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Denver Acne Light Therapy with Isolaz
Fast, easy and highly effective treatments for acne have arrived! The Isolaz Acne Light therapy helps to treat and prevent comedones and pustules, those everyday “zits” that many people get that are inflamed and red as well as blackheads and whiteheads. Unfortunately, larger and more severe acne lesions such as cysts and nodules tend to not respond as well.
While many things work well for many different kinds of acne and there is no “one size fits all” approach, at Squires Plastic Surgery and Medical Skin Care we have approximately an 85% success rate. At the time of consultation, we will confirm that you are indeed a candidate before you start Isolaz treatments. Choosing the proper candidates is how we keep a high success rate. Remember the Isolaz is FDA approved only for pustular and comedonal acne, not cystic acne.
How does it work?
Isolaz uses an original breakthrough technology that combines vacuum and pain free laser to deep cleanse, extract and purify pores from the inside out. This technology is called Photopneumatics and is a one-of-a-kind treatment for acne used across the world.
When will I see results?
Results can be seen in as little as 48 hours. What you may see is a lightening of the redness (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation), reduction in size of the breakouts and less oil production. This is because the oil and bacteria are immediately suctioned from the follicle resulting in clearer appearance of the skin very quickly. The Isolaz Acne Light ultimately helps the skin to heal at a faster rate than normal.
Is there any downtime?
There is no downtime associated with this procedure. You will leave the office slightly red. This will calm down in 30 minutes to an hour. It is easily covered with tinted sunscreen or mineral-based powder. The Isolaz is a very popular “lunchtime” procedure. You can return to normal activities immediately after treatment.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments varies by severity of the acne. Most patients need 4-10 treatments at weekly intervals. Bi-monthly maintenance is recommended after a series.
Can the Isolaz be combined with other facial treatments?
Absolutely, it is encouraged to prepare the skin with an in-office glycolic peel the same day of treatment or a beta peel a few days prior. Detoxifying facials can also be done between treatments to extract stubborn blackheads and congestion in the pores.
The Isolaz can also be used in conjunction with Levulan. Typically, this is incorporated after a few treatments for severe and non-respondent acne.
Are there any contraindications?
You should not have Acne Light therapy if you have used Accutane in the last 4-6 months, are on blood thinners, used Retin-A in the last 48 hours or recently waxed the area to be treated. If you are on antibiotics for acne, you can still receive Isolaz Acne Light therapy.
Are there any side effects?
A temporary side effect that rarely happens is bruising on the temples, forehead or nose due to the vacuum on the machine. Please notify your technician if you bruise easily so that the vacuum can be lowered to prevent this from happening.
What does the treatment feel like?
The Acne Light Therapy is painless. You will feel a gentle and warm sensation as your skin is drawn into the treatment tip. A pulse of light energy will be applied to the treatment area, immediately after you will feel your skin being gently released back into the normal position.