January 7, 2020
By Cheryl Guttman Krader, BS, Pharm
Early results from the first patients treated for back acne with Nano-Pulse Stimulation (“NPS”, Pulse Biosciences) in a controlled study show that use of this nonthermal energy modality is providing rapid and sustained clearance of inflammatory lesions, reported Mark Nestor, M.D., Ph.D., at the 2019 annual meeting of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.
“NPS causes selective reduction of sebaceous gland cells which explains the rationale and the efficacy that is being observed with its use for treatment of acne,” says Dr. Nestor, director for Cosmetic Enhancement and Center for Clinical and Cosmetic Research, Aventura, Fla., and voluntary professor, department of dermatology and cutaneous surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami. “The study is ongoing. More patients are being enrolled and we are working to optimize the energy level and the technology, as well as exploring the use of new tips that will enable treatment of a larger surface area.” (Continued)