Alma Hybrid™

Treat Aesthetic Concerns with Leading Edge Skin Rejuvenation Solutions at Chicago’s Iteld Plastic Surgery

Treat Aesthetic Concerns with Leading Edge Skin Rejuvenation Solutions at Chicago’s Iteld Plastic Surgery


Even if you faithfully follow a finely honed at-home skincare routine, you will someday see your skin quality decline due to external and internal stressors. Sun exposure, natural aging, acne, and other damaging elements gradually take their toll on your skin as time goes by. Fortunately, Alma Hybrid™ at Chicago’s Iteld Plastic Surgery can fight back, helping to preserve and improve that complexion you’ve worked hard to maintain.

Laser treatments are highly effective for reversing age and sun-related skin changes. Traditionally, the only laser treatments available for this purpose were either ablative (which remove the outer layers of skin for dramatic results with significant healing required) or non-ablative (which create heat without damaging the surface, but have a more subtle effect). Alma Hybrid™ is a versatile FDA-cleared laser resurfacing device that combines both ablative and non-ablative energies into one advanced platform. This allows us to significantly improve the appearance of the skin with minimal downtime, as well as to create highly customizable treatment sessions that meet a wide range of patient goals.

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How Does Alma Hybrid™ Work?

Alma Hybrid™ is the first and only skin treatment that includes a highly effective combination of two core energies: an ablative CO2 laser for highly precise focused or fractional laser treatments, and a non-ablative 1570nm laser for stimulating collagen synthesis without damaging the outer layer.

The innovative platform allows for a high level of control with numerous options, especially when compared to traditional fractional laser treatments. Basically, the level of personalization available with Alma Hybrid™ is unmatched. The HyGridTM mode allows a specific ablative to non-ablative ratio to be set so that each treatment can be completely tailored to the patient.

Each type of laser wavelength can be applied on its own or in combination with others to quickly and easily treat many types of skin irregularities. Alma Hybrid™ addresses imperfections on the surface, and the heat also penetrates into deeper layers, triggering collagen production and skin cell renewal.

What Types of Laser Treatments Are Available with Alma Hybrid™?

Three of the most popular treatments that can be performed with Alma Hybrid™ include:

  • Hybrid Lift, which combines a specific scanning pattern of ablative and non-ablative treatments to address fine lines, deep wrinkles, and pigmentation problems
  • Hybrid OScar for reducing the severity of all types of scarring
  • SoftLift, a quick lunchtime procedure that includes a non-ablative laser skin rejuvenation treatment

Am I a Good Candidate for Alma Hybrid™ in Chicago?

Alma Hybrid™ works best for patients who want to treat fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, acne scars, and other tone and texture irregularities. Patients with most skin types and any skin tones would be good candidates for this laser resurfacing treatment.

What Can I Expect After Alma Hybrid™ Treatment?

Alma Hybrid™ is designed to provide the best possible results while, at the same time, reducing the length of recovery. There is very little downtime needed for most patients, but some minor, temporary side effects such as redness, dryness, and peeling may occur. To maximize results, patients may decide to have multiple treatment sessions. Once the new skin has been rebuilt over the following weeks and months, it will look and feel smoother and tighter.

Which Skin Rejuvenation Procedures Complement Alma Hybrid™?

Iteld Plastic Surgery also offers alternatives for rejuvenating the skin, including the light and laser-based system Candela Nordlys™, as well as other nonsurgical in-office procedures. Options include Sublative®, Sublime™, and eTwo™ skin rejuvenation that blends infrared light and radiofrequency (RF) energy to address skin imperfections, and Morpheus8 that combines microneedling with advanced RF technology to tighten and smooth the skin. Injectable options such as BOTOX® for dynamic wrinkles and dermal fillers for static wrinkles are also always available.

Ask about how Alma Hybrid™ can be used in conjunction with facial contouring surgery, such as a facelift, to provide a total-face rejuvenation.