Zeno Acne Clearing Device with 60-Count Cartridge

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Product Description

Zeno is a hand-held battery-operated device designed with a tip that heats to a pre-set temperature. The biocompatible tip is designed for direct contact with a blemish on the skin. Once in contact with a blemish, the tip will transfer heat into the follicle. An internal PID controller chip continually modulates the temperature to a fixed range even under different skin and circulation conditions by adjusting the flow of energy to match precisely the heat absorption of the individual user. Zeno's microprocessor adapts not only to your individual skin type but also to the heat absorption characteristics of the location of the pimple. Your Zeno adapts to you! An integral digital timer controls the treatment time. The level of heat does not cause skin damage.

Specifically, Zeno stimulates a heat-shock response in p. acnes, the bacteria causing at least 90% of all acne blemishes. Heat shock proteins, activated by bacterial cells under heat stress, cause the self-destruction of p. acnes within the lesion, reducing inflammation and allowing the skin to return to a healthy state.

What is Zeno?

Zeno is a handheld, portable electronic medical device that is clinically proven to make pimples disappear fast. In fact, for treating acne pimples, it's the most scientifically advanced and effective device available without a prescription.

What does it do?

Zeno applies a precisely controlled heat dose directly to the pimple through a metal pad. One treatment lasts 2? minutes. Two to three treatments spread over 24 hours clear up most pimples quickly. It's that simple.

How does it work?

Pimples occur when excess skin oil and flaking skin plug the opening of a hair follicle and create the ideal environment for acne bacteria to grow. Precisely controlled heat applied for a specific period of time causes the bacteria to self-destruct. When the bacteria die, the pimple goes away.

How many treatments does it take?

Two to three 2?-minute treatments spread over 24 hours are sufficient for most pimples. Often, only one treatment is needed.

Who should use Zeno?

Zeno is for people with mild to moderate inflammatory acne. If in doubt, ask your doctor.

When should Zeno be used?

Use Zeno at the first sign of a pimple. It works best when used on a pimple in the early stages of development. Also, the sooner pimples are cleared up, the less chance they have to leave scars.

How does Zeno compare with topical or oral treatments?

Zeno can clear up a pimple in just hours. Most other medications can take days or even weeks to work. What's more, other than slight, temporary skin redness, Zeno has none of the side effects described by most topical or oral medications.

Is Zeno safe and painless?

Patients included in our clinical trials experienced little reaction to the low-level heat. Other than some temporary skin redness following a treatment cycle, no other adverse side effects were reported. But should you experience any discomfort when using Zeno, discontinue use and consult your skin care professional.

Is Zeno all I need for acne?

Zeno does not replace good skin hygiene or a doctor's care. It is designed to treat mild to moderate inflammatory acne. Your doctor may recommend other therapies, depending on the severity of your acne. Follow your doctor's advice and use Zeno for the occasional pimple.

Zeno is an acne clearing device. It is a hand-held, portable electronic medical device that is clinically proven to make pimples disappear fast. In fact, for treating acne pimples, it's the most scientifically advanced and effective device available without a prescription. Zeno is for people with mild to moderate inflammatory acne.
  • Clincally proven
  • Dermatologist recommended
  • Money back guarantee
  • Allure Best of Beauty award winner
  • In clinical trails, 90% of blemishes treated fade or disappear within 24 hours

Customer Reviews:

