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Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:03 pm      Reply with quote
Thanks hkyarrington!

When I was researching this LED stuff months ago the GentleWaves stuck out as the one device that truly had some evidence behind it. It is good to know that they finally got FDA approval. It really sounds to me that the GentleWaves device itself got FDA approval to treat wrinkles around the eyes and rhytids (whatever they are). As for the other devices, I really hope someone knows exactly if they have any kind of FDA approval and if so what for.
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Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:06 pm      Reply with quote
sigma wrote:
I know that lasers are safe in terms of skin cancer (checked with the expert in Sloan Kettering). Does it apply to LED devices?


I think tests has been done and LED is much less evasive than other lasers (they can destroy tissue) and seems to work, I'm not sure yet if it's been approved for that purpose yet.

Lumenis has a machine ClearLight developed approved by FDA for use for Acne. So in terms of safety I think its use must be safe.
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Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:10 pm      Reply with quote
well you see I'm not a technician, Clearlight might be a IPL, pff all these different lasers:). But in terms of new things being approved and coming out, LED's are certain very exciting and useful.
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Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:12 pm      Reply with quote
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Also, I could have sworn that I saw somewhere that the Quasar products were FDA approved (at least as "safe").


I read this same thing somewhere recently. But the caveat was that "FDA approved" only means the device is safe and does not mean that it works for its intended purpose.
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Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:18 pm      Reply with quote
PocoLoco do you have any clue what the term "approved as safe by the FDA means". Does it mean that the device won't catch fire, etc? Does it mean that it won't cause skin damage? Or does it mean that the company had to submit all sorts or safetly studies to prove that in the long run there will be no ill effects or side effects from using the device?
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Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:21 pm      Reply with quote
I'm afraid I don't know what that really means either, Theresa. It could mean that LED's in genral were FDA approved to not cause skin damage, and that this phrase is being applied to the various LED devices on the market.
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Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:26 pm      Reply with quote
I think what it means is the LEDs in the machine itself is approved as safe and to use for pain & acne. I think companies get an FDA approval/clearance number once approved.

Annie has mentioned on this thread, that FDA approval is a long administrative route, so it doesn't mean that when not given the product itself is safe to use..
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Thu Jan 04, 2007 1:11 pm      Reply with quote
I believe that safety means that it will not burn you, is UL certified, etc.

What about long term exposure to the waves?

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Advanced Therapeutics wrote:
rubby wrote:
This is completely off topic Rolling Eyes . . .

But I'm almost ready to order my BQ so I have a question:
Has anybody ordered BQ (directly from AT) from Canada? I am curious about shipping costs, customs fees & taxes.
Please let me know. (BTW, I'm in Toronto)

Thanks a million!!

Rubby Smile


Very popular question, so I will post to the best of my ability.

I haven't had a customer yet report that they have been taxed or had customs fees attached. Lucky I guess.

To date, I have only had one international shipping issue. Ironically, it was to Canada. I am hoping that Canada's post didn't lose the package. This disturbs me a great deal as we typically have quick and flawless shipping experiences. Furthermore, it bothers me from a Customer Experience/Service perspective. While I know people understand WE are not the ones carrying to your door, I hate when experiences are not consistent.


Rubby I live in Ontario and mine is on its way by UPS. Will let you know if I get taxed.

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Thu Jan 04, 2007 7:46 pm      Reply with quote
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Rubby I live in Ontario and mine is on its way by UPS. Will let you know if I get taxed.


Thanks MoxyMama! UPS usually has hefty handling charges you have to pay when you receive your package Sad. Did you buy your BQ through AT or through E-bay. I generally try to avoid UPS as I don't have good experience with them (very expensive).
I do hope things work out well for you.
Please let me know about taxes and duty.
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P.S. I hope you achieve great results with your new Baby Wink

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Fri Jan 05, 2007 9:20 am      Reply with quote
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FoxyMama1 wrote:

Rubby I live in Ontario and mine is on its way by UPS. Will let you know if I get taxed.


Thanks MoxyMama! UPS usually has hefty handling charges you have to pay when you receive your package Sad. Did you buy your BQ through AT or through E-bay. I generally try to avoid UPS as I don't have good experience with them (very expensive).
I do hope things work out well for you.
Please let me know about taxes and duty.
Rubby Smile
P.S. I hope you achieve great results with your new Baby Wink


We ship USPS (United States Postal Service) not UPS, which may be why it has always been a favorable delivery for our international customers.

For the first time though, there are two packages that USPS seems to be toying with that is angering me. But I'm on it. I just hate when something as simple as shipping gets in the way of a customer's experience.

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Fri Jan 05, 2007 10:04 am      Reply with quote
Advanced Therapeutics wrote:
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FoxyMama1 wrote:

Rubby I live in Ontario and mine is on its way by UPS. Will let you know if I get taxed.


Thanks MoxyMama! UPS usually has hefty handling charges you have to pay when you receive your package Sad. Did you buy your BQ through AT or through E-bay. I generally try to avoid UPS as I don't have good experience with them (very expensive).
I do hope things work out well for you.
Please let me know about taxes and duty.
Rubby Smile
P.S. I hope you achieve great results with your new Baby Wink


We ship USPS (United States Postal Service) not UPS, which may be why it has always been a favorable delivery for our international customers.

