Isolaz is short for “Isolaz Deep Pore Lazr Therapy.” Similar to other acne procedures, Isolaz treats acne with light energy however, unlike other procedures; it also uses a gentle vacuum to draw up dirt, blackheads, and excessive oil from your pores. In conjunction to the Izolaz treatment, our estheticians will use the DERMALINFUSION® which clears away the dead skin cells before the Isolaz treatment, making it even more effective.
The Isolaz is FDA approved for many types of acne, both inflammatory and noninflammatory. Pustules (pimples) occur with inflammatory acne while blackheads are present in noninflammatory acne. Isolaz may be used alone or in combination with medications.
Looking for more information? Take a look at our frequently asked questions for Isolaz »
How do I know if I need Isolaz?
If you have mild to moderate acne, you will respond well to the Isolaz and DERMALINFUSION® treatments.
If you are pregnant, have taken Accutane during the past 6 months, or have an active cold sore you should not undergo the Isolaz procedure.
How does the Isolaz treatment work?
Isolaz uses light energy and a gentle vacuum to draw up dirt, blackheads, and excessive oil from your pores.
The Isolaz treatment is usually painless and requires no anesthesia. You will feel a gentle pull on the skin from the vacuum and a small burst of heat from the light.
What benefits can I expect?
Patients usually notice improvement after 2-4 treatments. To achieve the most improvement we recommend 5 to 8 treatments spaced 1 to 2 weeks apart. You will need additional treatments to maintain your results.
What are the risks and side effects?
The treated area may be red for a short period after treatment. Although extremely rare, changes in skin color may occur, especially in patients with tanned or naturally dark skin. Dark-skinned patients may require more and gentler treatments to further minimize this risk.
Uncommonly, bruising may occur from suction. Tanning or recent sun exposure increases the risk of blisters, crusts, or both. If blisters are present, call our office immediately for treatment. Tanned patients may require less intense treatment or postpone treatment until the tan fades.
Prior to treatment potential risks and side effects will be discussed with you by your cosmetic coordinator and medical provider.
How will I look and feel during and after the treatment?
If you use artificial tanning lotions, allow your skin color to fade before undergoing the Isolaz procedure. Do not obtain artificial tanning treatments for at least 2 weeks before the procedure. Continue all acne medications you are using.
You may apply makeup and resume normal skin care, including acne medications, immediately after treatment unless your provider directs otherwise.
Are there other ways to get the same benefit?
Yes. If you have mild to moderate acne, you may also benefit from acne facials, oral and topical antibiotics, chemical peels, or other laser or light-based procedures. If your acne is severe, Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) or Accutane may be appropriate.
Is the cost of the procedure covered by my insurance?
No. Isolaz treatments are cosmetic and must be paid for at the time of service.
To learn more about Isolaz, please call 847-459-6400 or contact us to make an appointment with one of our cosmetic coordinators.Isolaz is cleared by the FDA and is indicated for the treatment of mild to moderate acne, including pustular acne, comedonal acne and mild to moderate inflammatory acne (acne vulgaris) in all skin types.