  • Great, but not a miracle cure!
    As mentioned in other posts, this product works[..] I only used it at night or when I knew I wouldn't be seeing anyone that day. [..] Don't get Zeno happy your first day of getting it (you have to let it charge for like 4 or 6 hours) and don't decide to target all your pimples in one day, because the next day you might have a bunch of white heads instead of easy to cover (with makeup) pimples. Do a few at a time, don't rush into it. This is a great product, but not a miracle cure! (It doesn't zap your zits away) Don't touch your face (skin), don't pick at your pimples, and do NOT pop your white heads!!!!...more info
  • Nobody would believe it - this product is AMAZING!
    At first I was a skeptic, I have a 12 yr old going thru the "awkward" stage, I could not believe it when I saw the results that she was having even after the first use. She has very fair skin and red hair and breaks out easily. Using the Zeno machine is done at bedtime right along with brushing her teeth and her skin once again looks like peaches and cream! No adverse affects. I even got one for myself so now we have two in the house - one for her and one for my purse. Don't leave home without it!!!...more info
  • Zeno
    Works okay on some blemishes...more info
  • Zeno
    I do like this product. Great for those monthly flare ups on the chin and forehead. It works! You need to be consistent on treatment. I gave it 4 stars just because there is always room for improvement with the way technology is now. I know Zeno can up it's performance hopefully in future models....more info
  • Hit and Miss
    Both my sister in law and wife got these as gifts and their opinons were very similar. If you got the pimple at just the right time you had some success and it sped up the healing process, other times it just was a waste. The price would suggest a better than 50% success rate and for that reason I would stay away from the Zeno Acne. ...more info
  • What a scam
    Literally left scars on my face. Burn scars actually. Doesn't work. It just sucks that we're all so vain and self-conscious in this country (blame society) that we're willing to pay whatever amount of money for something like this. Seriously, not to get all philosophical, but with the premium we all place on physical appearance, even if we know there's little chance of a product actually doing what it claims we're still willing to take the chance... because WHAT IF? Ya know. $150, $200, whatever... we feel it's worth a shot. And the manufacturers of this junk get rich on our insecurities and nearly blind faith and optimism. BUNK !!!!...more info
  • Didn't work for me
    I used this for about 3 weeks and it made no difference. I followed the instructions the first few times, and when that didn't work, I tried using it more frequently than instructed. Still saw no difference. I'm still giving it 3 stars though, because you can return it if it doesn't work in the first month, so I didn't end up wasting all that money....more info
  • Needlessly expensive
    I bought this for my teenage daughters. It works pretty well for them. However, I object to the costly replacement tips. I emailed Zeno asking them to explain the wearout mechanism in the tip. No response. I believe there is no wearout mechanism, and it's a ripoff to be forced to buy replacement tips. Until they justify the need for replacement tips, or eliminate the counter in the tip that causes it to stop working after a certain number of uses, I cannot recommend this device to anyone....more info
  • Unbelievable!
    This thing actually works. I had my doubts, but I figured a trip to the dermatologist would cost me the same amount as the zeno, plus whatever meds he prescribed; so I gave it a shot. Yes, 2 1/2 minutes is a long time to sit while you heat up each blemish, but it beats the week of waiting for the blemish to come to the surface and then the month (or 2) of skin discoloration afterwards. Do it while watching tv, and the time flies. I'm happy with mine and wish I had known about the zeno months ago! I can finally focus all my skin care regimen on anti-aging instead of anti-acne....more info
  • Always works
    I use the zeno on those one or two pimples I get every month that you know days before they appear that something is brewing under the skin. Its perfect for these! I use it one time and the pimple never even shows its face. I love this product and wouldn't trade it for any other "gadget" in the world. ...more info
  • Love it
    I was lucky to have been listening to the radio when I heard a Zeno commercial. I say lucky because I have never heard or seen a commercial for this product before or since. I am not sure how the company is getting the word out. From what I gather the product has been on the market for over two years.

    In any event, Zeno works just as advertised. As soon as I feel the signs of a pimple forming, I heat up the area with my Zeno. In about two to three treatments, the pimple disappears. It feels so good when applying heat to a pimple knowing that you are destroying it, it is just sweet. ...more info
  • Middle of the Road
    Somewhat disappointed, not as effective as advertising would lead one to believe. Purchased for my teenager who as the normal occassinal problem with breakouts at inoppertune times....more info
  • Wonderful little device
    I'm perfectly aware that this device doesn't work for everyone. I am in my early twenties, and i have been getting moderate acne since i was 12 years old. I have tried literally every acne-prevention product and any kind of home remedy you can think of (at one point I even tried to use toothpaste to burn off the zits). But as the years went by, I just sort of accepted that acne was something I am destined to live with forever.

