Phototherapy is a noninvasive and simple process for the rejuvenation of photo- and chronologically-aged skin. It is assistive in the treatment of acne and pre-cancers (actinic keratosis)/non melanoma skin cancer.
Omnilux™ delivers a totally natural method of light-only skin rejuvenation which uses the body’s own natural processes to help counteract the effects of ageing. Unlike some anti-aging treatments that work as a result of the body’s response to damage, Omnilux™ stimulates natural processes to rejuvenate the skin.
At La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic, we offer all the variances of Omnilux Phototherapy:
Clear-U (Blue Light)
FDA cleared for the treatment of mild to moderate acne on the face, Omnilux Clear-U has been clinically proven to treat acne vulgaris using a combination of alternate treatments of blue and red light twice a week for four weeks.
One of the key bacteria responsible for the inflammation is Propionibacterium acnes, or P. acnes. These bacteria produce natural chemicals called poryphyrins, which are sensitive to light at different wavelengths. If stimulated, these chemicals will neutralise the bacteria and with no bacteria present inflammation will subside.
Omnilux blueTM stimulates these chemicals and so eradicates the bacteria that cause the redness or inflammation of acne. This is combined with Omniluxrevive which has antiinflammatory properties, this helps to minimise the redness of acne lesions and promotes healthier skin.
Omnilux treatments are totally non-invasive and generate no heat.
Omniluxplus (Yellow Infrared)
FDA-approved for the treatment of periorbital wrinkles, Omniluxplus has been clinically proven to reduce periorbital wrinkles and to treat the visible signs of aging, using a combination of alternate treatment of Infrared and red light twice a week for four weeks.
We will often use light therapy following laser treatments to enhance the outcomes and assist with faster healing.
Omniluxrevive (Red light)
Studies have shown that red light therapy such as Omnilux can stimulate collagen precursors and enzymes associated with cellular remodeling.
Omnilux PDT (Red Light or Blue Light with Levulan)
Using Omnilux PDT with light activated topicals for photodynamic therapy can eradicate actinic keratosis and decrease cystic acne. Omnilux PDT is also useful in treating nonmelanoma skin cancer. This is the only treatment combination which is uncomfortable.
How Long Are Treatments?
Your first treatment will take 45 minutes, allowing for your initial consultation. Ongoing treatments will typically be 30-minute appointments, during which the light is administered for 20 minutes
How Often Should I Be Treated?
Treatment session numbers will depend upon the condition of your skin and/or which other repair treatments you may have undergone. Several sessions will show the most benefit. Cost, no downtime (non pdt) and comfort make the treatments easy to undergo really as frequently as you like. You can think of phototherapy as a “light” facial.
For more information about phototherapy and which wavelength is right for your skin, please contact La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic through our website or call (844) 202-8200 today.