Hey all, I don't post here much but I've been lurking for quite a while. I found out about blue light treatments from Tria ads awhile ago and since then I've found some better looking companies. Tria forces you to have to buy a cartridge every month or so, so it ends up costing a lot. I guess my acne would be considered mild but it used to be a lot worse so I have some scars and would like to buy a product that also allows the use of red light to help with that.
I seem to respond well to the sun and since these things are both light I'm very hopeful that it'll do me some good, I read the faq and think these ones looked the best.
edit: I can't get the links to show for some reason but they are,
Sorry just paste them into google they're the first ones that come up.
The lumiport is the same price as the acnelamp handheld models but smaller. On the other hand it is able to switch into blue, red or both at the same time where as the acnelamp can only do both at the same time as far as I know. Using both at the same time seems a little gimmicky to me, I'd prefer using blue and red separately. The acnelamp does seem better built though, does anybody know if the led heads are interchangeable?
And then there's Tanda, I was looking at the professional model although I'm unsure of the differences between it and the prestige besides what I'm about the mention. The Tanda does not use a cartridge like the Tria does but it says the led heads last for 10,000 3 minute sessions for the professional and 6,000 for the prestige. I did the math for the professional and it would last about 500 hours, this translates into almost 21 days of being on 24/7. At first I thought this was just a way to suck more money from a customer like the Tria cartridge system but I noticed Acnelamp also offers replacement heads, so is it reasonable for the leds to lose their effectiveness after being used this long? These things are 75-100 dollars each so I want to know if it's just a money making scheme.
I'm leaning towards the Tanda even though it is the most expensive by far since I would have to buy the actual package and then also buy the other color head. I'm pretty sure it doesn't come with both. I'd like to hear what people think and any personal experience with any of these or others would be appreciated. Also I want to know about combining blue and red lights, it just seems like a gimmick and like it would have a different effect on the skin since it is an entirely different color?
tldr: which blue/red light product should I buy?
Edited by tross87, 30 April 2011 - 03:41 PM.