Dr Somji first encountered Alma in 2015, as he transitioned from being a single practitioner to opening his own clinic. Searching the internet for the ‘best laser hair removal machine’, he came across Soprano. He contacted the local Alma agent, who invited him to visit the Alma Innovation Center in London to learn about the devices in the Alma range.
Starting out with a Soprano, Dr Somji was soon treating hundreds of hair removal patients every month. From there, he decided to buy the multi-platform Harmony, designed to treat a wide number of indications. This helped him build his surgical and non-surgical practice, as he treated patients for skin conditions, pigmentation, rosacea, fine lines, wrinkles, rejuvenation. Then, wanting to expand his offering to include facial and body contouring, Dr Somji bought the Accent Prime.
In 2018, Dr MediSpa had grown so much that Dr Somji opened a second clinic, and then in 2020 a third, each equipped with a Soprano, Harmony and Accent Prime. Having a specialist interest in scarring, Dr Somji then purchased the Pixel CO2, which was soon followed by the Alma Hybrid.
Dr Somji has found that one huge advantage of Alma is that the devices have several safety settings and can therefore be used by a multi-disciplinary team, including therapists, aesthetic nurses and physicians. This is very useful for clinical flow, enabling more treatments to be performed with absolute safety, delivering consistent results for patients.
Another selling point is that, as well as meeting the demands of the aesthetics sector for machines that themselves look slick and sexy, Dr Somji has seen first-hand that, beneath the glossy exterior, lies the backing of an international company that treats is customers like family. This was made clear when one of the applicators on a device needed urgent repair, and Alma flew in an engineer the very next day so that the clinic could continue its treatment schedule uninterrupted.