Is the Alma Hybrid™ Laser Safe for All Skin Types?
Laser skin resurfacing is a popular way to address unwanted signs of aging like wrinkles, age spots, and sun damage. But with so many technologies on the market, it's hard to know which treatment can meet your needs. The HyGrid™ by Alma Hybrid combines ablative and non-ablative wavelengths to safely manage all skin types – even sensitive skin and dark skin tones.
Today, board-certified anesthesiologist Dr. Maia Chakerian explores the benefits of Hybrid laser resurfacing with the HyGrid device. Call Sereno Santé to book a consultation and learn why so many people in San Jose, CA choose to work with our team.
What about traditional laser treatment?
Laser skin resurfacing involves the use of high-energy light that converts to heat. However, people with sensitive or dark skin tones tend to avoid this form of treatment because they're concerned about risks like:
- Excess swelling and redness
The good news is that Hybrid laser resurfacing with the HyGrid device is considered safer for all skin types. Sereno Santé is proud to offer this innovative solution to patients who want to achieve healthy, younger-looking skin.
What are the benefits of Hybrid laser resurfacing?
The HyGrid laser uses both ablative and non-ablative wavelengths to address problem areas. Ablative lasers remove the top layer of damaged skin, while non-ablative lasers heat the deeper tissues. Together they provide a more comprehensive treatment than either type of laser can provide on its own.
There are many reasons why people in San Jose, CA choose laser skin resurfacing with the Alma Hybrid, including:
- Smoother, more youthful-looking skin
- Reduced wrinkles and fine lines
- Reduced pore size
- Diminished sun damage and age spots
Patients enjoy stunning results after just one appointment, though additional sessions may be recommended for optimal results.
What happens during laser skin resurfacing?
Dr. Chakerian starts with an exam to determine your candidacy for our Hybrid laser. This is important because we make recommendations based on your specific goals and skin type. Inform our team about any sensitivities or past reactions to laser treatment.
When you're ready to proceed, we cleanse and prepare your skin. The HyGrid device is then passed over the surface. You may feel a warm sensation as the laser energy works. The process could last as little as 10 – 20 minutes in total.
What is recovery like from the HyGrid laser?
After laser skin resurfacing, Dr. Chakerian provides detailed skincare instructions to help you through the recovery process. You may experience redness and swelling for a few days. We recommend avoiding direct sunlight and using gentle cleansers and moisturizers. It takes several weeks for your skin to heal, but the results are long-lasting and considered well worth the wait!
What results to expect from skin resurfacing
Most people who undergo laser treatment with the Alma Hybrid device see a significant improvement in their appearance. This includes reduced wrinkles, fine lines, sun damage, and age spots. Your skin will also be smoother and more youthful-looking. Our patients at Sereno Santé report high levels of satisfaction with their results.
Discover a better laser treatment
Even minor skin issues cause a great deal of distress. If you have wrinkles, fine lines, or sun damage, call Sereno Santé for a consultation and learn about our cutting-edge Hybrid laser. Our technology is considered some of the best available, and we are passionate about providing top-tier care in San Jose, CA. Dr. Maia Chakerian works closely with each patient to develop a personalized plan that helps meet their needs.