- Pain-Free, Hair-FreeTM Laser Hair Removal
- IPL Photorejuvenation of Vascular and Pigmented Lesions
- ClearLiftTM Laser Skin Resurfacing (formerly known as Pixel Q-switch)
- HydraFacialTM Skin Resurfacing
- LED Therapies
- RF Dual-Layer Thermotherapy Body Contouring
- Venus VivaTM Skin Resurfacing
- Classic Set Lashes
Pain-Free, Hair-FreeTM Laser Hair Removal
The addition of the new virtually painless hair removal AFT 650 hand-piece brings the innovative Pain-Free, Hair-FreeTM laser hair removal treatment to the Harmony XL platform. Laser hair removal only affects the Anagen stage or the phase when the hair is actively growing. Therefore, approximately 25% of hair is removed with each treatment and after six to eight treatments your area should be free from hair. This depends on your individual situation however and the results are found in the way your hair grows. Hair growth, whether on your head, legs, abdomen or other area, doesn’t occur all the time. In fact, only a portion of your hair is actively growing at any one time.
The four stages of hair growth
1. Early Anagen (early hair growth)
2. Anagen (active hair growth)
3. Catagen (regression)
4. Telogen (resting, not growing)
Not so long ago, laser hair removal wasn’t available. The idea that lasers would be used to remove hair for cosmetic purposes was inconceivable. Technology has changed that way of thinking however and laser hair removal is now the most popular light-based aesthetic procedure in the world.
Using a novel 650 – 950 nm AFT hand-piece, Avante Laser & Aesthetics through the Harmony system is now offering fast, effective results for permanent hair reduction on all skin types. This SHR hand-piece has contact cooling and uses IN-Motion technology so the Alma Lasers’ remarkable Pain-Free, Hair-FreeTM procedure is virtually pain-free with no downtime. IN-Motion Technology represents a breakthrough in patient comfort because the unique technology combines concurrent cooling with a gradual thermal rise to the target’s critical temperature, without the risk of injury and with much less pain for the patient.
To perform the Pain-Free, Hair-FreeTM light-based hair removal, a large rectangular window emitting broad-spectrum light is applied to the surface of your skin. The energy travels harmlessly through your epidermis and dermis until it strikes your hair follicle, which contains a dense, melanin-rich hair shaft and bulb. The dark-colored melanin absorbs the light and rises quickly in temperature, destroying the hair-producing cells surrounding the follicle. Because the heat is not sustained, however, no damage occurs outside your follicle area.
The Pain-Free, Hair-FreeTM Laser Hair Removal treatment, offered by Avante Laser & Aesthetics can liberate you from daily shaving and tedious plucking. With Pain-Free, Hair-FreeTM, you can forget about expensive waxing too. Pain-Free, Hair-FreeTM combines cutting-edge medical laser technology that has been described as one of the most comfortable hair removal options available. Learn if you are a candidate for our Pain-Free, Hair-FreeTM laser hair removal treatment by scheduling a consultation with Avante Laser & Aesthetics. The Pain-Free, Hair-FreeTM removal system is the only laser hair removal treatment to be virtually pain-free with no topical chillers or bulky external devices.
Some of the advantages of the Pain-Free, Hair FreeTM treatment include
• IN-Motion technology – virtually pain-free hair removal without the use of anesthesia or numbing gels
• Comfortable treatment with little to no irritation
• Effective permanent reduction of all pigmented hair on all skin types, including tanned skin
• Little to no chance of side effects
The 650-950 nm red-coded AFT hand-piece is indicated for the removal of unwanted hair for all skin phenotypes (I-VI), including permanent hair reduction. The hair removal process with Advanced Fluorescence Technology (AFT) technology is based on selective photothermolysis, which combines selective absorption of the light energy by the melanin in the hair follicle with suitable pulse energy and widths (thermokinetic selectivity). The hair removal AFT hand-piece provides equally distributed fluence in pulse durations of 30, 40, and 50 msec. Prior to treatment, your unwanted hair area should be trimmed, cleaned, and dried. A thin layer of pre-chilled ultrasound gel will be applied to the treatment site and the light guide should be positioned perpendicular to and in contact with your skin’s surface. The coverage rate can reach 128 cm per minute (1/3 Hz with a spot size of 6.4 cm), with minimal overlapping.
