The high powered Q-switched laser is the most effective method for removing natural or artificial pigmentation while minimizing the risk of damage to surrounding tissue. ALMA-Q’s capabilities further extend the potency of the Q-switched laser, opening the door to additional treatment possibilities, including challenging skin imperfections associated with aging.
ALMA-Q delivers photo acoustic shock waves to the target area through high laser intensities in ultra-short nanosecond pulses.
This method creates controlled dermal wounds via a mechanical Q-Switched effect – a unique mechanism of action that achieves optimal results for various indications without causing thermal damage or coagulation in the surrounding tissue.
Pigment in the skin
Due to photoacoustic effect pigment particles are selectively fragmented
Fragmented pigment particles are carried away by phagocytes
Two Distinct Wavelengths
ALMA-Q offers two distinct wavelengths targeting the full spectrum of ink colors found in multi colored tattoos.
Single and Double Pulse Technologies
ALMA-Q offers energy delivery in both Single Pulse and Double Pulse modes. Double Pulse technology disperses the laser energy into two consecutive pulses, mitigating peak power while delivering maximum energy of up to 1800 mJ per pulse. By creating a flat-top beam, maximum energy may be delivered evenly over the skin without risking epidermal injury. Both Single and Double Pulse modes are available in all ALMA-Q QSW wavelengths including 1064 nm and 532 nm.
Long Pulsed Nd: YAG Laser (LP)
Maximizing the potential of the 1064 nm wavelength, ALMA-Q also offers the Long Pulsed Nd: YAG laser for the treatment of benign vascular lesions and deep veins. The extended duration of the long pulsed 1064 nm laser affords deep penetration and powerful heating, facilitating treatment of deeper lesions that cannot be targeted by shorter wavelengths.
Double Pulse mode Nd: YAG Laser
Double Pulse Mode Nd: YAG laser generations sub-millisecond pulse widths at a high repetition rate of 5 Hz to provide both skin resurfacing and micro-vascular treatments.
The laser achieves safe and effective sub-dermal heating stimulating the growth of new collagen. At the same time, its ultra-short pulse duration make sit ideal for treating microscopic blood vessels with diameters of less than 50 microns.
Focus Offers 7 distinct sizes: from 2 to 7 mm, to address various degrees and depths of benign pigmented lesions and varying types of tattoos. The focus handpiece may be used in either Q-switched with a 2 – 7 mm spot size or Long Pulsed or Double Pulsed Nd: YAG with a 3, 5, 6, or 7 mm spot size.
Collimated The collimated handiece delivers parallel beams of energy to the target tissue with minimal dispersion, regardless of distance from the skin.This allows practitioners to administer treatment without having to maintain continuous contact with the skin while also allowing better visualization of larger treatment areas. With an 8 mm sot size, the handpiece offers an excellent coverage rate and high speed treatment. The collimated handiece may be used in either Q-switched, Long Pulse, or Double Pulse Mode Nd: YAG laser modes.
Combined Q-switched, Long Pulse and Double Pulse Mode Nd: YAG laser platform – offering maximum versatility.
Two Wavelengths for full spectrum multi-color tattoo removal.
Double Pulse Technology – delivering maximum power.
Reliable and Effective – for all skin types (I-VI).
Benign Pigmented Lesions
ALMA-Q is highly effective for treating various degrees and depths of benign pigmented lesions. The high power Q-switched Nd: YAG 1064 nm laser treats deep pigmented lesions, while the monochromatic 532 nm wavelength address superficial pigmented lesions. The treatment mechanically breaks up the melanin in the lesion without causing thermal damage, reealing lighter, unblemished skin.
Benign Vascular Lesions
The Long Pulsed Nd: YAG 1046 nm laser provides a powerful, non-invasive solution for vascular lesions and deep veins. In addition to its deep penetration and effective heating, the 1064 nm wavelength is more readily absorbed by water and oxy-hemoglobin with relatively low absorption by melanin. This triggers photothermolysis of the water and hemoglobin chromophore, effectively targeting vascular lesions while avoid damage to the epidermis.
The ultra-short pulse duration of the Double Pulsed Mode Nd: YAG 1064 nm laser makes this mode ideally suited for treating misrovasculature (<50μm in diameter), including angioectasias, telangiectasias and erythema.
Successful multi-color tattoo removal requires a high powered laser than can deliver enough energy within the absorption spectrum of a wide range of colors. ALMA-Q offers two distinct Q-switched Nd: YAG laser wavelengths, each targeting a specific ink color for full-spectrum multi-color tattoo removal. The high power QSW 1046 nm laser id ideal for treating darker ink colors, while the 532 nm wavelength is effective for brighter ink colors including red, sky blue and greens, which cover the large majority of popular tattoo colors.
ALMA-Q mechanically breaks down the ink particles in the tattoo without causing thermal damage, revealing healthy, color-free skin with minimal risk of scarring or permanent hypopigmentation.
Skin Resurfacing – Wrinkled – Hair Removal – PFB
I have been using all kinds of laser technologies in my private clinics for more than 20 years now. Having that said, I can safely say that ALMA-Q is one of the most efficient platforms I have worked with. The use of different pulse duration; nanoseconds, microseconds and milliseconds enabled me to use it for the same indication with different combinations.
In my opinion, every patient that walks into a dermatology clinic from early ages to later years is a candidate for a treatment with ALMA-Q.
Dr. Serafettin Saracoglu, MD, Dermatology Specialist, Clinic Estesense Nisantasi, Istanbul Elit Policlinic, Bakirkoy, Istanbul
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