What Are The Best Acne Treatment Methods Available Presently?

With today’s medical advances, we are being presented with many methods to deal with acne problems. With such a myriad of solutions available to us, frankly it can be quite confusing to the layman. To help us understand this issue more, let us look at the different methods for the treatment of acne if your acne is not responding to over the counter (OTC) medications.

First, it would be wise to visit your local GP. If after two months the acne still does not seem to be improving, ask for a referral to a dermatologist. Treatments for acne differ in various countries and what is acceptable in one may not be available in another.

One of the most common treatments for acne is an antibiotic like tetracycline. This will kill the bacteria present in the blocked hair follicle, thus reducing the inflammation. It may need to be taken for some months, but is considered quite safe.

The acne can also be treated externally by using erythromycin or benzoyl peroxide. While this reduces the bacteria causing the problem, it is really treating the symptoms rather than the cause. That is, the oil secretion and abnormal cell behaviour that blocks the follicle in the first place. So unfortunately, the acne will usually reappear within some weeks of the treatment being stopped.

The best thing to do is to reduce the amount of oil being secreted, and this can be accomplished by taking Vitamin A derivatives (marketed as Accutane). There are many harsh side effects, such as nosebleeds and dry skin with this treatment, so it must be done under the close supervision of the dermatologist. On the good side, over 80% of patients are permanently cured of acne. It was once thought that liver damage and depression could occur, but this is unsubstantiated. Birth defects can occur if taken by pregnant women, but the patient also taking the contraceptive pill before beginning the treatment avoids this.

Exfoliating the skin is another treatment widely used in controlling acne. A chemical exfoliating agent such as salicylic acid or glycolic acid is used as a topical application to encourage the top layer of skin to peel off. This is not as horrible as it sounds, as only a microscopic layer dissolves. The same effect can also be accomplished by the use of an abrasive cloth or liquid scrub.

Sometimes, the contraceptive pill is prescribed for the control of acne. A combined oestrogen or progestogen pill (marketed as Diane) is the most effective and now there is a new one on the market though it may not be available in the USA which has fewer side effects.

Photosynthesis is yet another treatment. Sunlight has been used for a short term aid in the past. Now it has been found that intense blue light produced by specially made fluorescent tubes is far more efficient. Yoram Harth and Alan Shalita have conducted extensive tests and trials with this method and found it can reduce the inflamed lesions by 60 to 70% in about four weeks of treatment. It works best if the acne is mild to moderate and has no side effects.

Before you do anything for your can problems, please consult your doctor for each of the treatment. You may not be aware of some medical complications that may arise. Your present medical condition may prohibit you from some treatments. It may be wise for you to read more before you proceed with these treatments used to control and cure acne.

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SmartTOP Add-On Convertible Top Controller for Audi TT Roadster 8S Soon Available

Las Vegas, NV (USA), December 24th, 2015 — Aftermarket automotive electronics specialist Mods4cars, known for the Add-On Convertible Top Controllers called SmartTOP, announced an availability timeframe of January 2016 for the new Audi TT Roadster 8S SmartTOP kit. “We are happy to bring our convenience adding product to the new Audi TT Roadster very soon. Since 2007 Mods4cars has had a SmartTOP kit available for the Audi TT Roadster 8J.” explains PR-Manager Sven Tornow.

The SmartTOP module allows convenient one-touch operation of the top while driving from the console switch. All that is needed it a quick tap to start a full automatic top operation. It is no longer necessary to hold down the switch. Drivers get to return both hands to the steering wheel immediately.

Aside from one-touch operation the top can also be controlled from the original key fob remote. Entering a key combination on it is enough to open or close the top from afar. No modification is necessary to the original key or receiver system.

The new SmartTOP module for Audi TT Roadster 8S also adds a host of bonus features: The windows can be controlled separately from the top by remote. The wind deflector can be programmed to automatically rise up after opening the top. The operation direction of the console switch can be inverted, if desired. An extended mode can be activated, which allows starting or stopping the engine while an ongoing top operation still continues. The entire module can be temporarily disabled while retaining all other settings for when it is re-enabled later.

All features can be configured to individual taste. A USB port allows configuration of the module via PC or Mac. “Installation of the product is very easy and straightforward as well. A custom designed plug-and-play wiring harness makes connecting the module to the vehicle electronics a matter of seconds.” Sven Tornow continues.

Mods4cars offers SmartTOP Convertible Top Controllers for many popular car brands: Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volvo and Volkswagen. Also for the previous Audi TT Roadster 8J a SmartTOP kit is available.

The convenience add-on for the new Audi TT Roadster 8S will be available for 249 Euros + tax.

A first demonstration video can be seen here:

Further details:

About Mods4cars:
Mods4cars was founded in 2002 with the idea to add a highly demanded feature to the otherwise almost perfect Porsche Boxster: Comfort One-Touch roof operation while driving at slow speeds. The resulting product offered not only that, but also allowed quick and easy installation by just swapping out a relay box, thus leaving no traces and no permanent changes on the vehicle. The first SmartTOP roof controller was born.

The success of their first products in Germany and Europe prompted them in late 2004 to move operations to the USA, to be able to serve the American market as well as all other English speaking countries such as Australia, UK and South Africa from one central location. Their business has grown to a full-fledged international corporation with an office in Las Vegas and a full line of innovative products as well as distributors and installation partners all over the globe.

