Omnilux Blue for Acne
Non-invasive methods of treating acne are fast becoming accepted as an alternative to standard treatments.
Although the typical first line offense in acne treatment is still antibiotics (both topical and oral), for those who have particular need or desire to avoid such programs, light treatments do provide a reasonable alternative. Acne is one of the world’s most common skin conditions, affecting over 85% of adolescents by the age of 24 years and up to 50% of adults over 25 years of age. Acne is a widespread and upsetting condition. It can produce lifelong physical and emotional scarring on Mission Viejo and Orange County residents.
Before and after Omnilux TM combination therapy showing excellent reduction in inflamed and nodular lesions, 12 weeks from the end of treatment.
Why acne occurs in the first place
Acne is NOT caused by bad diet or greasy foods. In fact, acne develops when the sebaceous glands in a person’s skin produces excess oil (sebum). This oil combines with cells that line the gland walls and clogs the skin’s pores. Normal skin bacteria colonize these pores and the body’s response causes the inflammation or reddening of the skin that we associate with acne.
How does Omnilux TM light therapy work?
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 neutralize the bacteria and with no bacteria present inflammation will subside.
Omnilux blueTM stimulates these chemicals and by doing so eradicates the bacteria that cause the redness or inflammation of acne. This is combined with Omnilux reviveTMwhich has anti inflammatory properties, the dual treatment helps to stop acne production and minimize the redness of acne lesions promoting healthier skin.
Omnilux treatments are totally non-invasive and generate no heat. The treatment does not damage normal tissue and works with the body’s own natural processes to rejuvenate the skin.
What actually happens during the treatment?
Mission Viejo and OC patients will have to remove any makeup or sunblock before the treatment and will also be asked to wear safety goggles. The light will then be positioned close to the face and the patient will be treated for 20 minutes. After that they are free to go home. Typical treatment programs consist of 8 sessions over a 4 week period with alternating the blue light and red light each session.
Why choose Omnilux combination light therapy for acne?
Combination phototherapy works through the anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory activity of Omnilux blueTM and Omnilux reviveTM delivered alternately. Only by delivering the right wavelength in sequence can optimum results be seen.
The action of the light combination returns the gland’s abnormally high level of sebum to normal and reduces the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines.
Simultaneously, Omnilux blueTM induces anti-inflammatory cytokines, stimulating specific immunoregulatory pathways.
The intracellular specificity of red light therapy (Omnilux reviveTM) is well documented and it has long been demonstrated that 633nm offers excellent reduction in inflammatory lesions and is proven to stimulate cellular mechanisms for tissue repair.
Omnilux blue is the most potent blue light source in activating the target photo sensitizer, producing singlet oxygen that leads to rapid eradication of the P.acnes bacteria.
- Because there is no heat involved, there’s no pain!
- Eradicates the bacteria that causes acne through natural processes, so it won’t harm or overdry your skin
- Promotes your body’s natural healing response so the treatment continues long after the light has been switched off
- Highly effective, no side effects, no irritation
- Quick and simple.
What if I have severe acne and want to have a faster “kick start” to my light treatments?
Photo Dynamic Therapy (PDT) is an intense light therapy that uses a product called Levulan. This powerful photosensitizing topical solution assists the penetration of the light and causing the light therapy to act more quickly than using light alone. There is generally some short “down time” with PDT as your skin will be quite red and you will experience some peeling. There is a fairly intense heat sensation as the solution is activated by the light.
Dr. Sikorski will explain all the options that may be effective for your acne condition. Related Treatments and Conditions.
Your consultation visit
You’ll enjoy a relaxing visit to our office where you can ask questions, meet our staff, take a tour of our office and surgical suite and view additional photo results of our Mission Viejo and OC patients.
Your consultation assessment is with Dr. Sikorski, not an impersonal or commissioned sales person. Fees and procedure preparations are discussed with our patient coordinator, who will detail the surgical experience with you.
We look forward to meeting with you and helping you find the simplest solution to achieve the goals you desire. Call us at (949) 448-0487 for a consultation in the Mission Viejo and Orange County area and for more information on Omnilux acne.