How does ANSR work?
ANSR PREP: PREP cleanses the skin for enhanced effectiveness of the phototherapy treatment. The ANSR: BEAM blue light waves kill the bacteria and ensuing infection, while the red light waves rapidly heal the skin. ANSR: NIGHT inhibits the excess secretions that create blemishes, while ANSR: DAY adds a moisturizing element to the acne fighting ingredients to keep skin balanced.
ANSR BEAM: Harmless phototonic energy is utilized by the ANSR: BEAM to assist healing deep below the skin’s surface. The healing light is produced by a special high intensity LED (light-emitting diode) and absorbed by the skin and cells in the body. This light, sometimes called photolight therapy or phototherapy, is converted into chemical energy, which initiates a cascade of events at the cellular level.
The ANSR: BEAM utilizes narrow-band, high-intensity blue and red photolight wave applications for treating acne. Blue light waves (430 nm) are precise wavelengths of light energy that are selectively delivered to the targeted area beneath the skin. Bacteria that causes inflammation associated with acne is known as Propionobacterium Acnes or P.acnes. P.acnes release porphyrins, which absorb the photolight energy and in effect, self-destruct. By removing P.acnes, inflammation disappears and acne clears up. A different photolight wavelength than skin-damaging ultraviolet light, blue light safely kills bacteria without causing dryness, redness or pain.
Red photolight wavelengths (660nm) are longer wavelengths that are able to penetrate the skin more deeply. Red photolight stimulates the collagens to create new, healthier cells – up to 200% more rapidly. In addition to new cell growth, the inflammatory process is slowed down thus curbing the acne cycle. As healthier cells crowd out inflamed and infected cells, the skin becomes noticeably clearer.
Scientists have concluded that the synergistic effect of anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory photolight wavelengths creates a safe and effective modality for improving acne.
ANSR TOPICALS: ANSR:’s scientific research team developed a special set of paraben free, acne-fighting topical lotions to help control acne and breakouts.
ANSR: PREP uses a precise combination of salicylic acid, scrubbing beads and exfoliating cleansers to help eliminate bacteria, slough off dead skin cells and remove excess oils to prepare the skin for light therapy application. The cleaner the skin, the deeper the BEAM can penetrate to accomplish its vital restorative work.
ANSR: DAY containshas AURAZIN™, a proprietary combination of natural ingredients that helps inhibit the thickening of skin oils so that they can pass freely up the hair follicles and safely onto the surface of the skin. This helps to keep oils from clogging the pores, preventing outbreaks. The DAY combines salicylic acid, minerals, botanicals and the AURAZIN™ acne-fighting formula with a gentle, non-greasy moisturizer. The skin is nourished and hydrated, and at the same time, more effectively protected against future outbreaks.
ANSR: NIGHT is a more concentrated version of the daytime lotion, but without a moisturizer. Also formulated with AURAZIN™, salicylic acid, minerals, and botanicals, NIGHT helps inhibit the thickening of skin oils, allowing the thinner oils to flow freely to the surface without clogging pores. Unlike its harsh counterparts, this easy-to-absorb gel works throughout the night to help stop acne in its tracks — below the skin’s surface.
ANSR: PREP Wet face and gently massage the refreshing cleanser into a lather. Leave on your skin for an additional 20 seconds to allow the ingredients to work. If drying of the skin occurs, start by leaving ANSR: Prep on the skin for 5 seconds, and gradually build up to the full 20 second application. Rinse thoroughly and pat skin dry. Avoid eye area when cleansing with PREP.
ANSR: BEAM Once you’ve thoroughly cleansed your skin, you’re ready to apply both BLUE and RED photolight to the affected areas. Press the BEAM “ON” button for BLUE LIGHT and place directly on the skin. The BEAM will vibrate slightly to let you know it’s working. Using a slow, sweeping motion, gently run the unit along the surface of your skin for 5 minutes. BEAM will then automatically switch to deep penetrating RED LIGHT waves for 5 minutes, followed by automatic shut-off. (You can manually cycle from BLUE to RED by switching the button off and then on again.)
ANSR: DAY After treatment with light, apply a layer of DAY lotion to acne prone areas. Gently massage until absorbed into the skin. If drying of the skin occurs, begin with a spot application, and gradually build up to application over the entire afflicted area. You may apply makeup directly following application of ANSR: Day.
ANSR: NIGHT Cleanse skin and treat with light, as in the morning. Apply a layer of NIGHT gel to acne prone areas. Gently massage until absorbed into skin. If drying of the skin occurs, begin with a spot application, and gradually build up to application over the entire afflicted area.