Hybrid Laser Resurfacing

ALMA Hybrid At A Glance

  • Best Results1-6 sessions
  • Treatment Recovery1-5 days
  • Procedure Time20-40 min
  • Skin SpecialistDavin Lim, Nurse
  • Duration of ResultsYears+
  • AnaestheticNumbing gel
  • Back to Work1-5 days
  • Cost$-$$$

Alma Hybrid

The Alma Hybrid laser is the newest generation of Hybrid lasers. This means it uses two wavelengths in the one treatment session. So advanced is this laser, it can be tuned to treat the upper & lower aspects of skin in the one pulse. The Hybrid laser is flexible enough to provide unparalleled skin rejuvenation, erasing up to one decade of wrinkles, whilst gentle enough to treat even the most sensitive skin types for minimal downtime.

FactsFacts on Alma Hybrid Resurfacing Laser

  • This laser is the most technologically advanced laser to date
  • It has a wide scope of settings allowing for bespoke treatments
  • I can tune this laser for gentle treatments to target the upper layers of skin
  • Conversely, I can treat the deepest scars in the dermis

What is so special about the ALMA Hybrid laser?

This laser uses two wavelengths to customize treatment profiles for each case. This means I can target key areas of the skin, from superficial to deep. Additionally, downtime can be tailored accordingly.

The Alma Hybrid can treat all skin types from fair skin through to ethnic skin types. This laser has an Impact function to aid in delivery of topicals to the deeper areas of skin.

What can Hybrid lasers treat?

This laser is classed as a resurfacing laser. It can be tuned to treat the upper, lower or both depths of the skin. Hence it is a brilliant laser for-

  • Resurfacing sun damage & superficial pigment
  • Removing deep dermal pigment
  • Removing scars from acne, chickenpox, burns & surgery
  • Reducing fine to deep lines & wrinkles
  • Delivering vitamins to the deeper layers of skin

How do I use the Hybrid to treat acne scarring?

Hybrid lasers are useful for cases of early acne scarring. We use a combination of ablative CO2 & NA lasers to remodel early acne scars. Suitable candidates include-

  • Acne scars less than 6 months old
  • Acne that is under good control, eg. patients who are on Accutane
  • Mixed superficial scars including pick, ice pick & boxcar scars

Most patients require between 4-6 sessions, spaced 4-6 weeks apart. Downtime ranges from 2 to 4 days, depending on the settings. To keep costs down, my laser nurses perform this treatment.

How do I use the Alma Hybrid to treat wrinkles & sun damage?

This laser can make a huge difference to skin aging. We can expect up to one decade of rejuvenation using this laser.

I primarily use the CO2 function of this laser as it is best for collagen remodelling. It is especially effective for upper lip lines, & eye rejuvenation. Suitable candidates for hybrid resurfacing include-

  • Mild, moderate or severe sun damage & wrinkling
  • Skin laxity
  • Age related pigmentation & blemishes

Davin’s Viewpoint on the Alma Hybrid Laser

This laser is the newest generation of Hybrid Lasers. It sets the benchmark high as it is currently the market leader. The CO2 component of this laser provides enough energy to go deep into the skin’s dermal layer, in turn stimulating collagen production. Conversely it can be tuned to provide ultra-short downtime but wide coverage. This means I can work the laser to produce as little as 12 hours of downtime, to more than 7 days if required (for deep sun damage, wrinkles). We also employ this laser for laser assisted drug delivery, namely, to deploy retinoids into the deep layer of skin.

The Alma has a non-ablative wavelength of laser. This allows for even gentler resurfacing of the skin. This 1570 laser can be used to treat acne scars, photoaging, wrinkles & deeper melasma pigmentation. Much like the CO2 part of the laser, this NA wavelength can be tuned to provide gentle exfoliation or super deep penetration of the skin- more than 2X the power of Fraxel lasers.

The ‘mix’ feature of Alma Hybrid means I have an almost infinite amount of tunability as I can control the amount of CO2, or NA laser, the density, pulse duration, stacks, spot size, cooling & many more. This laser allows for bespoke skin rejuvenation- from mild to seriously unbelievable makeovers.

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