Light therapy works by promoting your skin’s own natural healing processes.
Different wavelengths of light have different effects on the skin – the light 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)
- Light Fusion (in clinic treatment)
- Lustre Pure Light Pro - hands free, blue light treatment for acne (home based treatment)
- Priori Unveiled RED LED – (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!"
Can you still offer treatments during lockdown / COVID-19 restrictions?
While we cannot offer certain treatments in person during lockdown, we are still able to offer 1:1 virtual consultations via Zoom. Book your free Zoom consultation today.
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.
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 and effective treatment which has 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 resulting from 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.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Our skin consultations cost £50. If you decide to go ahead with treatments and this can be redeemed against the cost.
We offer discounted package prices. Please see our price list or contact us for more information.
Standalone Light Fusion – 30 mins £30
Standalone Omnilux – 35 mins £60
WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS?
With Light Fusion™ and Omnilux, excellent results can be seen after each treatment and the beneficial effects of the light therapy carries on working 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?
Cherelle Welsh - Aesthetic Skin Specialist