Isolaz Acne Treatment

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What is Isolaz Acne Treatment?

Isolaz is a medical-grade acne treatment that uses controlled light therapy to clean, disinfect, and promote dermatologic healing. This FDA-approved laser device utilizes light energy and suction to reduce existing acne and reduce future breakouts. This is a great treatment for anyone who has been suffering from acne for many years. While we all get acne to an extent, some people experience it more than others. The vacuum aspect of treatment either pulls debris completely out of clogged pores or brings it closer to the surface where it can be manually extracted. This treatment is safe, reliable and effective acne therapy.

Candidates for Isolaz Acne Treatment

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Isolaz laser acne treatment has been specifically approved for the treatment of pustular and comedonal acne. The technology of the adjustable settings on the device makes Isolaz treatment appropriate for all skin tones and types. In many cases, Isolaz can be performed even if a patient is taking medication for acne. Accutane is the exception. Patients taking Accutane must be off this medication for six months or more before undergoing laser acne treatment. Laser treatments are typically not performed on women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

If you experience any these issues, you may want treatment:

  • Frequent breakouts
  • Blackheads
  • Oily or dull skin
  • Lack of response from oral or topical medication

Side Effects of Isolaz Treatment

One of the benefits of Isolaz treatment is that there are few side effects. Those that may occur, such as redness and an apparent worsening of acne, are transient. The reason why new acne lesions may develop soon after Isolaz treatment is that they existed deep within the pores and have been brought to the surface. This can be beneficial because, once they are at the uppermost layer of the skin, these lesions can be treated more easily.

Can this acne treatment work on areas other than the face?

This acne treatment can be used on areas other than the face. Isolaz treatment can treat breakouts on the arms, chest, back, and other areas. The most common areas that acne are found on the body, and very noticeable ones as well.

What type of acne does Isolaz treat?

Isolaz has been used to treat all types of acne, including cystic acne and hormone-induced acne, pimples, blackheads, and minor bumps that never fully develop into pimples but also never fully disappear. Almost any type of blemishes or skin issues can be improved by the use of the Isolaz acne treatment.

  • Cystic acne
  • Hormone-induced acne
  • Pimples
  • Blackheads

How does Isolaz work?

Isolaz targets the dermatologic conditions that set the stage for acne to develop. Pimples, blackheads, and cysts form when the skin does not naturally exfoliate. Without routine sloughing, dead and damaged skin cells accumulate on the epidermis. Here, they clog the pores that contain oil glands. Usually, debris and bacteria get trapped inside the pores by these cells. The Isolaz system targets both the clogged pores and the bacteria within them with two specific actions:

  • Suction loosens and extracts the dead and damaged cells that blanket the skin’s surface. The gentle vacuum also pulls oil and other debris that has been trapped deep within the pores. 
  • Laser light delivered during the treatment process enters the pores and destroys the bacteria that cause persistent acne. Additionally, the absorption of light can also diminish oil production. In this way, future breakouts are discouraged. 

Does Isolaz treatment hurt?

During Isolaz treatment, an applicator tip is placed against the skin. The pulses of laser energy create a warming sensation, but patients do not describe this as painful. In fact, in clinical trials, 100% of the patients treated with Isolaz reported complete comfort. After treatment, patients can immediately resume normal activities without side effects like a sunburned feeling, redness, or light sensitivity. 

How many treatments will I need?

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Every patient’s skin and acne are unique and require specific care. During your consultation, we will conduct a thorough dermatologic history and skin assessment to determine how many treatments you may need to achieve the desired outcome. Factors that contribute to treatment planning include the severity and type of acne, length of time acne has been a problem, and personal compliance with daily skin care recommendations. 

Isolaz Treatment Results 

According to clinical studies, up to 88% of patients treated with Isolaz saw a noticeable improvement in their skin. Existing inflammation and breakouts may look better immediately after treatment or within 24 to 48 hours. The results achieved through a series of treatments may last up to one year or longer depending on home care strategies. Isolaz combines the power of a vacuum with the proven benefits of broadband light to deliver an effective acne treatment. Followed by enhanced topical application, Isolaz helps targets the root causes of acne for reliable results.

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