What is Isolaz?
A revolutionary new procedure, Isolaz uses a patented combination of lasers and vacuum pressure to painlessly treat acne, skin blemishes and unwanted hair. The system provides unprecedented levels of skin refreshing without invasive surgery or dangerous chemicals.
How does Isolaz work?
A gentle vacuum draws the skin close to the tip of the Isolaz device, drawing impurities out of the pores and bringing the skin into laser range. This blended technique, known as the photopneumatic process, brings skin-deforming bacteria, oil and dirt out of the deeper layers of skin and into the beam of a medical laser. A pulse of laser light destroys these impurities, simultaneously removing unwanted hair in specific areas and toning the skin.
What areas of the body does Isolaz treat?
Patients can choose to have the Isolaz device applied to any part of the body, as it is completely safe and non-invasive. The most common treatment areas for the Isolaz procedure are the face, back, legs and chest, as these areas are most frequently afflicted by blackheads, acne, unwanted hair or sun-damaged skin. The treatment professional will offer advice about the best use of the Isolaz treatment device.
What are the advantages of Isolaz over other similar treatments?
While medical lasers are popular and have been in use for some time, no other medical laser has been paired with the gentle vacuum offered by Isolaz. Without this vacuum, the laser light would be limited to only targeting impurities present on the top layer of the epidermis. The vacuum brings impurities from within the pores, bringing them and the skin into the focus of the laser, providing a greater opportunity for a successful treatment.
Who is a candidate for Isolaz?
Isolaz can be used on any type of skin and is for people of all ages. Isolaz treats nearly any skin condition, allowing it to be a potential treatment for almost everyone. People with chronic cystic or nodular lesions, however, are cautioned against having the Isolaz treatment performed without first consulting about their condition with a dermatologist.
How is Isolaz performed?
Prior to the Isolaz treatment, a cleansing warm mist is directed onto the skin to be treated. This mist encourages the pores to increase in size and provides a more receptive canvas for the treatment. The doctor or treatment professional will determine the skin type of the patient and set the device to the appropriate settings for that particular level of oiliness and melanin content. The tip of the device is then applied to the treatment area, after which a flash of laser light occurs. The treatment will continue in other areas until the entire targeted area has been treated.
What is the recovery like?
There is no required recovery period from the Isolaz procedure. As no incisions are made into the skin, very few patients will experience even momentary discomfort. All others can immediately continue their normal routine, returning to their jobs or even applying makeup and shaving.
What will the results be like?
Isolaz shows demonstrable results within 24-48 hours of the first treatment. Isolaz results in skin that is significantly softer, tighter, cleaner and smoother. Over time and continued treatments, skin loses any sign of blemishes, uneven tone, acne or unwanted hair.
What are the risks?
Besides minor irritation after the procedure, no risks are known.
Is Isolaz approved for use in the U.S.?
The Food and Drug Administration has approved Isolaz for use by medical professionals.
Is Isolaz covered by insurance companies?
Generally, aesthetic procedures such as Isolaz are not paid for by insurance.
This information is intended only as an introduction to this procedure. This information should not be used to determine whether you will have the procedure performed nor does it guarantee results of your elective surgery. Further details regarding surgical standards and procedures should be discussed with your physician
By OnlineSurgery.com Staff
Updated: November 19, 2009