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Isolaz

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  • 1. Orange County Laser Specialist Nissan Pilest, MD,Vets Latest Acne LaserIrvine Dermatologist Nissan Pilest acclaims success of new Isolaz Acne Laser in reducing acne with dual-action technology.Irvine, CA (PRWEB) December 8, 2010…"Acnes still out there and likely will be for decades to come,"notes Dr. Nissan Pilest, a 31 year dermatology veteran and medical director of Total Dermatology inIrvine, Ca. "The techniques for controlling acne are evolving all the time, but the causative factors havegenerally been countered most effectively only with topical or oral antibiotics. With Isolaz weve begun avery unique and very effective method of removing a great deal of the causative factor in an antibiotic-free treatment.” Isolaz Acne Laser treatment is a dual-technology procedure which removes impacted sebum from the pores (sebum is the "food" for acne breakouts) while at the same time kills present acne bacteria with medical light waves. Patients have their skin "vacuumed" as the unit provides suction strong enough to pull thickened oil from the pores but not so strong as to be painful in any way. Immediately a special bacteria-killing light follows the suction action.The removal of the acne bacteria food source is crucial in the control process. Prior to Isolaz there hasbeen no process, other than manual extraction, that accomplished this task. The bacteria-killing lightspeeds healing of the existing acne and reduces the proliferation of bacteria on the skin to preventinflammation and redness. Pores can return to normal size once the over-collection of oily material isremoved. "The one-two punch of Isolaz has proven in my clinic to greatly reduce the number of acne lesions for my patients and the severity of breakouts when they do occur," Dr. Pilest notes. "For patients who are antibiotic resistant or simply dont wish to take antibiotics, its now the top level method for a totally non-medicinal method of acne improvement and control. There will always be instances when antibiotics are called for, and initially, the two treatments provide a strong measure of improvement. But from a medical perspective, removing the underlying food source for the acne bacteria creates a particularly beneficial response."
  • 2. Isolaz is generally undergone once weekly for 4 to 5 weeks for about 20 minutes each session. As thepores are progressively cleaned out, patients enjoy skin that is clearer each week. Following the veryfirst treatment, some patients may experience what seems to be more acne (very temporarily) but whathas happened, Dr. Pilest explained, is that the acne that was subsurface is being pulled up more quickly.The response after the 2nd treatment is almost always markedly positive. "Ive been very impressed with how well the Isolaz has been improving my patients skin," reiterates Dr. Pilest. "Acne is a miserable skin condition and to have a new way of helping my patients look and feel better is certainly a win-win proposition!"Dr. Pilest also has had ongoing success with Photo Dynamic Therapy for cystic acne. PDT takesadvantage of a bacteria killing topical amino acid called Levulan which is absorbed by abnormal cells ofacne and actinic keratoses. PDT is a much more aggressive procedure which can bring about excellentimprovements for those with resistant acne.Nissan Pilest MD is a Board Certified Dermatologist with a private practice, Total Dermatology, in Irvine,Ca. He is an Associate Professor of Dermatology at UC Irvine, a member of the Orange CountyDermatological Society Board of Directors and a training physician for numerous injectables and lasers,including Radiesse, Juvederm, Restylane, Dysport, Botox, Candela and Fraxel Lasers.His practice is a repeat winner of the Thermage and Fraxel Awards and maintains a Platinum Plus statusas a Botox provider and training facility. Dr. Pilest began practicing dermatology in Orange County in1979.