Consumer-friendly product clinically proven to noticeably improve the
appearance of skin in four weeks
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CALGARY, April 19 /CNW/ - Acne can be a confidence-shattering condition
for many Canadians, especially young adults. For those suffering from
persistent and painful spots, the only choice is sticky creams or drugs
that can potentially have dangerous side effects. Now Canadians have
another choice in acne treatment with the launch of Lumie Clear™ - a
new light-based treatment for mild to moderate acne.
"For decades, doctors have used light therapy to soothe inflammation and
knock out bacteria, the two culprits in common acne," said Dr. Meg
Jordan, PhD. "Finally there's a consumer-friendly light-based therapy
that addresses these two fronts for acne control - I highly recommend
this non-pharmaceutical alternative, especially for young adults."
Acne affects up to 80 per cent of adolescentsi. For many, it can be only a few spots, but for others it can be highly
painful and debilitating - both emotionally and socially. Lumie Clear™
works by using a combination of specialized blue and red LED lights
that are proven in clinical trials to treat bacteria and inflammation
"There's no question that red and blue LED light therapy provide a safe
treatment," said Dr. Jordan. "Clinical studies demonstrate that red
light reduces inflammation and blue light kills bacteria - the use of
the two wavelengths was proven to be significantly better than the use
of blue light alone."
Lumie Clear™ is based on the same technology that is used in spas and
dermatology clinics worldwide. It's a safe and effective treatment. In
clinical trials, this kind of combined blue/red light therapy made a
real difference within four weeks. After 12 weeks, skin was 76 per cent
less inflamed and 56 per cent clearer.ii
This stylish easy-to-use device can be held next to your skin for an
intensive treatment or placed in its cradle to treat a wider area such
as your back or shoulders.
Lumie Clear™ is available online at an introductory price of $199
(regular price $299). For more information and skin care tips, visit www.lumie.ca.
Lumie Clear™ facts:
Noticeable results in four weeks
Significant results after 12 weeks
Use for as little as 15 minutes a day
One single, easy-to-use, compact product
The technology is used in spas and dermatology clinics worldwide
Safe for all skin types and can be used anywhere on the body
Lumie Clear™ FAQs
When can I expect to see results with Lumie Clear™?
Everybody is different but, when used as recommended, you may see a
difference in four weeks and significant improvements in around 8 to 12
Do I need to use Lumie Clear™ every day?
Lumie Clear™ works best if you use it every day. Continued use is recommended as
part of your normal skin care routine.
How long does it take?
It all depends whether you use Lumie Clear™ close to your skin or further away. For best results hold it right next
to affected areas. Used like this, the recommended treatment time is 15
minutes a day.Lumie Clear™ can also be used in its cradle and angled to treat a larger area such
as your shoulders, but the treatment time will increase.
Follow the distance/recommended treatment times as stated in
the instruction booklet.
Is Lumie Clear a one spot treatment?
No. The minimum treatment area is about 60 x 35mm and applies when Lumie
Clear™ is close to the affected skin. If you hold Lumie Clear™ further away, the treatment area increases as the light spreads.
When do I need to use the goggles?
Blue LEDs can be hazardous if you stare at them for a long time so we
recommend that you use the goggles provided with Lumie Clear™ during treatment sessions where the light could shine in your eyes.
Will the treatment hurt?
No. Unlike lasers, Lumie Clear™ is non-thermal, non-invasive and will not hurt.
Is Lumie Clear™ light therapy treatment safe?
Yes. Light therapy has been used successfully in spas and dermatology
clinics all over the world. Lumie Clear™ follows published research and is a safe and effective means to combat
acne without burning or drying out your skin. There is no risk of
tanning from Lumie Clear™, in fact the levels of UV (ultraviolet) light emitted are considerably
lower than the limits imposed by international guidelines.
Can I use my normal creams/lotions/cleansers?
Yes. Lumie Clear™ can be used alone or with other skin care treatments. People taking
medications should consult their GP or dermatologist before using Lumie
Clear™. Some medicationcan cause the skin to react with light (also known as
Will Lumie Clear™ work on any part of my body?
Yes. Lumie Clear can be applied to any part of the body affected by
Does Lumie Clear™ work for any skin type?
Yes. LED light therapy is proven to work on all skin types.
ii Br J Dermatol 2000 May; 142 (5):973-8.
About Lumie Clear™
Lumie Clear™ was created by Lumie - a company based in Cambridge, UK
that has specialized in light therapy treatments for 19 years. It is a
Class II medical device developed with leading dermatologists to treat
mild to moderate acne. Licensed by Taiga BioActives Inc. - a Calgary-based company focused on bringing unique condition-specific
and natural health products to Canadian consumers - Lumie Clear™ uses blue LED light to kill the bacteria that causes acne
and red light to soothe inflammation and heal the skin. For more
information on Lumie Clear™ visit www.lumie.ca.
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