Many of us are self-conscious about skin imperfections. Over time, sun exposure and the effects of aging become more and more visible. Many people are concerned about fine lines, wrinkles, sun spots, uneven skin tone, and skin laxity, but don’t want to undergo surgery to correct them. FacesFirst Cosmetic Surgery in Denver and Lone Tree, CO offers a range of treatments using the Harmony XL PRO machine. Our patients can enjoy a variety of effective treatments with minimal discomfort or downtime, including the “laser facelift” offered by the Harmony XL PRO’s ClearLift service.
What is the Harmony XL PRO?
The Harmony XL PRO is a laser treatment machine that is FDA cleared for over 65 different indications. The machine works with a variety of attachments and settings in order to deliver these results. The indications associated with the Harmony XL PRO include:
- Skin texture
- Fine lines
- Sun spots
- Skin laxity
- Varicose veins
- Spider veins
- Acne scars
- Fungal infection
ClearLift is a treatment that uses the Harmony XL PRO laser machine to effectively diminish sun damage or signs of aging in the face, neck, and decollete. Designed by Alma Harmony, the Harmony XL PRO laser uses Advanced Florescence Technology to safely rejuvenate all skin types. It works by bypassing the outermost layer of the skin, creating microscopic holes under the skin through short bursts of light. This stimulates collagen production, which leaves your skin more youthful-looking. ClearLift treatment is so fast, you could even schedule your appointment for your lunch break. The treatment also avoids damaging the surface of the skin, minimizing downtime.
Laser Tattoo Removal
The same laser machine that’s used for ClearLift treatments can also safely and effectively remove unwanted tattoos. Even though tattoos are growing in popularity, about 20% of people with them say they’ve considered tattoo removal for one reason or another. The Harmony XL PRO can eliminate both dark and multi-colored tattoos, however, it works best on darker pigments like black and blue ink. The treatment works by vibrating the ink particles trapped within the skin, which breaks them down. As the body heals following the treatment, the immune system safely and naturally flushes away these smaller particles. This causes the tattoo to fade and, eventually, disappear. No anesthesia is required for the procedure, but topical anesthetic can be used so you stay comfortable through the procedure. Most people describe the treatment as similar to a rubber band being snapped against the skin. Unlike ClearLift treatments, tattoo removal requires several sessions to complete, and you should follow your post-treatment care instructions from FacesFirst. Some redness immediately after treatment is normal, but you can return to normal activities after your session if you choose.
Hair removal is another option with the Harmony XL PRO. Using a unique gradual heating method, the laser damages the hair follicles without injuring the skin. The machine simultaneously cools the skin, which prevents burns and results in a virtually painless treatment. The specialized applicator also allows for larger areas to be treated at a time, meaning the process is faster than other laser hair removal treatments.
DYE-VL Technology for Pigmented Lesions
Pigmented Lesions include a variety of skin conditions that often leave people feeling self-conscious. These include vascular lesions, pigmented lesions, port wine stains, and rosacea, among other concerns. The Harmony DYE-VL module of the XL PRO uses IN-Motion technology, a unique system that ensures patient comfort throughout treatment while maintaining results. The laser works by safely breaking apart melanin and other pigments in the skin to effectively remove the unwanted coloring. Treatments only take a few minutes, but most clients require a few sessions about one to two months apart to see final results.
Complete Skin Renewal
Factors such as stress, UV rays, pollution, and the natural aging process can take a toll on skin’s tone and texture, leading to brown spots, redness, or broken capillaries. The Harmony XL PRO can be utilized to treat a variety of unwanted signs of aging. Using its proprietary Advanced Florescence Technology, the system may be used to repair and diminish discoloration, vascular or pigmented lesions, and fine lines or wrinkles with no downtime.
Who is a good candidate?
Harmony XL PRO treatments are safe for all skin types and a variety of skin concerns. They are a great alternative to surgical or more invasive treatments and can yield great results. However, depending on your specific needs, you may be better suited to a different treatment. To find out if Harmony XL PRO services are right for you, schedule a consultation in either our Denver or Lone Tree location.
Dr. Christopher Cote and Dr. Nicolette Picerno are board-certified plastic surgeons practicing in Denver and Lone Tree, Colorado. They have over 40 years of combined experience together in facial plastic surgery. Both Dr. Cote and Dr. Picerno specialize in procedures like Facelift, Browlift, Facial Rejuvenation, Nose Surgery, and many other types of cosmetic procedures at FacesFirst.