Skin blemishes, pimples, and acne are problems that can develop on anyone’s skin. These conditions result from bacteria becoming trapped inside of clogged pores and hair follicles. In time, these microorganisms cause irritation and inflammation, aka pimples. A variety of treatments exist, both over-the-counter and prescribed. When acne does not respond quickly to home remedies, professional dermatologic care is needed to stop breakouts, prevent scarring, and restore self-confidence. At the Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Center of Huntington, patients can expect care tailored to their particular needs. Not all acne is the same, and treatment will be designed to address the problem based on the age of the patient and the severity of breakouts. Advances in technology allow us an innovative new way to address the problem of acne.
Isolaz is an acne laser treatment developed by the makers of Thermage and Fraxel, two excellent skin-improving devices. Using this in-office treatment, we are able to help patients experience clearer, healthier skin that lasts. Isolaz accomplishes two very important tasks when dealing with acne: it destroys acne-causing bacteria and it cleanses blocked pores. In so doing, this treatment clears the way for oils and dirt to exit pores naturally, as intended, and makes it harder for bacteria to breed within pores.
How Isolaz works
As a sole therapy or adjunctive treatment combined with other therapies, the broadband Isolaz laser works like no other. This system uses high-powered vacuum suction to extract dirt, dead skin cells, sebum, and oils from clogged pores. Active pimples are also removed by this suction, which means infectious substances are eliminated from pores as well. After each suction pulse, Isolaz laser delivers a quick flash of light into the pores, killing any remaining bacteria.
What to expect after treatment
Treating acne is not a one-time event. Individuals who have treated acne with Isolaz have reported noticing immediate improvement in the skin, though it is also possible that new acne will increase after an Isolaz session due to the extent of bacterial infection. These new lesions tend to resolve more quickly. Other possible side effects from Isolaz treatment include minimal redness lasting only a short time. After four to five sessions, skin tends to remain clearer for longer periods of time.
As a part of acne treatment, we guide our patients on how to manage healthy skin with home care in addition to professional acne treatment, with or without Isolaz. Dr. Koreen and his experienced staff are happy to provide recommendations for products and home treatments for the maintenance of clear, healthy skin.
No matter your age, acne can be distressing. Get the help you need by calling (631) 417-3300 for acne treatment designed around your needs.