    Well I saw the Zeno ad on the back of a magazine a few weeks ago, and bought one online. I've only had this device two days, and every zit I have is just about faded now. I already caught one trying to form, and prevented it. It's such a nice feeling to finally have a clear face after all the years of having those nasty little things on my face.


    Either way I love it and I'm very happy with my results. ...more info
  • Not a miracle, but it helps
    I've been using the Zeno for a couple weeks now. It does not completely eliminate a pimple, even if applied at the first sign of one coming up. What is has done for me is bring the blemish up more quickly, decrease the time I have to deal with the embarrassment, and it keeps the problem from spreading to other pores nearby. That has made it worth the money for me.

    No it's not a miracle cure and pimples won't disappear overnight. And you still have to deal with getting the head out of the pore. It's not substitute it for cleansing religiously. And it says in the literature it isn't for cystic acne. But if you get frequent non-cystic outbreaks like I do, no matter how well you cleanse, it is worth the cost. ...more info
  • it didn't work for my daughter
    My 14 year old daughter was very excited to receive the Zeno for Christmas. She used it several times on her very minor blemishes and asked me to return it because she said it didn't work. We were hoping it was be a "miracle cure" but it was not. I suppose there is no real cure for acne after all....more info
  • Really works
    Yes, it does seem like forever when you're using this product but it does work. Got it yesterday and was so excited to try it. It is hot so at first, you may be a bit worried if it's supposed to be THAT HOT. But I noticed a major difference in my skin overnight. I would suggest getting a replacement head at the time you get the Zeno itself as it does run out fast but if you only use it occasionally, it should last you a while....more info
  • It works
    This device works!! I am also a mom with all of a sudden adult acne, I have been to 5 different dermatologists, they all give me new medicine but nothing had stopped the breakouts from coming back. At least I don't have to walk around with pimples for a month before they go away. This device takes care of them within a few days. I just wish the head would last twice as long. ...more info
  • Not 100%, but well worth it
    OK. Is it perfect? No. Does it get rid of every pimple? No. But it is absolutely the best thing out there for those monsters under the skin. Get to it early, maybe double up on the treatments and continue good hygiene, and it will go away, or be significantly reduced in size and pain. This has been an issue for me for years, and I now think it can be managed. ...more info
  • Surprisingly Amazed!
    I am absolutely amazed by my new Zeno! I hate spending money on gadgets (took me forever to splurge on an ipod!) but finally took the plunge and selfishly purchased a Zeno a few weeks ago. I have been battling the adult on-set blemishes for a few years (I thought pimples were for teens--darn it!) and nothing has worked (tried every premium acne treatment out there). Now when I start to get that "feeling" of a pimple emerging I grab my Zeno. Nearly ALL my pimples I have treated (early) with Zeno have never ever surfaced--now that is a huge "wow" factor in my book. My complexion is so clear (FINALLY)! Thank you Zeno...I am going to check out the Mini soon to keep in my car....more info
  • dont buy it
    Don't waste your money, or time!...more info
  • Zeno Acne Clearing Device
    Since the time that I have had and used this device, I haven't had success on any problem area that was treated. As a matter of fact the pimple got just as big or bigger. I appled the Zeno treatment at 1st sign of a problem. I, also continued my cleansing regime that I had been doing. I just chalk it up as another product (of the countless products that I have tried) that just doesn't work.

    Thank You
    Robert C Hunt...more info
  • Worked for several pimples I had
    I had several pimples on my cheeks and under my nose. Not only was this easy to use they are already minimized and some completely gone after 3 days. Usually I keep pimples for weeks at a time. Wish I bought sooner....more info
  • Praise Zeno!
    I was really skeptical about this product, despite the mostly positive reviews. Everyone's skin reacts differently, and I was afraid I would be someone who would not get results from the Zeno. Happily, I was wrong!

