Suffering from acne is not just a problem for teenagers. Many adults (me included) have been suffering for years! Looking for acne solutions has become a constant beauty concern for me and it’s been hard. I’ve tried just about every treatment known to woMAN from every cream otc to going to a dermatologist. No matter what I try, my hyperpigmentation has been pretty constant.
What is Hyperpigmentation?
Many black women suffer from hyperpigmentation or Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). PIH is skin darkening and discoloration that are produced unevenly in spots or patches. This occurs because cells that normally produce brown pigment (melanin) evenly across your skin jump into overdrive and produce too much of it.
What is Light Therapy?
Light-emitting-diode (more commonly known as LED) light-therapy for acne uses a light in the blue wavelength range to kill the bacteria. This is a noninvasive treatment for acne that uses light to kill certain bacteria on the skin and can be done in a dermatologists office or at home. I have heard a lot about fighting acne with light therapy and while it seems crazy, I’ve used light therapy for pain and it works pretty well. Beauty technology has really evolved when it comes to acne solutions and it makes sense to give new ways a try, especially if doctors find it safe and effective.
Does Light Therapy really work?
Yes, it does! Many experts find light therapy as helpful tool with fighting acne in conjunction with other acne solutions like applying topicals.
“There is science to support it, so it’s not voodoo,” says Angela Lamb, director of the Westside Mount Sinai Dermatology Practice, “but it’s important to know its limitations.”
Hooman Khorasani, the chief of the division of Dermatologic and Cosmetic Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, aserts,
“There are a number of small trials that have shown modest efficacy for these at-home devices [at improving acne], mostly ranging from 30 to 50 percent improvement. Benefits can usually be seen as early as a few weeks, and they continue to build over the first two to three months after the treatments.” http://nymag.com/strategist
POLY Go, handheld, at home LED Light Therapy
I am all for beauty treatments and while, I would love to go to expensive salons, my wallet dictates otherwise. This is why I often opt for at-home beauty tools like the Poly Go. The Poly Go is a handheld, at home LED Light Therapy beauty tool for Acne, pain and beauty.
POLY, short for polychromatic light therapy system, is our newest innovation in light therapy. Used by estheticians, dermatologists, plastic surgeons, chiropractors, home users, and more, POLY utilizes multiple wavelengths of light to provide a wide variety of aesthetic and wellness treatment options. Between its 5-Panel FLEX designed head – which offers more articulation than any system on the market, and its interchangeable monochromatic and combination therapy heads, POLY is meant for everyone. In fact, we named POLY exactly for that reason. Derived from the word ‘many’, POLY is built for many people, to treat many conditions, in many different ways. With POLY, the newest face in light therapy, you will see beauty in a new light.
POLY Go For Acne
POLY Go for acne features blue light at 415nm. This wavelength has been studied and clinically proven to combat acne by interacting with the surface of the skin to kill the P. Acnes bacteria. POLY Go is the handheld, portable companion to POLY. POLY Go is unlike any other personal use LED product on the market. It gives you 4.5 hours of battery life and 3 interchangeable treatment options.
I was given the opportunity to try the POLY Go for acne. I have been using it for less than two weeks and so far I am impressed with how easy it is to use and looking forward to what it can end up doing for my darned acne. I suffer from acne now more during stressful times so it comes and goes. Now, I have a beauty tool that to help combat these occurrences.
Finding new acne solutions that are easy to use, are not too expensive (The Poly Go Acne sells for $299.95) and will fit into my beauty routine are priceless! Now, I understand this is not the item you will pick up on the next payday, but rather ideal for birthday or Christmas gift. The POLY Go Rejuv (Beauty) Cordless and the POLY Go Regen (Pain Management) Cordless both sell for $245.95.
This easy to travel beauty tool is less expensive than some in-office treatments and can be used whenever you need it. I like convenience and am willing to pay a tad bit more especially if it will be less expensive in the long run. Not many insurance companies are willing to cover beauty treatments so unless you are willing to shell out thousands in salon fees, opting for at-home beauty tools will save you money and time.
I would love your thoughts on light therapy for acne, beauty and pain and if this will be a beauty tool you want under your Christmas tree this winter!
Thank you POLY LED for sponsoring this post but as always, the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.