Alma-Q Laser: effective treatment of skin aging and melasma

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Alma Q Laser – Effective treatment for aging and melasma

Signs of aging in women including sagging skin, loss of luminosity, etc. begin in their thirties and become more visible in their forties, especially those such as melasma, dark spots, crow’s feet, wrinkles on the forehead and around the mouth. Laser therapy has been recognized as an effective treatment for symptoms of aging, but how to choose the appropriate protocol and the right facility to undergo the treatment?

As time passes by, each one of us has to face signs of aging such as wrinkles, loss of skin elasticity, sagging, dry, peeling skin, and especially the appearance of brown spots, melasma patches on the skin (also known as hyperpigmentation).

| Among the many skin problems during pregnancy are melasma, freckles, or skin discoloration. Hyperpigmentation during pregnancy is partially caused by the sun and the abnormal rise of hormones during pregnancy.

However, while some ladies out there are capable of maintaining their ‘youthful’ skin with their very own skincare tips, others summon help from innovative laser therapy for rejuvenating skin because, in fact, typical methods are time-consuming and may not be effective enough.

As shared by Dermatologist Hun Kim Thao of Grace Skincare Clinic, this is Vietnam’s first and only Alma Q laser technology and considered one of the most powerful therapies available today for the treatment of aging symptoms, rejuvenating the skin, and improving many other skin imperfections..

Alma-Q is recognized in more than 6500 international dermatology clinics & hospitals in the world as a particularly effective treatment of skin pigmentation: epidermal melasma, dermal melasma, and mixed type of melasma, congenital melasma, or melasma secondary to hormonal imbalance, etc.

What is skin aging?

According to Dr. Hun Kim Thao – Dermatologist at Grace Skincare Clinic – skin aging is a complex biological process that is influenced by a combination of external and internal factors. These factors lead to changes in skin structure, physiology, and further development to changes in skin layers. Signs of aging skin often include epidermal thickening, skin discoloration, wrinkles, sagging, dull and rough skin, loss of elasticity and volume resulting in loose skin.

This is an indispensable part of the human body’s natural aging process. While the natural aging of the internal organs cannot be seen with human eyes, signs of skin aging can be shown over time, especially in areas that are regularly exposed to the sun. Skin usually begins to age at age 25 but there have been cases in which women experience aging symptoms earlier than that. For the skin to stay fresh and minimize the visibility of aging, you should come to reputable dermatologists to choose the most suitable solutions for skin problems.

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Dull skin, melasma is amongst symptoms of skin aging

Why should Alma Q be chosen for skin aging treatment and skin rejuvenation

In the opinion of Dermatologist Hun Kim Thao, Alma Q is one of the most innovative and intelligent technologies of the world-renowned laser brand – Alma Laser. Marking as the technology that surpasses older ones, Alma Q simultaneously integrates 3 modern technologies with smart functions to achieve the optimal results on the skin.

Alma Q offers up to 2000mj per pulse, with an extraordinarily short pulse width of 7nsec, featuring unique technological innovations including depth control, fractional delivery, combining 3 technologies of Long Pulsed, Quasi- Long, Pulsed ND: YAG 1064nm. ALMA-Q is unmatched in its power and versatility for treating a wide range of aesthetic dermal indications.

| What are some recommended methods to treat crow’s feet and under eye wrinkles around the eyes area that are safe? At Grace Skincare Clinic, our dermatologists have picked out some ways to improve the appearance of crow’s feet and under eye wrinkles effectively while remaining completely safe to your skin.

Q-Switched Laser Technology

Presented as the most advanced and effective technology for removing natural pigmentation: melasma, freckles, age spots, and even artificial pigments such as tattoos, while minimizing the damage to the surrounding tissue. This technology works with two 1064nm wavelengths that afford deep penetration to treat dermal pigmentation, while the 532nm wavelength addresses superficial pigmented lesions. It produces ultra-short nanosecond pulses with laser beams that impact the area that needs high-intensity treatment. Combining both single-pulse and double-pulse technologies may deliver maximum energy up to 2J per pulse on dual pulse mode. By creating the ‘Flat-Top Beam’ maximum energy may be delivered evenly over the skin without risking epidermal injuries.

