A friend of mine got me a pamphlet from the place where she goes tanning here in Northeast Ohio in the Cleveland area, on a new product that her tanning salon is offering called the Rejuvasun Omnilux bed, which is a tanning bed style solution to treating your face to the nurturing, rejuvenating soft light phototherapy rays on the face. It is not an actual tanner, but simply a wrinkle-fighting red plate of light that shines only on your face, where you can tan the rest of your body if you’d like, or just lay there with the tanning bulbs off and only the face treatment phototherapy section on for a relaxing, lay down twenty minute phototherapy treatment for anti aging and wrinkle reduction on the face.
The bed-style treatment uses the same technology that many dermatologists use in-office for rejuvenating light therapy called Photo Therapeutics Omnilux. The idea behind soft light phototherapy (which incidentiatlly uses red light, long known to be replenishing to the skin, and used in acne and anti aging treatments in spas for a few years now), is that it stimulates the under layers of skin to create more collagen. It also has antibacterial properties, which is why it is also good for acne treatment. It heals the skin, so it would help speed recovery of acne lesions, as well as help mend old acne scars and smooth out the wrinkles and any imperfections on the face.
The going rate right now is about $200 for eight treatments, which isn’t too bad considering the price charged for similar treatments in spas and Dr. offices can run as high as eighty to a hundred bucks a pop. After the eight twenty minute treatments, supposedly you only need to go once a month for routine maintenance. The 8 treatments round out to be roughly $25 each. I did see one before and after picture of a woman with mild crow’s feet and some redness on her face, and the after showed significantly smoother crows feet lines as well as significantly reduced rosacea and blotchiness, so this treatment may also be a good option for those with rosacea and hyperpigmentation.
The results Rejuvasun says it helps your skin achieve are as follows :
- Clearer, brighter, smoother complexion
- Lightened age spots, sun spots and dark circles
- Diminished crow’s feet (that would be my favorite part)
- Diminished blemishes
- Tightens sagging skin
- Increases production of collagen and elastin (the building blocks of youthful, tight, toned and lifted skin)
Overall, it claims to reverse the signs of aging and improve the appearance of the skin by up to 74%, pretty impressive if it does what it says. I have to admit, this sounds tempting, even though I’m trying desperately not to spend money right now