From its inception—throughout 19 years of operation— Alma has been at the forefront of technological innovation in the cosmetic and beauty markets. Elaborating further on the technological diversity of the company, Lior Dayan, CEO of Alma, states, “We are one of the few companies in the industry with organic patents that were not acquired through mergers and acquisitions, including 53 registered patents and 19 patent applications.” Dayan credits their robust research and development (R&D) centers and manufacturing facilities—dispersed across three different continents—as the secret behind their achievements. He says, “About 16 percent of our employees are R&D specialists, and 25 percent of them hold Ph.D. and advanced degrees. This approach has served as a solid base from which we can lead the industry with the shortest time to market.” With these accomplishments, today, Alma’s patented products and technologies have become globally recognized brand names and are considered the gold standard in the dermatology landscape.
Catering to the Global Dermatological Needs
As a global company, Alma recognizes the fact that different people require different kinds of solutions. Diversity and geography play a significant role in the definition and implementation of Alma’s solutions. “Therefore, each of our solutions is defined and designed to answer the needs of different genders, age groups, skin tones and specific indication,” mentions Dayan.
Revolutionary 20-Minute Body Contouring
At the core, Alma’s mission has always been to provide modular, cost-effective, and high-performance treatments and solutions based on the latest clinical research and cutting-edge technology
Backed by years of proven clinical success in the field of body contouring, Alma has designed their Accent Prime platform, which combines the latest innovations in ultrasound and radiofrequency (RF) technologies to deliver effective, highly customized treatment with natural, long-lasting results. A top-of-the-line workstation for body contouring and skin tightening, Accent Prime features an UltraSpeed applicator that combines longitudinal and transverse wave technology to selectively target fat cells, while leaving the surrounding tissues unharmed. UltraSpeed is designed using a sonotrode plate, which emits ultrasonic waves through concentric profiles to heat the target tissue. With a grid size of 600 square centimeters that covers a large treatment area, treatment time for the full abdominal area is reduced to approximately 20 minutes. The vibrations disrupt fat cell membranes, leading to gradual breakdown and release of stored fat. Damaged adipocytes are then disposed from the body through the lymphatic system.
Today, following the success of the UltraSpeed applicator, Alma also offers a more advanced body contouring solution which amalgamates two applicators, and aims to provide longer-lasting skin tightening and fat reduction in areas that are more challenging to reach. The tool is used for contouring areas such as the underarms and submental region. The applicators consist of a radiofrequency hand-piece, TuneFace, and a miniature version of the ultrasound applicator, MiniSpeed. While TuneFace applicator features an assisted vacuum mechanism and aims to tighten the skin, MiniSpeed is created with the goal of treating cellulite and skin laxity. Dayan notes that most dermatologists use MiniSpeed and TuneFace applicators together when treating small areas to effectively address the various needs of clients.
High-End Laser Treatments with ALMA-Q
ALMA-Q is a high powered, triple mode Nd:YAG laser system used for carbon peel treatment— non-invasive, completely painless laser-based skin treatment that quickly and effectively treats a variety of skin imperfections.
"We are one of the few companies in the industry with organic patents that were not acquired through mergers and acquisitions, including 53 registered patents and 19 patent applications"
In addition to deep exfoliation and skin resurfacing, the high-energy collimated laser beam creates controlled thermal damage to the epidermis-dermis interface. This thermal effect decreases pore size, shrinks the sebaceous glands resulting in reduced sebum production, and stimulates collagen remodeling, reducing fine lines and the initial signs of aging.
A Promising Future
At the core, Alma’s mission has always been to provide modular, cost-effective, and high-performance treatments and solutions based on the latest clinical research and cutting-edge technology. “We empower practitioners to offer safe, effective, and profitable aesthetic and surgical treatments to their patients, while allowing patients to benefit from the capabilities of state-of-the-art, clinically proven technologies and methods,” states Dayan, highlighting his company’s day-to-day motto. Striding ahead, Dayan is confident that Alma’s revolutionary technologies, coupled with its robust research and development team, will unearth new dermatological innovations to treat bodily imperfections.