Alma Hybrid vs. Morpheus8

By: Dr. Lawrence Iteld


No one ever said you’d enjoy seeing the signs of aging on your face and neck. Skin quality declines due to external and internal factors. Sun exposure, natural aging, acne, and other damaging environmental elements take their toll. That’s why we have specific tools for helping you regain a more youthful look. Here, we compare two of our most popular treatments — Alma Hybrid and Morpheus8.

Alma Hybrid

In general, laser treatments are highly effective at reversing the signs of aging, especially when it comes to sun-related skin damage, which we see as pigment and age spots. The Alma Hybrid laser is the first and only device of its kind to combine two powerful energies to address a variety of skin issues. These energies include optimal ablation for resurfacing, ultimate deep thermal effect for new collagen production, and the effective trans-epidermal delivery of skin essentials. This resurfacing procedure is suitable for all skin tones and allows us to create highly customizable treatment sessions that meet your specific goals with minimal discomfort and downtime.

The Alma Hybrid treatment rejuvenates mature skin, induces new collagen and elastin production, and enhances natural beauty by revealing smoother, brighter, younger, healthier-looking skin.

Alma Hybrid treatments help preserve and improve your complexion by addressing various skin issues such as wrinkles, fine lines, scars, including those from acne, uneven skin tone and texture, and hyperpigmentation.


Combine microneedling with the power of radiofrequency and you’ll have Morpheus8, an advanced treatment for tightening and smoothing your skin. It is a safe and effective option to give your face and neck a more youthful and lifted appearance. Morpheus8 penetrates deep into the skin to remodel and kick-start new collagen while coagulating fat. Morpheus8 is an excellent treatment for correcting neck and facial sagging, jowls, fine lines and wrinkles, surgical scars, acne scars, and skin texture.

Morpheus8 is a powerful skin tightening treatment that gives you radiant looking skin.

Some frequently asked questions

We know you probably have questions about these (and other) skin rejuvenation and tightening treatments. Here are a few of the most frequently asked questions and answers. Of course, we will gladly answer any others you have, and during a personalized consult, we will work with you to determine the best treatment options for you.

How do these treatments work?

  • Alma Hybrid combines a CO2 laser with a 1570nm laser to help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and sunspots.
  • Morpheus8 treatment reforms your skin and connective tissues to become tighter and stronger. This gives your face and neck a lifting effect, which is great for anyone who is not quite ready for a surgical facelift, and the volume of collagen increases to plump up hollow areas.

How long do treatments last?

Although improvement will be seen after each session, both treatments are most effective when you have multiple sessions spaced several weeks apart.

  • Alma Hybrid results can last over one year, and you may even enjoy silky-smooth skin that lasts from three to five years after undergoing a series of laser treatments.
  • Morpheus8 full results are seen 8-12 weeks after the last treatment session and can last over a year.

Which treatment is better?

Both are great, and patients are routinely satisfied with their results. One of our older patients had both treatments at different times. Her assessment may help you understand the difference and which may be better for you:

“Alma Hybrid got rid of my sun and age spots and resurfaced my face for a more refreshed look. Morpheus8 was great for tightening my aging skin, reducing neck lines and raising some sagging along my jaw line.”

Discover which treatment is right for you

Interested in looking younger and refreshed? Please contact our experienced patient coordinators to schedule your confidential consultation. Contact us or send us an email at [email protected]. ________ Lawrence Iteld, MD, is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the Illinois Society of Plastic Surgery. A highly regarded Chicago based plastic surgeon, Dr. Iteld has received awards from Chicago Magazine’s Top Docs, and Castle Connolly Top Doctors®, and is a Key Opinion Leader with Allergan Aesthetics.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.