Aluma is a skin renewal system that helps tighten the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Using a radio frequency, Aluma helps stimulate the growth of collagen in problem areas and rejuvenates aged skin. As the anti-aging procedure gains more popularity, more questions are popping up about the effectiveness, benefits and risks?of Aluma. If you are considering the procedure, it is important to be able to decipher fact from fiction. Here are some of the common myths surrounding Aluma debunked.
Myth: Aluma is a Costly Procedure
Fact: Aluma is An Affordable Alternative to Plastic Surgery
An Aluma treatment costs anywhere between $250 and $300 per session. The average patient requires about 5 or 6 sessions to achieve the desired results. Most patients will end up paying around $1500 for the entire treatment. Although most insurance companies don't cover cosmetic procedures, many physicians offer payment plans and other options. This makes the Aluma treatment more accessible to an average individual than a face lift, which?costs anywhere from $5,000 - $10,000.
Myth: Aluma is a Painful Procedure
Fact: Aluma is Virtually Painfree
Unlike other cosmetic procedures, Aluma is virtually painless. Aluma works by suctioning the problem areas and then releasing radio frequency waves into the second layer of the skin that stimulate the development of collagen. Because the waves attack the second layer of the dermis, there is little discomfort. Patients typically experience a warming sensation during the procedure. Furthermore, because the outer layer of the skin isn't affected by the treatment, there is no recovery time. Patients can have this procedure done during their lunch-break and go back to work without a problem.
Myth: Aluma Treatment Needs Regular Maintenance
Fact: Aluma Results Are Long-Lasting
Results from Aluma are not immediate. The treatment works over a period of time, gradually rebuilding collagen in depressed areas of the skin. Because of this, the effects tend to last longer than other cosmetic treatments such as BOTOX ® . Eventually, new wrinkles and lines will appear on the skin's surface, and you will need a new series of treatments.
Myth: Aluma Is Dangerous
Fact: There Are No Known Side Effects of the Procedure
Unlike surgery, there are no side effects yet associated with the Aluma treatment. Aluma has been available in the United States since 2005, and it is still is consider a low-risk procedure. Patients aren't require to undergo anesthesia or injections. Moreover, Aluma is able to get to the more delicate areas of the skin such as the area around the eyes. The treatment is safe and effective for all skin types.
Though there may be concerns about this relatively new procedure, Aluma remains one of the most cost-effective and safe cosmetic procedures around.