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.
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You can occasionally find these devices for half price on several “flash sale” websites like Zulily, HauteLook, Gilt, Amazon’s MyHabit, etc. It does run out and you have to buy a new one – it’s programmed to only deliver a certain number of uses, but it is several hundred in number.
It actually works – since it is an FDA-cleared medical device, the manufacturer had to provide clinical data showing safety and efficacy to the government.
To echo Mina — even if it’s not currently on sale on any of those sites, you can try looking for it via SortedBy — it uncovers expired MyHabit sales, which helps since the items are still available for ordering.