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Acne Light Pen

I have told you about an alternative acne treatment device that uses laser light therapy to help treat light lines and wrinkles, as well as rosacea and acne rosacea, well now, a company is working on and having younger teenage subjects test out, a laser light pen that uses varying degrees of light therapy – blue light and red light – to help treat existing acne lesions as well as target those ones below the surface that have yet to make an appearance, before they come up to the surface.

One wavelength the subjects can use treats the acne that’s already on the surface, and then there is another light that they can adjust their small, portable pen to that is a stronger light wavelength, which penetrates the layers of skin more deeply and targets those below-the-surface zits that are brewing underneath, and tend to be more agressive, more painful, and harder to get rid of.

The brains behind the new acne light treatment pen says that the goal right now is to give relief of acne lesions within 24 hours, but his overall goal is to give the patient relief in total – meaning no acne at all I guess – within 48 hours.  We’ll see how this new pen tests out.  I’m not sure if it’s supposed to be offered as a prescription only device, and will be FDA approved, or will be sold online as the newscast I watched did not specify, but it has yet to finish it’s trials. 

Next on the horizon, the company who has thought of the acne pen wants to create a whole face mask that uses light therapy, and treats a wide range of facial skin issues, but allover at once, since the mask can be treating the entire face at one time, instead of moving a pen over the face, which would be more of a spot treatment option.  This could be one of the greatest alternative acne treatments ever, if it proves to be as successful as the company is hoping! 

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September 18, 2007 at 12:01 pm
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