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SHR is Alma Laser’s proprietary art hair removal method used in clinics around the world with global brand recognition.
SHR works by gradually heating the dermis to a temperature that effectively damages the hair follicles and prevents re-growth, while avoiding injury to the surrounding tissue. Rather than exposing the hair follicle to a single high energy pulse, a high repetition rate of short 10Hz pulses are delivered deep into the dermis, achieving high average power and therapeutically effective heat build-up, with virtually no pain felt by the patient.
The sweeping In-MotionTM technique used with SHR involves moving the applicator repeatedly over the treatment area, applying energy over a large grid- not just the area of the hair follicle. This ensures full coverage during treatment which significantly improves results.
Parallel contact cooling technology using a cold sapphire tip virtually eliminates the need for cold gels or analgesics. The sapphire tip cools the skin during treatment, preventing superficial burns and resulting in more comfortable treatment for patients.
SHR has been clinically proven to be the safest method of hair removal for all skin types. The unique heating and energy delivery method avoids trauma to skin with a high melanin count, making it safe and effective for even dark and tanned skin.
A band pass filter limits the wavelength range to 550-650 nm for optimal absorption by the melanin present in the lesion. The selective photothermolysis of the melanin chromophore removes the appearance of spots and pigmentation, achieving clearer skin with excellent clinical outcomes.
Dye-SR procedures can be performed via a stationary delivery method or using the In-MotionTM technique for gradual heat build-up, and increased patient comfort. In-motion is especially indicated for treating dark skin types.
The Dye laser has traditionally been the treatment method of choice for the removal of the appearance of vascular lesions. Harmony XL’s Dye-VL module offers the first real alternative to this method, offering treatment that is just as effective as the Dye laser, with the safety, versatility and affordability of pulsed light.
Dye-VL technology harnesses light energy from a very precise narrow band spectrum, specifically targeted for the treatment of vascular lesions. A band pass filter limits the wavelength range to 500-600 nm for optimal absorption at the hemoglobin and oxy-hemoglobin chromophores. The selective photothermolysis of these chromophores removes the appearance of vascular lesions with excellent clinical results.
Simultaneous contact cooling using a cold sapphire tip cools the skin during treatment for longer periods of time, further minimizing the risk of superficial burns and resulting in more comfortable treatment for patients.
Dye-VL procedures can be performed via a stationary delivery method or using the In-MotionTM technique for gradual heat build-up and increased patient comfort.
Rather than delivering a pulse with multiple wavelengths, many of which are outside the therapeutic range, AFT converts unused UV light to the optimal spectrum for more effective treatment. This energy is then channeled into a pulse with equal distribution fluence, whereby uniform energy with controlled peak power is delivered throughout the entire pulse. This minimizes the risk of adverse effects that can occur when patients are exposed to non-therapeutic energy densities and uncontrolled peaks.
AFT offers more efficient energy usage per pulse, increased safety and extended applicator lifetime. Alma’s exclusive AFT-based technologies offer a safer and significantly more effective solution than other IPL-based treatment systems, with reliable, long-term results.
Fractional laser treatments are known to yield highly effective results for a variety of indications. However, combining these with the application of active topical ingredients serves to maintain and significantly augment results.
is a skin barrier breakthrough solution that successfully delivers active ingredients beyond the epidermal–dermal junction. Once the skin is perforated via a fractional laser, the Impact module emits acoustic waves and air pressure, pushing the topical compounds through the micro-channels. The acoustic vibrations create a push and pull effect within the channels, releasing the buildup of intra-cellular fluid and allowing the active ingredients to reach the targeted tissue depth. Histologies performed after the use of Impact technology have proven efficacy in advancing active ingredients to the deeper layers of the skin.
The synergy of fractional ablation and Impact technology offers a compound solution for maximally effective skin repair and aesthetic enhancement.
The NIR module offers skin remodeling and resurfacing treatments using a high power light source in the near infrared spectrum. This light energy achieves safe and effective sub-dermal heating, stimulating the growth of new collagen and tightening laxity while also imparting a youthful glow to the skin.
