Light therapy works by promoting your skin’s own natural healing processes.
Different wavelengths of light have different effects on the skin – light therapy can be used to reduce bacteria just below and on the surface of the skin, reduce inflammation and/or stimulate the production of collagen and hyaluronic acid. Light therapy can plump up your skin, resulting in a fresher and more youthful appearance - all with no pain and no downtime.
At Temple Clinic we offer:
- Omnilux (in clinic treatment))
- Lustre Pure Light Pro - hands free, blue light treatment for acne (home based treatment)
"I have just completed a course of 8 Omnilux light therapy treatments which had been recommended to help calm and hydrate my sensitive and dehydrated skin. I thoroughly enjoyed every one of the treatments I received. Not only did the procedure improve the look and feel of my skin, it also had tremendous mood boosting effects, especially at this time of year when I can suffer from Season Affective Disorder. I found the light and the warmth relaxing and the 20 minutes under the light gave me a chance to switch off. I often referred to it as my ‘little holiday’. I am looking forward to receiving my next one in a few weeks time!"
Want to know how to ensure that your skin is the best it can be? We recommend coming in for a Skin Vitality Consultation with Dr Sam Robson, our new in-depth skin health assessment. We also offer an express 30-minute Skin Assessment. Either of these can be added on when making your appointment. Find out more below!
WHAT HAPPENS AT MY APPOINTMENT?
The therapist will discuss with you which particular wavelength of light treatment is most appropriate for your skin. Your skin will then be thoroughly cleansed before we apply our light device for up to 20 minutes. Once the treatment is finished, she will apply an SPF product.
You will usually require a skin consultation with Dr Sam prior to having an Omnilux treatment.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Specialised cells within the body contain receptors that naturally absorb light. When the body is exposed to light, these receptors absorb the light energy. This process stimulates normal cellular activity that occurs within the cell; light therapy accelerates these processes making the cell more efficient and able to deliver visible improvements in the skin.
Blue light of a particular wavelength (415nm) and intensity is very effective in destroying acne causing bacteria. The bacteria absorb the blue light energy and self-destruct, effectively removing one of the main causative factors of acne. This is the rationale behind the Omnilux blue light and Lustre Pure Light Pro treatments in acne management.
For optimum treatment results we recommend a course of 8 Omnilux treatments, it is advisable to have 1 to 2 sessions per week for the duration of your course. For maintenance we advise 1 treatment at least every 4 weeks.
WHO IS THIS TREATMENT FOR?
Omnilux light therapy is suitable for all skin types including some skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, and eczema. The specific treatment programme, deciding which protocol of the different wavelengths will be determined following your initial skin consultation with Dr Sam. Light therapy is a quick, comfortable, effective and relaxing treatment with no adverse effects, meaning even the most sensitive of skin can safely be treated and will respond to treatment.
Light therapy promotes your own skins natural healing processes - it can be used for general skin rejuvenation as well as to improve the appearance of scarring caused by injuries or surgery.
Your skin will start to look more even and bright patients report their skin feeling smoother by the end of their treatment course.
CAN I COMBINE LIGHT THERAPY WITH OTHER TREATMENTS TO ENHANCE RESULTS?
Yes! In fact, we perform a lot of our other treatments alongside Light Therapy and these can often be done at the same appointment. Advice will be given at time of booking.
WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS?
With Light Fusion™ and Omnilux excellent results can be seen after each treatment and the beneficial effects of light therapy continue to work for hours after the treatment is completed. For Lustre Pure Light Pro, noticeable results may be seen in as little as 4 weeks.
WHO WILL I SEE?
Magda Zielinska – Lead Therapist
Lauren Rennie – Therapist
Natasha Wilson - Therapist
WHAT IS INCLUDED WITH THE SKIN VITALITY CONSULTATION?
The Skin Vitality Consultation with Dr Sam Robson, is an in-depth skin health assessment which includes:
- A full skin analysis using the latest technology from FotoFinder
- Comprehensive evaluation of your current skin health
- Lifestyle and health assessment
- Discussion about any skin concerns
- Our in-depth analysis allows us to look at areas of the skin that cannot be seen by the human eye. We look at 6 different aspects on the surface and below the skin, including wrinkles, break outs, pores, skin tone evenness, texture, dehydration, sensitivity and pigmentation from overexposure to the sun.
Following your consultation:
- You will be emailed a detailed plan including a skincare product regime specific for your skin and a bespoke treatment plan devised by Dr Sam Robson.
- A selection of samples will be chosen specifically for your skins needs
- Lifestyle and dietary recommendations
- Follow up email with a complimentary skin review
This appointment is 45-mins to 1-hour and priced at £99.
WHAT IS INCLUDED WITH THE SKIN ASSESSMENT?
The Skin Assessment with Dr Sam Robson, is a shorter 30-minute express appointment which includes:
- Evaluation of skin health
- Discussion about suitable treatments/products
- May include small selection of samples
- Email from Dr Sam with treatment/product costs and recommendations
This appointment is 30-mins and priced at £50 (can be redeemed against cost of treatment or products).
How do I know if this is the best treatment for me?
If you want to find out more about any of our treatments, book in for our free 1:1 virtual pre-assessment with Dr Sam Robson. This is done via Zoom where we can discuss what treatment is right for you and give you the opportunity to ask any questions. Book your free pre-assessment today!