The Isolaz technology was first introduced in 2005. Dr. Anne Chapas and Dr. Jennifer Chwalek have been using the device since it was first introduced. Isolaz technology combines vacuum with a broadband light to deliver effective acne treatments. The vacuum helps loosen and extract dirt, blackheads and excess oil from deep within your pores. Then the light helps destroy acne causing bacteria, as well as reducing facial redness.
After cleansing and steaming the skin, the laser treatment on the face takes 15 to 20 minutes, whereas treatments on the back and chest may take a little longer. Typically, two to six treatments are needed. However, the exact number of treatments varies from patient to patient and will be determined by your physician.
Typically, patients can see a visible improvement in the redness or severity of their acne after the first treatment. It’s important to stick to the treatment plan that we will outline for you to see the full effects of treatment. Recent reports have shown that Isolaz can make prescription treatment work more efficiently.
In a clinical study, 100% of patients noted Isolaz treatments were painless*. For this reason, Isolaz is easily performed on teens as well as adults.
* Reference: Vic Narurkar, MD. Novel Photopneumatic Therapy Delivers High-Efficiency Photons to Dermal Targets. Vol 18, No. 2, Cosmetic Dermatology, February 2005.
While everyone’s skin is different, many patients who have not responded to other acne treatments, including Accutane, other antibiotics, topical creams or even lasers have responded to Isolaz treatments. In fact, studies have shown that 85%* of people who have an Isolaz treatment will experience clearer skin.
* Reference: Shamban, Ava T. MD. Photopneumatic (PPx) Pore Cleansing Acne Treatment. A breakthrough treatment option for non-responders to acne therapies. White Paper, August 2006.