Alma Inc announces the North American release of Opus, a new modern aesthetic platform featuring the company’s proprietary high-frequency unipolar radio-frequency technology, Opus Plasma.

Reportedly the first-of-its-kind fractional plasma technology, Opus Plasma is engineered to address global or localized textural and skin quality concerns often corrected with conventional fractional resurfacing lasers in the past. 

It is reportedly the first fractional plasma technology to enter the fractional resurfacing category, according to the company in a news release.

“Fractional plasma will change how we think about resurfacing. If full-field CO2 technology was resurfacing 1.0, and fractional technology was resurfacing 2.0, fractional plasma technology is resurfacing 3.0,” says Jeffrey Hsu, MD, FAAD, a board-certified dermatologist at Oak Dermatology in the Greater Chicago Area.

“I can produce results to match the most aggressive CO2 laser or the gentlest laser peel in a fraction of the procedure time and much less patient downtime. The results we’re seeing with Opus Plasma are quite impressive, even after just one treatment,” he adds.

Operating at a high frequency of over 40MHz, the metal pins on the Opus Plasma tips are super-charged with high-RF voltage. When in close proximity of the skin, the RF-charged pins react to atmospheric pressure in the air, creating plasma that in turn, creates the microthermal zones of fractional injuries.

The plasma intensity can be adjusted based on the desired ablation effect, which further expands the versatility of the technology – a light, moderate or aggressive resurfacing result can be achieved based on the desired outcome and patient skin type, per the release.

“The release of Opus with Opus Plasma meets our commitment to position our proprietary innovations at the forefront,” says Avi Farbstein, CEO of Alma, North America. “Thanks to our team overseas, the clinical benefits of Microplasma RF have been thoughtfully studied for years. We believe the market is ready and the timing is right to take this novel innovation mainstream as a mainstay skin resurfacing solution for our customers.”

[Source(s): Alma Lasers, PR Newswire]