Acne is often accompanied by infection with bacteria. Acne bacteria produce specific chemicals which, when stimulated by blue light, destroy bacterial cells. This is the basis for the Omnilux, a device that projects red and blue light onto the affected areas of your skin. Blue light kills the bacteria and red light reduces inflammation and redness. Pore size and oil production are also decreased. The Omnilux can be used safely in people of all skin types.
Any person with acne or pimples can benefit from Omnilux treatment. Although the procedure is painless, we require you to wear shields to protect your eyes during treatment. We recommend two treatments per week for 4 weeks and then one treatment every 6 weeks to maintain improvement. About 3 weeks after treatment you should see fewer breakouts and less redness. Improvement is not the same for every patient.
People who are sensitive to light or claustrophobic should not have Omnilux treatment because patients must wear goggles and lay under the light for a period of time during treatment. The procedure is not covered by insurance plans.
To learn more about Omnilux, please call 847-459-6400 or contact us to make an appointment with one of our cosmetic coordinators.