Vascular & Pigment
All-layer targeting of hyperpigmentation and vascular lesions – including for dark skin
Lifecycle and hormonal changes can affect the distribution of colour (melanin) in our skin, leading to the appearance of sun spots, age spots, or melasma – a dark, patchy facial discolouration condition.
Harmony’s light-based and laser treatments remove the appearance of spots and pigmentation by targeting the melanin in the darkened area, clearing all layers of the pigmentation and revealing even toned unblemished skin. The treatments are specially designed for patient comfort and are safe and effective for all skin types, including dark skin.
Q: What is Dye-VL technology?
The Dye laser has traditionally been the treatment method of choice for the removal of the appearance of vascular and pigmented lesions. Alma Harmony’s Dye-VL module offers the first real alternative to this method, offering treatment that is just as effective as the Dye laser, with the safety, versatility and affordability of pulsed light.
Q: Do I need to prepare my skin for treatment?
Here are just a few things to be aware of;
- Avoid the sun 4-6 weeks before the treatment. This also includes sun beds.
- The use of tanning cream must be discontinued one week before treatment.
- If have had a history of cold sores, Zovirax may be used before treatment and continued one week after treatment.
- Avoid products that may dry the skin for 24-48 hours.
Q: Will I need a course of treatments?
Three treatments are normally required once every 4 weeks. Some clients may require more than one course. In your initial consultation and patch test, our laser specialist will advise you on the treatment course based on your condition.
Q: What’s the aftercare advice?
You will be given an aftercare advice form to take home after your treatment. Below are just some examples of it.
- Avoid sun exposure to reduce the chance of hyperpigmentation or darker pigmentation. Use sunscreen SPF 50 at all times throughout the course of treatment.
- Avoid hot baths and heat treatments and treat the skin gently, as if you had sunburn, for the first 24 hours.
- Avoid picking or scratching the treated skin.