What to Know About the New Alma Hybrid Laser

Posted on March 4, 2022

You have probably heard about how lasers are used today at med spas and plastic surgery and dermatology offices. However, did you know that there are different types of lasers and that they can treat different issues?  Read on to learn more about lasers, specifically the new Alma Hybrid Laser, which is a standout device in the industry!

What are Aesthetic Lasers?

Lasers can be used in aesthetic treatments to address a wide variety of concerns including fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, unwanted body hair, and much more. When it comes to these laser treatments, they can be categorized into ablative and non-ablative.

Ablative lasers work by vaporizing the outermost layers of the skin, stimulating collagen production. These types of lasers are ideal for addressing visible signs of aging and results can last for years. However, because ablative lasers are more invasive than non-ablative lasers, there is a longer recovery time required.

Non-ablative lasers work by heating targeted tissues to stimulate collagen production. Because these lasers are not as invasive as ablative lasers, results will not be as dramatic, and multiple treatment sessions may be required for optimal results. There is, however, less downtime required.

About the Alma Hybrid Laser

At the Center for Dermatology & Aesthetic Medicine, we are excited to introduce the Alma Hybrid Laser to our patients! This ablative laser is ideal for achieving skin rejuvenation and scar treatment for an improved complexion. There are a variety of treatments this laser offers to treat an array of different skin concerns.

The Alma Hybrid laser is the first and only device of its kind to combine two powerful energies to address a variety of skin issues. These energies include optimal ablation for resurfacing, ultimate deep thermal effect for new collagen restoration, and the effective trans-epidermal delivery of skin essentials. It also boasts reduced downtime, so you can get back to your regular activities sooner!

In addition, this laser is equipped with smart software, which allows your doctor to fully customize your treatment by taking into account your skin type, the area being treated, and other parameters.

Who is a Candidate?

Individuals who are looking to treat fine lines and wrinkles, scarring, or overall facial rejuvenation can often benefit from this treatment. However, if you have a history of keloid scarring, are pregnant, or have taken the medication isotretinoin in the last six months you may not be an ideal candidate. To learn more about if this treatment is right for you, contact our office today.

Schedule a Consultation

Are you ready to take the first step toward glowing, youthful skin? If so, contact the Center for Dermatology and Aesthetic Medicine in Chicago, IL today! Your first step toward treatment will be to schedule a consultation with Dr. Faiyaaz Kalimullah or Dr. Kevin Cavanaugh.