The Light Treatment We Can’t Stop Talking About

A huge impetus for moving into our beautiful new space was the ability to offer patients even more of the latest and greatest in skin care innovation. Researchers are always finding better, safer, yet more effective ways of treating our most common skin woes. So what am I most excited about right now? Light therapy!

LED light therapy has been at the top of my wishlist for the new office because research has shown that it works wonders for patients fighting acne, discoloration, and premature aging. I even used it during my last pregnancy to combat hormonal skin issues because — surprise! — it’s even safe to use while pregnant and/or breastfeeding unlike other laser therapies.

Some equate its skin-boosting effects to getting eight hours of sleep, exercising, and then drinking eight glasses of water. Amazing, right? While a single LED treatment certainly gives you a glow, the most lasting effects are seen with treatments done at least twice per week for at least a month. Light therapy results are cumulative, with each session’s results building upon those of the prior session.

It’s the perfect non-invasive complement to other cosmetic procedures, such as fillers or Botox, and it helps to enhance and extend the effects of in-office procedures such as our Fractora resurfacing laser treatment, Lumecca IPL, and Clear + Brilliant because it keeps skin primed and stimulated. It’s also a fantastic add-on to facial treatments as it helps to penetrate more deeply into the skin than even facial massage can. There’s good reason it’s been a celebrity must-do prior to any major awards ceremony.

You may have seen the futuristic-looking home face masks that light up, but not all LED light therapies are created. Our Omnilux LED light panel, gives clinical results (i.e. results that are stronger and more effective), and when performed under the supervision of a dermatologist, can deliver the right wavelength of light at the optimal distance to promote healing rather than harm. The Omnilux LED light panel is so versatile, and each of its three light panels — red, blue, and infrared — targets a specific skin issue.

The Omnilux revive2™ panel transmits red light that has an anti-inflammatory and rejuvenating effect on the skin. It treats inflammatory disorders like rosacea and reduces hyperpigmentation.

The Omnilux blue™ panel transmits blue light that helps treat mild to moderate acne by targeting P.acnes bacteria.

The Omnilux plus™ panel transmits infrared light, with the most deeply penetrating wavelength, stimulating the skin’s natural cellular process to increase collagen, elastin, and growth factor production. The result is a brighter complexion, less photodamage, and enhanced wound healing. It’s perfect for treating more sensitive areas, like crow’s feet around the eyes and fine lines around the mouth.

Without the heat that traditional laser therapies use jumpstart the skin’s natural healing process, the Omnilux LED light uses different wavelengths of light to stimulate this skin’s natural repair process to reveal brighter, more toned and taut skin.

So what can you expect during an Omnilux LED light treatment?

A consultation with Dr. Dolder reveals which light panel would be best suited for your skin care goals. Prior to treatment, we suggest cleansing your face for maximum effect. We give you a pair of goggles to protect your eyes, and then you lie down and rest. Twenty relaxing, meditative minutes later, you’re done! We recommend applying sunscreen after any procedure, and then you’re on your way.

It may sound too good to be true, but there really are no cons to Omnilux LED light panel (except maybe that you can’t take it with you!). With other light and laser therapies, the results are a little more instantaneous, but they also tend to come with some downsides, such as peeling, redness, flakiness or even temporary discomfort during the treatment. With Omnilux LED light therapy, there’s not a single negative side effect.

To celebrate the arrival of our new Omnilux LED light panel, we’re offering 50% off all LED treatments on Wednesdays during the month of May 2019. Book one for every week for optimal effects! Appointments are first-come, first-served. To book, call our office at 203.764.2230 or email us at

Get glowing,

Dr. Dolder


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