OMNILUX CONTOUR FAQ's

What is Omnilux Contour?

Based on the world’s leading Omnilux Medical light therapy technology, Contour is an FDA cleared flexible, portable, affordable home use device that uses light emitting diodes (LED) to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and improve overall skin tone, firmness, and health.

How does it work?

 

Optimized energy output and two clinically proven wavelengths of light work on a cellular level to stimulate new collagen, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and reduce sun damage and the visible signs of aging.

Is it safe?

Over 40 clinical studies and nearly 20 years of experience have proven that Omnilux light therapy is very safe, with no adverse side effects, no pain and no downtime. Omnilux Contour generates no heat or UV light and is safe for all ages and skin types.

What is the treatment regimen?

 

We recommend a course of treatments: three to five 10 minute treatments per week, for 4-6 weeks, followed by routine maintenance as desired.

Can I use Omnilux Contour with my current skincare products?

 

Omnilux Contour is compatible with most skin care routines. It can also be used in conjunction with other professional skin treatments such as microneedling, peels, microdermabrasion, laser treatments, injections or fillers to promote healing and optimize results.

Do I need eye protection with the Omnilux Contour FACE mask?

 

No, it has been tested and conforms to medical device standards including IEC/EN 62471 Photobiological eye safety standard.

Is there a user guide?

Please refer to the Omnilux Contour User Guide that is included with the product for complete instructions for use, warnings, precautions and contraindications.

How does Contour compare to the Omnilux Medical professional system?

The Omnilux Medical device has an output of 105mW/cm2, but because the Contour’s LEDs are directly on the skin, it delivers a higher concentration of light. It's similar to shining a flashlight on a wall — the closer you get to the wall, the brighter and more intense the light becomes. Therefore, the dose delivered during a Contour treatment is very similar to that delivered during a treatment with an Omnilux Medical professional device, and the results are also therefore very similar.

Can I use Contour while moving around or do I have to remain plugged into a wall outlet while using it?

The Contour is completely portable and battery powered so you can easily walk or move around while wearing it. You only need to plug it into an outlet to recharge the battery, which lasts for approximately 140 minutes, or 14 treatments.

Can I use it more frequently than the 2-3 x per week in your User Guide?

Yes. There is no downside to using it more frequently. However, using it more often will not, in most cases, provide any faster or better results.

How many LEDs does Contour have?

Omnilux Contour has more LEDs than any other home use LED device. Contour FACE has a total of 132 LEDs (66 red and 66 infrared) encased in 66 bulbs. Contour NECK & DECOLLETE has 102 LEDs (54 red and 54 infrared) encased in 54 bulbs. Contour GLOVE has 144 LEDs (72 red and 72 infrared) encased in 72 bulbs.

What does LED light therapy do?

LED light therapy utilizes specific wavelengths (colors) of light and energy levels (brightness) to stimulate the body’s own natural healing processes. LED light works at the cellular level, inducing a cascade of cellular reactions aimed at specific skin conditions and outcomes. 

Does LED light therapy actually work?

Yes. Omnilux’s Contour devices are FDA cleared and have been clinically proven to produce medical grade results. However not all LED masks are created equal.  Some brands are less powerful and lack the clinical studies or FDA clearance that demonstrate proven effectiveness.

How long does it take LED light therapy to work?

Each person is a little different. Some will see improvement in a single treatment. Others will see improvement with additional treatments. In all cases we recommend 3 – 5 treatments per week for 4 weeks, and then routine maintenance as desired.

What is the best LED light therapy for me?

For skin rejuvenation red and infrared light has been clinically proven to produce the best results. For acne, red and blue light is best. 

Do LED light masks really work?

Yes. Omnilux’s Contour devices are FDA cleared and have been clinically proven to produce medical grade results. However not all LED masks are created equal.  Some brands are less powerful and lack the clinical studies or FDA clearance that demonstrate proven effectiveness.

What does an LED mask do for your face?

Omnilux Contour FACE reduces fine lines & wrinkles as well as the appearance of pigmentation and redness. It also improves overall skin tone and firmness.

Can I use an LED mask every day?

The Omnilux Contour protocol is 3 – 5 treatments per week for 4 weeks, followed by maintenance as desired. However, you may use your mask every day if you like. However, more frequent use may not produce faster or better results.

What does red LED light do for skin?

Red light reduces inflammation and boosts blood oxygen levels in the skin. 

What are the benefits of red light therapy?

Red light therapy reduces the appearance of pigmentation and redness in the skin. It also improves overall skin tone and restores a youthful glow. 

What does infrared LED light do for skin?

Infrared light penetrates deeper than red light, targeting fibroblast cells in order to induce the production of new collagen and elastin. 

What are the benefits of infrared light therapy?

The reduction of fine lines & wrinkles, and the overall improvement in skin firmness and vibrancy. 

Are light therapy masks safe?

All Omnilux Contour products are FDA cleared for safety and effectiveness for all skin types. Omnilux products conform to all US and international testing standards for safety, including eye safety.

Will light therapy increase pigmentation or exacerbate melasma?

The red and near-infrared wavelengths used in our Contour devices have been shown to decrease pigmentation, not increase it. Although we are FDA-cleared for treating fine lines & wrinkles, studies and anecdotal data have shown benefit in reducing the overall appearance of sun damage and pigmentation. As melasma is a hormonal condition, it can be difficult to treat. While there have been some reports of melasma improvement using red and near-infrared light, Ommilux Contour has not been specifically tested for this condition, but it should not make your melasma worse.

Will this help with psoriasis, rosacea or eczema?

There are studies showing that red and near-infrared light therapy may be effective in reducing redness & inflammation and improving overall skin tone due to rosacea, psoriasis and eczema flare ups.  However, Omnilux Contour has not been tested specifically for these skin conditions.

Is light therapy safe to use with Retinol or Retin A?

For users taking prescriptive levels of Retin A such as Tretinoin we do not recommend the use of light devices. Retin A should be discontinued for at least 5 days before performing light therapy treatments. Those using cosmetics/skincare products containing retinol should read the skincare instructions carefully for warnings and precautions in relation to exposure to light. Cosmetics/skincare products containing retinol may be used with Contour devices if there are no precautions in relation to exposure to light.

How do I charge my Omnilux device?

  1. Select appropriate plug-type wall socket adapter for your country and connect to power supply plug. 

  2. Insert USB micro-connector (smaller connector) side of power supply charging cable into the oval-shaped controller 

  3. NOTE: DO NOT CONNECT THE LED DEVICE TO THE CONTROLLER WHILE CHARGING. THIS MAY DAMAGE THE DEVICE.  

  4. Insert the power supply plug into a suitably grounded electrical outlet

  5. The 3 lights on the controller will flash, indicating the level of charge. The controller battery will be fully charged when all 3 lights are illuminated. This can take up to 5 hours.

  6. Unplug the power supply and power charging cable from the controller. 

  7. Plug the device into the controller (the larger USB connector) and hold controller button down for 2 seconds to activate the device. 

Can I use while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Our products have not been studied in pregnant or breastfeeding women, so we advise against using it during this time. Red light therapy is very safe overall but because we do not have enough information about use while pregnant or breastfeeding we recommend not using unless approved by your doctor.

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