Posted 30 November 2011 - 10:45 PM
Posted 09 January 2012 - 04:50 PM
1. Dimaluxe: Blue and Red Acne Lamp for $200: 70 LEDs. If money were no object, I would buy the triple head for $600. Reasoning: This company makes professional medical equipment. If money were no object, would also consider the Britebox for $700.
2. Bright Pad by Bright Therapy for $200:
36 415nm Blue LED lights, 36 red, and 12 infrared LEDs, for $200. No replacing heads, hands free.
3. Sirius Aurora or Bright Therapy-SR11A for $130-150: Handheld, Red, Blue, and Green heads, and the heads last up to 10,000 hours. There are a few companies selling this multi-head handheld under different brands, price is good. Also, it plugs in, so I do not have to worry about a rechargeable battery dying.
4. Tanda Clear, $275 with the Red and Blue head, $200 with just Blue. Reports that battery dies before the heads do. But the Tanda Zap works for me, without a doubt, so I would consider the Clear. Maybe the Heat and Sonic Vibrations help.
Good luck all, I will update with my decision and results.
Edited by nycguy83, 11 January 2012 - 09:36 PM.
Posted 15 January 2012 - 08:48 AM
<li>does anyone take antibiotics that are red with light therapy</li>
Posted 01 March 2012 - 11:57 AM
This has been clinically proven to help acne. It's really time consuming for me. Some weeks when I'm busy I use it alot.
But it's more of a phase/fad thing for me. The charger does fail immediately when you bring it home,
it's a problem many people experience but the head is a decent size. It does overheat though.
So yeah. It's a leading brand but just thought a heads up would be nice considering the jaw-dropping price.
I don't take any supplements anymore!
Not on the regimen anymore after being on it for 2 years
updated nov 2012.
Posted 05 March 2012 - 10:13 AM
Posted 16 March 2012 - 05:28 AM
Posted 08 May 2012 - 01:28 AM
Posted 09 May 2012 - 11:06 AM
I've been on the regimen for about 2 years. It's helped lessen both the severity and the duration of my breakouts, but still I have acne.
Well, I've been thinking about trying light treatment for a while. I just ordered the Lumiport Pulse. Ideally I'd rather have a larger unit that could effectively treat the whole face, but in the end I chose the Pulse because of its more reasonable price point ... and their presence on this forum helped make my decision.
I'll be sure to check in occasionally to let everyone know what kind of results I get from the Pulse. I sure wish there were more first-hand reports on this forum; it would help people like me in the future who are on the fence!
Posted 21 May 2012 - 02:52 PM
I've had the Lumiport Pulse for about 5 days now. First thing I noticed is, light treatment can really dry your skin out! Immediately after treatment, you can clearly see that the skin has dried out some. But I'll moisturize right afterwards and it looks fine. Also, if I get the light too close to the sensitive skin that rests right above my cheekbones, the skin looks red, as if I've had too much sun. At the very least, I accept this as proof that the light does indeed do *something*!
But I have to say, I'm pretty confident I'm getting good results. I was having a pretty bad breakout on my right temple, right forehead, and right jawline right when I got the Pulse. All these areas are under control now, but I still have a few zits popping up here and there, but they're tiny guys in the same local area as the problematic big ones when I was having that bad breakout -- not sure if these are just the remnants of what was already under the skin, or if these zits are breaking out irregardless of the light treatment. Time will tell.
After the second day of using the Pulse, one of the cysts on my right temple area had a ton of blood float to the surface until it broke through the surface (gross, I know, sorry for TMI). Anyone who has suffered from cysts knows that you can have them for months, even a year ... considering that I'd had this cyst for a few months before it surfaced without any kind of provocation besides the Pulse, I'm inclined to believe that's what agitated it. I have a purple-ish spot from where it was, but it's looking better every day.
My girlfriend is using it too -- her skin is much better than mine and she only really gets tiny blackheads under her bottom lip, but she thinks it's helping there. I think that both our complexions show improvement.
With all that being said, I almost always have initial success with a new skin treatment or regimen, only to be disappointed and let down when my skin adjusts and goes right back to breaking out as usual. If I stop showing improvements, I'm probably going to see an allergist. I still have hope this is going to drastically improve my skin, I've just been let down so many times I don't want to get too excited about it ... haha.
Anyway, I'll keep updating the thread with my experience, so hopefully it can benefit someone else who is on the fence.
Posted 22 May 2012 - 09:58 PM
Posted 06 June 2012 - 06:31 PM
Just trying to stop someone from making the same mistake as I did. I'm completely distraught over this and I'm not sure how much more I can take.
Posted 14 July 2012 - 04:21 PM
For Christmas 2011 my husband bought me a newer version of the Tanda since my older one wouldn't charge and work. I thought that since I hadn't had a cyst in a while that it would help for my moderate acne. Combined with the spiro that I'm on, I think the blue light works fairly well. Seems to cut down on the break out time. Haven't tried the red light yet...we'll see how that goes.
Posted 17 July 2012 - 10:16 PM
Posted 16 September 2012 - 01:03 AM
Posted 13 October 2012 - 06:43 PM
Blue/red light won't irritate, burn, or dry your skin out. And LED devices won't give you a tan no matter how long you use them. Am I missing something here? :S
Posted 30 October 2012 - 08:35 PM
Do you know how blue/red light affects skin with freckles?
Red light will make them darker. I have some on my face that faded after childhood and after using my red/blue bulb I was shocked by how much darker they had become. I had the bulb very close, so that might be the cause, they faded back to normal once I stopped for a while though.
Edited by stvn758, 30 October 2012 - 08:38 PM.
Posted 11 November 2012 - 12:36 AM
As an acne sufferer myself I genuinely sympathize with the plight, and I certainly understand that feeling where anything goes as long as you can rid yourself of the misery that comes with it..but, on the other hand, we really ought to be careful in choosing procedures/products that don't have too much compromise (such as thinning it and so forth) on your skin long-term..I'd really urge you to stick to more natural means whenever possible..and there are plenty good ones that work wonders these days...!
this is very interesting, the comment about thinning. i've wondered about this. do you know which products/treatments are considered to have thinning affect on skin?
Posted 28 November 2012 - 04:20 AM
Clinique blemish solution foam wash
Oxy natural skin science sea weed calm balm moistruiser
Same as AM
Also use Neutrogena acne face mask once or twice a week
Oxy natural skin emergency spot gel when I get a real angry red spot.
Clinique blemish solution foundation.