IPL Photorejuvenation of Vascular and Pigmented Lesions
Non-surgical, quick and effective
Nearly 100% of all people have one or more pigmented lesion. Some are caused by sun exposure, others by aging. Still others are congenital. Regardless of the cause, pigmented lesions are simply spots on the skin where there is a higher concentration of melanin. Some lesions are flat; others are raised. In most cases, pigmented lesions are merely a cosmetic concern, but in some cases, they can be an early sign of skin cancer.
For most benign pigmented lesions that are of a cosmetic concern, there is a non-surgical option using the VP handpiece available on the Harmony®XL. By exposing a pigmented lesion to short pulses of visible light, the temperature in the highly concentrated melanin can be raised sharply, enough to shatter the cells containing the melanin. The body then replaces these cells with new cells generated by the surrounding untreated area. The AFT 540 VP handpiece offers unique wavelength and pulse width capabilities, allowing it to treat pigmented lesions on any skin type.
Technology in use
AFT is the next generation of intense pulsed light. It takes formerly unused short-wavelength light and converts it into part of the usable spectrum through a special filtering system. It increases emission and penetration, for safer and more effective treatments.
AFT also delivers Equally Distributed Fluence, which means that every pulse has uniform energy density across the entire output face. This fluence ensures repeatable results and remarkable safety. AFT yields a more efficient system for ideal clinical improvements, less discomfort and minimal skin damage.
Key advantages for patients
• Non-surgical option for pigmented lesions
• No need for topical or numbing agents
• Effective non-surgical treatment for a common cosmetic concern
• Quick 20-minute treatment time makes it easy to fit into a busy day
• Safe, effective and virtually no downtime
• Great results
Cosmetic flaws may be caused by heredity, medication, or environmental factors yet most vascular and pigmented lesions are ideal candidates for noninvasive Advanced Fluorescence Technology (AFT) pulsed light treatments. The widest range of benign vascular lesions can be safely and effectively treated with AFT pulsed light. The target areas precisely absorb AFT’s selective pulsed light energy, without damaging healthy skin. With pigmented lesions, the light energy heats the melanin in the lesion and causes it to fragment. The melanin fragments are then absorbed by the body and eliminated. By providing smooth, consistent light pulses, the energy delivered to the skin is gentle and effective.
Traditional treatments for removing or reducing the appearance of vascular and pigmented lesions are often long-term and uncomfortable. Frequently administered corticosteroid medications can have undesirable side effects. Cryosurgery cannot be used in many cases. Surgery and treatment with ablative lasers can be painful and may cause damage and scarring to adjacent body areas. In addition, unlike AFT, almost every conventional treatment requires an extended healing period, preventing patients from resuming their daily routines. In contrast, AFT treatments require no downtime, and can be used to treat many types of vascular and pigmented lesions quickly and relatively painlessly.
Nearly 100% of all people have one or more pigmented or dark-colored lesions. They are caused by sun exposure, aging, and some are congenital. Regardless of the cause, pigmented lesions are simply spots on your skin where there is a higher concentration of melanin. Some lesions are flat and some are raised. In most cases, pigmented lesions are merely a cosmetic concern however; in some cases they can be an early sign of cancer.
Benign vascular lesions are an abnormal clustering of blood vessels, which are red in color. Pigmented lesions, less widespread, are clusters of melanin in the skin and are brown in color. While some lesions may fade, others become more pronounced over time. For most benign pigmented lesions that are of a cosmetic concern, there is a non-surgical option using the AFT 540 VP hand-piece available on the Harmony XL. By exposing a pigmented lesion to short pulses of visible light, the temperature in the highly concentrated melanin can be raised sharply, enough to shatter the cells containing the melanin. The body then replaces these cells with new cells generated by the surrounding untreated area. The AFT 540 VP hand-piece offers unique wavelength and pulse width capabilities, allowing it to treat pigmented lesions on any skin type.
ClearLiftTM Laser Skin Resurfacing (formerly known as Pixel Q-switch)
State of the Art Technology: Dramatic, Trusted Results
ClearLift™, formerly known as Pixel Q-switch, is a virtually painless, non-ablative approach to laser skin resurfacing. Using 1064nm Q-Switched laser technology, patients are enjoying fast, comfortable treatments with visible results and no downtime.
Used exclusively with the Harmony XL, ClearLift represents a new alternative to traditional laser skin resurfacing and laser skin surgery
ClearLift improves fine lines, wrinkles, the appearance of small veins and redness caused by vascularity. It is gentle enough to treat areas that are typically too sensitive to treat with traditional ablative lasers, such as the delicate skin around the eyes, neck, mouth and chest.