    I've suffered (suffered!!) from adult acne throughout my mid-twenties, with no real help from salicylic/benzoyl treatments or antibiotics. Worse, my super sensitive skin would transform blemishes into dark red scars no matter what I did, and the scars would last at least a year-- total nightmare. I used the Zeno on my new spots as soon as I noticed them forming, and while they didn't disappear overnight, they did stay small and disappear in about 3 days. Did you hear that? DISAPPEAR. NO RED SCAR. Hallelujah. Normally, my spots would take at least a week or two to go down, and then as I said, they would remain in scar form. In fact, I STILL have a number of blemishes from before I bought the Zeno over two weeks ago, while the new ones that I treated are long gone, leaving no traces behind. That evidence is all I need to say that this WORKS for me.

    I should note that I'm using a retin-a treatment at night (for my existing scars), which I think is not recommended in combination with Zeno, since retin-a thins the top layer of your skin. However, I have not experienced any damage/pain, so it's working fine for me. The only instance where I had trouble was when I used the Zeno near my mouth, which the booklet tells you not to do since skin there and around the eyes is more delicate. In that case, I didn't feel any real discomfort and didn't notice anything was wrong until later, looking in the mirror, I could see a small outline in the shape of the tip. Apparently, I had burned myself there slightly-- my fault for not following the instructions. For what it's worth, the (painless) burn faded more quickly and completely than the zit would have, so I would probably do it again if I had to.

    Really, try it for yourself. If you don't think it's worth it, return it within 30 days. I wish I'd heard about Zeno years ago. ...more info
  • not worth the money
    I bought zeno out of that strange mix of despiration and optimism that plauges the acne-prone. I've tried a lot of over the counter products, prescriptions from my dermatologist, and home remedies. Zeno was no better than any other treatment. It helped a little, but nowhere near enough to justify the price. Save your money....more info
  • Hot washcloth better
    I bought this gadget about a year ago. I used it a few times and it works, but I've gone back to the old-fashioned washcloth dipped in hot tap water. Applying a damp, hot compress to deep pimples takes away the pain and will help them heal just like the Zeno. If you like gadgets, you'll probably like it. I decided it was more trouble and costly than I had hoped....more info
  • Replaceable tips and Non-Replaceable batteries
    I bought my Zeno back in October of 2007, so just a few months over one year ago. It worked like a charm, but I used up the 60 uses a few weeks back so today I went out and bought my first not-cheap replaceable cartridge, only to get it home and find that the non-replaceable battery inside the zeno will no longer charge. According to the owners manual the non-replaceable battery should last 3-4 years with normal use. I'm very disappointed. The gadget worked when it was working...but yeah, SOOOO disappointed that my only options now are to do without or buy a whole new device. Frustrating to say the least....more info
  • Such a disappointment.
    I can't tell you how excited I was to learn about this product. And after reading all the fabulous reviews, I was even more convinced. However, I am very sad to say that Zeno did not work for me. It didn't alleviate the pain of blemishes, it didn't speed recovery -- nothing.

    At first I used it religiously and studiously according to the instructions: use at the first sign of a blemish, 2-3 treatments for each, spread out over 12-24 hours. When, after many attempts, that didn't work, I tried using it all different ways -- frequent zapping versus single attempt; two zaps in a row; after cooling my skin with water, after heating it with steam, et cetera. Nada.

    In the owner's manual it says that Zeno worked for 90% of the people in their clinical trial. I guess I'm in the other 10%. Here are my skin stats, to help others make a best guess about whether Zeno will work for them: I'm in my late 20s and have combination skin and mild to moderate acne. My blemishes generally don't have "heads"; rather, they are painful areas below the surface of the skin.

