U.S. teenagers and adults who suffer from acne are now able to benefit from a new Israeli-developed treatment using light therapy technology.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the ClearLight device, which produces a high-intensity, ultraviolet-light-free, narrow-band blue light that causes acne bacteria to self-destruct - all without damaging surrounding skin or tissue. Clearlight is produced by Curelight, a daughter company of Lumenis LTD of Yokneam, Israel, and is the first such device to win FDA approval.
"Acne often causes social withdrawal, depression and embarrassment, which can have a devastating effect on self-esteem and self-confidence," says dermatologist A. R. Shalita, M.D. of SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, one of the world's leading acne experts, who led the ClearLight clinical trials leading up to the FDA approval. "ClearLight is an important new treatment for acne. It's effective, painless and, most importantly, has no known side effects."
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