1. High-tech beauty at home

    Tanda starter kitThere is no shortage of high-tech beauty treatments. You can find lasers to tone and tighten your skin, remove age spots and treat acne at your doctor’s office. Now you can also buy a system that claims to give you a high-tech edge at home. I recently tried the Tända Regenerate Anti-Aging device. I have been intrigued by these devices for a long time. Light technology to heal cells was originally developed as part of the space program. It is now part of the mainstream medicine. You will find light devices used in physical therapy, dermatology, and plastic surgery.

    Home devices such as the Tända are no substitute for treatments offered at your doctor’s office, but they can be an effective option. I have been using my Tända for several months and have noticed a subtle improvement in my skin. It won’t replace my doctor, but then my Whitestrips haven’t replaced my dentist. I wouldn’t give up either one. Why should I?
    If you are interested in optimal skin care, don’t miss a word of this informative interview with the experts at Tända.
    DD: How does the Tända work to tighten and reduce fine lines skin? Does it help to increase collagen?
    Tända: The science behind using red light therapy for skin rejuvenation is as follows. Light energy is absorbed by the cells, increasing the level of ATP or adenosine triphosphate which is the vehicle for delivering energy or fuel to the cells. By delivering increased energy to the surrounding cell tissue it triggers a systemic effect, improving overall cellular health.
    Specific therapeutic effects of red light therapy include: increased cellular energy, increased micro circulation, a reduction of swelling and inflammation and increased production of collagen and elastin. The therapeutic effects result in the minimization of fine lines and wrinkles and smother, softer, firmer skin.
    DD:  Can you explain the recent study that showed an increase in hydration levels?
    Tända: A study was commissioned to evaluate the effects on hydration and Trans-Epidermal Water Loss, or TEWL, after using the Tända Regenerate Anti-Aging device over a period of 14 days.   The findings showed that after seven days of use with Tända Regenerate, skin hydration increased by a statistically significant eight percent. After 14 days of use, skin hydration increased by 15 percent.  TEWL findings showed a decreased in TEWL of nine percent at day 14. 
    DD:  Is the Tända strong enough to really improve the skin?
    Tända: Light therapy is proven technology that has been used successfully in clinics for more than 35 years. The Tända skin care system is designed with proprietary technology that delivers clinical levels of light in a convenient, user-friendly device.
    The efficacy of the Tända Skincare System and light therapy in general has been supported by several clinical and user preference studies. 
    DD: What is the difference between the red light Tända and blue light Tända?
    : Different colors and wavelengths of light have different effects on a cellular level.  Tända Regenerate delivers a 660 nm. wavelength of light to increase cellular energy and micro circulation, reduce swelling and inflammation and increase production of collagen and elastin. This wavelength of light penetrates approximately 5 mm. into the dermis, diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while improving skin color, texture, firmness and hydration.
    Tända Clear delivers a 414 nm. wavelength of light, killing acne-causing bacteria which can lead to mild to moderate inflammatory acne. This wavelength of light penetrates approximately 1.5 mm. into the skin. Tända Clear Acne Light Therapy Treatment does not need to penetrate as deep as Tända Regenerate because acne-causing bacteria live mainly in our pores and the surface of the skin.
    DD: Is the Blue light Tända similar to the blue light acne treatments in dermatologist’s offices?
    Tända: Yes, the Tända Clear Acne Light Therapy Treatment uses the same technology as in-clinic machines used by dermatologists. In fact, Tända Clear delivers the same clinical levels of blue light to kill the P.acnes bacteria, treating and preventing acne.
    DD: If you are experiencing acne and the signs of aging together, as many women do in their thirties and forties, can you use the red and blue light treatments at the same time?
    Tända: Yes, the Tända light therapy device has a patent-pending modular design that is ideal for customers looking for multiple skin benefits. 
    When treating anti-aging and acne at the same time, the user should start with the Tända Clear Acne Light Therapy Treatment and then exchange the treatment head and continue with the Tända Regenerate Anti-Aging Light Therapy Treatment. 
    The Tända device’s interchangeable treatment heads provide excellent value for one person or multiple people in a household. 
    DD: Can you burn or hurt yourself with Tända? Can you overuse the Tända?
    Tända: No, the Tända device has been designed to be safe, easy and effective for use at home. One of the features is a temperature sensor in the treatment head.  Under normal operating circumstances the temperature remains under 105.8 degrees F.  If the temperature exceeds 105.8F the device will turn off.  Treatments can be continued after five to 10 minutes. 
    There is no evidence of harmful side effects from using the device for longer periods of time. The protocols developed for each solution have been designed to maximize the efficacy in the most convenient period of time.
    DD: How long does it take to see an improvement with Tända, to look fresher and firmer or to clear acne?
    Tända: Results with Tända Clear may be seen in as little as 24 hours. When used daily, Tända Clear can actually prevent breakouts.
    What to expect with Tända Clear Acne Light Therapy Treatment:
    First 24 Hours:
    During treatment users will feel a warm sensation on the skin that some have described as calming. Many users experience a decrease in blemish size.
    After one week of treatment:
    Most users will start to see a decrease in the number of blemishes. The majority will also see a reduction in redness and skin oiliness, and will begin to see an overall improvement in skin condition.
    After two weeks of treatment:
    The number of acne lesions continues to decrease and overall skin condition improves as the skin clears.
    Full results with Tända Regenerate can be seen after 30 days of everyday use, however many people experience benefits much sooner.
    What to expect with Tända Regenerate Anti-Aging Light Therapy Treatment:
    During treatment:
    Users will feel a warm sensation on the skin that some users have described as calming. Many users experience an increase in hydration and skin comfort immediately.
    After one week of treatment:
    Most users will start to see an improvement in skin texture while the majority of users will see an increase in the healthy feel of their skin and an increase in skin smoothness.
    After two weeks of treatment:
    A vast majority of users will see a reduction in the overall signs of aging, particularly an increase in skin firmness.
    After four weeks of treatment:
    After four weeks of treatments, users will see overall better skin condition compared to before treatment with Tända Regenerate. This includes an improvement in the healthy appearance of the skin and a reduction in the appearance in fine lines and wrinkles.
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