IsolazAcne is a common skin condition that is surrounded by many questions. Though millions of people have, at some point, experienced acne, the general consensus may be that acne is a teenage problem. In addition to who may be affected by acne, there are also myths about the potential causes of acne, how acne can be treated, and where on the body acne may develop.
The truth is that a person may develop acne at any age. From one person to another, acne may appear on different areas of the body, and will look different, as well. Blemishes may develop as pimples, whiteheads, blackheads, cysts, papules, or nodules. Though many people may find an adequate solution to blemishes in over-the-counter facial cleansers and creams, there are instances in which acne requires medical treatment for correction.
If skin does not respond to over-the-counter remedies within about a month of use, or if skin becomes irritated from such products, professional treatment should be sought. Acne not only has a negative emotional impact, but can also lead to scarring if the follicles affected by blemishes rupture. Dr. Mary Lupo is a New Orleans dermatologist with years of experience treating a wide variety of skin conditions. Acne is a common problem for which the Lupo Center has several solutions.
One popular acne treatment we offer uses laser technology. Isolaz is an effective acne treatment that uses broadband light in conjunction with a vacuum to cleanse the pores and fight bacteria. The vacuum in Isolaz loosens and extracts excess oil, dirt, and blackheads from deep within the pores. The broadband light targets acne-causing bacteria, destroying these microorganisms while also reducing facial redness caused by inflammation. The last step of an Isolaz treatment, Profusion, is designed to nourish the skin and aid in the absorption of topical acne treatments.
Administered in our comfortable office, Isolaz can:
- Reduce the number of acne spots
- Remove debris, oil, and blackheads
- Reduce pore size
- Improve the texture of skin