Alma Zero uses the power of cryo-thermal therapy to treat hyperactive glands of the body, specifically those associated with acne and hyperhidrosis.
Using a freeze-thaw approach, the treatment inhibits gland activity by freezing the cells within the glands, resulting in necrosis and diminished gland function. The treatment is designed to target the sweat-producing activity of the eccrine glands as well as the sebum-producing activity of the sebaceous glands, achieving immediate improvement with lasting results.
Treatment begins with a cold cycle where skin temperature is gradually lowered to between +5° C and 0° C, the point at which lipids crystallize. Due to the tendency of lipids to crystallize at temperatures higher than the water ice-point and the relatively low water content of sebocytes in the sebaceous gland, the Zero applicator may predispose these sebocytes to combined lipid and water crystallization and eventually to sebocytes loss and subsequent reduction in sebum rate.