Alma Harmony YAG Laser
To help patients treat leg veins, nail fungus, or remove unwanted tattoos, California Skin Institute providers can utilize the Alma Harmony YAG laser, for a treatment that is convenient and comfortable.* Through a number of attachments, the provider can calibrate the laser to the patient’s unique needs.* If you are considering a laser treatment for vascular problems, nail fungus, or tattoo removal, our expert providers can help you determine if Alma Harmony YAG laser is the best choice for you, or if another option may be more suitable. To schedule your consultation, please contact one of the California Skin Institute practices listed below, of fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page.
How the Alma Harmony YAG Laser Works
The basic idea behind the Alma Harmony YAG laser is to utilize specific light wavelengths to target pigment within the skin. For example, California Skin Institute providers often utilize attachments that allow them to deliver wavelengths of 1064 nm and 532 nm when performing tattoo removal, because these specific wavelengths are highly effective at targeting and breaking down ink pigment.*1
Some Alma Harmony YAG laser attachments also allow your California Skin Institute provider to deliver the treatment with multiple laser pulses, instead of one single pulse. This allows for treating maximum spot size, which is especially useful for targeting pigmented lesions.*
For treatment of vascular issues, hyperpigmentation or nail fungus, your provider will custom-tailor the Alma Harmony YAG laser treatment based on your unique needs.*2,3
What the Alma Harmony YAG Laser Treats
The Alma Harmony YAG laser can be utilized to treat vascular lesions, pigmented lesions, nail fungus and for tattoo removal.*
The number of treatment sessions will depend on your unique circumstances and needs. For example, laser tattoo removal with Alma Harmony YAG typically takes at least 6-8 treatment sessions, to gradually break down the pigment.*1
It is typical for a California Skin Institute patient to need several months of sessions for tattoo removal, as your body will need time between sessions to remove the pigment particles from the skin.*
Is Alma Harmony YAG Laser Safe?
Yes, the Alma Harmony YAG laser is a safe treatment option when performed by the experienced providers at California Skin Institute.* When you visit us for a consultation, your provider will discuss your treatment options in detail, and will devise a customized treatment plan.
How Long do Treatment Results Last?
Alma Harmony YAG laser outcomes are typically long lasting when all of the treatment sessions have been completed.* The idea behind laser treatments with this device is to break down pigment and damaged structures within the skin, so that your body’s natural waste clearing mechanisms can remove these particles.
What to Expect During Treatment?
Depending on your specific situation, you may need a number of treatments to achieve the best aesthetic outcome.* During a typical treatment, your California Skin Institute provider will press the laser attachment against the specific areas of the skin where the pigmentation or vascular issues are visible.
Treatments with the Alma Harmony YAG laser are typically fast, with little discomfort. However, if you’re looking to remove a large number of tattoos or one big tattoo, your sessions may last longer than usual.
Alma Harmony YAG Laser Side Effects
As with any laser skin treatment, some patients may experience mild side effects from the Alma Harmony YAG device. These typically include redness and inflammation in the treatment area. However, such laser skin treatment side effects are mild and usually don’t require time off work.*
To learn more about treatments with the Alma Harmony YAG laser, please contact a California Skin Institute practice listed below, or simply fill out the Contact Form!
References: 1. Laser Tattoo Removal: A Clinical Update. Stephanie GY Ho and Chee Leok Goh. 2015 2. Algorithm for using a long-pulsed Nd:YAG laser in the treatment of deep cutaneous vascular lesions. Groot D, Rao J, Johnston P, Nakatsui T. 2003 3. Kimura U, Takeuchi K, Kinoshita A, Takamori K, Hiruma M, Suga Y. Treating onychomycoses of the toenail: clinical efficacy of the sub-millisecond 1,064 nm Nd: YAG laser using a 5 mm spot diameter. 2012.