Before You Go
Questions to ask your doctor:
- Will Isolaz reduce my acne?
- How many Isolaz treatments will I need?
- What products should I use in between treatments?
Pre-procedure prep for Isolaz: Avoid tanning before treatment with Isolaz. If you do have a fresh tan, it may be better to let it fade before making an appointment.
On the day of treatment: Wash your face as you would on any other morning, and avoid caking up your skin with oily moisturizers and makeup (though if you're suffering from acne, you might want to avoid these any way).
What To Expect
A physician may choose to place warm towels over your skin to open up your pores and prepare them for cleansing. Before the device is passed over the acne-afflicted region, the skin is sprayed with water, which moistens the surface and creates a seal with the Isolaz hand piece. Skin is then vacuumed and zapped with light energy.
Who should do it: If you're interested in Isolaz, speak with a dermatologist who it trained to operate the Isolaz device. Since its release, many medical spas have begun to offer Isolaz, but it's best to make sure a board certified physician is overseeing the treatment.
Duration: Isolaz treatments take 15 to 30 minutes to perform. Treatment of the face is quicker, and should take no more than 20 minutes. The chest or back could take a half hour.
How Painful Is It?
Isolaz is a relatively pain-free procedure. When the vacuum is activated, you may feel a gentle tugging on your skin. IPL feels pleasantly warm. When the hybrid device passes over a particularly sensitive area, you may feel mild discomfort.
Options for anesthesia: No anesthesia is used with Isolaz.