Frequently Asked Questions B2C

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Acne

  • Alma’s top acne products are the Harmony XL Pro, which includes the dedicated ClearSkin applicator for the treatment of active acne and acne scars; and Alma Hybrid, a new standard in fast acne treatment.

  • The treatment can be a little uncomfortable. Numbing cream can be applied to the treatment area to deal with this.

  • It may take a few days to see improvement in the acne, and several treatments may be required for optimal results.

  • Yes, Alma’s treatments are clinically proven to be suitable for all skin types.

Body Contouring & Tightening

  • Alma’s body contouring and tightening devices are based on established, innovative technologies, and are popular in the industry. They are the Accent Prime – combined technologies, working together to effectively contour the body, reducing fat volume and tightening the skin; and Alma PrimeX – with a new improved applicator, for faster treatments, effectively reducing fat and cellulite with remarkable clinical results.

  • No, these are comfortable treatments, in which mineral oil is used to aid with heating and gliding of the device over the skin.

  • A series of four treatments is usually recommended, though you may start to see results after the first session. More impressive results will emerge with additional treatments.

Carbon Peel

  • ALMA-Q is Alma’s carbon peel device.

  • No, this treatment is completely painless.

  • Yes. As with any laser skin treatment, in the weeks after it is highly recommended to avoid direct sun exposure, and to apply sun block or a high factor sunscreen when out and about.

  • Yes, straight after treatment skin will look cleaner and brighter, with tighter pores. Due to the deep penetration of the laser, after several treatments improvement in fine lines and pigmentations may be apparent.

  • No, you can return to your normal daily activities immediately after the treatment – and even apply make-up – making Alma’s carbon peel ideal as a lunchtime procedure.

  • Yes, Alma’s carbon peel treatment is clinically proven to be suitable for all skin types.

Cellulite

  • Alma’s top cellulite improvement devices are Accent Prime and Alma PrimeX, with the new improved UltraWave applicator for outstanding results.

  • Treatments with Alma’s cellulite products are not painful. In fact, they are quite comfortable.

  • Just two treatments may be enough to show visible improvement in a few weeks, although a course of four treatments is normally recommended

Erectile Disfunction

  • The treatment is applied at five specific areas – three perpendicular to the penile shaft, and two at the base of the penis   

  • This condition is treated by Alma DuoTM, an FDA and CE-approved device backed by clinical studies and publications.

  • No, these are comfortable, pain-free treatments.

  • This will depend on the severity of the ED, but often as few as six treatments, over a three-week period will be sufficient for an improvement. Clinically validated long-term results show that the treatment can be effective for 1-2 years.

  • Before treatment begins, your doctor will assess whether your ED is caused by vascular function, and if so, how severe it is. Applying industry standards for assessing erectile function, they will conduct a brief, 15-question survey and evaluate the severity of the problem.

Eyelid Lift

  • The top three Alma devices for this treatment are: Opus – the high power microplasma Colibri tip is particularly suitable treating hard-to-reach places, such as the eyelid, without compromising safety to the eyes; Alma PrimeX – specially designed to treat small areas, particular around the eyes; and Pixel CO2 – enabling a wide range of procedures for rejuvenating skin around the eyes, and reducing the appearance of wrinkles.

  • Some eyelift treatments are painless. For more intensive treatments, topical numbing cream may be used before the procedure.

  • Depending on what treatment you are having, you may see an instant lift. More impressive results will emerge in the following weeks, or with additional treatments. There may initially be some slight marking around the eyes, which will disappear within a few days.

  • Yes, Alma’s treatments follow well-established protocols, and there have been multiple publications on these technologies. Before treatment, your practitioner will take all necessary steps to ensure that your eyes are protected throughout the course of the treatment.

Facial Contouring

  • Alma’s top facial contouring products are Accent Prime, Alma PrimeX and Opus.

  • No, this treatment is virtually pain free.

  • Often several treatments are needed to see the full benefit of the technology.

  • Yes, facial contouring can be carried out on dark or light skin.

Feminine Health

  • A hygienic, single-use probe is inserted into the vagina. A gentle laser is activated, and pulsed in a 360-degree motion throughout the vaginal canal. This may be repeated a number of times to ensure proper coverage of the treatment area.

  • The Alma device for feminine health issues is FemiLift as part of the Pixel CO2 device

  • The procedure itself can take as little as 10 minutes.

  • Some discomfort may be felt during treatment. Numbing cream can be applied before treatment to manage this.

  • Before treatment, you should be checked by a gynecologist to check for polyps, vaginal health, and often a pap smear. Immediately before the procedure, the practitioner will carry out a short examination to check for infection, bleeding or excessive discharge.

  • Two treatments are usually recommended, although some improvement may be seen after the first.

Hair Removal

  • Yes, this groundbreaking technology is suitable for use on all areas of the body and face.

  • Alma’s top hair removal products are the Soprano ICE, Soprano ICE Platinum and Soprano Titanium.

  • No, this treatment is pain free.

  • For permanent hair reduction, several treatments (6-10) are recommended, at intervals of 6-8 weeks.

  • Yes, Soprano Platinum and Titanium are suitable for use on the full range of skin types I-VI.

Hydradermabrasion

  • Yes, DermaClear can be used on the chest and back, as well as the face.

  • Alma’s hydradermabrasion device is called DermaClear.

  • No, this treatment is pain free.

  • Although you will see improvement immediately after one treatment, it is recommended to have regular treatments – around once a month – to achieve ongoing enhancement of your skin’s condition.

  • Hydradermabrasion is highly effective for people with dry, dull or aging skin. It is also suitable for teenagers and other whose skin is prone to breakouts of acne.

