Acne and Acne Scarring: Why Photodynamic Therapy is better than Isolaz
Choosing a treatment for acne and acne scarring can be confusing. We compare Photodynamic therapy to Isolaz therapy to help you choose the best treatment for your acne problem.
What is Photodynamic Therapy?
This treatment uses a special wavelength of light in conjunction with a photo-sensitizing agent called Levulan. Levulan is a mild form of a specific acid that when activated by the specific wavelength of light, commonly blue or red, it causes a micro-reaction on a cellular level that destroys damaged cells and decreases oil production in sebaceous glands. It does not destroy healthy cells. This is why Photodynamic Therapy is used for acne and acne scarring. It removes the scar tissue and allows your body to heal naturally.
What is Isolaz Therapy?
Isolaz therapy is also a light based therapy, but it works in conjunction with a surface vacuum that cleans pores of clogging material such as blackheads and oils. The laser works to destroy bacteria that can cause acne.
What is the biggest difference?
Isolaz is an acne treatment whereas Photodynamic Therapy treats both acne and acne scars. For those who want a treatment for acne either method can be beneficial. For those who want a treatment that helps to reduce acne scaring or who wants to diminish pore size then Photodynamic Therapy is probably your best bet.
What do they treat?
|Photodynamic Therapy||Isolaz Therapy|
|Pre-cancerous skin lesions||Active acne|
|Active Acne||Pimples and Bumps|
|Pore, pore size, pore shape||Clogged Pores|
|Skin Texture Improvement||Blackheads|
|Skin pigmentation flaws||Cystic Acne (Hormonal)|
|Cystic Acne (Hormonal)|
Which part of the Treatment Cycle do you need?
Acne is a cycle. You have scars. You have active acne. You have pre-acne. It can be confusing to know which aspect of acne you need to treat first. They are combined to create the quality of skin on your face, neck, and back. The best answer here is to talk with a dermatologist. What you gain is an understanding of your skin and the problems that your body has maintaining beautiful, clear skin. Photodynamic Therapy is much more comprehensive in what it treats. P. Alexander Ataii M.D. is an excellent choice when it comes to treating acne. He has performed over 7,500 acne treatments on teens and adults with outstanding results.
Photodynamic Therapy in San Diego is not just about treating teens. The Southern California sun is damaging, and this is a treatment for pre-cancer, skin cancer, acne, acne scarring and skin discoloration. Talk with a dermatologist and make a treatment plan that gets rid of acne and acne scarring.