Acne is considered an infection which usually caused by plugging of the sebaceous glands which supply oil to the hair follicle. Once these glands become plugged, they fill with sebum and then become secondarily infected. Inflammation from the infection can sometimes cause scarring that prevents the sebaceous glands from draining, which leads to the formation of cysts deep beneath the skin's surface. Cystic acne is the most severe kind of acne and it can lead to chronic, severe scarring. Our treatment options can be used on a variety of forms of acne.
Most patients that undergo Isolaz™ treatments experience no side effects such as redness peeling or sun sensitivity. Patients have reported that even just one treatment with such technology has reduced the severity of their acne and scarring. Although patients typically see improvements in their skin within 24 to 48 hours after treatment, multiple sessions may be required to achieve desired results. A typical IPL treatment schedule calls for four to five sessions with two to three weeks between each session. Follow up maintenance sessions may be needed. One therapeutic treatment can last up to three months.
To treat acne, we also can design a comprehensive skin care treatment program for you to use in conjunction with light therapy to maximize your results.