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FDA grants clearance to Tanda at-home light-based acne treatment technology


NEW YORK Tanda Clear Acne Light Therapy Treatment, an at-home light-based skin care technology, has received FDA clearance that allows the device to be sold over-the-counter for the treatment of acne.

Both Tanda and Tanda Professional, which is sold through physician offices, uses 414nm blue LED light that, according to the company, is scientifically proven to naturally, gently and safely kill the P.acnes bacteria that cause mild to moderate inflammatory acne. A company-sponsored In-vitro study showed an 86 percent reduction in P.acnes bacteria colonies after a six-minute treatment with Tanda Clear.

“Unlike heat-based devices that can be painful and only address a very small treatment area, Tanda Clear is quick and painless. The triangular treatment head is up to 16 times larger than heat-based devices, enabling it to treat multiple blemishes at one time and help prevent future outbreaks,” said John Kennedy, chairman and chief executive officer of Pharos Life Corp., which developed the product.

The Tanda Clear Acne Light Therapy Treatment is available exclusively at Sephora, and The Tanda Professional Skincare System is available at physician offices and medi spas.

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