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Harmony ClearSkin Acne Treatment

Alma ClearSkin laser to treat the common signs of acne including acne lesions, blackheads, open pores and oily skin.

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How it works

By causing thermal damage to the sebaceous glands, the ClearSkin laser reduces sebum production and destroys the bacteria responsible for acne vulgaris papules, pustules, and nodules.

The treatment is suitable for all skin types, has almost no side effects and achieves a smoother complexion with lasting results.

Energy is transformed to heat and triggers immune response and inflammatory reaction. Healthy tissue will be generated and Dermis will promote ECM renewal (neo-collagenesis & elastin formation).

The integrated vacuum mechanism extracts accumulated sebaceous material from the pores, while contact cooling protects the skin, reducing pain and allowing for safer and more effective treatment of the sebaceous glands within the dermis.

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Benefits of Harmony XL Pro ClearSkin

The effective laser acne treatment results in smoother, freshing looking skin whilst reducing the signs of acne scarring and redness. Acne often occurs during adolescence during times of hormonal change and can cause long lasting damage to the skin.

Our Harmony XL Pro ClearSkin procedure creates pulses of light which help to break down the existing scar tissue and stimulates the growth of new, healthy tissue. The laser acne scar removal procedure can be sure to treat acne scars across both face and body and works on any skin type.

ClearSkin Laser Treatment targets

As a non-ablative skin resurfacing and rejuvenating laser, the ClearSkin laser is equally effective for other signs of blemished or ageing skin, including:

  • fine lines and wrinkles
  • scarring, including acne scarring
  • sun damage
  • skin laxity
  • age-spots (also called liver spots or lentigines)
  • uneven tone, texture or pigmentation
  • loss of collagen in the face, neck, and chest.

Symptoms of acne can include:

  • Spots and pimples
  • Red and tender lumps and bumps
  • Enlarged cysts or nodules
  • White and blackheads

Frequently Asked Questions

How does non-ablative fractional laser treatment work?

The erbium glass-fibre laser system produces an array of microscopic light beams that selectively target and heat the problem or damaged area in the skin. It can be precisely controlled to create a series of tiny, pixel-sized or ‘fractional’ perforations in the skin within the treatment zone.

The laser effectively rebuilds or replaces ‘columns’ of skin tissue and leaves the surrounding tissue intact.
As a non-ablative laser it uses a wavelength that heats up the water in the tissue but does not cause it to evaporate (ablate).

The result is smoother, clearer and more youthful-looking skin.

What happens during the treatment?

Before we start the treatment programme, in the first session we will perform a skin test on the treatment area, to make sure your skin is suitable for the procedure.

During the procedure, we apply the laser hand-piece to your skin, passing it across the treatment area several times in different directions to make sure the whole area is covered evenly.

Because the rays of the fractional laser heat your skin, we can apply a topical anaesthetic cream to the treatment area if you need it.

However, the ClearSkin Er:Glass has an integrated contact cooling system, to further minimise discomfort.

Side effects and downtime

As this laser treatment does not cause tissue evaporation or ablation, it avoids the side effects and downtime associated with other (especially ablative) laser procedures.

The fractional method of delivering the laser energy leaves the surrounding tissue intact. This helps speed up healing and recovery, and reduces the likelihood of side effects or downtime.

However, you may have some mild redness or swelling in the treated area, which can last for a few hours but can be covered with makeup if needed.

Treatment schedule and results

For acne, acne scarring and other skin conditions, we recommend a series of 4 to 6 treatments sessions.
Treatments should be spaced 2 to 3 weeks apart, and every 6 months during the maintenance period.


We are not able to provide this treatment for you if you have:

  • tanned skin (active tan) from sun exposure or tanning bed use in the previous 30 days
    hypopigmentation (vitiligo),
  • any inflammatory skin condition (such as eczema or active herpes simplex) at the treatment site,
  • skin cancer or any other cancer (including being on cancer drug therapy),
  • a history of keloid scarring,
  • epilepsy.

If you are pregnant, you will need to wait until menstruation returns and you are no longer breast feeding.

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