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Isolaz Acne Therapy treatment steps: Place, Activate, Treat, Clear

What is Isolaz Acne Light Treatment?

Isolaz acne treatment with deep pore purification is a unique acne therapy that combines vacuum and painless broadband light to deep clean and purify your pores from the inside out. Isolaz is the smartest choice to treat acne.

Isolaz acne therapy treats acne without lifestyle changes, oral medications or topical medications. It is a reliable and effective acne therapy, with quick and long-lasting results for all skin types.

Imagine waking up with clear, radiant skin – free of blemishes. This can become a reality with the revolutionary Isolaz therapy.

Isolaz is Changing Lives!

Isolaz Acne Therapy treatment steps: Place, Activate, Treat, Clear


Isolaz is the world’s first aesthetic technology that combines vacuum with a broadband light to deliver effective acne treatment:

  • Pore Cleansing: Vacuum helps loosen and extract dirt, blackheads and excess oil from deep within your pores.
  • Broadband Light: Helps destroy acne causing bacteria, as well as reduces facial redness.

This effective acne light treatment, is based on Photopneumatics™ (Photo = Light, Pneumatics = vacuum), a proprietary technology available only with Isolaz treatments.

Isolaz is a quick, easy and painless way to treat acne. In fact, many people have their treatments done during lunch without any downtime. Patients have found their skin feels refreshed and has a healthy, radiant glow following Isolaz acne treatment. Also, Isolaz acne treatment is effective on all skin types.

Isolaz Acne Treatment Purifies Your Pores

The Isolaz vacuum applies gentle pressure on your pores while the light helps destroy the acne causing bacteria. This helps soften and remove blackheads, dead cells and other debris from deep in your pores resulting in radiant, clear skin that is purified from the inside out.

Isolaz Acne Therapy

Isolaz Acne Treatment Benefits

  • Clinically Proven
    Clinical studies by leading dermatologists have proven the effectiveness of Isolaz to treat acne.
  • Patient Satisfaction
    100% of patients surveyed noted they would choose Isolaz over previously experimented treatments.¹
  • Successful on All Skin Types and Lifestyle Choices
    Isolaz acne treatment targets deep into the pores and is FDA cleared for use on all skin types. Isolaz acne treatment is reliable and effective as a standalone therapy or as a complementary treatment to other acne regimes.
  • Successful on Non-Responders to Other Skin Acne Treatments 
    Isolaz acne treatment has been proven to work on patients who have not responded to antibiotics, topical treatments, lasers and Accutane/Isotretinoin.¹
  • Purifies Pores From the Inside Out
    The combination of vacuum and broadband light helps remove the blockages in the pores including blackheads, dirt, oil, dead cells and other debris. This Deep Pore Cleansing results in radiant, clear skin that is purified from the inside out.
  • Fast Treatments
    Isolaz acne treatments often take only 15 to 30 minutes so you can have them done during lunch!
  • Painless
    In a published clinical study, 100% of patients noted Isolaz treatments were painless.²
  • Requires No Special Pre-Treatment Preparation or Topical Anesthetics
    There is no need for pre-treatment medication or topical anesthetic, which can add over an hour to your office visit.

Shamban, Ava T. , MD – Photopneumatic (PPx) Pore Cleansing Acne Treatment™. A breakthrough treatment option for non-responders to acne therapies. White Paper, August 2006.

Novel Photopneumatic Therapy Delivers High-Efficiency Photons to Dermal Targets, Vic Narurkar, MD. Vol 18, No. 2, Cosmetic Dermatology, February 2005.


Is the Isolaz acne treatment cleared by the FDA?

Yes. In fact, the Isolaz is the first system indicated to treat severe forms of acne, such as pustular and comedonal acne as well as mild to moderate inflammatory acne.

Is the Isolaz acne treatment really painless?

Yes. In a published clinical study, an impressive 100% of patients noted Isolaz acne treatments were painless.

How long is an Isolaz acne treatment?

It depends on the area of the body being treated; treatments on the face may take 15 to 20 minutes, whereas body treatments may take a little longer.

Will I have sensitivity to light following my Isolaz acne treatment?

No. Unlike other treatments, Isolaz treatment does not cause sensitivity to light.

Have patients been happy with Isolaz results?

According to a clinical study, 100% of patients surveyed noted that they would choose Isolaz acne treatment over previously experienced treatments.

What skin types can be treated with Isolaz acne therapy?

All skin types, light and dark can be treated using Isolaz acne treatment.

Is there downtime associated with the Isolaz acne treatment?

