What is Omnilux Combination Light Therapy?
Omnilux is a medical device that utilizes LED technology. The Omnilux Combination Light Therapy uses blue LEDs in conjunction with red LEDs to (1) destroy the bacteria responsible for the inflammation (2) stimulate cell growth and (3) decrease inflammation.
How does it work?
One of the key bacteria responsible for the inflammation is Propionibacterium acnes or P.acnes. This bacteria produces natural chemicals called poryphyrins, which are sensitive to light at different wavelengths. Omnilux blue™ neutralizes the bacteria that cause the redness and inflammation of acne. Combined with the anti-inflammatory properties of Omnilux revive™, it helps minimize the redness of acne lesions.
Who can benefit from the Omnilux Combination Light Therapy treatment?
Omnilux benefits anyone suffering with mild to moderate inflammatory acne. Consult your physician for a diagnosis of your acne. He or she will be able to tell if you’re a candidate.
What happens during treatment?
You will be instructed to remove any makeup or sunblock before the treatment. Safety eye wear will be provided to you for comfort during treatment sessions as the light will be positioned close to your face. Each treatment session will take approximately 20 minutes. You will experience a feeling of relaxation and well-being during and after the treatment. Following your 20 minute session, you can go right back to your normal routine.
What results can be expected from a series of treatments?
The light stimulates natural processes that go on after the treatment has stopped. On average you should expect 70-80% of acne lesions to clear. Optimum results will be seen between 4 to 8 weeks after treatment ends.
How long do the results last?
For most patients, the appearance of acne is gone for 6 months. In some cases, follow-up treatments (typically 2 to 4 treatments) may be necessary.
How many treatments will I need?
Over the course of 4 weeks, 8 Omnilux treatments will be administered, alternating between blue and red LEDs. Depending on your type of acne, your physician may also suggest using a face wash and/or a gel containing salicylic acid for optimum results.
Omnilux revive™ for use in dermatology for treatment of superficial, benign, vascular and pigmented lesions.
Omnilux blue™ for general dermatological conditions and specifically to treat moderate inflammatory acne vulgaris.
Omnilux revive™ and Omnilux blue™ for the treatment of mild to moderate acne vulgaris.