Europe Approves LumiCleanse Topical for Acne

KLOX Technologies has received CE mark approval in Europe for its topical photo-converter gel for the treatment of acne vulgaris. The gel is part of the company’s LumiCleanse System, a non-invasive acne vulgaris treatment that combines LED light and a topical photo-converter gel. According to a company press release, the non-abrasive and non-thermal treatment protocol—including skin preparation—can be performed in 15 minutes. Patients undergo treatment twice a week for six weeks. The system was approved for the treatment of all severities of acne vulgaris in Canada in September of this year.

LED Irradiation Increases Collagen Levels

Irradiation with Light-Emitting Diodes (LED) increases type I collagen production and the number of viable fibroblasts in cultured skin cells, according to researchers at the department of dermatology, Dongguk University Ilsan Hospital in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. For the study “Antiphotoaging Effects of Light-Emittting Diode Irradiation on Narrow-Band Ultraviolet B-exposed Cultured Human Cells (Dermatologic Surgery, October 2012), Yu Shun Tian, PhD, et al, treated NB-UVB-irradiated keratinocytes with four wavelengths—630nm, 660nm, 830nm and 850nm.