The Harmony XL Intense Pulsed Light system non-invasive and pain free uses the most advanced technology available and is generally only found in high-end medical clinics.
The light is absorbed by the areas of the skin we wish to target, such as abnormal blood circulation and broken capillaries. These tissues are gently heated by the light and after a few days it starts to be absorbed away by the body giving rise to newer, clearer skin growth. This treatment perfect for rosacea, redness and dull skin. Patch test is required. Also available for body treatment, ask your therapist for more details.
How It Works
Short pulses of intense light are emitted from a handheld applicator on the surface of your skin. The light emitted at different wavelengths are absorbed by the areas of the skin we wish to target, such as redness or acne. The light triggers bio-chemical response that destroys the cells. After a few days it starts to be absorbed away by the body giving rise to newer, clearer skin growth.
- Removes thread veins and blood lesions
- Helps to clear Rosacea
- Reduces red flushes on the skin
- Repairs and strengthens blood vessels
- Improves skin texture/skin colour
How long does each session last?
Each treatment session lasts 30-45 minutes. This does not include a personal Consultation session with takes around 15-20 minutes.
How many treatments do I need?
This can vary depending on many factors including your skins current condition, age, lifestyle therefore at Smooth You we recommend a consultation with our Laser Aesthetics Specialist.
When do I see results?
Following your vascular treatment, darkening of the vessels or a bruise may appear at the treated area. This may last up to 1-2 weeks and as the colour of the vessel fades there may be temporary brown discolouration of the skin. This usually fades in 2-3 weeks. When larger vessels are treated they may take on a darker colour and it may take up to 4 weeks to resolve as the body re-absorbs the damaged vessels.
How long does it last?
Results last a 1-2 years and is dependent on the aftercare of your skin and factors such as age.
Is it painful?
Treatments are uncomfortable but not unbearable.
What is the recovery time?
Following your treatment, darkening of the vessels or a bruise may appear at the treated area. This may last up to 1-2 weeks and as the colour of the vessels fade, there may be a temporary brown discoloration of the skin which will diminish with a few weeks as the body re-absorbs the damaged vessel. The speed of the recovery will depend of several factors such as age, skin condition and aftercare.
Do I receive any aftercare advice?
Smooth You takes your skins wellness seriously so after each treatment, an Aftercare Advice Leaflet will be provided to ensure that you are well-educated and informed about your skin.