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Omnilux Phototherapy

» Omnilux Phototherapy
1. WHAT IS OMNILUX PHOTOTHERAPHY?

The Omnilux lamp uses a matrix of light emitting diodes (LEDs) that deliver narrowband light at a specific wavelength. There are different Omnilux LED wavelenghts – Omnilux Blue LED and Omnilux Red light, Omnilux Revive and Onmilux Plus. Omnilux Blue LED and Onmilux Red LED treat acne by killing bacteria; Omnilux Revive boosts collagen and elastin production; and Omnilux Plus uses a longer wavelength to help rebuild and tighten skin tissue.

2. HOW DOES OMNILUX PHOTOTHERAPHY FEEL LIKE?

First you have to wear small protective goggles over your eyes. The Omnilux lamp is lowered to a few centimetres above your face. The lamp is switched on and you sense a fairly bright light, which can be blue, red or neon yellow. After a while you will get used to the light. Your face may feel slightly warm. There is no pain or discomfort.

3. WHAT CAN OMNILUX PHOTOTHERAPHY DO?

By using different LED lights, Onmilux Phototherapy is useful for treating acne, reduces facial redness and rosacea, speeds up wound healing after laser or skin surgery and is effective for skin rejuvenation (photomodultion)
» Omnilux Phototherapy For Acne
1. WHAT IS OMNILUX PHOTOTHERAPHY FOR ACNE?

Omnilux Phototherapy uses light emitting diodes (LED) of various wavelengths, blue and red LED, and they are useful for treating inflammatory acne.

2. HOW DOES OMNILUX PHOTOTHERAPHY WORK FOR ACNE?

The LED targets the metabolic product of the bacteria causing acne, the prophyrins, and produces an oxygen free radical which is toxic and result in killing of the bacteria. Optimal absorption occurs within the blue wavelengths (around 415 nm). The red light targets the deeper aspects of the disease, including inflammation deeper in the skin and possibly portions of the sebaceous gland. Omnilux red and blue LED phototherapy can be used synergistically to treat active acne, the blue light helping to reduce bacteria counts and the red lights helping to heal the skin.

3. WHEN IS OMNILUX PHOTOTHERAPHY USED TO TREAT ACNE?

LED light treatments are used to treat inflammatory acne and red acne scars

4. HOW DOES THE OMNILUX PHOTOTHERAPHY FOR ACNE FEEL LIKE?

First you have to wear small protective goggles over your eyes. The Omnilux lamp is lowered to a few centimetres above your face. The lamp is switched on and you sense a fairly bright light, which can be blue or red. After a while you get used to the light. Your face may feel slightly warm. There is no pain or discomfort. The treatments lasts 20min. The red light and blue light LEDs are alternated during treatments.

5. WHAT MUST I DO AFTER THE TREATMENT?

You can resume normal activities right after the treatment. There is no redness or downtime.

6. WHAT RESULTS SHOULD I EXPECT TO SEE?

Clinical trials have shown that a treatment twice a week for 8 weeks, followed by once a week for 4 weeks helps to reduce bacteria counts and inflammation associated with acne, and therefore reduce the number of active acne lesions.

7. IS OMNILUX PHOTOTHERAPHY SAFE?

Omnilux Phototherapy does not injure or damage skin cells. It is not the same as the harmful UVA or UVB rays

8. DOES THE OMNILUX PHOTOTHERAPHY CURE ACNE?

No. It is to reduce and clear the inflammatory acne. The red LED lights reduces the red acne scars

9. WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF OMNILUX PHOTOTHERAPHY OVER OTHER ACNE TREATMENTS?

LED light treatment is useful for treating the inflammatory acne and hence it is the treatment of choice for you if you have inflammatory acne and are not keen on oral medication.

» Omnilux Photomodulation
1. WHAT IS OMNILUX PHOTOMODULATION?

Photomodulation is a non-invasive breakthrough for skin rejuvenation. It uses low-level, non-thermal light emitting diodes (Omnilux LEDs) to deliver light energy to activate skin cells to stimulate dermal collagen and elastin formation while preventing further collagen breakdown (by suppressing collagen-degrading enzymes.) The result is significantly softer, smoother, healthier-looking skin with no pain, side-effect or downtime. Continuous improvement is seen even months after treatment.

