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Tuesday, 14 October 2003 00:00

New LHE™ (Light & Heat Energy) Based System Enables Patients to Achieve Professional Acne Phototherapy at Home

BARCELONA/PR Newswire:  Radiancy, Inc., the global leader in light-based skin therapies, introduces its new LHE™ Acne Clearance System; the first in a line of LHE based skin care products for home use. The ClearTouch Lite™ is the first system on the market that adapts the company's proprietary LHE (Light Heat Energy) phototherapy technology for patient self-treatment at home. ClearTouch Lite will be introduced to physicians at the 12th Annual Congress of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) in Barcelona, Spain, 15 - 18 October 2003. Radiancy plans to start marketing the ClearTouch Lite as part of a comprehensive acne treatment kit in Asia and Europe by the end of this year. For the first time, a professional level of acne care can be extended to a treatment regimen at home. Radiancy's new Acne Clearance Kit is a comprehensive system of acne care for patients to use safely and effectively on their own as part of a professional treatment plan. The Kit includes the ClearTouch Lite LHE phototherapy device and a select line of ProCareT Dead Sea Mineral cosmeceuticals. The ClearTouch Lite adapts LHE technology in an attractive, hand-held design ideal for personal care. LHE, a proprietary technology developed by Radiancy, represents an entirely new mechanism of acne treatment. "We now have another modality to use while dealing with the growing antibiotic resistance of acne," says Barry Ginsburg, MD, a private-practice dermatologist in Birmingham, Alabama USA. "The vast majority of my patients see significant improvement and gain good control of their acne." In worldwide clinical experience, LHE has been shown to successfully treat moderate to severe acne vulgaris on all Fitzpatrick skin types, in males and females of all ages. LHE has achieved up to 90% clearance of mild to severe inflammatory acne lesions in one month, with no adverse side effects or patient discomfort reported. Physicians and Skin-Care Professionals typically provide consultation to the patient and administer an initial LHE acne phototherapy session. The Radiancy Acne Clearance Kit is then dispensed to the patient for continuing self-treatment at home. Patients use the ClearTouch Lite and apply the ProCare cosmeceuticals as directed by the physician. ClearTouch Lite allows patients to accelerate acne clearance at home and maintain results by following the treatment regimen. To treat acne, the ClearTouch Lite delivers penetrating green-yellow light that activates a photothermal reaction in the porphyrin molecules, causing the release of free oxygen to destroy P. acnes bacteria. Direct heat delivered to the skin accelerates the photothermal reaction and bacterial destruction. Pulsed light in the red spectrum further activates the porphyrin, and also helps reduce the inflammation associated with active acne. Patients augment their LHE treatments with daily application of the ProCare Dead Sea Mineral cosmeceuticals packaged in the Acne Clearance Kit. These products are special formulations of naturally-occurring minerals from the Dead Sea that enhance the therapeutic effects of LHE. The Kit includes anti-bacterial mineral liquid soap, mineral revitalizing mask and mineral moisturizing gel. Founded in 1998, Radiancy leads the world in developing unique professional and consumer medical products employing its proprietary LHE technology. The company's mission is to deliver light-based therapeutic systems that improve the lives of people while enhancing clinical practice. The new line of LHE-based skin care products for personal use extends the advantages of a professional treatment program into the home. Radiancy serves a worldwide clinical community from its headquarters in Orangeburg, New York, and from offices in Europe, Asia and Latin America. For more information about Radiancy's new Acne Clearance Kit, please contact Fabian Tenenbaum at 845-398-1647 or visit www.radiancy.com.