Are the Results of Isolaz Permanent?

Are the Results of Isolaz Permanent on Face?

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Results of Isolaz

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Unfortunately there is no cure for acne. Not even Accutane is a guaranteed cure. Isolaz can help with mild to even severe acne, but most patients will need to use some prescriptions along with it. Depending on the severity of the patient’s acne, maintenance treatments may be required.

Isolaz is not permanent but it is an excellent first step

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Acne is a chronic disease that usually subsides over time, but while it is active, the best thought process is one of control.

Isolaz deprives the acne bacteria of their food source by vacuuming the pores, so it is a great option to get the pores cleared out. The light kills the bacteria that is present at the time of treatment, but that does not mean your pores are bacteria-free.

Typically an acne patient will use a multi-treatment approach for the best clearing. Isolaz is part of the tool kit along with topical medications that help keep the pores clear and the bacteria at bay.

Nissan Pilest, MD
Irvine Dermatologic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 23 reviews

Isolaz results

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No treatment for acne is permanent, but Isolaz treatments can definitely help.  Most patients start with a series of treatments every 2 weeks and usually topical acne medication is prescribed as well.  Maintenance treatments with Isolaz may be required every 4 to 6 weeks.

Martie Gidon, MD, FRCPC
Toronto Dermatologist

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Isolaz for Acne: Permanent?

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The results achieved with Isolaz are not permanent which is why we recommend a maintenance regimen to our patients once the acne is mostly cleared.  A maintenance regimen is usually a treatment once every few months. In addition, most of our patients continue with their topical and sometimes oral acne regimens as well. 


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

Isolaz is not permanent

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Isolaz is not permanent, but once acne is cleared, our patients go on a maintenance protocal of a treatment every 3-6 months. 

Rebecca Baxt, MD
Paramus Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

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