Renew Dermatology and Laser Center

3305 Placer St., Ste. B,

Redding, CA 96001

(530)241-7772

Omnilux Light Therapy

Safe, effective and painless treatment of acne using the FDA approved Omnilux Light. Treatment is started with a mild Glycolic skin peel to enhance penetration of the light deep into the skin.

PRE-TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS

One Week before peel, patients should avoid these products and/or procedures:

  • Electrolysis

  • Depilatory Creams

  • Waxing

  • Laser Hair Removal

Three Days before peels, patients should avoid these products and/or procedures:

  • Retin-A, Renova, Differin, Tazorac, Tretinoin

  • Any products containing retinol, AHA or BHA, or benzoyl peroxide

  • Any exfoliating products or procedures that may be drying or irritating

POST-TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS

What to expect immediately after the peel and up to 24 hours afterwards:

  • Skin may feel tight and more red than usual

  • Skin may feel tacky and have a yellow to orange tinge. This is temporary and will fade in a few hours.

  • Patients should wait until bedtime before washing the face.

  • Patients should avoid strenuous exercise starting the day of the procedure and while the skin is peeling.

24 hours after peel and until peeling is complete:

  • Skin may be tight until it starts to peel

  • Peeling will generally start between 48-72 hours after the procedure, and can last 2-5 days. DO NOT PICK OR PULL THE SKIN. Allow skin to peel at its own pace.

After Care regimen:

  • Cleanse: Use a gentle, soap free cleanser. Do not scrub and/or use a washcloth while skin is peeling.

  • Moisturizer: While skin is peeling, patients should apply Vivite replenish, Avene Tolerance crème, Dermal Repair (or ask if you have a moisturizer you may want to use post peel) as often as needed to relieve any dryness and control peeling.

  • Sun Protection: Apply sunscreen daily of a 30spf or higher in the morning and throughout the day. Avoid direct sunlight for at least one week.

We have physician-approved products in our product room if you have any questions on which products to use post- and pre-care for the peels. Please ask our skin care professionals if you have any questions.

After Peeling process is complete:

  • Patients may resume the regular use of Retin-A, retinol, AHA products or bleaching creams only after the peeling process is complete.

  • Patients should wait until peeling has completed before having any other facial procedures including: Facials, facial hair removal, microdermabrasion, and laser treatments.

Variations in amount of peeling:
The degree of peeling may vary depending on the individual’s skin type and skin condition at the time of the peel. The success of the peel should not be determined by the amount of peeling, but by the end results that the peel will produce.