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New Acne Treatment Photopneumatic Therapy

Photopneumatic Therapy Kicks Acne to the Curb

There is nothing more frustrating, beauty-wise, than a case of aggressive acne that won't go away. Luckily, US News reports on a new procedure called photopneumatic therapy, targeted at persistent pimples. It works by suctioning the skin to bring the acne bacteria to the surface, then beaming it with an intense pulse of light that stuns the overactive oil glands and kills the existing bacteria.

On average, the painless process can produce a 90% reduction in acne in as little as three sessions. However, there's a catch: the price tag. Each session can cost up to $500, and maintenance requires repeated treatments every few months or so. For patient Veronica Prudencio, it's well worth the cost: "I don't feel like people are staring at me anymore," she said. "It's just so much easier to leave the house, and that's priceless."

What do you think? Would you pay this high a price on a regular basis to maintain perfectly clear skin?

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