Although the ageing of our skin is a complex biological process there are two main causes: chronological ageing – the effect of time on our bodies; and photo-ageing – the effect of the sun’s harmful rays.
As we grow older, the amount of collagen, the major supporting protein of the body, diminishes. In addition, the skin becomes less flexible. This means that our skin becomes drier and thinner as the body’s natural regeneration process slows down, and the skin slowly loses its ability to retain moisture.
These effects are further compounded by the harmful UVA and UVB rays in sunlight. These damage the skin by producing enzymes that break down the skin’s supportive structure and so prevent the creation of new collagen.
Successfully restoring the skin overcomes the effects of time and exposure to the sun by stimulating the creation of new collagen. It also aids the detoxification of the skin.
And this is where OmniluxTM plays such a unique and valuable role.
OmniluxTM 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-ageing treatments that work as a result of the body’s response to damage, OmniluxTM stimulates natural processes to rejuvenate the skin.
Because OmniluxTM stimulates cells involved in repair of the skin and increases blood flow, it can be used successfully to enhance and improve other skin treatments.
OmniluxTM can be used after microdermabrasion, facial peels and laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy, reducing the side effects and speeding up the time your tissue takes to regenerate. Omnilux can also be used in combination with your regular facial treatments and with injections such as BotoxTM and fillers, helping to maintain the effect of the treatment.
How Omnilux Works
The various tissues and cell types in the skin have their own absorption characteristics, absorbing light at specific wavelengths. Studies have shown that red light therapy such as Omnilux can stimulate collagen precursors and enzymes associated with cellular remodelling. In a single study using Omnilux reviveTM 91% of volunteers reported visible changes to their skin indicating that even 5 weeks after the last treatment there was still a positive effect on the evaluation criteria. 64% reported a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles and a perception of softer skin and 68% reported smoother skin the therapy was well tolerated and there were no reported side effects. No pain was encountered during the treatment regime and there were no reported side effects such as erythema and swelling.
Optimum hydration of subjects skin was seen at 5 weeks post treatment. Mean elasticity measurements showed a decrease in the treated side of the face during the treatment regime.
Omnilux reviveTM and Omnilux plusTM
In a recent independent study, 83% of all subjects reported a softening of fine lines and wrinkles after a course of Omnilux plusTM and Omnilux reviveTM combination therapy. Over 75% reported a marked improvement in skin softness and smoothness.
Digital profilometry supported the subjective responses with significant improvements in skin roughness and wrinkle depth.
At OmniluxTM we strive to understand how light therapy works in synergy with our bodies’ own natural mechanisms.
As we grow older, the cells that manufacture the skins supportive structures begin to slow down. Environmental damage from the suns rays speed up this process and produce free radicals that damage the skin and the cells that synthesize collagen and elastin.
Using a combination of different lights delivered at different times we are able to stimulate these cells that help counteract the effects of ageing.
Unlike some anti-ageing treatments that work as a result of the body’s response to damage, Omnilux stimulates natural processes to rejuvenate the skin.
Rejuvenating Tired Skin
At OmniluxTM we have developed 2 different light sources, Omnilux plusTM and Omnilux reviveTM that work on their own or synergistically.
What is OmniluxTM light therapy?
OmniluxTM uses a combination of pure, visible red and infra red light to stimulate the deeper skin tissue, leading to a softening of fine lines, improved skin tone and super smooth skin
How does it work?
OmniluxTM light therapy works with the body’s own natural processes to counteract the effects of ageing. The different lights target specific cells, which are responsible for the synthesis and repair of the skins supportive structure.
What will I see?
In an independent study over 80% of subjects reported a softening of fine lines after treatment and 75% reported improvement in skin softness and smoothness.
Omnilux reviveTM showing a section of the LED panels
Is it safe?
The scientifically designed light source does not have harmful UVA or UVB. You will experience a feeling of relaxation and well-being during and after the treatment. The treatment is not painful, there are no injections involved and there’s no patient downtime. Studies have shown that the majority of clients find the treatment relaxing
How many treatments are needed?
This depends upon your individual treatment regime. Your aesthetician will advise you on how many treatments may be suitable for your particular needs.
How long will the treatment take?
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 long does it take to recover?
There is no need for recovery time, and makeup can be re-applied immediately after treatment.
Will the results be seen straight away?
This depends upon the treatment options used. The initial effects you will see are a clearer, brighter and smoother complexion. After the course of treatments have finished you will still see an improvement in tone, clarity and skin smoothness. You will also see softening of your fine lines and wrinkles.
Omnilux reviveTM in action
How long will the results last?
This will vary according to skin type and lifeclass and whether you have combined OmniluxTM with other treatments. However, when you have completed your course, it is usually recommended that you have one maintenance treatment on a 4-6 week basis, as this will prolong the results.
Who is Omnilux light therapy suitable for?
This is a very effective treatment for both men and women of any age. It is non-invasive and easy to perform.