The telltale signs of aging are a direct result of low collagen levels. If you’re noticing fine lines, wrinkles and loose, sagging skin around the face and neck area, you may be a good candidate for radiofrequency treatments that help promote collagen production and strengthen the skin. The Aluma wrinkle treatment system uses radio frequency energy to treat wrinkles and helps to trigger collagen production. Here’s a close look at the anti-aging benefits of Aluma skin treatments, and why you may be a good candidate for the treatment:
How Aluma Wrinkle Treatments Work
The Aluma skincare treatment does not require any incisions or anesthesia and is performed on an outpatient basis in the medical spa or dermatology office setting. The treatment begins with a thorough cleansing of the skin, and the areas to be treated are covered with a conductive gel or lotion. The Aluma device is then placed directly onto the skin and gently pulls the skin up with a suction action.
Radio frequency waves are then emitted deep into the dermis, promoting growth of new collagen in the treated area. The epidermis – the top layer of skin – is left untouched throughout this procedure, and the patient may feel only a light tingling sensation as the radio frequency heat energy heats up the skin tissues at a deeper level.
The treatment typically lasts about 15 to 45 minutes depending on the area, and most patients will require a series of treatments to achieve significant results. Since this procedure is completely non-invasive, there is no recovery time involved. The skin cells are regenerating at a deeper level and produce progressive results.
Key Benefits of Aluma Wrinkle Treatments
Aluma wrinkle treatments offer a number of benefits over other skin rejuvenation procedures. Some of the key anti aging benefits of Aluma wrinkle treatments include:
Minimal treatment time
Few, mild side effects
No incisions or scarring involved
Patients can return to regular activities immediately after the procedure
Can be an attractive “lunch time” procedure
No excessive peeling of the outer layer of the skin
Lower treatment costs than surgery
No anesthesia required
Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for skin tightening and for treating wrinkles
Most people undergoing Aluma wrinkle treatments will see results over course of weeks and months with continued treatments. Some patients may see changes within three to five treatments. Since Aluma is considered to be a cosmetic procedure, it is not covered by health insurance. However, some medical spas and cosmetic surgery centers may offer patient financing options and payment plans for a series of treatments. As of 2010, the average cost of Aluma wrinkle treatments is approximately $300 per session, depending on the treatment area, and the number of treatments purchased.
Learn more about the latest skin rejuvenation procedures in our information guide, or consult with a cosmetic dermatologist in your area to find out if you may be a good candidate for the Aluma wrinkle treatment.