The Non-Surgical Face Lift

Reporter: Nicolas Boot

Everybody wants to have perfect skin. And this new treatment promises just that in just six weeks. Today Tonight decided to conduct a six week trial to find out if it actually works. It looks like a scene out of a science fiction film, like some futuristic anti-ageing life pod.

This new treatment, called Omnilux, is in fact the latest claiming to turn back the clock and have you looking younger for longer. It has been widely used in countries overseas and is now available in Australia. It looks like a scene out of a science fiction film, like some futuristic anti-ageing life pod.

This new treatment, called Omnilux, is in fact the latest claiming to turn back the clock and have you looking younger for longer. It has been widely used in countries overseas and is now available in Australia. It looks like a scene out of a science fiction film, like some futuristic anti-ageing life pod.

This new treatment, called Omnilux, is in fact the latest claiming to turn back the clock and have you looking younger for longer. It has been widely used in countries overseas and is now available in Australia. In general terms Omnilux is a form of light treatment. It uses light within the visible light range both at the blue and at the red end. It is not a laser and it has no pulse light component to it at all.

It can be used either in combination with other products or on its own to accentuate the effects but here we used the light on its own. Described as the 'new facial' it promises to rejuvenate and revive the skin with the use of a special light treatment.

Dermatologist, Dr Margot Whitfield is curious about this new treatment that has swept through the US, Korea and China. Eager to see if Omnilux worked, she accepted Today Tonight's invitation to trial it on three different patients. "The reason this has potential is that it's really a mild treatment for the treatment of acne and sun damage. Not aggressive or possibly not as effective as intense treatments but I will be interested to see the outcomes."We took two patients with sun damage, and one patient with acne, and they had regular light treatments over a one month period and were assessed at the beginning and end of their therapies.

First up Jennifer, a self confessed sun-lover whose face has copped the brunt of her obsession.
"Well I did I have the typical Aussie childhood out in the sun getting burnt to a crisp just about every weekend and in school holidays."I'd like this treatment to provide an opportunity for the fine lines to become a little less obvious and i have some sort of sagging around the jaw line and my neck could do with a bit of improvement I'd like to see those things look a bit more bonny.

Then there is Peter. Like many of us, fighting the effects of too much time in the sun. In fact he has had a melanoma removed at age 23."I'm doing this mainly out of curiosity. I've never really looked after my skin so it will be interesting to see if these treatments do make a difference.

And finally Victoria, who has battled acne since her teens and wants to get her blemishes fixed up."I've used topical creams and medications and salon prodcuts and i'm sick of it bec it's not working."

For six weeks, our patients were submitted to treatments nine times over the next six weeks. They last around 45 minutes, are plainless and non-invasive.Weeks later and the patients have returned with their verdicts.

First up Peter:
"I havent noticed too much change in the redness I must say."
"I dont know that i would go through with it again. It appears to be a sort of long process for minimal gain"

And Jennifer:
Six weeks since her first treatment and Jennifer says she has turned back the clock and has not looked back.
"I think my skin looks moister, and wrinkles are flattened out - from within - lines look less deep."

And finally Victoria:
Victoria is all smiles. She believes she has finally found a weapon to combat her greatest nemesis.
"I've such a difference in the skin, the texture, the brightness, Ive tried so many things - it defintiely definitely works!
"I'm pleased enough with it to want to keep it up - I believe its making my skin look better.
"I feel a whole lot better, I can see my friends just having a double look thinking I look better than the last time they saw me nothings said but you can tell people tell the difference.
"I'm extremely happy and I'm going to keep doing it."

For more information about Omnilux go to:

Website: www.glowbeauty.com.au
Telephone: 02 8920 0600

Website: www.true-solutions.com.au