Photo Genesis is the procedure name of Cutera's 'Intelligent Pulsed Light' technology for photorejuvenation. This treatment is an excellent modality for the treatment of age and sun spots, rosacea and mottled complexions.
Cutera's Intelligent Pulsed Light is unique among the wide choice of skin rejuvenation systems on the market today. With conventional IPL systems, it's about speed. For Cutera, it's about speed, safety and efficacy. What's more, Cutera provides pulse-to-pulse stability that yields consistent results - from the first pulse to the 100,000th.
The LP560 is a broadband pulsed light source (flashlamp) that works well when treating dyschromia and on superficial brown and red spots. A filter is used to block the undesirable wavelengths and transmit the desired wavelengths used for treatment - in this case the 560-1200 nm range.
However, with any filter, the output energy of the flashlamp will degrade as the lamp ages. This fact is critical because over time the degradation will result in inconsistent treatments. Cutera's proprietary system design includes real-time on-going calibration to avoid this problem.
Although the aging of our skin is a complex biological process there are two main causes: chronological aging - the effect of time on our bodies; and photo-aging - the effect of the sun's harmful rays.
As we grow older, the amount of collagen, the major supporting protein of the body, diminishes. In addition, the skin becomes less flexible. This means that our skin becomes drier and thinner as the body's natural regeneration process slows down, and the skin slowly loses its ability to retain moisture.
These effects are further compounded by the harmful UVA and UVB rays in sunlight. These damage the skin by producing enzymes that break down the skin's supportive structure and so prevent the creation of new collagen.
Successfully restoring the skin overcomes the effects of time and exposure to the sun by stimulating the creation of new collagen. It also aids the detoxification of the skin.
And this is where Omnilux™ plays such a unique and valuable role.
Omnilux™ delivers a totally natural method of light-only skin rejuvenation which uses the body's own natural processes to help counteract the effects of ageing. Unlike some anti-aging treatments that work as a result of the body's response to damage, Omnilux™ stimulates natural processes to rejuvenate the skin.
Why Choose Omnilux?
Omnilux™ light therapy is proven to stimulate cellular mechanisms responsible for tissue repair. Omnilux revive™ (633nm) therapy stimulates fibroblast activity, leading to faster and more efficient collagen synthesis and ECM proteins. Omnilux revive™ also increases cell vitality by increasing the production of cellular ATP. Omnilux plus™ (830nm) stimulates the contractile phase of the remodeling process producing better lineated collagen. In combination these wavelengths work synergistically to produce better visible results and hence patient satisfaction.
How does it work?
Omnilux™ light therapy works with the body's own natural processes to counteract the effects of aging. The different lights target specific cells, which are responsible for the synthesis and repair of the skins supportive structure.
What will I see?
In an independent study over 80% of subjects reported a softening of fine lines after treatment and 75% reported improvement in skin softness and smoothness.
Is it safe?
The scientifically designed light source does not have harmful UVA or UVB. You will experience a feeling of relaxation and well-being during and after the treatment. The treatment is not painful, there are no injections involved and there's no patient downtime. Studies have shown that the majority of clients find the treatment relaxing.
How many treatments are needed?
This depends upon your individual treatment regime. Your aesthetician will advise you on how many treatments may be suitable for your particular needs.
Your first treatment will take 45 minutes, allowing for your initial consultation. Ongoing treatments will typically be 30-minute appointments, during which the light is administered for 20 minutes.
Will the results be seen straight away?
This depends upon the treatment options used. The initial effects you will see are a clearer, brighter and smoother complexion. After the course of treatments have finished you will still see an improvement in tone, clarity and skin smoothness. You will also see softening of your fine lines and wrinkles.
How long will the results last?
This will vary according to skin type and lifestyle and whether you have combined Omnilux™ with other treatments. However, when you have completed your course, it is usually recommended that you have one maintenance treatment on a 4-6 week basis, as this will prolong the results.
Who is Omnilux light therapy suitable for?
This is a very effective treatment for both men and women of any age. It is non-invasive and easy to perform.
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