Isolaz acne treatments are relaxing and do not include side effects such as crusting or other common post-treatment discomforts. There may be mild redness that lasts less than an hour. You can go right back to your normal activities immediately post-treatment.


Will I respond to Isolaz if I have not responded to Accutane® (Isotretinoin)?

While everyone is different, many patients who have not responded to other acne treatments have responded to Isolaz treatments.

Am I a candidate for Isolaz Acne Therapy ?

Any person who has acne may be a candidate.

What types of acne does the Isolaz treat?

Isolaz is the only system indicated for the treatment of pustular and comedonal acne, as well as mild to moderate acne and acne vulgaris.

Will I still need to use topical creams or other medication?

Ask your Isolaz treatment provider – depending on your own situation you may be instructed to continue to use other acne treatments while undergoing Isolaz treatments.

Does the Isolaz work 100% of the time?

While everyone’s skin is different, many patients who have not responded to other acne treatments, such as Isotretinoin (Accutane®), antibiotics, topical creams or even lasers have responded to Isolaz treatments. In fact, studies have shown that patients who had Isolaz treatments achieved 90% acne clearance, leading to clearer skin.

What if I only get a breakout every once in a while – could I still have an Isolaz treatment?

Of course! Because the Isolaz uses vacuum for deep pore cleansing, which will leave you with healthy, radiant looking skin.

How many treatments will I need?

Four to six treatments are generally needed to get excellent results. However, the exact number of treatments varies from patient to patient.

Will Isolaz also reduce the redness associated with my acne breakouts?

Many patients see the additional benefit of reduced redness after an Isolaz acne light treatment.

Novel Photopneumatic Therapy Delivers High-Efficiency Photons to Dermal Targets, Vic Narurkar, MD. Vol 18, No. 2, February 2005, Cosmetic Dermatology.

2 Gold MH, Biron J. Efficacy of a novel combination of pneumatic energy and broadband light for the treatment of acne. J Drugs Dermatol. 2008 Jul;7(7):639:42 Shamban AT, Enokibori M, Narurkar V, Wilson D. Photopneumatic technology for the treatment of acne vulgaris. J Drugs Dermatol. 2008 Feb;7(2):139-45


The Emotional Effects of Acne

The effects of acne are more than skin deep. It is not uncommon for acne sufferers to experience ongoing problems with low self-esteem and self-consciousness. Although a well-known and common condition, there is a distinct lack of empathy for this condition. A person experiencing acne prone skin must deal with being viewed as “different” and this emotional side can be mentally draining. Frequently, acne sufferers go through frustrating months, even years, to find a potentially “right” diagnosis and a potentially “right” treatment.

Isolaz Treats Different Types of Acne

Types of acne illustration

Isolaz acne treatment helps treat mild to moderate existing acne while helping prevent future breakouts for a healthier looking complexion.

  • Helps remove black heads, oils, and debris
  • Reduces pore size appearance
  • Improves skin texture


Clear, Radiant Skin Can Be Yours!

If you´re frustrated with acne and wish you had clear, radiant skin – you´re not alone. In fact, over 60 million Americans suffer from acne1 and unfortunately, many have had difficulty finding an acne treatment that works. Your skin and your acne treatment choice should not interfere with your lifestyle anymore!

No matter your age or skin type, Isolaz acne treatment is a revolutionary way to achieve deep pore cleansing and help you have a radiant, clear complexion. Isolaz acne treatment is safe for all skin types and lifestyles.

Isolaz clinical studies showed:

  • Immediate results within 24–48 hours, including reduced redness, clearing of skin discoloration and immediate drying/ flattening of the blemish.
  • Significant decrease in number, and severity of “breakouts” and a decrease in the amount of oil production.
  • 100% of patients surveyed would choose Isolaz over previously experienced treatments.
  • Over 75% reduction in lesions within 2 months was observed for patients who did not have success to oral medications, topical medications and lasers.

Isolaz acne treatments are safe to be used with other acne treatments and can even jump-start topical-based treatments by helping your skin absorb these lotions better.

  1. Acne–, American Dermatologist Association.
  2. Multi–Center Data Presented to the FDA, July, 2006. Aesthera Corporation.
  3. Clinical Observations, Ava Shamban, MD, Santa Monica, CA; Gilly Munavalli, MD, MHS, Charlotte, NC; Vic Narurkar, MD, San Francisco, CA; Kumiko Jitsukawa, Tokyo, Japan.
  4. Novel Photopneumatic Therapy Delivers High-Efficiency Photons to Dermal Targets, Vic Narurkar, MD. Vol 18, No. 2, February 2005, Cosmetic Dermatology.
  5. Shamban, Ava T. MD. Photopneumatic (PPx) Pore–Cleansing Acne Treatment™: A Breakthrough Treatment Option for Non–Responders to Acne Therapies. Draft. August 2006.