Alma’s ClearLift delivers a controlled dermal wound without harming the overlying epidermis so that all stages of healing and skin repair occur under the intact epidermis.
Because ClearLift heats deep beneath the skin (up to 3mm in depth) no numbing is required prior to treatment and all skin healing happens without damaging the outer layer of skin.
ClearLift offers many advantages:
• Fast and Easy to use – Treatments in as little as 20 minutes
• Virtually Painless, No Downtime
• Visible improvement in skin appearance in as little as one treatment*
• Versatile – the 1064 nm Q-Switched module is also indicated for tattoo removal, pigmented and vascular lesions, nail fungus and more.
• The Q-Switched laser module is indicated for use on all skin types (Fitzpatrick I – VI)
A New Solution for Skin Resurfacing
Skin resurfacing with fractional lasers has helped many people reverse the signs of aging. Unlike topical creams, laser skin resurfacing works deep in the underlying tissues to fight those fine lines and wrinkles and the uneven skin tone that often accompanies growing older. Fractional laser treatments can even reduce the appearance of acne scaring. This popular and long accepted technology has normally been ablative; meaning that some portion of the top layer of skin is deliberately damaged. Some people, however, wish to avoid all ablative procedures. With those folks in mind, Alma Lasers is happy to introduce the new, non-ablative Pixel Q-Switch:
The revolutionary ClearLift™ delivers a controlled, pixilated wound at the proper depth without harming the overlying epidermis. What does this mean for the aesthetic patient? Easy answer – the benefits of skin remodelling occur under the protection of a complete epidermis. In other words, the ClearLift™ allows for fractional laser resurfacing in a non-ablative manner.
Is the new non-ablative ClearLift™ the right skin resurfacing technology to make you Pixel Perfect™. It depends on your aesthetic goals, the condition of your skin and the specific concerns you have. One thing’s for certain, you won’t find this non-ablative laser technology just anywhere. It is exclusive to Alma Lasers professionals. So talk to a fractional laser provider who can not only answer your questions but help you make an informed decision. Don’t put off reclaiming your youthful glow any longer.
ClearLift™ by Alma Lasers;
ClearLift™ in the media;
ClearLift™ featured on The Dr. Oz Show;
ClearLift™ technology featured on The View;
HydraFacialTM Skin Resurfacing
Introducing HydraFacial™, Amazing Results from a Fast and Non-Invasive Treatment
The HydraFacial™ resurfacing procedure thoroughly cares for your skin, providing cleansing, exfoliation, extractions, and hydration, including Vortex-Fusion® of antioxidants, peptides, and hyaluronic acid. The HydraFacial™ is a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that delivers instant results with no discomfort or downtime. The procedure is immediately effective.
Each treatment uses a series of HydroPeel® tips – Each one has mutiple peeling edges to exfoliate the skin several times each pass, achieving better, more even results. The unique spiral design creates a vortex effect to easily dislodge and remove impurities while simultaneously introducing hydrating skin solutions with potent antioxidants.
Still not convinced? Take a look at the following highlight video;
HydraFacial™ featured on The Doctors;
A microdermabrasion procedure involves ‘sanding’ the top layer of the skin (stratum corneum) with a fine mist of crystals (such as aluminum oxide crystals) and a vacuum to remove dead skin cells, dirt, and grime nestled in the pores all while smoothing the skin to reveal healthier looking skin.
Key Benefits of Microdermabrasion
• Stimulation of new collagen production
• Faster than normal skin rejuvenation
• Reduction of fine lines
• Skin texture refinement
• Reduction of age/sun spots
• Virtually risk-free
LED Light Therapies have scientifically studied therapeutic benefits when exposed to skin. Benefits including relaxation, aiding in skin’s Vitamin D production, and cellular stimulation.
Light emitted in certain wavelengths can target other common skin problems to further provide benefits;
Red LED Light Therapy:
Studies have shown that red light helps minimize the appearance of redness, irritation, and signs of aging.
The handpiece uses 24 LEDs. 12 LEDs emit light in the 624nm wavelength and 12 in the 880nm wavelength.
Blue LED Light Therapy:
Studies have shown that blue light improves the appearance of oily and/or congested skin.
The hand piece uses 20 LEDs all in the 420nm wavelength. The emitted visible blue/violet light helps kill the acne causing bacteria. This helps treat moderate inflammatory acne vulgaris.
