Monday, August 25, 2008
fight acne anywhere with Zeno Mini
Zeno, the original hand-held acne treatment has launched it's new Mini version.
so what's the difference?
well, the Mini is a smaller version of the original Zeno (a 60-count treatment), and Zeno Pro (a 90-count treatment). the Mini stimulates the same heat-shock response in p. acnes (the bacteria causing at least 90% of all acne blemishes) as the Zeno and Zeno Pro, but gives 45 treatments. heat shock proteins, activated by bacterial cells under heat stress, cause the self-destruction of p. acnes within the blemish, reducing inflammation and allowing the skin to return to a healthy state.
notice i mentioned p. acnes and not cystic acne or blackheads? that's because this product isn't for them. by the way, if you have cystic acne, you should see your doctor to get on a treatment plan.
so how does it work?
basically, the Zeno Mini heats up (takes about a minute), and the tip is applied to the blemish. i will admit, this is not comfortable at first. once on the skin, a sensation of heat (and for me a bit if itching) goes through the skin to the blemish. this little device beeps every 30 seconds for 2 1/2 minutes, then the treatment for that area is done. it can be repeated every four hours on different blemishes.
i will admit, i didn't like the heat. but after using it a few times, i knew it was working. so, really the question to ask is, am i willing to do this everytime i start to break out?
and mainly it's because it did relieve the swelling for a time. then after about three treatments, the blemish is almost gone. on certain parts of my face it is more uncomfortable than others, but i found (as promised by the maker) that i never have any damage to my skin.
so, if you've been curious about the FDA-approved Zeno, i say the Mini is the way to go. it's compact, goes anywhere and costs less than $100.
find the Zeno Mini online at myzeno.com