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Acne and Laser Acne Treatments

Acne and Laser Acne Treatments

Isolaz ™ Blue Light and Pore Cleansing technology

Isolaz is a acne fighting technology that uses vacuum suction and broadband light to eliminate acne at its core level.

How It Works
The Isolaz treatment begins by using its pore cleansing technology to vacuum debris, oil, dirt, and other contaminants to the skin. This is followed by the use of a broadband light called Blue Light. This cleanses and further decontaminates the skin of any impurities, killing acne causing bacteria at its roots.

What To Expect
Using Isolaz, your skin will become worse before it clears up. This is because the Blue Light and Pore Cleansing technology often bring the skin contaminants to the surface of the skin, purging the skin of bacteria, dirt, dead skin, and oil. Once the skin rids these pollutants, the acne will clear up and your skin will be healthy and cleansed of all these toxic elements that accumulates in the skin.

Is it Right For Me?
Isolaz can be used for any level of acne but best results are reported from people with mild to moderate acne. Come in to see Dr. Reyes at the MedSpot in Woodland Hills to see which treatment is best for you.

Acne CO2 Slushy

The CO2 Slush, is used for acne, acne scars, and any discoloration caused by acne. It is also known as Cryotherapy, which can be used on any part of the body to promote healing. Today, many athletes employ the use of Cryotherapy to heal faster and maintain strength and flexibility in muscles, tendons, joints, etc. When used on the face, Cryotherapy utilizes its anti- bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties to eliminate redness and kill toxins that cause acne.

What To Expect
The Acne CO2 slushy is a simple, pain free, non-invasive procedure. Liquid CO2 is made into a grainy powder and is covered by a cold compress. Once it is dipped into acetone, the powder turns into a half frozen slush. This is then spread across the face and left on for a few minutes until it is removed. Inflamed, red skin is immediately relieved, all while simultaneously killing acne-causing bacteria. The procedure can be performed on a patient as often as every two weeks.

Cortisone Injections

Cortisone injections are used for people with more severe acne. Cortisone is a steroid that assists in reducing inflammation, among other things.

About The Procedure
The steroid is injected directly into a deep node, or cyst, in the skin. Within an hour the cyst shrinks and becomes less red and inflamed. The healing effect of the cortisone will continue for about 24 hours. The targeted node will reduce in size, redness, and the texture. The skin will soften. Discoloration may still be present after the first day but, most often, is eliminated within a week of treatment.

A small needle is used that leaves no marks. The procedure is very quick but can be mildly painful. Some people compare the pain to a pinch. The pain of the procedure is also relative to the size and depth of the cyst.

Who Is It Best For?
Cystic acne is the most difficult acne to treat, as it is deepest in the skin and most likely to leave scarring and discoloration. Cortisone injections are a fast way to assist in getting rid of this difficult problem. The longer the cysts are on your face, the higher the risk of it leaving lasting marks.

The best candidates for this treatment are people who:

– Have large acne cysts that are not remedied by topical treatments.
– Painful, large acne that is deep and does not surface with a whitehead.
– People who have a recent breakout and need immediate results.

Some bad side effects can result from this treatment if not performed by an experienced professional with complete knowledge of how cortisone works and can effect the skin. Divots and pits in the skin can result if cortisone shot is given by someone without experience, skill, or care. At the MedSpot in Woodland Hills, Dr. Reyes approaches every individual case with care and understanding of the condition and all the different methods of approach. Come see Dr. Reyes if you think this procedure, or any other acne treatment is right for you.

Chemical Peels

There are many forms of chemical peels, from at-home peels to peels that should be specifically applied and proctored by a medical professional.

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