me start my Zeno Reviews
–there are different models including the Pro
and the Mini- by giving you a little tour of this self-described "acne
Is it the Best Option for Pimple
According to the owner's manual, the Zeno is "a medical heat-dose
treatment device for the treatment of individual acne pimples in people
with mild to moderate inflammatory acne."
What is the Zeno and how does it work?
The Zeno works by
using a targeted "heat-dose" to
kill some of the bacteria and, thus,
bring the affected portion of skin back to a 'balanced' state.
of it as a beauty tool that helps your skin's own immune system work a
faster and a little more effectively.
Keep in mind that the Zeno needs to be
used on pimples as early as possible and will not work on every type of
During my experiments preparing for my Zeno Reviews, I learned that
this acne clearing devise won't work on. . .
- Blackheads, because they are not the
same type of blemish as a pimple.
because these blemishes are too far past the early stage.
- Pimples already well formed, inflamed and ready to
explode. (Though I did find that the Zeno reduced the tenderness
My Experience with the Zeno:
Since I happen to be a RN student at the moment, I purchased the Zeno
Mini since it is quite a bit cheaper than the standard "Pro" Zeno
Plus, let's be brutally
honest here. . .
If you are anything like me you are a skeptic. I wasn't
interested in investing money that I don't really have in my quest to
find the best pimple cures.
My desire to try the Zeno Mini Acne Clearing
Device was inspired by my (self-named) "adult-onset acne."
I never had
problems with my skin during my teen years, but everything changed when
I hit 25. Since then, I get these painful, inflamed pimples that start
as a simple, innocent little pimple under skin; then before I know it
into raging MONSTERS that literally take up
entire portions of my face.
The problem is only compounded by the fact that I am a 'picker.' I will
pinch, squeeze, mash and generally mangle my face in an attempt to
"pop" these gargantuan blemishes with the theory that this will be one
of the best pimple cures to make them go away faster.
As a registered nursing student, you would think that my
medical knowledge of wounds and their healing process would stop me
from doing this destructive picking, but the desire to GET THIS THING OFF MY FACE wins out all the
Anyway, I was all for trying out a solution to my
skin problem that might actually help instead of leaving a huge scab
that took weeks to completely heal. Thus began my experiment to
complete the Zeno Reviews.
When the device arrived, I tore
open the box like a small child on Christmas morning. I had a "monster"
brewing- likely to be the biggest pimple ever- and could not wait to
see if the Zeno Mini would work like I
hoped. I diligently read the manual, inserted the 2 AAA batteries and
began my first treatment.
How to use the Zeno
You begin using the device by pressing and holding
the power button for a few seconds, until a three-tone sound indicates
it is starting.
- You wait about a minute for the devise to charge
itself up while
it goes through some complex technical processes. When complete
the power button
begins to flash green.
- It's ready to go!
- You then place the 'Treatment
Tip' (a small grey circle) directly on the pimple. The heat produced by
the device is not super-hot, so it is not uncomfortable to use. It's
more like a very focused beam of warmth.
- Wait patiently as the 'Treatment Cycle' lasts
for 2 1/2 minutes
- You're done!
I instantly noticed that the area was less tender, probably because the
heat numbs the nerve endings in the area. I have to say that I was
extremely excited about the
I repeated the treatment every 4-6 hours, (the
manual recommends repeating every 4-12 hours as needed), and waited to
see if this thing was going to work.
To my delight and surprise, IT DID!!
The blemish came to a tiny pinprick-sized head within a day and
then vanished about a day and a half after that!!!
Talk about pimple cures. This one never became the 'monster' that
all of its predecessors had and the total healing time
was less than 3 days.
Needless to say. . .
I WAS THRILLED!
In the past, these pimples had taken at least 5 to 6 days to resolve
themselves and weeks if I gave into the urge to 'pick'.
The Zeno Mini
worked faster than any topical skin cream alone and, since I didn't
the need to apply the skin cream as often, I didn't get that rough,
skin on the surface.
The device also completely relieved me of the 'picking' urge because I
was actively doing something to improve the
Since my first experience, I have become a religious
and fanatical Zeno Mini
Some of those pimples under skin come to a tiny head and then heal;
don't ever erupt at all!
The only negatives that I have found when experimenting with the Mini
to prepare my brutally honest Zeno Reviews is that
the device burns through batteries very quickly and you will need to
replace the treatment tip every few months. (Depending on how often the
device is used)
Other than that, the Zeno has been a god-send!
In my experience, it is
the best of the options available for pimple cures!
I will happily
buy batteries in bulk and replace the tip as needed to keep my skin
looking healthy and clear of blemishes. (Plus, I am saving a bunch on
I highly recommend
product to anyone with mild to
moderate acne and encourage you to try it out for yourself. My
decision to contribute my Zeno reviews has changed the future of my
skin's tendency to grow the biggest pimple ever forever after!
There is a
one month return policy in place, so you really don't have anything to
lose except your pimples!
Absolutely, 100% Not True!
I tried this method long before ever
investing in a Zeno Hot Spot Mini device and it simply does not work
Admittedly, I have no scientific evidence to back me up here, but the
warmth of the Zeno seems to penetrate deeper into the skin's layers and
maintain a more consistent heat level than a washcloth. Why have
to deal for a week or more with the biggest pimple ever if you can zap
it away in day or two?
entitled to their own opinions, but my Zeno reviews remains that this is, without a doubt,
the best addition to my skin care routine since exfoliating face
And while the Zeno Mini doesn't hold the charge as long as the other
bigger models, (thus the need to change batteries frequently), it is
cheap enough so even a poor, penny-pinching college student can afford
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