Bionic Beauty Tests the Thermaclear

by Bionic Beauty on 03.Jul.2008 · 9 comments

Thermaclear Acne Treatment device
Heat treatment for pimples, abscesses and cysts is nothing new, bu the Thermaclear device brings it to a focused “head” specifically for acne.

I tried the Thermaclear for 30 days and found it helpful in healing my light acne. With healing results quicker than without treatment.

Basically you activate the Thermaclear, wait a few seconds for it to heat up (it beeps when it’s ready), then hold it against your pimple, and press the button. Zap. At first treatment, its a bit shocking, but is nothing more than a mild twinge. I started on the low setting to prepare myself and after the first treatment was up to the high setting.

Due to cost, if you have a few pimples occasionally, the Thermaclear may not be worth the money. But if you break out on a regular cycle, this could be a perfect investment ‘wardrobe piece’ for your face.

Who should use Thermaclear? Here are some details on the acne types recommended for treatment with the Thermaclear:

ThermaClear uses a short pulse of heat for the treatment of pimples in people with mild to moderate inflammatory acne. ThermaClear should NOT be used by people with severe nodular or severe cystic acne. ThermaClear should also not be used on whiteheads and blackheads.

My comparison to Zeno: The Thermaclear is larger in size, but in proportion, the treatment tip covers a larger area. The Zeno has one setting level, and the Thermaclear has two. Thermaclear tips last longer and cost a bit less for replacement.

A Zeno with a 60 count treatment tip is $150 and replacement tips start at $25 (good for 60 treatments).

The ThermaClearThermaclear acne skincare device runs $149.95 and replacement tips are $19.95 (replace your treatment tip 1-2 times per year).


1 The Cheap Chick July 3, 2008 at 9:14 am

I just wish someone would invent an at-home lazer for my brown spots. I have big ole spots all OVER my face. Pretty.

2 Jen July 3, 2008 at 1:03 pm

The joys of pigmentation and sun damage, especially for us ladies “on the dark side of 30.” I’ve been trying so hard to avoid using hydroquinone, and would love to have an at-home laser. I might take my eye out though…

Back to Thermaclear, I completely agree with Bionic’s assessment of this device. While using Thermaclear I did notice a shorter healing time and severity of my blemishes. My heart goes out to all those who suffer from acne issues. Just remember, this is more of an acne treatment and not a preventative device for acne.

Great review BB! 🙂

3 BionicBeauty July 3, 2008 at 1:27 pm

Cheap Chick and Jen,
Oh boy, how I wish there was something to help fade my dark spots. And mine become so much more noticeable in the summer. Even if I’m super careful with sun exposure. I wear SPF 45 zinc on my “spots” and 20 reapplied constantly on the rest of my face and it still seems to darken up.
And nothing really seems to cover it for long… booooo. 🙁

Jen, You’re right, the Thermaclear is an “after-breakout” treatment, but doesn’t prevent acne from popping up (forgive the pun). 🙂

4 Jenna July 3, 2008 at 1:36 pm

I’ve never heard of this before.. Sounds very intriguing though!

Great review. : ]

5 Briana September 1, 2009 at 11:19 am

I haven’t seen the Tanda mentioned, I’m working with it now to review. It does not have a zap or electric pulse.

I really like it so far……

FYI-University of Texas in Austin is researching the healing benefit’s of the pulsating, “zap” blue light therapy, initial research is showing it pushes skin care product’s up to 40 time’s deeper and makes them more effective.

IMO-When someting is new, let them get it right before you run out and buy it!

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