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Zeno v. Claro Acne Treatment Devices, a Comparison
Comparing the Zeno and Claro Acne Treatment Devices: Treating Acne can be incredibly frustrating, especially if you are like me and have adult acne. I am in my 40s and still breaking out.Â Fortunately, there are a couple of good treatment devices on the market that work rather well on standard pimples, and also have some effect on cystic acne, even through they are not marketed for use on that type of problem. I have written about both items separately in the past, but though a comparison chart would be helpful for readers who are considering purchasing an acne treatment device, but canâ€™t decide on which one to try.
The Zeno Acne Treatment Device (link is to previous review) uses heat to kill bacteria and dry up acne, while the Claro Acne Clearing Device (link is to previous review) uses intense pulsed light (IPL) to kill bacteria.
Zeno Claro Treatment Mechanism Heat Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Acne Types Treated Pimples, Pustules
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Blue Light Acne Treatment
For acne sufferers whose skin has become resistant to ointments and medications, or for those who simply want to eliminate the daily hassles of such acne treatment regimens, blue light acne therapy has become a popular treatment option. Blue light therapy systems, such as ClearLight and BLU-U , offer acne treatment that is gentle and non-invasive when used alone or as a part of photodynamic therapy.
What is Blue Light Acne Therapy?
The FDA has approved the use of high-intensity, narrow-band blue light to treat mild to moderate acne. This pain-free light is safe and uses no ultraviolet (UV) light or lasers. When blue light is used as a treatment for acne, it kills p. acnes, the acne-causing bacteria that can form within the sebaceous glands and cause break outs. Blue light therapy can be administered alone through several systems that are available such as ClearLight , or in combination with a topical photosensitizing solution in blue light photodynamic therapy for acne treatment.
What Is the Blue Light Procedure Like?
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Acne Scars: Answers to Common Questions
If you are thinking about treatment for acne scars, you probably have questions. Many people want to know which treatment works best. Others want to find out what they can do at home to treat acne scars. Here you will find what many dermatologists tell their patients.
Should I get treatment for my acne scars? This is a personal decision that only you can make. Some people feel that acne scars diminish their quality of life. Others can see the same type of scarring as not so bad.
The fact that the power of vitamins for treating acne is not more well known is very sad to me. Because I know that many people are needlessly suffering from embarrassing acne when they could be using vitamins for their acne and resolving their problems.
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Acne is a common skin problem caused when the excess oil secretion form the sebaceous glands fail to escape through the pores of the skin and accumulate. It is also to be noted that hormonal imbalances and stress related factors may also be considered responsible for resulting in the formation of acne. While in its milder form, acne or pimples are capable of causing inflammations or swellings on the skin, sometimes they can split and spread over greater areas and swell considerably to form acne cysts or nodulocystic acne. Acne cysts are considered to be extremely painful and one of the most severe forms of acne and they occur commonly in males and affect different parts of the body like the back and chest regions apart from the face. There may be various symptoms of acne cysts which may distinguish it from the common acne formations on the skin.
The biggest myth about acne is that bacteria and dirt cause it. That’s not true! Your hormones and your skin’s inability to shed off old, dead cells cause acne.
By: Jeff Galterio
B lemishes can cause embarrassment and lack of self-esteem, especially for us bodybuilders who love to show off our muscles. The good news is that acne is not your fault. And here’s even better news: There’s much you can do to control and prevent it.
Acne is a common concern among adolescents and adults alike. No one is happy about looking in the mirror and seeing pimples and blackheads on their face glaring back at them. The ideal is to see a reflective smile along with a clear complexion and healthy glow in your cheeks.
In this article we will explore various vitamins and minerals to learn how they affect the health of your skin and hopefully help you break-free from unsightly blemishes and break-out into a beautiful radiant smile.
The Holistic Approach to Acne From a holistic point of view all illnesses are manifestations of our imbalances. In treating acne outbreaks the holistic practitioner would typically consider all emotional, physical, mental, or even spiritual imbalances. Any treatments offered would address the whole person, not just the physical body.
For example, Louise Hay, author of The New York Times best seller self-help book You Can Heal Your Life, teaches that acne is a manifestation of not loving or accepting yourself. Hays suggests this affirmation for those with acne: I am a Divine expression of life, I love and accept myself where I am right now..
Looking for a cheap yet effective way of how to treat acne scar? Here are some things that you can concoct in the comfort of your own home:
1. Squeeze the juice out of fresh lemons or limes. Apply the juice directly on your acne scars using a cotton ball. Let your skin soak up the lemon juice for a while before washing it off with water. Lemon juice improves the appearance of dark acne scars and blemishes by lightening them.
2. Mix sandalwood with a few drops of rosewater to make a paste. The sandalwood and rosewater paste can be used as a facial mask and can be directly applied on the scarred area. Leave the paste on for more than an hour. Wear it overnight if you can. Wash off completely with water. This is an effective method of how to treat acne scar because of sandalwood’s soothing and cooling effect on the skin.
3. Slice up a tomato and place it over your face. Tomatoes are rich in vitamin A that hinders overproduction of sebum that causes acne. Vitamin A also has antioxidant qualities that refreshes and renews scarred and damaged skin.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Acne vulgaris Classification and external resources
Acne of a 14-year-old male during puberty ICD-10 L70.0 ICD-9 706.1 DiseasesDB 10765 MedlinePlus 000873 eMedicine derm/2 MeSH D000152
Acne vulgaris (commonly called acne) is a common human skin disease, characterized by areas of skin with multiple noninflammatory follicular papules or comedones and by inflammatory papules, pustules, and nodules in its more severe forms. Acne vulgaris mostly affects the areas of skin with the densest population of sebaceous follicles; these areas include the face, the upper part of the chest, and the back. Severe acne is inflammatory, but acne can also manifest in noninflammatory forms. Acne lesions are commonly referred to as pimples, blemishes, spots, zits, or simply acne. Acne lesions are caused by changes in pilosebaceous units, skin structures consisting of a hair follicle and its associated sebaceous gland, changes which require androgen stimulation.
Acne occurs most commonly during adolescence, affecting more than 96% of teenagers, and often continues into adulthood. In adolescence, acne is usually caused by an increase in male sex hormones, which people of both genders accrue during puberty. For most people, acne diminishes over time and tends to disappearâ€”or at the very least decreaseâ€”after one reaches one’s early twenties. There is, however, no way to predict how long it will take to disappear entirely, and some individuals will carry this condition well into their thirties, forties and beyond.
Over the Counter (Non-Prescription) OTC Topical Medications For Acne:
OTC means Over-The-Counter, in other words, you do not need a prescription to buy an OTC product. If you have minimal acne, you can often get reasonable results using these preparations, which are primarily directed at reducing the blockage of pores. In general, these products include cleansers and some topical treatments, such as lotions, pads, gels, and creams that are applied onto the surface of the skin.
There are 2 main categories of topical products available for treating acne that include: