We’re proud to announce that we were the first cosmetic medical practice in the Eastern Suburbs to take delivery of an Omnilux continuous 633nm PhotoRejuvenation unit.
What does it do?
The Omnilux unit applies a continuous bright light therapy of 633nm, in the orange-red part of the visible spectrum, to the whole of your face. With your eyes protected, the bright pure light is applied for 20 minutes per session.
Omnilux doesn’t cause any damage but rather tricks the skin into thinking that damage has occurred, thus causing the initiation of repair mechanisms even though there’s nothing new to repair. The skin’s own restorative effort is thus applied to the wrinkles themselves.
Why would this be the case? Why would the body respond to 633nm light in this manner?
For practical purposes the only light source Earth’s creatures have been exposed to over the eons has been sunlight. Sunlight, as we know, includes harmful UVA and UVB rays along with the benign visible light by which we see. So, it’s reasonable to conjecture that since the dawn of time our bodies have rightly considered that whenever visible light, including 633nm light, is about, dangerous UV rays are about as well. And so it seems that the body perceives 633nm light as being somewhat surrogate for sunlight exposure in general, and initiates repair on exposure to 633nm light on its assumption that UV damage will have occurred at the same time, requiring repair. This means that with 633nm light we can trick the skin into repairing itself, without causing any of the damage that other restorative skin treatments rely on for effect.
How fast does it work?
Like all gentle and safe skin treatments, Omnilux won’t change your skin overnight. It took countless hours of sun exposure for your skin to get the way it is: a single 20 minute session of 633nm light won’t undo the months and years of exposure that gave rise to the damage. However, a series of ten or more treatments lead to noticeable improvements in the majority of recipients; all without any discomfort and without any risk.
Treatments are ideally performed three times per week, so a course runs for three or four or more weeks. However, once the collagen stimulation process is set in motion, it will take months for the full effects to be seen.
Can it be combined with other treatments?
Of course! Collagen formation is a multi-stepped process with many stimulating factors involved. The more steps we augment and the more factors we initiate the better the response will be (all other things being equal). So, for best results you should make sure you consume plenty of water along with a high intake of natural antioxidants, preferably in a natural food supplement, along with omega 3 fatty acids.
Skin care should involve high doses of strong topical vitamins, especially vit C and vit A. If wrinkle injections to relax muscles are appropriate, they should be employed to relax the skin as its collagen is renewed. Omnilux treatments will augment the effect of other treatments such as microdermabrasion and chemical peels and IPL treatments.