Acne can be a difficult condition to live with and many who suffer wonder what they did to cause their breakouts. The truth is that the real cause of acne-prone skin is genetics. Acne breakouts are caused because dead skin cells clog the pores, rather than sloughing or exfoliating off the skin they like they are supposed to do. The good news is that there is an effective way to clear up acne-prone skin. At the Dermatology & Cosmetic Laser Center we use the Isolaz treatment for acne.
How acne works
Before diving into the Isolaz treatment, it’s important to understand some basics about acne. In most people, dead skin cells naturally slough off as new ones emerge. In acne sufferers, these dead skin cells get lodged in the pores and plug them. As a result, blackheads, whiteheads, and pimples begin to form.
The Isolaz System
The Isolaz Acne laser is an FDA-approved treatment for acne that uses controlled light therapy combined with a vacuum to clear out the pores. The vacuum gently and painlessly “sucks” out the debris and bacteria in clogged pores while also disinfecting them to help clear acne break outs. The laser therapy works simultaneously to prevent future acne break outs.
Isolaz is approved to treat all types of acne, whether you are dealing with pimples, blackheads, or even cystic acne. The laser therapy can also be used on areas of the body other than the face, such as the back, chest, or arms.
A two-pronged approach to treating acne
The combination of vacuum and light therapy addresses the main causes of acne:
- Vacuum – The vacuum loosens and extracts dirt, excess oil, and dead skin cells from the pores.
- Laser therapy – The carefully controlled light destroys bacteria, promotes healing, and minimizes excess oil production.
If you are in Huntington, NY and would like to enjoy clearer skin, call us today to learn more about acne laser treatment.Back to Acne Treatment Page