Isolaz Acne Therapy & Pore Purification

Clearing Pores (and Preventing Acne) from the Inside Out

Dr. Summer’s office is the #1 provider of Isolaz™ Acne Therapy in the Greater Chicago area from the downtown Loop to Gold Coast and River North areas. At Thrive, we have a 86% success rate after a series of 6-12 treatments. The Isolaz™ is painfree and there is no downtime after the treatment. Treatments are performed once a week. In addition to the face, the Isolaz™ can be used on the back, chest and shoulders.

The Isolaz™ is the only treatment FDA cleared to treat pustular and comedonal acne. It uses a breakthrough technology called Photopneumatics that purifies the pores from the inside out. Isolaz™ is a breakthrough technology because it is the only painless laser treatment for acne, it is the only system that purifies the skin from the inside out, as well as the only system that combines vacuum and laser to help destroy acne causing bacteria.

Many topical acne treatments are great at ridding your skin of existing breakouts, but if you want to prevent future acne and improve the overall quality of your skin you need to choose an acne solution that penetrates deep into your skin’s pores. Isolaz acne therapy permeates deep below the skin’s surface and deep cleanses pores for the treatment of existing acne and preventative care that will keep your skin smooth and clear for months to come.

What is an Isolaz Treatment

Isolaz acne therapy uses Photopneumatic technology, which combines the gentle suction of a vacuum with broadband light therapy to fight dirt and dead skin cells that accumulate in your pores causing acne. The broadband light kills dirt and evaporates dead skin cells while also rejuvenating your skin. The vacuum then suctions out any remaining bacteria to ensure that your pores are clear. The broadband light technology is also designed to reduce redness and swelling making skin appear instantly smoother and more calm. This gentle light therapy also encourages your skin cells to grow quickly and rejuvenate themselves, providing you with more supple and even skin. Isolaz acne therapy is designed to treat many different kinds of acne, from deep, cystic acne to superficial acne that sits in the top layers of your skin. Isolaz acne therapy is also an appropriate treatment for all severities of acne, from moderate to severe cases.


How does Isolaz work?

Isolaz combines two important treatment processes:

  • Clearing of  Pores
  • Destruction of Acne-causing Bacteria

The Isolaz Pore Purification and Acne Clearing process relies on a vacuum-like suction to pull skin debris, grime, oils and excess sebum from the pores. Active acne lesions are extracted by this suction, removing bacterial infectious materials. An immediate flash of bacteria-killing light follows the suction pulse. This process is repeated across the affected area. Isolaz has few side effects other than some minimal redness and some initial possible increased acne surfacing due to the process. These new acne lesions – which would normally lie beneath the surface waiting to appear – are then more quickly resolved. – See more at:

How fast does Isolaz work?

You will see visible results almost immediately, even though desired long term results usually require four or five treatment sessions.  Sessions are fast, easy, and pain free for most mild to moderate acne patients.

Is Isolaz effective for all acne levels?

High inflammation levels or cystic acne may require prescriptive medications. The Isolaz™ is effective on non-responders to traditional therapies including patient who had tried topical creams, antibiotics and other lasers. Our staff will assess your acne condition and advise if you are a good candidate for Isolaz.  Once an Isolaz treatment is finished, you will be guided in the proper care of your skin, paying particular attention to avoid pore clogging makeup or creams and using correct cleansing products and maintenance skin care.

Acne that has proven to be resistant or is at a more severe level may require a more aggressive program that might include Photo Dynamic Therapy.

How does Isolaz stop future acne?

Pimples, acne, and skin blemishes are caused by bacteria which exists in hair follicles or pores. Bacteria naturally spreads and can make its way up to the skin’s surface in the form of acne or a blemish when it’s been given a breeding ground to grow out of control. This is the case when pores become clogged and the bacteria buildup causing an inflammatory reaction (aka pimple!).   By first removing the clog, then attacking the bacteria deep in the skin, Isolaz delivers a one-two punch which makes it ideal for removing and killing existing inflammatory bacteria.   With a pathway clear for oils to be released as intended, bacteria no longer has that breeding ground and skin can function more normally and become much clearer.

Do I need to do anything to prepare for the treatment?

If possible, come to your appointment without makeup. When undergoing an Isolaz laser skin treatment, your skin will be cleansed and prepared; a quick view of your skin will determine the right setting for an Isolaz tip based on the amount of melanin in your skin and the location of the blemishes or acne.

What kind of results can I expect?

 Clinical studies show immediate results within 24-48 hours, including reduced redness, clearing of skin discoloration and immediate drying/flattening of the blemish. Studies also show that up to 88% of patients who tried Isolaz have enjoyed a reduction of acne or other blemishes. People that have tried Isolaz have reported a visible reduction in pore size, improved skin tone and texture The effects of Isolaz can last up to a year after a completed series. 


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