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Does Isolaz Only Treat Active Acne or Will It Also Help Fade Dark Spots Caused by Acne?

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IsoLaz™ is very effective in treating and reducing the appearance of acne as well as uneven skin tone

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IsoLaz™ is very effective in treating and reducing the appearance of acne as well as uneven skin tone and sun damage to facial skin. Using  vacuum technology, IsoLaz™ extracts dirt and debris clogging the pores while destroying the microscopic acne-causing bacteria located in the deeper layers of skin.  IsoLaz™ does not help fade dark spots caused by acne, but other treatments better suited to address hyperpigmentation include laser skin resurfacing and chemical peels.  Be sure to discuss with a board certified dermatologist your treatment options to address both your acne and dark spots

Atlanta Dermatologic Surgeon
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Isolaz Very Effective For Active Acne and Pores

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Isolaz is a treatment which combines a broadband light that reduces bacteria and oil on the skin and a vacuum that removes debris from within pores. It is very effective for active acne including comedones (blackheads and whiteheads) and inflammatory acne (papules, pustules).  It is less effective for fading dark spots that are secondary to acne. There are other treatments better suited for fading discoloration including topicals such as RetinA (tretinoin) and treatments such as chemical peeling and microdermabrasion. I recommend you consult with a board-certified dermatologist to see whether Isolaz is the right treatment for you. 

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New York Dermatologist
4.5 out of 5 stars 4 reviews

Isolaz treats active acne

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Isolaz combines a vacuum to remove debris within pores and broadband light which controls bacteria on the skin and oil production.  It does not help fade dark spots caused by acne.  Chemical peels and tretinoin cream would help the dark spots.

Toronto Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

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