Book health & wellness appointments instantly


Isolaz is a non-invasive treatment for acne and rosacea.

By Zeel Editorial Staff, Last updated: June 26, 2012

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.

Recommended Uses
Name Description Cost
Large pores Isolaz combines intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy with vacuum suctioning to clean out large pores, extracting bacteria, oils, and dead skin cells. Isolaz can be used on most parts of the...more Isolaz costs approximately $500 per treatment.
Rosacea Rosacea that’s marked by pimples, bumps, and redness can oftentimes be mistaken for acne. Isolaz combines intense pulsed light therapy with a suction component to treat the bumps, pimples,...more Isolaz costs approximately $300 to $500 per treatment.

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).

Find experts who offer Isolaz near you