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Breaking the Barriers in Acne Clearance

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When treating acne, time is of the essence. LHE works fast, offering a complete treatment in 30 days. LHE’s addition of heat intensifies the chemical process and decreases overall treatment time. Patients often look and feel better within 2 weeks of starting treatment. In clinical trials LHE has demonstrated up to 90% clearance of acne lesions after a 4 week treatment course with bi-weekly treatments.

LHE Acne Phototherapy

Propionibacterium acnes synthesize and store a large amount of porphyrins. Once the porphyrin is exposed to visible light it becomes chemically active and transfers to an excited state, resulting in the formation of singlet oxygen, which combines with cell membranes to destroy P.acnes. This process is dependent on the rate of production of excited porphyrins, the concentration of photons, the temperature and the wavelength of the photons. LHE acts as a catalyst to produce the required photochemical reaction from porphyrin activation to oxygen production. This ability is based on three controlled parameters, those of wavelength, overall concentration of photons and temperature.

Wavelength:

Although porphyrin is thought to be most reactive to wavelengths in the 400-430nm, the blue spectrum does not penetrate as well as other wavelengths. Often, not enough protons reach the target. To optimize the tradeoff between the penetration depth required and porphyrin activation efficacy, LHE utilizes a higher range of the light spectrum including green, yellow and red.

Photons:

This offsets the loss in absorption with a more direct targeting of actual porphyrin. More photons reach the target and less photons are wasted at ineffectual depth penetrations.

Temperature:

The Arrhenius equation describes the rate of production of excited porphyrin molecules as a function of temperature. For most chemical reactions, elevating the temperature by 10°C will double the speed of the reaction. By combining direct heat with the light pulse, LHE further raises the temperature inside the follicle affecting a much faster chemical reaction time than light alone would generate. The generated heat also aids in reducing inflammation, opens pores and soothes the pain often associated with acne.

“..is a simple machine that works. Doctors like simple. The parameters are easy to figure out and patients will respond. Not only are patients responding, but they are remaining clear during the follow-up period, which is three months so far. And they are doing well during these three months. Although the final numbers are not in, it appears that we are clearing between 50% to 60% of the really bad acne.”

Michael Gold M.D., Dermatologist - Nashville, Tennessee
“I like the fact that the SkinStation can treat acne vulgaris, without the use of any medication,”

William Brender, M.D. - Glens Falls, New York
“After a total of eight treatments,
everyone improved…”


Gina L. Ressler, M.D.
“I believe this is the first time that we’ve had an effective light therapy treatment for acne, without a need for any medication,”

Roy Skousen, D.O., Alpha Aesthetics - Stillwater, Oklahoma

How LHE Acne Phototherapy Works

acne1
Light is drawn to the melanin in the hair, raising the temperature of the hair follicle.
acne2 LHE clears acne safely and effectively with a series of concentrated pulses of light and heat. The green wavelength light penetrates deep into the skin to cause an increase in porphyrins, resulting in the destruction of P .acnes.
acne3 The red wavelength produces anti-inflammatory results. The addition of heat, unique to LHE, increases the effectiveness by opening the skin pores and promoting a faster chemical reaction.
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