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Got Zits? There's An App For That

There's an app http://blog.al.com/pr-community-news/2013/11/mobile_dermatologist_becomes_p.html for that Michael Trei Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 12:40pm Teens and cellphones seem to go together like bees and honey, but unfortunately so do teens and zits. Now a Texas dermatologist has created an iPhone app, which he believes can harness a teen's addiction to their cellphone, to kill off their embarrassing acne problems. Dr Greg Pearson say that his AcneApp bombards the skin with alternating flashes of red and blue light, even while the user is talking on the phone. The red light is supposed to reduce inflammation, while blue light is said to kill the bacteria which causes the acne in the first place. While that might sound like just another kooky iPhone app from some slimy snake oil salesman, light therapy has been an FDA approved treatment for acne for years, it's just that nobody thought to use an iPhone before. Because the iPhone version of this treatment has not yet been clinically studied, Dr Pearson doesn't make any specific claims about its effectiveness, but another dermatologist reckoned it would take about 88 two to three minute treatments to be effective. By my math, that's about three days for most teens. I suppose if we start to see teens with lots of zits except for one strip between their right ear and their mouth, we'll know that it works.

?Zits? comic strip ventures into a new place with release of ?Chillax? book

Naaah ... by Ned Vizzini will definitely want to read Zits: Chillax. In Zits: Chillax, Jeremy Duncan, high school sophomore and future rock god, offers up a comedic outlook on teenage life, including school, parents, chores, bands, and friends. Jeremy and his best friend, Hector Garcia, are planning to achieve a lifelong dream ... going to a rock concert! Without parental supervision. But the Gingivitis concert falls on the same night their friend Tim is donating bone marrow for his mom, a cancer patient. Not a problem: Jeremy and Hector are determined to go to the show ... for Tim. Written and illustrated by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman, Zits: Chillax is based on their comic strip, Zits. The book features 300 illustrations including hilarious full-page comics.

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