The high power NIR lamp emits near infrared light to elevate dermal temperature, with peak power at 1300nm for deep penetration. This mechanism causes micro thermal injury to the tissue which contracts existing fibers, stimulates the formation of new collagen and improves its alignment and thickness. The procedure yields both short and long term benefits, with immediate skin tightening and glow as well as restructuring of the skin’s architecture, helping to bolster the skin against future aging.
The NIR module offers separate applicators for face and body. The ergonomic lightweight applicator design makes treatments more comfortable for practitioners with easy delegation to staff.
Procedures with the NIR module may be performed via a stationary delivery method or using the In-MotionTM technique for gradual heat build-up and comfortable treatment.
The Cooled LP Nd:YAG laser offers a powerful solution to treat both vascular lesions and deep veins. The extended duration of the long-pulsed 1064nm laser affords greater depth of penetration and more powerful heating, facilitating treatment of deeper lesions that cannot be targeted by shorter wavelengths.
Additionally, 1064nm infrared light is more readily absorbed by oxy-hemoglobin with relatively low absorption by melanin, triggering photothermolysis of the hemoglobin chromophore while avoiding damage to the epidermis.
The applicator features a unique open-angle view with an aiming beam which vastly improves visualization of blood vessels underneath the skin. Simultaneous contact cooling technology also incorporated into the applicator tip cools the skin during treatment for longer periods of time, further minimizing the risk of side effects and resulting in more comfortable treatment for patients.
The iPixel Er:YAG module provides highly effective fractional ablative laser skin resurfacing treatment using an Erbium YAG laser at a 2940nm wavelength. iPixel significantly improves overall skin tone, elasticity and texture, increases moisture content, and reduces superficial pigmentation and pore size.
Unlike traditional ablative laser resurfacing which removes the entire top layer of the skin, iPixel Er:YAG employs a fractional delivery method which creates pixel-sized perforations in the skin, leaving the surrounding tissue intact. This allows the skin to heal faster as the epidermis is regenerated. Either a 7×7 or 9×9 ablation pattern may be used, depending on the density and power needed for treatment.
The iPixel Scan speeds up treatment time by reducing the ablation pattern to 1×7. This 7 pixel configuration allows for deeper penetration and higher powered ablation, yielding enhanced results.
Alma Lasers has developed the first fractional non-ablative Q-Switched laser, allowing practitioners to use the powerful benefits of a high intensity Q-Switched laser for the treatment of skin imperfections associated with aging skin, pigmented lesions and multi-colored tattoos. Alma Lasers has developed the first fractional non-ablative Q-Switched laser, allowing practitioners to use the powerful benefits of a high intensity Q-Switched laser for the treatment of skin imperfections associated with aging skin, pigmented lesions and multi-colored tattoos.
Alma’s award-winning ClearLift Q-switched Nd:YAG treatment solution is used by leading clinics around the world, achieving excellent, reproducible and cost-effective results.
While most laser procedures for age-related skin imperfections produce a thermal effect to stimulate collagen renewal, Harmony XL uses a specially designed fractional Q-Switched laser to achieve a deep mechanical effect, focusing the energy beneath the epidermis. This creates a controlled dermal wound while leaving the epidermis intact. The wound healing process stimulates growth of new collagen as well as contracture and tightening of the tissue.
The high powered Q-Switched Nd:YAG laser is also effective for treating various degrees and depths of pigmented lesions. The Q-Switched Nd:YAG 1064nm laser treats deeper lesions, while the KTP adaptor doubles the laser frequency to 532nm, addressing superficial lesions. The mechanical Q-Switched effect breaks up the melanin in pigmented lesions without damaging the epidermis. As the area heals, the immune system flushes away the damaged pigmented cells and reveals lighter, unblemished skin.
The same principle is used for the treatment of multi-colored tattoos, where the Q-Switched Nd:YAG 1064nm laser effectively treats darker ink colors (black, blue and green), while the 532 nm wavelength is suited for brighter ink colors (red, orange and yellow).
All ClearLift treatments are ‘lunchtime procedures’ that are virtually painless with no downtime, no need for pre-treatment anesthetic and are safe for all skin types.