For the first time though, there are two packages that USPS seems to be toying with that is angering me. But I'm on it. I just hate when something as simple as shipping gets in the way of a customer's experience.

-J


Thanks James....My mistake, it's sent USPS not UPS, and I am still waiting. James has been great with his emails and is helping me along. Rubby, I have a BQ too, and this was sent USPS and I didn't have to pay any taxes or duty. I am hoping it would be the same for the Quasar SP. Will keep you posted.

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Fri Jan 05, 2007 4:05 pm      Reply with quote
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Thanks James....My mistake, it's sent USPS not UPS, and I am still waiting. James has been great with his emails and is helping me along. Rubby, I have a BQ too, and this was sent USPS and I didn't have to pay any taxes or duty. I am hoping it would be the same for the Quasar SP. Will keep you posted.


Both BQ snd QSP!!! !!! Boy, you'll have some toys to play with .
I hope it all goes well with your shippment and you get to play soon Wink.
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Mon Jan 08, 2007 10:50 am      Reply with quote
rubby wrote:
FoxyMama1 wrote:

Thanks James....My mistake, it's sent USPS not UPS, and I am still waiting. James has been great with his emails and is helping me along. Rubby, I have a BQ too, and this was sent USPS and I didn't have to pay any taxes or duty. I am hoping it would be the same for the Quasar SP. Will keep you posted.


Both BQ snd QSP!!! !!! Boy, you'll have some toys to play with .
I hope it all goes well with your shippment and you get to play soon Wink.
R. Smile


I just received my Quasar SP, just thrilled to bits. James I hope you read this! Thanks for keeping me calm....lol.

Rubby, yes I love toys Embarassed Just can't wait for the evening! Laughing By the way no Taxes or duty, so go ahead and order yours....it does make a differance! Wink

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Mon Jan 08, 2007 11:17 am      Reply with quote
Yayyyy for you! I think you'll just love it. I couldn't be more pleased with mine Very Happy
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Mon Jan 08, 2007 11:53 am      Reply with quote
FoxyMama1 wrote:

Rubby, yes I love toys Embarassed Just can't wait for the evening! Laughing By the way no Taxes or duty, so go ahead and order yours....it does make a differance! Wink


WOOHOO! That's a reason to celebrate (and play Wink ).

Good to hear there were no taxes or duty charged. I'll be ordering soon!! Pray

Thanks, R. Smile

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Tue Jan 09, 2007 4:01 am      Reply with quote
Keliu and fifi, thanks for your responses. Now I just have to start saving my pennies...
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Tue Jan 09, 2007 5:48 am      Reply with quote
I hope you enjoy your BQ when you do get it - it's really worth it!!
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Tue Jan 09, 2007 1:45 pm      Reply with quote
I am seriously thinking of ordering the BQ. My son has terrible acne and is currently doing the peels, on RX creams and retinol. They are showing some improvement but as you can imagine, not to his likings. (getting a boy to stay with anything cosmetic without immediate results it trying to say the least).

I am hoping to give this a try , using the BQ on clean dry skin and then creams thereafter. Do you think this would be the proper steps?
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Tue Jan 09, 2007 5:41 pm      Reply with quote
hi dose any one know what the min age you should use the BQ on
thanks

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Tue Jan 09, 2007 6:28 pm      Reply with quote
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hi dose any one know what the min age you should use the BQ on
thanks


It is not so much your age but what issues you are trying to address.

For example: My issues were post op pain, facial skin firmness, daughters acne.
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Tue Jan 09, 2007 7:16 pm      Reply with quote
thanks again winnie i am thinking about buying one for my self for skin firming and more even skin tone and to help with my pores my daugher is eleven and starting to get some break out well i am still talking myself into buying one and after reading this form i am pretty close
thanks

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Tue Jan 09, 2007 7:32 pm      Reply with quote
TLL wrote:
thanks again winnie i am thinking about buying one for my self for skin firming and more even skin tone and to help with my pores my daugher is eleven and starting to get some break out well i am still talking myself into buying one and after reading this form i am pretty close
thanks


The BQ does make my face firmer and has helped with my post op ankle pain. My adult daughter has problems with acne. If she uses the BQ every other day her skin has been staying breakout free. Smile With the Baby Q you need to be consistant. My daughter did not use it for a few weeks over the holidays. Her acne returned.

James at Advanced T told me that the BLUE light is wonderful for acne. I have never tried the BLUE. You really should call the company as James is extremely helpful with answering questions.

Getting your daughter on a good skin care routine at such an early age will reap rewards for her. You will find a lot of great information on EDS. Good luck.
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Tue Jan 09, 2007 7:43 pm      Reply with quote
winne, how did the BQ help with you ankle pain?

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Tue Jan 09, 2007 7:59 pm      Reply with quote
I was talking to James about using BQ on my 10-year old daughter (she has nasty eczema all over, but her face is the worst). James said it was OK to use BQ on such a young client and that he was using it on a 9-year old child also for eczema. He also said that many teens and pre-tens use BQ for acne.

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