Microplasma is a fractional ablative technology unique to Alma Lasers that effects the Nitrogen ions present in the air, creating a controlled spark that penetrates the skin surface and leaves a crater up to several hundred microns deep surrounded by thermal damage. With microplasma, it is possible to obtain unprecedented treatment control via an array of microplasma tips, as well as the ability to control the strength of the plasma spark without changing the power settings.
Legato II manipulates the electromagnetic wave, changing the location of the crest that makes contact with the skin and thereby dictating the strength and effect of the ablation. With a low power setting of only 10 watts, it is possible to obtain an ablative spark equivalent to a significantly higher power setting. The benefit of this technology is a much more comfortable treatment for the patient as well as an ablative effect ideal for the treatment.
MicroPeel is a fractional ablative skin resurfacing treatment designed to improve the overall texture, tone and radiance of the skin while also restoring its elasticity. Using fractional Microplasma RF technology, MicroPeel smooths and balances the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines, superficial pigmentation and scars, shrinking pore size and eliminating blackheads.
MicroPeel uses radiofrequency energy to produce tiny sparks that travel between the RF electrode and the skin’s surface. These microplasma sparks create controlled thermal damage in the uppermost layers of the skin, triggering a natural healing process that stimulates cell renewal and the formation of healthy new collagen in the dermis and epidermis.
To maintain and further extend the clinical results achieved via RF and microplasma, the patented Alma IMPACT™ module employs ultrasound technology to deliver active ingredients beyond the epidermal–dermal junction.
Once the skin has been perforated via a microplasma hand-piece, the IMPACT™ module emits intermittent positive and negative waves of acoustic pressure, pushing the active ingredients through the microchannels. The oscillating acoustic vibrations create a push and pull effect within the channels, releasing the buildup of intra-cellular fluid and allowing the active ingredients to reach the targeted tissue depth.