Monday, March 3, 2008
Medical Reports: Battle Breakouts
If you suffer from acne, you've probably tried everything from medications to creams to get rid of it. Now there's a promising procedure that uses suction and light to vacuum away pimples. Sevens Richard Lemus shows us this new way to Battle Breakouts.
WSVN -- Anna Nava is a part-time model, but her skin doesn't always have model behavior.
Anna Nava: "My battle with acne has been ongoing since I was probably 16-17. Even now as an adult, the breakouts have been worse."
To be picture perfect, she ends up spending a lot of time and money trying to cover up her break outs.
Anna Nava: "Sometimes I don't even want to go out."
Candee Stuart also suffers from the acne curse.
Candee Stuart: "I have been dealing with acne pretty much all my life."
Like Anna, she's spent hundreds if not thousands on creams and medications to get rid of pimples.
Candee Stuart: "Anything that has anything to do with a cure-all for acne I've tried it."
Now both women are dumping all their products for a new treatment called Isolaz.
Dr. Oscar Hevia: "Isolaz is basically a machine that applies suction to the skin so that it helps to extract the pimple."
The machine vacuums out clogged pores and then uses laser light to kill bacteria. The procedure is painless and only takes a few minutes.
Dr. Oscar Hevia: "Generally we do three to four treatments every two weeks, and what you should expect is skin to become clearer. You should see it become smoother."
But keep in mind this is only for mild acne.
Dr. Oscar Hevia: "It's not going to be for people who have deep, cystic-type acne."
We were there as Anna got her first treatment. She saw an instant difference.
Anna Nava: "Much, much better. Wow, you can see the texture of the skin. You can see the pores are a lot better."
Candee has already had four treatments.
Candee Stuart: "Definitely less breakouts. More of an even skin tone and reduction of pore size."
Best of all, there's no more hiding under a mask of makeup.
Candee Stuart: "I am make-up free today. All natural."
Richard Lemus: "Each Isolaz treatment costs about $500 and is not covered by insurance, but some say it's cheaper than spending money on creams and medications that do not work."
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Dr. Oscar Hevia
4425 Ponce De Leon Blvd
Coral Gables FL 33146