RF Dual-Layer Thermotherapy Body Contouring
Accent Your Body
The Comfortable Way to Tone and Tighten your Skin
Fast. Easy. Worry-Free.
Tighter, smoother skin. Rejuvenated skin firmness with the toned look of youth. A more beautiful you is possible through Accent Your Body Dual-layer Thermotherapy.
This revolutionary skin reshaping regimen uses advanced radio frequency (RF) technology to treat wrinkles non-invasively. Multiple clinical studies and thousands of satisfied patients have proven the Accent Your Body treatment’s effectiveness in tightening loose skin, promoting healthy collagen production, and improving body contours. Compared to other skin treatment systems, you’ll see noticeable results faster.
The Accent Experience
Sure, a fast and easy treatment to get younger-looking skin sounds great — but of course, you want to know what it’s really like. We understand that, so we want to give you some idea of what you can realistically expect if you choose to participate in the Accent Your Body treatment.
What is an Accent Your Body treatment like?
During the procedure, your technician will use the Accent system to precisely heat the tissue just within your skin’s inner layer (dermis). Depending on the size of the treated area, a treatment may take up to 45 minutes.
Following each treatment, you can immediately resume all routine activities. You may notice a slight redness, which should disappear in less than 24 hours. Generally, no more than three to five treatments at two weeks intervals will be required.
Is Accent Your Body safe?
Absolutely. Incorporating advanced safety precautions, Accent directs proven RF energy to precisely the areas of your skin that you wish to improve. Thousands of patients have been treated safely and successfully worldwide using the Accent system.
When should I see results?
Dual-layer RF Thermotherapy causes the deep structures of your skin to tighten right away; results are immediately visible. With time, new collagen develops, further tightening your skin and yielding even more beautiful, natural looking and firmer skin. While just one or two treatments can produce good results, your technician may recommend follow-up procedures to best maintain and improve your body’s youthful appearance.
Does it hurt?
While pain tolerance is subjective, most people tolerate Dual-layer RF Thermotherapy well, and have little or no discomfort. Patients often describe the sensation as a “warm massage.” The risk of significant side effects is extremely low.
What It Is For
Wouldn’t you like to turn back the clock and regain the fresh, youthful skin of a carefree teenager? Sure, we all would. But until science develops a real-life fountain of youth or time-travel technology, Accent Your Body offers the next best thing.
Accent Your Body Dual-layer RF Thermotherapy stimulates the production of new collagen and improves skin surface texture. Treatments with the Accent system are quick and do not require anesthesia or a prolonged recovery time. Patients can resume their normal activities immediately. Best of all, Dual-layer RF Thermotherapy provides steady improvement with excellent, long-term skin tightening results.
On what parts of the body can Accent be used?
Dual-layer RF Thermotherapy Accent Your Body treatments can be performed to treat loose, wrinkled skin anywhere on the body. The procedure is frequently used to treat the thin, loose and crepe-like skin often found on the aging face, neck and under the upper arms. It is also excellent for firming skin on the post-surgical or postnatal abdomen, chest, thighs or breasts.
Why It’s Different
From lotions and creams to high-tech devices and medical procedures, it seems like there are millions of so-called solutions to younger-looking skin. Every new development that comes along claims to be an earth-shattering breakthrough, but of course they’re mostly just gimmicks with minimal results. Let us explain the real scientific evidence that makes Accent Your Body truly different.
Accent Your Body is a new alternative in skin treatment based upon Dual-layer RF (radio frequency) Thermotherapy. The Accent system is the only system on the market using two individual types of radio frequency technology: Unipolar and Bipolar. This unique dual radio frequency technology provides controlled volumetric tissue heating to two distinct depths of tissue.
How does RF work?
During treatment, your technician will precisely heat an area of the inner layer of your skin (dermis) using radio frequency technology. As the dermis is heated, a natural reaction occurs that promotes the creation of new collagen. The result: a return to the smooth, shapely and elastic skin of your youth.
What are the differences between the Unipolar and Bipolar modules?
Basically, the Bipolar module focuses on the surface layer of the skin, while the Unipolar module penetrates further for deep dermal thermotherapy. The Bipolar treatment is well suited for areas where the skin is thinner and more delicate, such as the face, helping to smooth fine lines and wrinkles. The Unipolar treatment generates alternating electromagnetic fields that cause friction and heating in the deeper tissues, which leads to improvements in overall shaping and firmness. Taken together, these dual-layer treatments can create dramatic change without the need for invasive surgery.