2. WHAT CAN OMNILUX PHOTOMODULATION DO?

Omnilux Photomodulation reduces the appearance of fine wrinkles, pigmentation, redness, pore size and skin roughness. It improves skin tone and restores the skin’s natural glow. A series of light treatments can reduce the signs of aging and sun damage as well as redness and dilated capillaries commonly associated with rosacea.

Dr Joyce Lim will recommend Omnilux Photomodulation after acute sunburn or to speed up wound healing after any thermal /laser treatment.

3. HOW DOES OMNILUX PHOTOMODULATION FEEL LIKE?

First you have to wear small protective goggles over your eyes. The Omnilux lamp is lowered to a few centimetres above your face. The lamp is switched on and you sense a fairly bright light, which can be red or neon yellow. After a while you get used to the light. Your face may feel slightly warm. There is no pain or discomfort. In fact patients find it very relaxing.

4. HOW LONG DOES OMNILUX PHOTOMODULATION TAKE?

Depending upon the treatment site, the photomodulation lasts about 20- 30 minutes.

5. WHAT MUST I DO BEFORE EACH OMNILUX PHOTOMODULATION?

It is a good idea to use a sunscreen and the creams recommended by Dr Lim.

6. WHAT CAN BE EXPECTED FOLLOWING OMNILUX PHOTOMODULATION?

Immediately after Omnilux Photomodulation, the skin glows and looks firm and smooth. It feels smooth to the touch. In people with a very sensitive skin it may look pink for a while and this pinkness subsides spontaneously within a short time.

7. WHAT MUST I DO AFTER EACH OMNILUX PHOTOMODULATION?

Use a sunscreen daily and continue with your skin care regime. Make-up can be reapplied right after treatment.

8. WHEN CAN I EXPECT TO SEE RESULTS AFTER OMNILUX PHOTOMODULATION?

Improvement is usually noted within the first few treatments. After several sessions fine lines and age spots improved. Stretch marks and scars will be less obvious. The skin is softer, smoother and younger-looking.

Most people require at least 8-10 treatments, generally 1-2 treatments per week. Additional treatments may be needed depending on skin type and condition. As skin improves, treatment intervals can be expanded to 3-6 month intervals. Since the skin continues to age, maintenance treatments will be required

9. WHAT ARE THE LIMITATIONS OF OMNILUX PHOTOMODULATION?

As it is a non-invasive procedure realistic expectations are essential. Improvement rather than perfection is the goal. In some cases, additional forms of treatment may be required.

10. CAN I COMBINE OMNILUX PHOTOMODULATION WITH OTHER TREATMENT?

Dr Joyce Lim will discuss with you the treatments options and tailored them to your needs. She may administered Omnilux Photomodulation alone or in combination with other rejuvenation procedures like Botulinum neurotoxin injections, dermal fillers and other photrejuvenation procedures with lasers and intense pulse light. Omnilux Photomodulation is usually done either just before or just after other procedures.

11. WHEN CAN I DO OMNILUX PHOTOMODULATION?

Omnilux Photomodulation can be done anytime. Most people do it during lunch time. Being a safe procedure it can even be done on the same day as a big event. Recovery is quick and most patients return to normal activities immediately.

12. ARE THERE ANY SIDE-EFFECTS AFTER OMNILUX PHOTOMODULATION?

Immediately after Photomodulation, the skin may be slightly warm. Redness is unusual.

13. WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF OMNILUX PHOTOMODULATION OVER OTHER SKIN REJUVENATION TREATMENTS?

Omnilux Photomodulation is safe and effective. It is suitable for sensitive skin and can be used immediately after skin surgery or laser treatment. It takes only 20min with no disruption to normal activites. It is cost effective compared to other light based treatment
 
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290 Orchard Road
#11-16/20, Paragon Medical Suites
Singapore 238859
T : 6834 9159
Email: drjoyce@joycelim.com
 
...................................................
290 Orchard Road
#11-16/20, Paragon Medical Suites
Singapore 238859
T : 6834 9159
Email: drjoyce@joycelim.com