A Little Bit About Us.
LUSTRE® ClearSkin Blue Light
has been developed by two university professors
and is the result of pioneering work
undertaken at the University of St Andrews
The aim was to help patients suffering from recurring mild
to moderate acne.
LUSTRE® ClearSkin is medical grade, clinically proven,
patented and has been used very successfully for years by
healthcare professionals, hospitals and skin clinics.
UNDERSTANDING THE LUSTRE® CLEARSKIN TECHNOLOGY
Blue light therapy is the use of natural blue light from the visible light spectrum for a medical or therapeutic benefit.
It has been used to treat acne for almost 40 years. LUSTRE® ClearSkin Technology has revolutionised the technology previously used, by leading dermatologists, to make it portable and wearable. LUSTRE® ClearSkin is the highly advanced 3rd Generation device for delivering blue-light therapy.
No, LUSTRE® ClearSkin Technology delivers therapeutic safe natural blue light at a wavelength of 415 nm. This is not in the UV spectrum of the natural light wavelength. In clinical trials of blue light at 415 nm, there have been no reported incidences of UV skin damage.
The LUSTRE® ClearSkin technology is safe to use for people with ocular photo-sensitivity, as there is no risk of eye injury or otherwise visual discomfort when wearing this light therapy device on the skin.
The device should only be switched on AFTER it has been affixed to the treatment area of skin.
Do Not look directly at the LED screen when it is switched on.
Do Not place LUSTRE® ClearSkin over the eyes, or where the light will shine into the eyes during treatment.
LUSTRE® CLEARSKIN AND YOUR SKIN
A rare pigment darkening can occur immediately after the treatment. It is caused by visible wavelengths i.e. blue light, is temporary and completely harmless. It is commonly seen in darker skin types and usually fades in 48 hours. It is thought to be due to reversible oxidation of existing melanin and is not new melanin (which would last much longer). The bacteria continue to be killed, and the temporary discolouration is nothing to be concerned about.
Yes – you can use LUSTRE® ClearSkin device on any part of the body affected by acne.
Yes LUSTRE® ClearSkin is suitable for all skin types. However, a small number of people have a skin type which is more sensitive to the normal level of adhesion of the LUSTRESTRIPS.
The best way to check whether your skin is more sensitive is to carry out a short test before your first treatment:
Attach a LUSTRESTRIP to a LUSTRE® ClearSkin device and place on your inner forearm, just below the elbow.
The LUSTRE® ClearSkin treatment head should be switched on and left in place for at least 20 minutes before being removed carefully by lifting from one edge.
If there is any discomfort, then we recommend applying a very small amount of non-comedogenic moisturising cream to the skin before attaching LUSTRESTRIP next time and this will normally solve the problem. Because of the strength of the adhesive, with 20 mins sessions, temporary marks can occur. These marks are only temporary and will disappear progressively and naturally.
LUSTRE® ClearSkin Technology is a natural therapy and there are no known side effects. However, in some instance, people might be prone to a temporary skin hyperpigmentation. Darker skin types are more prone to hyperpigmentation and occasionally can get hyperpigmentation with this device but it settles spontaneously. The hyperpigmentation is thought to be due to oxidation of existing melanin and not new melanin production. It generally settles within 48 hours.
If in doubt about your skin’s compatibility with Blue Light Therapy, we recommend you consult your healthcare provider or Dermatologist when considering buying LUSTRE® ClearSkin.
MY LUSTRE® CLEARSKIN DEVICE & THE LUSTRESTRIPS
There is one recommended method for reducing the adhesion of the strips. A small amount of non-comedogenic moisturising cream should be applied directly to the skin immediately before application of the adhesive strips. The exact amount of cream required is dependent upon the need to reduce the adhesion. In ALL cases the white cream should NOT be visible on the skin when the strip is applied to the skin. If cream is visible then the light will not be able to reach the skin and perform an effective treatment.
After each treatment session the LUSTRE® adhesive strip should be removed and discarded. The LUSTRE® ClearSkin device should be cleaned using a moist cloth or cleansing wipe, a moist alcohol swab may also be used. Liquid of any description should not be allowed to enter the LUSTRE® ClearSkin device. Do not use or attach your LUSTRE® ClearSkin device to the main power supply if it has ever been exposed to liquid at any time as it is electrical equipment.
Yes, the LUSTRE® ClearSkin Technology device is guaranteed to be free from defects for 12 months from the time of purchase.
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USING LUSTRE® CLEARSKIN AND OTHER ACNE MEDICATION
Please consult your healthcare provider or Dermatologist before using LUSTRE® ClearSkin if you have been prescribed any medication for Acne.
Do Not use this device if you are taking any medication that can cause photosensitivity or have a photosensitive disorder. Photosensitivity (sensitisation to light) is a common side effect of various medications and some herbal remedies.
Blue light therapy has not been tested with pregnant women. We recommend that you speak with your GP or midwife before considering using LUSTRE® ClearSkin if you are pregnant.
Not recommended for children under 13 years old. If you are unsure, please speak to a healthcare professional.
Do Not use LUSTRE® ClearSkin if you have a history of porphyria, solar urticaria, chronic actinic dermatitis, photosensitivity.
Do Not use LUSTRE® ClearSkin over any suspicious or cancerous lesions.
Do Not use LUSTRE® ClearSkin if you are taking Amiodarone.
Do Not use LUSTRE® ClearSkin if you are taking any photosensitising treatment.
Do Not use LUSTRE® ClearSkin over or near a recent steroid injection.
Do Not use LUSTRE® ClearSkin if you suspect that you have had an adverse/allergic reaction.