In order to understand how OMNILUX(r) and other treatments work, it is necessary to have a basic understanding of what acne is. Acne develops when excess oil in a person’s skin clogs the pores. The pores are colonized by the normal skin bacteria, and the body’s response causes a reddening of the skin that is known as acne.
Acne is one of the most common of all skin conditions. While most common among adolescents, it is common in adults as well. As much as 50 percent of adults age 25 and older will experience acne. Severe acne can lead to scarring of the skin. It can also have psychological effects. Proper acne treatment can help to prevent it from having a negative impact on one’s lifestyle.
OMNILUX(r) is a treatment that targets the bacteria that causes the inflammation of the skin. Bacteria called Propionibacterium acnes, also known as P. acnes, is a major contributor to the inflammation that results in acne. They produce chemicals that are sensitive to light at different wavelengths. If stimulated, the chemicals will neutralize the bacteria which, in turn, allows the inflammation to subside. OMNILUX(r) acne treatment is effective at stimulating these chemicals. It can help to combat inflammation, minimize redness and promote healthier skin.
OMNILUX(r) treatments do not generate heat and do not damage healthy skin. It works with the body’s own natural healing system to promote recovery from the effects on acne. While blue light has been used for quite some time for acne treatment, the addition of red light reduces inflammation and has some immediate anti-inflammatory benefits.
OMNILUX(r) treatments may be preceded by other methods that will help to unclog the pores. It can be used in conjunction with other ongoing treatments. The sessions usually last between 10 and 20 minutes. Improvement over the four to six-month period after beginning the treatments can be expected.
OMNILUX(r) can also help with sun damage and actinic keratosis. It works by driving topical solutions deeper into the skin so they can be more effective at relieving the effects of more stubborn cases of skin conditions, such as acne.
There are no known side effects associated with OMNILUX(r) acne treatment. Since no heat is generated during treatment, there is no intense discomfort involved.
To get all the facts about OMNILUX(r) for acne treatment, make an appointment at Breeze Laser Center in Orlando. Our team of professionals will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.