candela’s GentleWaves® uses a carefully timed sequence of emissions to activate the skin’s natural rejuvenation process. This novel technique to skin rejuvenation has no pain, side effects, or downtime. It is extremely fast, lasting only a few minutes. GentleWaves® features a specific wavelength of 590nm and has clinically demonstrated improvement in the majority of patients after 8 treatments. 

The board-certified physicians at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York have an extensive range of laser devices that allow us to customize all our patient’s treatments to ensure an optimal outcome. We have the experience and expertise to help you meet all your aesthetic goals with comfortable treatments and minimal downtime in most cases. Our team would be happy to meet with you to discuss your concerns and create a personalized treatment plan to keep you looking and feeling your absolute best.

How does GentleWaves Work?

GentleWaves® was 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.

GentleWaves is an effective rejuvenation treatment when used alone, but can also be added to other procedures to aid the healing process and further enhance your results. Our board-certified physicians can help you determine whether GentleWaves is a good option for you. 

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What can Gentlewaves treat?

GentleWaves is a versatile light treatment that can address a variety of concerns, including:

Regular GentleWaves treatments will help you maintain a brighter, more radiant appearance.

When Will I See Results?

Improvements are noticeable after every treatment. You will see the best results after a series of 6-8 treatment sessions. 

How Long is the Recovery Time After Treatment?

There is no downtime after a GentleWaves procedure. After treatment, you should be able to resume your normal activities. Slight redness might occur but will subside within hours of the treatment. 

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Gentlewaves In The News

W magazine features Dr. Roy Geronemus

W magazine features Dr. Roy Geronemus


Questions and Answers

Q: Is GentleWaves Safe?

A: Yes. This gentle device was approved by the FDA in 2016 and has been used extensively in our office to help patients rejuvenate and refresh the complexion without discomfort, side effects, or downtime. 

Q: How Many Treatments Will I Need?

A: This is a treatment that produces better results with each subsequent session. Most patients achieve very satisfying results after a series of eight treatments. After that, regular touch-up treatments every few months will help you maintain your healthy glow. 

Q: How Long Do Results Last?

A: The duration of your results will depend in part on how many sessions you schedule at the beginning of the process and how often you schedule touch-up procedures after that. With the right treatment plan, your improvements can continue indefinitely. 

Q: Are There Any Side Effects?

A: The only side effect you might experience after a GentleWaves treatment is some mild skin redness that will likely subside within a few hours. 

Q: Is GentleWaves Right for Me?

A: GentleWaves is an excellent treatment choice for patients that want to maintain a healthy glow and ward off early signs of aging for as long as possible. This treatment is also good for reducing the pain and redness of sunburn and can be used in conjunction with other professional treatments to aid in the healing process and enhance results. 

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