With approximately 17 million Americans suffering from
acne, consumers often seek out professional or dermatologist-developed products in lieu of value-priced drugstore
Derm Insists, ‘Go with the Pro’
“Having the knowledge that products were developed by
someone specializing in the particular needs of skin and the
constant changing needs of individuals and their skin as a
career, not developed by a scientist in a lab, is a differentiator between dermatologist-developed skin care and those
that are found at mass,” said Dr. Brandt.
Avon introduced Clearskin Professional Acne Treatment
System in August to prevent, treat and control acne in a
three-step system. Consisting of a cleansing scrub, toner
pads and correcting lotion, the regimen contains ingredients
proven to fight all stages of acne—before, during and after a
breakout. Zinc hexapeptide- 11, exclusive to Avon, restores
the balance of sebum in oil-prone skin, salicylic acid clears
and prevents blemish formation and glycolic acid smoothes
and retexturizes skin. Avon also enlisted the help of board-certified dermatologist Dr. Cheryl Karcher to serve as the
IS Clinical’s Pro-Heal Serum Advance contains a potent
blend of vitamins C, E and A and olive leaf extract to reduce
inflammation and treat rosacea and acne (even cystic acne),
while soothing, healing and protecting skin from environmental aggressors.
Let There be Light
At-home devices that mimic in-office procedures, such as
Light Emitting Diode (LED) hand-held units, are a big trend
in professional skin care this year according to Dr. Brandt.
Consumers have no shortage of options with handheld LED
introductions from several companies, including Omnilux
The Tanda Professional Skincare System is an at-home
LED hand-held unit with two interchangeable heads—
Tanda Clear to treat acne and Tanda Regenerate to fight the
signs of aging.
The Tanda Clear 414nm blue LED treatment is scientifically proven to naturally, gently and safely kill the bacteria
that cause mild to moderate acne. Used as part of a daily
skin care routine, Tanda Clear helps cure existing blemishes
and prevents future outbreaks in patients with mild to moderate acne, according to the company.
Tanda Regenerate is a 660nm red LED treatment that
diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by
accelerating the skin’s natural healing process and stimulating the production of collagen for skin rejuvenation. Used
daily, Tanda Regenerate combats the signs of aging by creating a dermal environment that aids in slowing down the production of enzymes that cause skin tissue to break down,
resulting in fine lines and wrinkles.
Omnilux new-U is a hand-held LED device that is particularly effective at treating periorbital wrinkles with alternating red and near infrared light. Omnilux combination phototherapy works with the body’s own natural processes to