The lowdown on Omnilux

Your Guide To Light Therapy Treatment: Omnilux - Zoe Foster Blake

Get glowing skin with light therapy

Who Beauty Editor WHO and New Idea / December 20 2017

Light therapy is the go-to treatment for many famous faces. Owner of Duquessa Skin Sanctuary and a cosmetics nurse practitioner, Katherine Millar-Shannon, shares her expert advice on the in-salon skin care treatment.

What is Omnilux?

Omnilux uses light therapy to treat common skin problems, like acne, fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin, pigmentation, and rough skin tone and texture. “We commonly treat the face, neck, décolletage and hands by simply popping [the client] under the lamp with some goggles on, for about 20 minutes,” says Millar-Shannon.

Who is Omnilux suitable for?

It’s worth consulting a practitioner first to determine your skin type and the target areas you want addressed, as each light caters for different issues. “There are three lights we work with: the Omnilux Revive, which hydrates and plumps skin; Omnilux Blue, which is great for acne; and Omnilux Plus, which focuses on healing the skin,” says Millar-Shannon.

Why should we all try it?

It’s a great option to use alongside other treatments such as microdermabrasion and peels to enhance their effectiveness, or used as a standalone treatment for skin rejuvenation. The beauty is that there’s no downtime—you can resume normal activity immediately.

How regularly should you get Omnilux?

Millar-Shannon recommends nine-10 treatments, either weekly or bi-weekly.


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Previously from an advertising background, Toni has been working in editorial and beauty at Pacific Magazines for the past five years, and is currently working across Who and New Idea, two of the top five best-selling weeklies in the country. Toni loves being able to make the beauty world seem accessible to the working woman, particularly for those who are time-restricted. As a working Mum, she’s constantly searching for easy beauty and skincare routines on a budget.