Laser Assisted Liposuction

  • This groundbreaking technology is suitable for use on all areas of the body, including thighs, buttocks, abdomen, breasts, and back.

  • Alma’s laser assisted liposuction device is called BeautiFill.

  • Treatment is performed under anesthetic.

  • Fat reduction occurs during the course of the procedure. However, there will be some recovery time as the body heals from the treatment.

Pigmented Lesions Removal

  • Yes, this groundbreaking technology is suitable for use on all areas of the body, including face, hands and décolleté.

  • Alma’s top products for treating pigmented lesions are Harmony XL Pro, Pixel CO2, and Alma Hybrid. ALMA-Q can also be used.

  • Treatment causes minimal pain. For more extensive pigmentation or when treating large areas, topical numbing cream may be applied before treatment.

  • Initially, some darkening and scabbing may be seen. In the weeks that follow treatment, this will clear to reveal lightened skin.

  • Harmony XL Pro, Alma Hybrid and ALMA-Q are suitable for use on the full range of skin types, I-VI.

Scars

  • Yes, this groundbreaking technology is suitable for use on all areas of the body and face.

  • Alma’s top scar revision products are Pixel CO2, Alma Hybrid and Opus. Harmony XL Pro and ALMA-Q can also be used.

  • This treatment causes minimal pain. For more extensive scarring, topical numbing cream may be applied before treatment.

  • Scar revision involves a series of several treatments in order to achieve optimal results.

  • Alma Hybrid and Opus are suitable for use on the full range of skin types, I-VI.

Skin Rejuvenation

  • Alma’s top skin rejuvenation devices are: Harmony XL PRO – a powerful and versatile multiapplication platform that achieves outstanding results for a wide range of indications; Pixel CO2 – for a highly-tailored solution, achieving some of the most dramatic, age-defying results; Alma Hybrid – a new standard in skin rejuvenation.

  • Depending on what treatment you are having, it may take a few days for your skin to recover. This is normal until the skin’s natural healing process has enabled new, healthy, younger-looking skin to be generated.

  • Yes, Alma’s treatments are all well-established, and pre-clinical and clinical studies have been performed on these technologies for safety and effectiveness. Before treatment, your practitioner will take a full medical history and go over any contraindications, to make sure that energy-based treatment is suitable for you.

Skin Resurfacing

  • Yes, this technology is suitable for use on the face, hands and décolleté.

  • Alma’s top skin resurfacing devices are Harmony XL Pro, Alma Hybrid and Opus.

  • You may experience some discomfort, both during treatment and for up to 24 hours after. Topical numbing cream may be applied before treatment, and the ongoing discomfort will subside as the new skin forms.

  • Depending on the treatment intensity required, it may take a few days for your skin to recover. This is normal until the skin’s natural healing process has enabled new, healthy, younger-looking skin to be generated.

  • Yes, Alma’s treatments are all well-established, and pre-clinical and clinical studies have been performed on these technologies for safety and effectiveness. Before treatment, your practitioner will take a full medical history and go over any contraindications, to make sure that energy-based treatment is suitable for you.

Stretch Marks / Striae

  • This groundbreaking technology is suitable for use on many areas of the body, including thighs, arms, back, buttocks and abdomen.

  • Alma’s top stretch mark fading devices are Alma Hybrid, Opus, and Alma PrimeX

  • It is recommended to apply numbing cream before treatment.

  • Several treatments are required, with results emerging in the six weeks following the end of the treatment series.

  • Alma offers a stretch mark fading solution for all skin types, Fitzpatrick I-VI, including dark skin. Old and new stretch marks can be treated

Tattoo Removal

  • Yes, this groundbreaking technology is suitable for use on all areas of the body and face. Note, though, that tattoos on the body’s extremities – fingers and toes – may take longer to treat.

  • Alma’s top tattoo removal products are Harmony XL Pro and ALMA-Q.

  • Tattoo removal is known to be uncomfortable. Topical numbing cream may be applied, or the clinician may apply cold air during the treatment.

  • Results depend on the type of tattoo – amateur, cosmetic, professional – and how old it is. On average, several treatments (6-10) are recommended at intervals of 6-8 weeks.

  • Yes, Harmony XL Pro and ALMA-Q are suitable for use on the full range of skin types, I-VI.

Vascular Lesions

  • Yes, Alma’s range of technology is suitable for use on all areas of the body, including face and décolleté, and can be focused on individual lesions or larger areas.

  • Alma’s top products for treating vascular lesions are Harmony XL Pro and ALMA-Q.

  • This treatment causes minimal pain. When dealing with superficial leg veins, topical numbing cream may be applied, and cooling may be used during the treatment itself.

  • Depending on the nature of the lesion, results may be seen immediately, or within several days of treatment. In more severe cases, additional treatments maybe required, and some darkening may be seen initially. In the weeks that follow treatment, this will clear to reveal clearer skin.

  • Harmony XL Pro and ALMA-Q are suitable for use on the full range of skin types, Fitzpatrick I-VI.

Women’s Sexual Enhancement

  • The treatment is applied at specific areas around the external area of the vagina depending on the specific concern

  • This condition is treated by Alma Duo, an FDA and CE approved device backed by clinical studies and publications. 

  • No, these are comfortable, pain-free treatments. 

  • Often as few as six 15-minute treatments, over a three-week period will be sufficient to enhance a woman’s sexual experience. 

  • Before treatment begins, your doctor will confirm that blood flow is the root cause and assess its severity. Having established there are no contraindications, treatment can go ahead.