Back in July of 2008, I reviewed a remarkable machine, the Tända Professional Skincare System Intro kit. It listed for. $395.00, but it provides treatments similar to the ones you might have in a doctor’s office, at home. The small, white, hand-held wand with a triangular head looks space-age, but it’s an FDA cleared safe, gentle, LED light treatment for acne and signs of aging. The Pro kit has both “heads” blue light (Tända Clear) head for anti-acne treatments, or the red light (Tända Regenerate) head to help reduce the signs of aging. However,youc an also get the Tanda with just the one light you need most, and those are slightly less expensive, about $250.00 per unit.
Recently, I received the Tanda Clear, to control acne. I am an adult, but I do get zits, especially when I’m trying all sorts of new skincare products. Without going into a huge amount of technical detail, I’ll just say that the Tända Clear works with ultra violet (UV) free blue light that doesn’t contain the harmful effects of the sun’s rays. The unit uses 414nm blue LED light to gently and naturally kill P.acnes bacteria that can cause mild to moderate acne. Scientific studies by the Canadian University Health Network showed that after just three minutes of treatment with Tända Clear, there was a 74% decrease in p.acnes colonies.
Seeing is believing, however. And, I had some pretty discouraging breakouts to test the Tanda on. I tried it on a few of the larger zits, and by the next day, even a deep, ingrown zit that is almost impossible to dry up, was nearly flat by the next day. The unit comes with the Tanda light-optimized pre-treatment gell. Amino acids, peptides and plant extracts calm and soothe. It is formulated with a high degree of transparency and designed to be free of light-reflecting properties which could interfere with the Tanda light therapy treatment. You can probably do without it, but it’s a bonus!
The Tanda is nicely designed, and fits comfortably into your hand. It is re-chargeable so you won’t have a cord dangling from the unit while you’re using it. A nice touch is a plastic plug that you can re-insert in the bottom of the Tanda to keep the charge full if you’re traveling for a few days and don’t want to bring along the charger unit (it’s small, but it is just one more thing you won’t have to carry). You do have to keep the Tanda in full contact with your skin at all times or it won’t work, and you have to treat each affected area for three minutes daily. If you have a face full of bad zits, you could watch TV and treat yourself with the Tanda, but it does take time. For just one zit now and then there are probably other methods that are cheaper, but for mild to moderate acne, the Tanda could be a true treasure. Sure, it’s pricey, but if you really need results, the results may justify the expense.
Just so you know, I also tried the Tända Regenerate back in 2008 and liked that one, too. The red light “modulates the activity of fibroblasts that synthesize and release collagen, helping to generate smoother, younger skin.” It takes about three months to really see a difference, but even serious laser treatments take time. For the Regenerate head, you only need about 30 seconds per treatment per spot you want to treat, so unless you are trying for a full face treatment, you can do this even when you’ve little time to spare.
If you are seeking an at-home anti-aging device, and/or an anti-acne device, Tända makes a lot of sense. The unit will pay for itself in weeks…and that’s worth trying for yourself! If you decide you want to other Tanda treatment head you can purchase it separately for $75.00. Visit the Tanda web site to learn more and to order.