Eight years ago, The Gadgeteer reviewed the Zeno Acne Treatment device, and that review is still being read today. Acne is a horrible thing that sits right there on your face, for everyone to see. It can sap your confidence in your appearance, it can physically hurt, and it can leave scars. People try all kinds of potions and gadgets to try to clear up their skin, and there’s a lot of old-wives tales and home remedies that may harm more than help. The TANDA zap is an FDA-cleared and dermatologist-recommended home treatment device. TANDA says the zap starts clearing the breakout immediately, and it’s gentle enough for all skin types and tones without causing redness, dryness, or irritation. Treatment uses:
- Blue Light: 414nm blue light works by producing oxygen singlets which attach to the P.acnes bacteria (acne-causing bacteria). These singlets have a phototoxic effect on key porphorins, causing the P.acnes bacteria to self-destruct
- Sonic vibration: Increases microcirculation to reduce swelling and inflammation while agitating the skin to expose more of the bacteria to the light
- Gentle warming: Produced by the light energy, opens pores and allows the light to reach more bacteria
The zap is available for $49 in white, pink, or zebra from TANDA. It can also be found at retail and online merchants. TANDA also offers other models that are designed for people with larger breakout areas.