    Best of luck to those who try it!...more info
  • 39 with new pimples
    I am a 39 year old mom of 2 that has never had a acne problem in my life. I spend my days with my hair in a pony tail with a visor or hat on. I play a lot of tennis or go to the gym during the week. On the weekends I am again in a pony tail and hat watching my kids sporting activites. I began having a problem with pimples showing up on my forehead and on the sides of my nose from sweating and wearing hats or visors and sunglasses. They are red under the skin pimples that do not always get a head on them and can last for a week or more and they can be painful. I have tried acne spot treatment products and using clarifying lotions, but they did not help reduce the number of outbreaks or the size and duration of the pimples. I have been wanting to try the Zeno and finally got one last month when I had 3 monster zits on my face. I came home and read the instructions and knew that treating the existing pimples I had was probably not going to help them. The Zeno is reccommended for new pimples so that they can be treated at the first sign to stop them from getting any bigger. Well, I was so excited about my new toy that I thought "what the heck", it can't make these huge zits any bigger so I went ahead and treated them. When I put the Zeno on the biggest one, it felt as if it was melting it away. I waited the 2 minutes and removed the Zeno and the big red bump on my face was now a small red flat spot. I did the same with the other 2 and had the same result. They no longer had a hard spot under them and were flat. I treated them again the following day 2 more times and by the next day the flat skin had dried up and I just flaked it off. I was so excited that I brought my Zeno and some alochol swabs with me to my tennis lunch and I was zapping my friends. It was quite funny, but they loved it and some have gone out to purchase one. I was actually hoping for another pimple to come up becuase they usuall re occur in the same spots every couple of weeks. To my great surprise I have not had another one in the same spot. I did have 2 new ones come up this week, but I treated both of them twice and one went away completely and the other formed a white head on it, which I think the heat from the Zeno created, so I squeezed it and it was gone the next day. I love this product and would reccomment it to anyone with small recurrent break out areas. The Zeno feels warm when it touches your skin. On some more sevsitive pimples it can feel hot for the initial contact and then you cannot feel the heat at all. It is easy to use and defenitely worth the money. You can get rid of your topical spot treatments or use in addition to the Zeno. I actually get excited looking for pimples now so that I can use the Zeno to stop them in their tracks. I was also told by a friend of mine that gets terrible cold sores that she has been using the Zeno for a year on them and it has changed her life. When she feels the initial tingle of a cold sore, she treats the area two times initially and then a couple more times during the day and it completely stops her cold sores from getting bigger. Cant beat that!...more info
    Thank God for a money back guarantee! I've had moderate acne for the past several years and decided to try this after seeing ads and good reviews. I followed the manual to the letter on what type of blemishes to use this on and everything but alas, no improvement. It only made lesions larger, more painful, and more red, now with a large ring around them! No improvement on any of my acne after many attempts. Didn't work for me and I'd recommend NOT wasting your time and money. ...more info
  • Nice concept but it doesn't really work
    All the great reviews, FDA approval and the high price led me to buy this device thinking "finally something that will work". Well I question if many of the glowing reviews are legitimate. This product has a nice believable concept, but doesn't work.

    During the last 2 weeks, I used it on acne that is in the beginning stage (3 times per pimple per day) and noticed no difference whatsoever. It heats up the pimple for 2.5 minutes and gives you the impression it actually did something to make a difference - but it doesn't actually have any affect on the growth of each pimple. I understand this doesn't work on cystic acne or one ingrown hair. Well it doesn't work on any other types of acne either. Its just an expensive placebo device.

    Seems to be a money making scheme. It comes with a head that can only be used 60 times. Then you have to buy a replacement head ($$$). Based on the head you could be spending $0.50 per use. That adds up. If this device worked as advertised I would not mind paying the high cost, but unfortunately, its just another excellently marketed scam.

    I have no problem posting positive remarks for products that work as advertised. Zeno does not work as advertised.

    They do have a 30 day return policy. I WILL BE RETURNING THIS USELESS DEVICE....more info
  • It's only a Knife at a Gun Fight
    I read all the reviews an was excited to get the product. I guess a zit has a life cycle...appears, gets red, gets puffy, then eventually dries out. I guess this typically takes a week. The Zeno speeds it through the process. But going after one zit at a time seemed kind of futile to me. Seems like money could be spent on a whole facial care and preventative line). If you have all over acne...orthotricyclene (sp?) is the only thing that ever worked for me. Seems like a lot of money when a dab of toothpaste will handle in an extra 2 days.

    Update 2/27/09...try the $17.00 CLEAN & CLEAR 3 pack (face wash, moisturizer, spot treatment)...this is their response to Proactive it seems. I did notice a difference in one day...it is better than Proactive.

    ...more info
  • Returned
    I returned it during the trial period because I did not think it worked that well....more info


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