Does Isolaz Acne Treatment Work for Men?

Considering Isolaz acne treatment for my face but wondering if it works OK on men...

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Isolaz on men

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Isolaz is a great treatment for nearly anyone who suffers from acne. We treat many males who struggle with breakouts. The wavelength that targets does not effect hair follicles so there is no concern with an Isolaz interfering with facial hair growth.

Isolaz should work for men

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Gender usually is not an issue when treating with Isolaz.  More importantly, certain acne types respond better to Isolaz then others.  Just like any cosmetic treatment, it is important that right candidate patients are identified before treating with Isolaz. 

Chang Son, MD
Englewood Dermatologist

Isolaz Improves Acne in Men and Women

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Isolaz is a device which utilizes a unique PPX™ vacuum technology and light to unclog the oil glands and destroy acne-causing bacteria in the skin. Isolaz™ treatment combines a gentle vacuum with therapeutic broadband light to improve acne lesions and help with pores.  The vacuum gently lifts the acne impurities closer to the skin's surface, which helps loosen and extract blackheads, dirt, debris, dead cells and excess oil from deep within your pores. The broadband light destroys the acne causing bacteria, sloughing the dead skin cells and oils away. Additionally, it reduces pore size appearance, and improves skin tone and texture. Anyone with acne, male or female, is potentially a candidate for Isolaz treatments. Results are usually seen even after the first or second treatment, although a series is usually necessary for optimal improvement.  The link below shows before and after photos of patients treated with Isolaz. 

Channing R. Barnett, MD
Boca Raton Dermatologist
4.1 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

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Isolaz works for men and women.

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Isolaz is an acne treatment that utilizes light therapy and vacuum technology to cleanse the pores and encourage healing of acne lesions. Regardless of your sex, Isolaz works by extracting dirt and oil from the pore with the vacuum and destroys bacteria and lessens skin irritation with specialized light. Any patient who suffers from acne is an appropriate candidate for Isolaz.

D. Scott Karempelis, MD
Atlanta Dermatologic Surgeon

Gender not an issue for Isolaz

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Although we don't use this technology in our acne program, we have read promising things about this type of treatment. Regardless of gender, it is the type of condition that makes one more responsive to this treatments vs. others. For example, comedonal acne usually is more appropriate for this treatment vs. cystic/nodular acne. Most practitioners will agree that a good treatment plan for acne will usually involve more than one modality - such as lasers, products, etc.

Harold J. Kaplan, MD
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.4 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

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