Garri, Is this what you ment? M.
Acne treatments use heat to destroy bacteria
Los Angeles Times
Jul. 9, 2007 07:16 PM
The two home-based laser acne devices on the market - ThermaClear and Zeno - are not meant to help prevent acne or improve chronic acne, but simply treat existing blemishes. Both are based on laser technology used by dermatologists and use controlled bursts of heat.
"Unlike topical products, the heat device is able to penetrate the layers of the skin," says Peter Scocimara, chief executive of Therative, which makes ThermaClear. "This will not prevent the onset of new acne lesions. People still need comprehensive therapy."
Most dermatologists think the devices are handy for people who want to treat the occasional, untimely pimple. The burst of heat, which isn't painful, destroys the bacteria in the pimple and helps the skin heal faster.
Zeno, the first device to receive FDA clearance, in 2005, clears 90 percent of blemishes in 24 to 48 hours, according to its manufacturer, Houston-based Tyrell Inc. ThermaClear
will heal acne two to four times faster than normal (normal varies among individuals) than if left untreated, according to its manufacturer, Therative in Livermore, Calif. The devices don't work on blackheads, whiteheads or cystic acne.
Both Zeno and ThermaClear cost about $150. No studies have been done comparing the devices with topical or oral acne treatments.
Bagleymt, The prices on their web site are 50% off if you
join the club, by joining you will be sent a 60 day supply
untill you cancel, and your credit card will be charged
every two months. The retail price in stores has not changed. Still expensive! M.
Questions to ask;
Have all the pimples cleared up?
Has the product not worked as well as advertised?
Too many "money back" request honored?
I've noticed a decrease in the amount of advert on TV, they lose their celebrity or no new contract signed?
Purffect needs to work "better" than Proactiv. Good results will drive the product thru word of mouth from pimple head to pimple head. Cost is an important factor, remember this product is for teenagers, not all have tons of cash, unless their parents are rich and shell out for it. The majority of them work at the Burger King and have limited spare cash.
Just my thoughts
Purffect should keep its price high simply because it is a better product. Maybe the real reason for proactive's price cut is not related to Purffect but rather because of these public views on proactive- http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient-ff&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1B2GGGL_enUS206US207&q=proactive+solution