The Gold PTT by Simfle Stick is an acne treatment based on Selective Photothermolysis of Sebaceous Follicles with Topically Delivered Light-Absorbing Gold Microparticles. It is the using of microparticles of Gold, along with the radiation of laser to effectively reduce the acne by:
1. Cleaning the sebaceous follicles
2. Reduction of sebum production
3. Alleviation of acne lesions
with minimal downtime and discomfort.
Acne is a skin problem which is common in both teenagers and those in adulthood. It is widely known that acne is mainly caused by overactive sebaceous glands in the skin, which combined with clogged pores and the proliferation of P.acnes bacteria – leads to inflammation and breakouts.
Gold Nanoshell-mediated Photothermal Therapy (PTT) is a treatment which uses gold nanoparticles to deliver into the skin pores through Sonophoresis (ultrasound). These nanoparticles are then heated with a dermatology laser such as Nd:YAG which will modify targeted sebaceous glands. During this process, gold nanoparticles convert photon energy from a laser to thermal energy. Gold nanoparticles have a high photothermal conversion efficiency, yet able to achieve excellent results with no side effects. The heating process modifies targeted sebaceous glands, decreasing the activity level of the oil production. This treatment deactivates the sebaceous glands without harming the surrounding tissues.