Aluma Skin Renewal
Aluma is a skin rejuvenation method that uses radiofrequency to improve skin texture and firmness. During the procedure, heat pulses from radio waves penetrate into the underlying layer of the skin to enhance skin quality without damaging the skin’s outer surface. Approved by the FDA in 2005, Aluma Skin Renewal stimulates the production of new collagen to give the skin a smoother, more youthful appearance.
Collagen is naturally-produced in the body and is responsible for our skin being firm when we are young. Unfortunately, as we age collagen production slows and becomes depleted in the body, causing the skin to sag and loosen. By stimulating new collagen production, Aluma tightens the skin on areas of the face such as the forehead, the areas around the eyes, and the jowls. It can also improve skin quality on the neck, arms, abdomen, and the knees.
Aluma Skin Renewal Procedure
The Aluma Skin Renewal treatment is usually performed without the use of anesthesia. To start the procedure, a handpiece is placed over the areas of the skin that need treatment. This handpiece vacuums the folds of the skin and creates a tight contact. When contact is achieved, the dermis is then positioned along the path where the radiofrequency energy is aimed. This creates a heat stimulus within the skin’s dermis that stimulates collagen contraction and production.
Recovery from Aluma Skin Renewal
An Aluma session usually takes 15 minutes, but the duration of the treatment will depend upon the size of the treated area. The procedure rarely produces any side effects. You will most likely be able to return to your daily activities immediately after your session.
To obtain maximum results, you may have to undergo several Aluma treatment sessions. Your physician at Twin City Plastic Surgery will recommend a treatment series that fits your specific needs, but the usual series involves four to six once-weekly sessions.