Being highly specialized in the development and distribution of aftermarket roof- and comfort controllers since 2002 allows them to offer an unsurpassed level of competence and product quality. Their main goal is optimization of each individual product to a maximum in compatibility, usability and intuitive operation. They put greatest effort into development and quality checks of all their products to achieve this goal and meet all expectations of their customers.

The extraordinary success of their products is also based on the great communication with their customers, which usually already starts for each new product during the development and prototyping phase.

Press & Media Contact:
Anja Lehmann
Mods4cars LLC
1350 E. Flamingo Rd #3100
Las Vegas, NV 89119 – USA

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Different Types Of Temperature Sensors Available

There are many industries that utilise temperature sensors in day to day operations. Mostly there are two distinct varieties of contact sensor used for the purpose; these are the thermocouple and resistance temperature detector or RTD. Measurement usually takes place in liquids or with contact with the target surface. Contact is not however a prerequisite, there are some temperature sensors out there that operate without contact with the target material; instead measuring the ionisation of the air caused by heat.

When selecting which type of sensor to use there a myriad of considerations that must be made depending specifically on the application. Additionally however when selecting a sensor it is important to consider the temperature range, the required accuracy and response time as these will vary with different measuring methods. When accuracy is of prime importance an RTD sensor is preferable although for those with an eye on finances, thermocouples are clearly the cheaper, more affordable option. Hopefully the following break down of the RTD, thermocouple and infrared thermometer will help operatives make the decision.

The basics of RTD operation rely on the increase of resistivity that occurs when the temperature of a material is increased. Normally RTD sensors are manufactured from metals such as platinum, nickel and copper. Predominantly copper and nickel variants are used for measuring lower temperatures while platinum, although more expensive has a wide temperature range that is useful for a variety of purposes. Normally RTDs are constructed simply, a sensing element is connected a non-conducting element made from ceramic, glass or mica. The element measures the resistance and from this reading a temperature result is gained.

Thermocouples differ from RTDs in that they utilise two different metals that are joined at one end to produce a voltage that can be converted into a temperature reading. Where the two metals meet is called the sensing junction, this junction can be connected to extension wires meaning that the physical range of the thermocouple is large. Any two metals can be used in the construction of thermocouples making them more affordable than RTD sensors. Thermocouples however can produce inaccurate results if other components are introduced into the electrical circuit as they rely upon voltage to measure temperature.

As previously stated there are other forms of sensor on the market although the two aforementioned are predominant. Increasingly infrared thermometers are being used for temperature measurement. These work through a non contact method and are subsequently used for specific applications that require remote temperature measurement. Usually they consist of a lens to focus the infrared light on a source and then using the light to take a temperature reading. As they do not need contact to measure they are frequently used as a control thermometer when calibrating thermostats and inbuilt thermometers. As well as this the infrared technology is often used in researching the heating and cooling properties of certain materials.

Hopefully this information has given the uneducated a clearer idea of the types of temperature sensor out there on the market today. Depending upon which applications they are to be used for, all three have various benefits and restrictions. Cost naturally varies but in most cases the extra cost is a necessary sacrifice to achieve greater levels of accuracy. Whether using RTDs, thermocouples or infrared spot thermometers all can produce valid and accurate results; once you have decided which will suit your needs most effectively take time to research the models out there to find the perfect solution to your temperature measurement requirements.

Technology expert Thomas Pretty looks into the different forms of temperature sensors available on the market today.

Different Models Of Car Finance Options Available To Customers

It is quite normal for the people to buy the cars on finance. The cars price is not paid upfront in full in the normal practice. People take recourse to the financing options available to them so that they are not troubled to take the so much money out from their pockets in one go. Rather, they opt for taking a car loan and paying monthly instalments to the finance companies. This car finance arrangement is beneficial for the car makers, car users and even the finance companies. Car makers have more sales, car users fulfil their aspirations and the finance companies act as a crucial bridge between the supplier and end-consumer earning commissions.

If you are looking to have a car of your own choice, you can fulfil your wish without hurting your pocket or making out-of-turn expenses. The car finance companies have different models of working. You can select the one which suits you the best-for personal use cars or for business cars. Here are some of the common models of engagement:

1. Car Lease: In this model, the financer will purchase the car and hold the title to it. It will give the car to the customer for a monthly lease. When the residual life of the car is over, it can be sold at an auction. If the price received at auction is less than the one determined by the official regulator, then the customer shall make good the loss to the finance company. The rationale behind this is simple, that the financer did not want the car for his own use and was a way to facilitate the customer to drive in his sown car. So, there is no reason for him to sustain losses.

2. Hire Purchase arrangement: In hire purchase arrangement, the title of the car is drawn in customer’s name only after he has paid the full amount of instalments and all the instalments. The car finance company holds the ownership or title in this case as well but the open of auction is not open.

3. Chattel Mortgage: In this model of car loan arrangement, the financer does not hold the title to the car. Rather, it is the customer who has the ownership of the car with him from the very beginning. The finance companies do, however, have a charge on the asset because they have provided the loan to the customer for purchasing the car.

4. Packaging the car with the salary of the employee: Many companies have this arrangement called the Novated Car lease arrangement. In this, the employee chooses the car and the employer pays for the car instalment from the salary account of the employee. If the employee leaves, the car and its obligations go with the employee and are passed on the next employer, if he or she so desires.
Due to the different natures of these arrangements, it is important that the customer inquires about the incidence of taxation (sales tax, income tax, etc) and the quantum of the same before opting for any one of these car finance options.

Madison Finance is the provider of different types of car finance options to the customers. It allows you to compare the car lease choices provided by various car loan providers.