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    Old 04-02-2001, 07:18 AM   #1
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    Dermalux AV

    I was wondering if anyone has tried this treatment, and if so how effective it was for you. It uses different wavelengths of light to destroy the bacteria on your skin, but does not damage the skin like the sun can. <p>[This message has been edited by moderator3 (edited 04-02-2001).]

     
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    Old 04-02-2001, 08:24 AM   #2
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    i have seen this online before. It was developed by Dr. Tony Chu a dermo. that specializes in many fields in the study, one in particular, acne. As far as ever trying this product out, I am very intrigued by it! I might even think about buying it.

    Here's a lil tid bit on it:

    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>A New And Effective Treatment For Acne Sufferers

    London - Researchers at Hammersmith Hospital in London have developed a new, effective treatment for acne without the use of antibiotics or UV rays from sunlight.

    Dr. Tony Chu, consultant dermatologist at the Hammersmith, has discovered that regular sessions with a special kind of light treatment a combination of blue and red light can radically improve the number of (visible) spots in mild to moderate acne sufferers.

    The discovery is revealed in the July issue of the British Journal of Dermatology.

    While UV rays in natural sunlight can help clear up acne, they also harm the skin. Other forms of light with higher wavelengths, however, can help treat acne in a similar way but without causing damage.

    Dr. Chu found that blue light works by killing off the bacteria in the skin that causes the acne, while red light appears to aid the healing process.

    Both the blue and red lights have higher wavelengths than ultraviolet sun and, possess different properties. The blue light is visible and peaks at 415nm (nanometers), while the red light peaks at 660nm.

    In clinical trials at the Hammersmith, Dr. Chu found that this combination of light treatment led to an average improvement of 76% in the number of visible spots after just 12 weeks. The patients were sent home with portable light sources and used the treatment for 15 minutes on a daily basis.

    The study was the first ever to compare this mixture of blue and red light treatment against benzoyl peroxide, the most commonly used antibiotic for acne.

    Dr. Tony Chu, commented:"As more people become antibiotic resistant, this new treatment looks set to help thousands of acne sufferers across the world. The combination of red and blue light attacks the acne and heals the skin, through their anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory actions, and importantly, without any side effects.Our challenge now lies in extending this finding to other more severe cases of acne, finding ways of incorporating this treatment into their therapy."

    Source: Hammersmith Research
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    Old 04-02-2001, 09:20 AM   #3
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    Any have any comments on this? Oldguy if your still around, can you bless us with your knowledge and say whether or not this might or might not work?

     
    Old 04-05-2001, 04:28 AM   #4
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    Come on surely someone out there has tried this. What was your experience? Everyone else: Just type Dermalux AV into a search engine, and it will come up with the website - well worth looking at.

     
    Old 04-05-2001, 10:14 PM   #5
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    Neil, these aren't just some OTC thing
    you can pick up with the change you found
    under your seat..

    These units run about $150, so don't be so
    surprised that no one has one..

    --=Infinity

    Still, if it really makes that much sense
    to you, maybe you should consider the
    investment..

     
    Old 04-06-2001, 12:17 PM   #6
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    Re: Dermalux AV

    In that study, it classes benzoyl peroxide as an antibiotic? Is that right? I didn't think it was one.. if so, can we become resistant to BP?

    Cheers

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    Old 04-06-2001, 01:29 PM   #7
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    Yes, BP's main characteristic is that it
    kills folicular bacteria (and, of course,
    is also comedolytic and anti-inlfammatory),
    and not only can bacteria not become
    resistant to it, if the BP is combined with
    other topical antibiotics, bacteria cannot
    become resistant to them either (for example,
    Benzamycin)..

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