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Why my Acne is Getting Worse After my First Isolaz Treatment
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Temporary worsening of acne after initial Isolaz treatment
This is extremely common and we always warn our patients that frequently after the first or second Isolaz treatment, acne may be worse. This may be due to agreesive treatment of the superficial glands which then force the deeper infected glands to surface. Normally the deeper glands harbor significant bacterial load which reseed the surface glands constantly and as the surface infection is being cleared, the deep infection becomes more superficial. We normally recommend weekly treatment for...
Don't Give Up On Isolaz - Takes A Few Treatments
As is the case with many other acne treatments, acne can definitely get a little worse following the first or second treatment with Isolaz. However, we have found that our patients start to really improve around treatment 2 or 3 and benefit from doing a series of about 4 to 8 treatments with treatments ideally spaced a week apart. One reason why I think patients get a little worse initially is because the treatment is bringing things to the surface that were eventually going to come...
Acne worsening post Isolaz
1. If you discontinued your oral antibiotics prior to having an Isolaze treatment, you may be having a flare because you stopped your antibiotics. 2. It is possible to flare post-Isolaz, however most-patients just see their acne improve. If you do experience a flare, it does not mean the Isolaz is not working, instead it is working well, and you should expect improvement and less flaring with subsequent treatments. 3. Most patients clear with 3-4...
Acne getting worse adter first treatment
As you may have noticed it, acne has "good weeks" when it gets better on its own, and "Bad weeks" when it gets worse on its own, irrespective of treatment. The same can happen during Isolaz treatment. At Lakeviewderm (3 Offices in Chicagoland) we are treating numerous patients with Isolaz and they all get better after 2 to 3 treatments in moderate cases and 4 to 5 treatments in severe cases. We also encourage our patients...
Acne getting worse after Isolaz
I think that your acne may be getting more visible but not worse after treatment with Isolaz. I use Isolaz on a lot of acne patients and they seem to get a little more visible as some of the debris comes to the surface. If you seem to be getting worse with it, discuss it with your dermatologist. It is possible that you have a skin infection that needs antibiotics. If you are using Isolaz with topical products that are irritating you may find that your skin gets a little red and...
Isolaz treatment results improve after 3rd treatment
Your acne became “worse” after your first Isolaz treatment because it brought all the impurities to the surface of your skin. This is normal; sometimes the situation needs to become a little worse in order to improve. Generally, you should see an improvement after 2 to 3 Isolaz treatments. Whenever you have any esthetic procedure, your doctor or technician should explain to you the treatment protocol and explain to you what is “normal” for that treatment. This...