Acne Scars are a Thing of the Past With Alma Hybrid Laser Treatment
Acne scars are a common concern for many people and may lead to some embarrassment. When drugstore products fail to address these issues, the Alma Hybrid™ OScar procedure may be the answer. This technology combines CO2 (ablative) and 1570nm (non-ablative) wavelengths to provide the best of both worlds in one treatment – targeting a wide range of skin conditions simultaneously.
Board-certified anesthesiologist Dr. Maia Chakerian may recommend the Alma Hybrid laser for mild to severe scar revision in San Jose, CA. Call Sereno Santé to discover why so many people choose our team for refreshed, rejuvenated skin.
Why are acne scars so hard to treat?
Even if you had acne as a teenager, the scars might still be visible decades later. Acne scars are difficult to treat because they form deep in the dermis, where they cannot be reached with over-the-counter products. Instead of trying to manage scars on a surface level, laser technology penetrates deep into the skin to stimulate collagen production. Collagen fills in the indentations caused by acne, creating a more even-toned complexion overall.
What is Alma Hybrid laser treatment?
Alma Hybrid is a nonsurgical technology that combines two different wavelengths with different therapeutic effects. By combining the ablative CO2 wavelength with the non-ablative 1570nm wavelength, both superficial and deep acne scars can be corrected.
One of the best parts about scar reduction is that we can reduce all kinds of scars, including those attributed to a previous accident, burn, or surgery. Sereno Santé addresses scars that appear flat, thick (hypertrophic), indented (atrophic), or dark.
Does laser treatment work for any skin type?
Some people avoid laser treatments in San Jose, CA because they are concerned about side effects like hyperpigmentation. Rest assured that our Alma Hybrid procedure works on practically all skin types and tones. However, an assessment is still required to determine your candidacy for scar revision. Dr. Chakerian will want to know the depth and severity of your acne scars before making recommendations. We can adjust the laser settings as needed for optimal results.
Does the Alma Hybrid laser eliminate scars?
While no treatment can guarantee completely smooth skin, Alma Hybrid is known to reduce the appearance of acne scars significantly. Patients who choose this type of laser treatment often report excellent results in just a few sessions.
Our professionals at Sereno Santé also provide information about post-treatment care to maximize the results of scar reduction. Depending on the area treated, Dr. Chakerian may recommend a special moisturizer or sunblock at home.
How many sessions are required for laser treatment?
The number of sessions needed to achieve results varies based on the extent of your scarring. Dr. Chakerian usually recommends a series of treatments spaced a few weeks apart to give the skin time to heal properly. Before we move forward with scar revision, our team will provide an estimate of how many appointments you may need.
No more acne scars
Acne scar reduction is just one of the many cosmetic procedures offered by Sereno Santé in San Jose, CA. To learn more about Alma Hybrid laser treatment and other services, contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Maia Chakerian. Our team is committed to helping you look and feel your best through innovative, safe treatments. We look forward to helping you achieve smoother skin.