HOUSTON, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Almost 90 million frustrated Americans
spend more than $2 billion each year on acne treatments with limited results
and sometimes significant side effects. Today's introduction of Zeno(TM),
pioneered by Tyrell, Inc. brings a whole new way to effectively treat pimples
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Zeno is the first FDA-cleared medical device designed for over-the-counter
use on mild to moderate inflammatory acne. Combining revolutionary
scientific, medical and electronic principles, Zeno uses proprietary
ClearPoint(TM) technology to clear pimples quickly using the science of heat.
Zeno has been clinically proven to be safe and effective and, when compared
with existing over-the-counter treatments, offers substantially better results
with none of the typical side effects.
Tyrell's ClearPoint technology allows Zeno to deliver a precisely
controlled low-level heat dose to the pimple, causing p. acnes, the bacteria
which brings about roughly 90 percent of all acne blemishes, to self-destruct.
The temperature required for Zeno to be effective is below the point at which
healthy skin may be damaged.
"Zeno represents a major advancement in the new category of home-based
medical devices," said Wally Klemp, president and CEO of Tyrell, Inc. "People
are absolutely amazed when they first use Zeno. For the first time, they can
take control of their skin and treat pimples the same day they appear, without
the risk of drug-related side effects."
Zeno's treatment regimen is two to three treatment cycles of two and a
half minutes each over 12 to 24 hours. Zeno's internal microprocessors
maintain the temperature within a fixed range, and an integral digital timer
controls the treatment time. In an FDA-reviewed, controlled clinical trial,
90 percent of blemishes treated with Zeno disappeared or faded within
Zeno's development is the result of its inventor's sincere passion to
provide a simple and effective solution for at-home acne treatment. After a
large pimple appeared before an important board meeting, Tyrell, Inc., Chief
Operating Officer Robert Conrad researched the existing science behind acne
treatment, explored new options and got to work on a prototype that became the
basis for ClearPoint technology.
"Pimples are a universal problem with very few quick or effective
solutions," said Conrad. "Zeno is safe and hygienic, with a painless,
straightforward approach. I created Zeno because we all know the frustration
of having a pimple inevitably appear on that special day. Our natural
reaction is to want to do something about it. Now you can."
Zeno can be used in conjunction with other acne treatments including
over-the-counter and prescription medications. Zeno does not require a
prescription and will initially be available through medical offices and
medi-salons. It is anticipated that Zeno will retail above $200.
For more information on Zeno, visit http://www.myzeno.com .
About Tyrell, Inc. and Zeno(TM)
Established in Houston, Texas, in September 2002, Tyrell, Inc. is the
leading pioneer in an exciting new category of home-based medical devices.
The company was formed to develop and launch Zeno, a product set to
revolutionize over-the-counter treatment of acne pimples. Utilizing
proprietary ClearPoint(TM) technology, this electronic medical device applies
sustained heat therapy to destroy the bacteria that causes common acne,
dramatically reducing the healing time of pimples.
SOURCE Tyrell, Inc.