Business profile: Physician uses laser technology to revitalize the skin, reduce fat
Doctor enjoys helping clients look and feel younger
Published in the April 13-26, 2016 issue of Morgan Hill Life
By Robert Airoldi
Dr. Edward Omron works as a critical care doctor at Saint Louise Regional Hospital in Gilroy where the days can be long and stressful. A few years ago, he was looking for another way to help people that wasn’t all encompassing. He found the field of nonsurgical skin rejuvenation.
The physician and his wife, Rosemary, started the Omron Aesthetic Laser Institute where they focus on non-surgical intervention: laser skin rejuvenation, scar removal,wrinkle improvement, removal of pigmentation on the face or other parts of the body. Last year they bought a SculpSure device, the first non-surgical fat reduction device in this area.
“I’m a critical care doctor and in the business of saving lives and while Omron Aesthetic Laser Institute is not life saving, it is life altering,” he said.
“Critical care consumes you and your time is never your own. I was looking for a creative outlet I could focus on something I could grow into as well.”
Omron, 51, earned his medical degree from the George Washington School of Medicine, Washington, D.C., and completed his internship, residency and specialty training at The National Navy Medical Center, which is now the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. He is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary and critical care medicine with 16 years of private practice experience.
Omron said the concept of beauty is nebulous and his focus is to enable people to age gracefully and feel good about themselves no matter how old they are. The Cynosure SculpSure device is state-of-the-art and the industry has come a long way in the past 10 years, he said.
“We set ourselves apart by our high standards,” he said. “We aim to achieve good results because we have a very demanding clientele and we want them to be happy so we are going to strive for the best results.”
Dr. Omron personally consults with each patient and administers all cosmetic laser and injectable treatments.
The science behind the technology is fairly simple, he explained. The doctor focuses the laser beneath the skin into the subcutaneous layer of fat that is troubling to some people. It takes the temperature of the site of the laser and raises it about 5 to 6 degrees Fahrenheit and that is enough to kill the fat cells that are then released into the body and disposed of. It does not harm anything else, he said. Within the weeks following treatment, the treated fat cells are cleared away through the body’s natural process. Many patients have started to see results as early as six weeks following treatment, while optimal results are usually seen at 12 weeks.
“We target those last few pounds that can be resistant to exercise,” he said.
Omron and Rosemary, who have been married 15 years and have three children, live in Foster City and make a fairly easy reverse commute south.
“Morgan Hill is a vibrant community and we liked the location with the office next to freeway,” Omron said.
“It’s a nice place” added Rosemary. “We’ve been coming here for a few years now and really like it. It’s really growing.”