ALMI Procedure Frequently Asked Questions
What is ALMI?
ALMI (Autologous Lipocyte Micronized Injection) might seem similar to other skin rejuvenation injection treatments designed to boost collagen, elastin and redirect fat cells. However, “ALMI” takes the rejuvenation process to a more natural place, by using your own body’s regenerative cells (Platelet Rich Plasma) and fat tissues (stem cells). “ALMI” addresses ALL the issues of aging skin or even weight loss by offering a complete, purely natural regeneration of lost structural support, collagen, fat, volume and even circulation with no surgery, and even fewer side effects and continues to generate collagen and improve skin over time.
When will I see results?
Patients report seeing effects immediately after the ALMI procedure, and as your body adjusts to the boost of its own rebuilding cells, results are even stronger after several weeks. We are specially trained in techniques to maximize optimal results for each patient thoroughly and safely.
How long will it lasts?
Current data states 3-5 years, however, longevity is dependent on several individual factors. Dr. Lapidus will discuss how you can prolong your results potentially longer!
What is the recovery time?
There is minimal downtime with this all-natural, outpatient procedure, and the ALMI process takes takes 2-3 weeks post treatment to fully settle. Most patients are able to return to normal activities immediately after treatment, and our staff will share any additional needed information based on your individual procedure during your consultation. See post “ALMI” instructions
Does it hurt?
Most patients report minimal discomfort with pain medication. Appropriate pain or anti-anxiety medication will be determined and prescribed during medical consult with Dr. Lapidus.
How long will I be in the office for this treatment?
Time in office will be dependent on your customized treatment plan which will be determined by Dr. Lapidus and our ALMI specialist. Approximately 2-4 hours.
How do I know if I am a good candidate?
Patients seeing the greatest results from ALMI are those who are experiencing collagen/fat loss in their hands, face, neck or other areas. By age 40, most people have up to 20 percent collagen loss and by age 50, 30 percent collagen loss. ALMI offers a replacement that improves ALL signs of aging, like wrinkles, rough texture, dull tone, structure and volume loss, elasticity, and sun spots. As always, your overall health, medical history will need to be evaluated by Dr. Lapidus at no cost to you to see if ALMI is right for you.