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What is Omnilux light therapy for acne?
Omnilux blue is a light source that is specially tuned to activate natural chemicals found in the bacteria that cause skin redness in acne. When stimulated,these chemicals destroy the bacteria. Omnilux revive is used in combination with Omnilux blue. Omnilux revive stimulates cells in your body that help with the healing process and reduce the inflammation surrounding the acne lesions
How safe is the treatment?
Omnilux blue and Omnilux revive are safe and harmless to your skin and generate no heat. The light works naturally with your body to promote the healing response. The only safety measure is to wear goggles to protect your eyes from the light.
What results can be expected from a series of treatments?
Optimum results will be seen between 4-8 weeks after treatment. The light stimulates natural processes that continue after the treatment has stopped. Whilst studies have shown complete clearance of lesions, on average you should expect 70% of lesions to clear when using blue light alone and over 80% when using blue and red light together. We suggest that the treatment is used in conjunction with a preparation such as salicylic acid. Your advisor can discuss this combination treatment with you.
Are there any side effects from the treatments?
No. There have been no reported adverse side effects like redness or irritation from the treatment, and the light does not damage skin in any way.
Is it painful?
Not at all because there’s no heat involved, there’s no pain!
What actually happens during the treatment?
You will have to remove any makeup or sunblock before the treatment and you will also be asked to wear safety goggles. The light will then be positioned close to your face and you will be treated for 20 minutes. After that you’re free to go home.
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