Acne is a common condition characterized by obstructed sebaceous glands, pimples and sometimes deeper cysts or nodules that occur on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders and upper arms. Acne begins in adolescence and usually affects most teenagers at some time. However, adults too can suffer with acne.
Clear inflammatory acne lesions without drugs or undesirable side effects can be treated using the Laser Beautiques Acne treatment using the AFT Laser technology.
Within eight brief acne laser treatments, over just four weeks, AFT laser module can provide significant improvement. This is three times faster than common antibiotics and topical. Patients should achieve 80% clearance and treatments for acne take only a few minutes.
With the AFT laser module- acne bacterium are targeted with intense blue wavelengths, destroying them and reducing associated infection and inflammation. The interaction of the intense blue light and the acne bacteria creates singlet oxygen molecule that rapidly destroys the bacteria without damaging the surrounding tissue.
The Harmony laser offers treatments for all of the above mentioned skin concerns. The Harmony XL is at the forefront of laser and light technology- capable of erasing skin imperfections, turning back the clock and providing safe and dramatic results.
The different hand pieces allow for a tailor-made treatment program to be designed to cater to your specific skin concerns.
With Harmony’s Acne AFT module- acne bacterium are targeted with intense blue wavelengths, destroying them and reducing associated infection and inflammation.
Uneven skin texture, skin resurfacing, scar repair, scar revision and photo-damaged skin are treated with the ablative iPixel module, which causes controlled micro injury to the skin, triggering the skin’s own natural healing and regenerative mechanisms. For treating irregular pigmentation, pigmentation removal and removal concerns, the DYE VL or VP Cooled modules are used- targeting red/brown lesions respectively. The ClearLift module offers a lunch-time facelift, successfully turning back the clock and providing an immediate result without any downtime! Unsightly spider veins, are effectively reduced with our Long Pulsed YAG laser. Tattoos can also be successfully treated with the Harmony QSwtch module, which successfully targets and destroys the pigment from tattoo inks.
These exceptional treatment options will transform your skin so that now you don’t need to cover up your imperfections, you can erase them!
|SESSION BY SESSION
|COURSE OF 4-10%
|COURSE OF 6-12%
|Face & Neck
|Mouth & Chin
|Cheeks and Nose
|· As long as you will experience a post-treatment skin irritation, you have to protect your skin with sun block and avoid any sun exposure that, without protection, could lead to the development of post treatment pigmentation.
|· Mandatory home care product pack that you will need. This will include cleanser, day and night cream, post laser gel, sunscreen and possibly a serum. Your aesthetician may prescribe acne peels which will accelerate your results.
|· Rarely, pigment changes of freckles, moles or skin such as hypopigmentation (lightening) or hyperpigmentation (darkening) can occur and usually resolves in 3 to 6 months but can be permanent.
|· It is important to adhere to the skin care regimen given by your aesthetician.
|· Common side effects such as discomfort, redness and swelling usually subsides in 1 to 3 days.
|· Uncommon side effects such as bruising, blistering and infection can occur and may take 1 to 3 weeks to heal. Hair loss can also occur and may be permanent with AFT treatments.
|· Side effects are worsened by intentional or accidental sun exposure and use of a good quality SPF daily is very important and highly recommended.·
|· Scarring and textural changes are also rare side effects but can result from the procedure.
|· Eye damage may occur if protective eyewear provided is not worn.
|· The planning of holidays in the sun is not recommended.
|· Make-up, fragrance or deodorant may NOT be applied the day and day after the session
Yes it is safe, effective and has been approved by the FDA.
We allow 45 minutes for each treatment.
There isn’t any downtime with the acne treatment.
Every person is unique, even in the treatment of acne. The average treatment course would consist of 8-12 treatments done once to twice per week.
Most people can be treated with AFT treatments however there are a few specific cases where treatments are not advised. Individuals who are photosensitive or who are on photosensitizing medications should not undergo AFT therapy. People who have been on Accutane need to be off the medication for 6 months prior to AFT treatments. Anyone who is pregnant should wait until after the pregnancy to have AFT treatments.
Treatments are fast, safe and relatively painless. AFT allows clinicians to treat the desired area with minimal epidermal (skin) damage. Treatments feel like a gentle rubber band snapping on the face. The time to cover the average face is approximately 10-15 minutes. Downtime is virtually eliminated. One can easily have a treatment done over the lunch hour.
Advanced Fluorescence Technology (AFT) allows clinicians to use light to treat a variety of dermal conditions safely. With AFT treatments the handpiece is passed over the skin, releasing gentle pulses of light into the skin. The AFT light heats the sebaceous gland and either destroys the gland and/or destroys the bacteria within the gland.