Isolaz is a non-invasive treatment for acne and rosacea. This high-tech pimple eliminator uses "photopneumatics," which combines intense pulsed light (IPL) energy and suction. The combo first lifts up the dirt, blackheads, and oils trapped inside your sebaceous glands (that's the suction part) and then destroys pore-dwelling bacteria (with the IPL). Isolaz decreases the frequency and severity of breakouts as well as oil production.
What It's Good For
Isolaz is a good treatment for mild to moderate acne breakouts, especially those that are accompanied by pustules, comedones (bumpy blackheads and whiteheads), and oily skin. The device can also reduce sun damage, and enlarged pores. Isolaz is safe for the face, chest, shoulders, and back - all frequent breeding grounds for acne.
Who it works for: Although the intense pulsed light device can be adjusted for skin type, Isolaz should be used only with great care on tan to dark skin (Fitzpatrick types IV to VI). Isolaz works well for patients whose skin is unresponsive to, or too sensitive for, powerful acne-diminishing drugs like Accutane.
Recommended age range: People of any age can be safely treated with Isolaz.
When will I see results?: Skin should improve noticeably during the first 48 hours after treatment. During this time, you'll see a decrease in redness and discoloration, and a drying and flattening of acne blemishes.
How long it lasts: Like all acne treatments, Isolaz is not a permanent solution for breakouts and blemishes. Four to six treatments should generate positive changes in your skin, but maintenance sessions will be needed to keep skin clear.
Key benefits of Isolaz: Isolaz can improve acne that's been unresponsive to a variety of other acne treatments. Isolaz claims to clear up acne in up to 85% of patients.
Licensed uses: Isolaz was approved by the FDA in 2007 for severe acne reduction, including pustules and comedones (whiteheads and blackheads).