Acne is a chronic inflammatory skin disease. It is characterized by blackheads, whiteheads, pimples and sometimes cysts. It is caused primarily by skin cells sticking together and clogging hair follicles. Hormones, bacteria, genetics and inflammation also play a large part in its formation. Acne is not caused by dirt or not washing your face, however it is best to wash daily with a mild soap or cleanser. Acne is generally formed on the face but can be on the back neck and chest as well.

Acne typically starts at puberty but may begin in 20 – 35 year old females who never had teenage acne. Control of acne is an on-going process. Usually requiring several medicines, either a topical or oral medicine, possibly a combination can be prescribed. Laser treatments are available to treat acne as well.



NeoClear by Aerolase offers patients of all ages and skin types a new safe, effective, and tolerable treatment for acne using advanced 650-microsecond technology. NeoClear is a powerful acne treatment that eliminates the major factors causing acne including excess sebum production, inflammation, and the p. acnes bacteria. Typically, many different treatments, medications, or skin care options are required to address these factors, but NeoClear can achieve this with a single device. The unique settings of the 650-microsecond device allows energy to penetrate deeply into the skin within a highly safe and tolerable pulse to reduce sebum production, suppress inflammation, and destroy the p. acnes bacteria to help clear current acne breakouts and to stop them in the future. Also, the deep heating energy helps build collagen, which can reduce the appearance of acne scars and leave skin looking radiant.

NeoClear is a special treatment as there are no side effects, is very comfortable for patients, and the results can be seen quickly – in as little as a single treatment. NeoClear is an excellent option for patients that do not want to take prescription medications or are unable to.

NeoClear treatments typically take between 10-30 minutes depending on the severity of acne and the size of the area affected (face, neck, chest, torso). NeoClear is highly safe, effective, and tolerable for all skin types, all ages, and all types of acne. Treatment may be performed without any skin cooling, anesthetic, and even without the need to touch the skin.



Isolaz is an acne laser treatment to help you have a radiant, clear complexion. Isolaz utilizes a combination of vacuum-tip and painless broadband light to help destroy acne-causing bacteria and to help clear existing acne while helping to present future breakouts.

What are the risks associated with Isolaz?

As there is no break in the skin barrier, minimal side-effects occur. Occasionally, there can be some reddened suction marks from the vacuum but these would be transient.

What can I expect after an Isolaz treatment?

There is no post treatment regimen. Once the treatment is complete, you can resume normal activities and make-up can be applied immediately.

Does Isolaz require anesthesia?

The skin is cleansed and hydrated before treatment and since the treatment is painless, no pre-numbing is needed.

What are the benefits to Isolaz?

Isolaz deep-pore-purification therapy helps to jump start acne treatments by allowing the skin to better absorb topical medications. Reduced redness, drying/flattening of the blemish, reduced pore size and improved skin tone and texture are evident with 48 hours of first treatment. Because acne is a dynamic (on-going) disease, your doctor may recommend 4-5 treatments spaced 1 week apart.

Call Today to Learn More About Acne Treatments in Sacramento

Please contact Laser & Skin Surgery Center of Northern California at 916.456.0400 for more information and to schedule a consultation. We are located in East Sacramento, minutes from Downtown Sacramento, Roseville, Folsom, Davis, Elk Grove and El Dorado Hills.