The Harmony XL Pro is a state of the art machine from Alma Lasers which offers a wide variety of laser aesthetic applications using one platform. Alma Harmony uses advanced laser technologies to provide outstanding clinical results.
Laser hair removal is becoming the most popular choice amongst our clients for long term reduction of body hair. Harmony Pro XL offers an advanced light technology that works by gradually heating the skin to a temperature sufficient to damage the hair follicles and inhibit re-growth but leaving the surrounding skin undamaged. SHR (super hair removal) uses an in-motion approach, which involves constantly moving the hand piece across the treatment area to gradually heat the skin while the laser applicator actively cools the skin throughout. This unique technique makes the treatment virtually painless! The wavelength of light used is the optimal wavelength for absorption of melanin, making it a highly effective method for hair reduction on all body areas as well as facial areas. Many of our clients are seeing a huge improvement right from their first treatment! On average, clients will usually require 6 treatments to achieve optimal hair reduction, though this differs depending on the client’s hair, skin and the area treated. After a course of treatments, the results will last indefinitely with maintenance sessions as little as a couple of times per year.
We use a high powered Q-Switched Nd:YAG 1064 nm laser which is the best industry standard laser to treat dark colours such as black and blue inks. An integrated 532 nm wavelength is used and very effective on coloured inks, particularly red, orange and yellows. The laser has a mechanical effect on the skin, by breaking up the ink particles in the tattoo by means of vibrations emitted from the laser. As the body’s immune system begins to heal the area, the shattered ink is flushed away, causing the tattoo to fade over time with minimal risk of scarring or skin discolouration. An average number of sessions required is 6-10 depending on the type and colour(s) of tattoo, carried out roughly 6-12 weeks apart.
Our most popular treatment by far is the ClearLift. The treatment is virtually painless, yet powerful enough to address challenging skin conditions, including reduction of wrinkles, fine lines, photo damage, uneven skin tone and skin laxity. The treatment is totally safe and highly effective for delicate areas such as neck and décolleté. The treatment delivers photo acoustic shock-waves into the skin which creates controlled dermal wounds while leaving the epidermis of the skin completely intact. This allows the body’s healing mechanism to kick in and stimulate the production of collagen which will tighten and plump the skin. It can also be used to help reduce various depths and degrees of pigmentation caused by sun damage and melasma.
The ClearLift treatment is a ‘lunchtime facial’ – most clients have found it to be relaxing, there is no down time and is safe for all skin types. A course of 4 treatments are typically needed for most skin concerns.
Vascular & Pigmented Lesions
The reduction in the appearance of vascular and pigmented lesions is achieved by using an advanced form of IPL (intense pulsed light), a technology previously found to be highly effective for treating these concerns. The Dye – VL from Harmony XL uses Advanced Flourescence Technology (AFT) which is the first alternative to traditional Dye lasers, offering effective treatments at the affordability and safety of IPL. The light energy is emitted from a very precise narrow spectrum, chosen for its selective and effective treatment of these lesions. Typically, clients will require 2-4 treatments for optimum reduction.
Skin Resurfacing – Uneven Texture, Tone and Scar Reduction
Each of these concerns can be treated with one procedure, the very popular iPixel laser treatment. Using a fractional Er:YAG laser, we have seen highly effective results in as little as one session! Fractional ablative laser skin resurfacing offers less downtime than other similar laser treatments and no anaesthetic is needed prior to treatment. iPixel can dramatically improve skin tone, elasticity and texture, while increasing the skin’s ability to lock in moisture and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. It can also reduce superficial pigmentation and pore size. 1-3 treatments will normally be recommended after a thorough skin consultation prior to treatment to assess individual needs.