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Acne – the bane of many teens’ existence – actually affects 80% of the population at one time or another. Sufferers balance topical, oral, prescription and over-the-counter solutions to try to clear up their skin and get rid of spots. For many it’s an ongoing, frustrating battle that can last for years and doesn’t always have a happy ending. If left untreated, acne can leave nasty scars on the face, chest and back.
Recently launched in the U.K., a new type of acne treatment called Lustre Pure Light is being used at skincare clinics to great success in combination with other treatment modalities. Lustre Pure Light is a unique acne treatment that harnesses the power of light to clear complexions and banish blemishes, developed and marketed by Ambicare Health Limited of Edinburgh.
Have you ever noticed that your acne improves after exposure to sunshine? Scientists have discovered that it is the natural blue light in the visible spectrum that actually kills the bacteria responsible for acne. The good news is that this blue light can be separated from damaging UVA and UVB rays.
Lustre Pure Light is an at-home device that mimics treatments available through skincare clinics in the U.K. The device works by targeting specific spots on the face, back or chest. It contains three individual pads that can be attached to the areas that have breakouts. For example, right and left cheeks and forehead.
Clinical results in the U.K. have been overwhelmingly positive. Another great aspect of Lustre is that is produces no side effects, so anyone can use it and it is safe for all skin types.
Dr. Samantha Robson, a Cosmetic Doctor in Aberdeen, Scotland is one of the early adopters of the Lustre technology in her skin clinic, “Since we added these treatments for our patients, they have been delighted with the results. In many cases, it has cleared their acne and if they do get the odd lesion, they are easy to treat and control.”
So how does this wonder treatment work? It targets the bacteria that cause acne. These bacteria produce a normally harmless chemical called porphyrin. When blue light is shone onto the porphyrin it becomes agitated and attaches itself to the bacteria. Once this happens, the porphyrin begins to destroy the bacteria. After the bacteria are destroyed, acne begins to clear up. Continued use of the blue light helps prevent the formation of new spots.
Lustre is a small, rechargeable device with slim, flexible therapy heads that target specific problem areas. Portable and hands-free, Lustre delivers its treatment while the product is worn.
This could just be the missing link in treatment of acne for many sufferers. “According to a study in the U.K., almost 30% of people with acne in the U.K. have tried most acne treatments to no avail. 82% have tried over the counter products and 50% have tried antibiotics,” said Wendy Lewis, editor-in-chief, Beautyinthebag.com. “Lustre offers acne sufferers convenience, simplicity and most of all, visible results.”
Available exclusively from doctors and skin care professionals in the U.K., Lustre Pure Light is designed to be used alone as an alternative to prescription medications or with existing treatments as recommended by a healthcare professional.