Aluma is a noninvasive, radio frequency based non-surgical procedure for attempting to erase wrinkles from the skin through promoting the underlying collagen. Aluma is made by a company named Lumenis. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given the company approval to market the product, though its use is restricted to qualified practitioners. Lumenis calls the active method of Aluma FACES (Functional Aspiration Controlled Electrothermal Stimulation) technology, and promotes it as an effective way to look younger, providing details about the product on its corporate web site to educate prospective patients and the doctors who may use this system.
Aluma: How It Works
Internal Lumenis documents show how the company believes the device can lead to a wrinkle-free appearance for clients. A handpiece with two electrodes folds the skin, concentrating heat under the outer layers, in the dermis. According to the company, this promotes the regeneration of collagen and decreases wrinkles in the skin.
Ideal Results for Aluma
According to Lumenis resources, using Aluma should be low risk and nearly pain-free. It should not acquire any anesthesia or recuperative “downtime,” and patients should be able to immediately resume day to day activities after the procedure. The company contends that patients should also be able to see a difference in before and after photographs when using the product. In the after pictures, there should be an obvious reduction in wrinkles. A typical treatment is supposed to take about 15 minutes.
Like all similar skin rejuvenation devices, it's a good idea to talk to your doctor about using Aluma before deciding whether to go with this kind of procedure for eliminating wrinkles and getting a more youthful look.