The Isolaz system provides an additional Profusion mode that enhances the delivery of topicals into the skin to maximize your results. This Profusion treatment can be used anytime, with or without the Isolaz acne treatment, to enhance the use of topicals (please consult your Isolaz provider).

How Profusion Skin Therapy Works

Diagram: How Profusion Skin Therapy Works

The stratum corneum is the outermost layer of the epidermis. The purpose of the stratum corneum is to form a barrier to protect underlying tissue from infection, chemicals, and mechanical stress.

  • Without Profusion, cells of the stratum corneum block topicals from penetrating the skin.
  • With Profusion, the vacuum stretches the skin. Stratum corneum cells are pulled apart, creating pathways for material penetration.
  • When the vacuum is released, the stratum corneum returns to its normal position. The applied topicals remain deposited in the skin, hence the topical is “profused” under the skin.

Benefits of the Profusion Therapy

Overcomes challenges of topical application including:

  • Depth of penetration
  • Sufficient material delivered into the skin
  • Absorption speed


Isolaz acne treatments are quick, easy and painless.

I.    Before Your Treatment

Your skin will be sprayed with water before the Isolaz acne treatment.  The treatment is painless and you won’t need topical anesthetic.

II.   During Your Treatment

Your treatment provider will place the Isolaz tip on the area to be treated.  Based on your skin type, your acne condition, and the body part being treated, appropriate settings will be selected.

You will feel a gentle and warm sensation as your skin is drawn into the treatment tip with the vacuum technology.  In less than a second, a flash of light will be applied.  Your treatment provider will then move on to the next treatment area, and repeat the process over the entire treatment area.

In a recent clinical study, 100% of patients reported no pain during treatment.  Treatment sensation was most commonly described as being similar to that of a warm massage. Isolaz treatment is also very fast.  Faces are often treated in under 20 minutes, other body areas in less than 30 minutes.

III.  After Your Treatment

There are no post-treatment regimens associated with Isolaz therapy. Once your treatment is complete, you are free to resume your normal activities. In fact, you may apply make up or shave immediately.  You may find that your skin takes on a healthy glow and feels cleaner immediately following your treatment.

Depending on your individual situation, your treatment provider may ask you to continue other acne treatments while undergoing Isolaz treatments.


If you experience any of the following issues – Isolaz may be right for you!

Your current skin:

  • You wish your complexion looked smoother and more luminescent
  • You want an acne treatment that does not interfere with your lifestyle
  • You break out often and wish you had clearer skin
  • You’re tired of worrying about getting a breakout – even if it’s monthly
  • You have blackheads, your skin seems oily, your skin appears dull
  • You have not responded to other acne treatments, including oral and topical medications and possibly even Accutane
  • You have other skin or health concerns

Your desired acne treatment:

  • Provides reliable results
  • Provides quick results
  • Provides long-lasting acne clearance
  • Is proven to be safe
  • Should not interfere with your lifestyle
  • Is a “natural” acne therapy
  • Prefer not to take oral medication like antibiotics or Accutane® (Isotretinoin)

Find Your Skin Type

Thomas B. Fitzpatrick, MD, PhD, of Harvard Medical School developed a classification system for skin typing. This system is based on a person’s complexion and responses to sun exposure. For successful laser and light therapy, it is necessary to determine your correct skin type. Isolaz can treat all skin types and your Isolaz treatment provider will assess your skin type prior to your treatment.

What Best Describes Your Skin?

Skin Type I
Typical Features
  • Pale white skin
  • Blue/Hazel Eyes
  • Blond/red hair
Tanning Ability
  • Always burns
  • Does not tan

Skin Type II
Typical Features
  • Fair skin
  • Blue eyes
Tanning Ability
  • Burns easily
  • Tans poorly

Skin Type III
Typical Features
  • Darker white skin
Tanning Ability
  • Tans after initial burn

Skin Type IV
Typical Features
  • Light brown skin
Tanning Ability
  • Burns minimally
  • Tans easily

Skin Type V
Typical Features
  • Brown skin
Tanning Ability
  • Rarely burns
  • Tans darkly easily

Skin Type
Typical Features
  • Dark brown or black skin
Tanning Ability
  • Never burns
  • Always tans darkly

Shamban, Ava T. MD. Photopneumatic (PPx) Pore-Cleansing Acne Treatment™: A Breakthrough Treatment Option for Non-Responders to Acne Therapies. Draft. August 2006.