Advanced Fluorescence Technology (AFTâ„¢)
Treat superficial vascular and pigmented irregularities to improve a patient's skin color. Use a series of approximately five treatments using one of the AFT handpieces on HarmonyXL:
- SVL / SVL cooled- superficial vascular/pigmented
- VP / VP cooled- vascular/pigmented lesions
AFT - How It Works
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.
Virtually Painless Laser Hair Removal
Hair removal is the most popular light-based aesthetic procedure in the world. Using a novel 650 - 950 nm AFT handpiece, the Harmony Family can deliver fast, effective results for permanent hair reduction on all skin types, including tanned skin. This SHR handpiece now has contact cooling and uses IN-Motion™ technology for virtually painless procedures with no downtime - Alma Lasers' remarkable Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ procedure.
To perform light-based hair removal, a large rectangular window emitting broad-spectrum light is applied to the surface of the skin. The energy travels harmlessly through the epidermis and dermis until it strikes the 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 the follicle area.
IN-Motion Technology represents a breakthrough in patient comfort, speed of procedures and repeatable clinical results. Why? Because the high peak energies used in traditional photoepilation technology must have high cooling before, during and after each pulse and therefore the handpiece must be stationary during the energy delivery.
Alma Lasers' unique IN-Motion technology combines concurrent cooling with a gradual thermal rise to the target's critical temperature, while minimizing the risk of injury and with much less pain for the patient.
Clear inflammatory acne lesions without drugs or undesirable side effects with the AFT Acne Handpiece. Intense blue wavelengths in the range of 420-950 nm target the porphyrins produced as part of the normal metabolism of p. acnes bacteria. The interaction of the intense blue light and the porphyrins creates singlet oxygen that rapidly destroys the bacteria without damaging the surrounding tissue.
Acne treatments with AFT are:
- No topical or systemic drugs
- Minimizes patient discomfort and risk of side effects.
- Easy to administer with an ergonomic handpiece design