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Alma Q is one of the most innovative and intelligent technologies of the world-renowned laser brand – Alma Laser

Long Pulse Nd: YAG Laser (LP)

Alma Q also offers the Long-Pulsed Nd YAG Laser with 1064nm wavelengths that allow deep penetration and powerful healing for the treatment of vascular lesions, malformations, and deep veins. This technology also facilitates the treatment of deeper lesions that cannot be targeted by shorter wavelengths.

Quasi – Long Pulsed Nd: YAG Laser (QLP)

Capable of generating sub-millisecond pulse width at a high repetition rate (5Hz), hence providing both skin rejuvenation and microvascular treatment. QLP Laser archives safe and effective heating that allows deep penetration into the dermis, stimulating the growth of new collagen, especially the type VII one, and simultaneously improving the connection between tissues for better skin laxity.

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Alma Q Laser

Alma Q Laser features fractional, non-invasive laser technology that offers depth control, allowing practitioners to use ultra-high heating of Q-switched laser for the treatment of age-related skin imperfections including wrinkles, fine lines, photodamage, loss of laxity, and uneven skin.

Advantages of Alma Q Laser as treatment of melasma, dark spots, aging skin

  • High efficacy and shortened time of treatment compared to other laser therapies. Suitable for all skin types, including thin and sensitive areas.
  • Perfect skin deep rejuvenation, natural from the inside, improving microvascular imperfections without plastic surgery.
  • A fractional laser that is unmatched in power and versatility
  • High accuracy, depth control, and fractional laser. Alma Q Pixel handpiece is the first device ever that features unique depth control, enabling high accuracy and safety in the treatment of skin rejuvenation, minimizing damage to the surrounding skin.
  • A painless and non-invasive therapy that does not cause bleeding, hence no rest time required
  • One of the rare inventions achieving accreditation by FDA and CE

Alma Q Laser therapy available at Grace Skincare Clinic offers highly accurate treatment, challenging all age-related skin imperfections. The technology functions by quickly removing skin melanin and strongly stimulating the growth of natural collagen, resulting in firm, toned and luminous skin.

Using collagen as a skin rejuvenation therapy has been widely recognized; however, natural collagen from our body is considered to be most effective and Alma Q Laser has been able to show optimal results on the skin.

The result of laser therapy in the treatment of melasma and skin aging symptoms depends greatly on the advanced technology and skill of the practitioner. Alma Q Laser therapy requires doctors to have large knowledge as well as participate in training courses to achieve certification as a laser therapist.

Not only certified as a Dermatologist and laser therapist by Ho Chi Minh Dermatology Hospital and Institute of Biomedical Physics), but Dr. Hun Kim Thao also joined a special training course provided by experts from Alma Q Laser to practice the therapy on patients. Until now, Dr. Thao has had 12 years of experience and provided successful treatment for approximately 15,000 cases.

Dr. Thao recommends patients choose the right beauty center and a skillful doctor to have laser therapy done. Besides, it is required to have a flexible protocol that suits each type and area of skin.

Dr. Hun Kim Thao – An excellent and dedicated dermatologist in HCMC
As one of the leading dermatologists in Ho Chi Minh City, Dr. Hun Kim Thao is also well respected as a professional and dedicated dermatologist who practices with the highest medical ethical standards. After 11 years of practicing medical and cosmetic dermatology, in December 2016, Dr. Thao along with her husband, Mr. Gregory Nathan, decided…

Among skincare clinics in Vietnam that apply the most innovative technology accredited by both FDA & CE, Grace Skincare Clinic is proud to be one of the most professional clinics available on the market. Should you have further inquiries on laser therapy in the treatment of age-related skin imperfections or any other skin problems, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Reviewed by Dr. Hun Kim Thao

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