Patients who have age spots, sun damage, vessels and rosacea can expect superior clearance in 1-3
treatment versus 4-6 compared to the standard IPL. Most patients who are exposed to the sun for long
periods of time will notice brown spots appear along their face, chest, hands and other parts of their
body. This is common; however, most patients do seek treatment in our office to rid of these blemishes.
Whether your areas of concern are brown or red, our IPL can exceed your expectations in getting the
clearance you desire. Consultation Required.
Facts About Lumecca IPL
What is lumecca?
Lumecca is the most powerful intense pulsed light (IPL) to treat pigmented and
vascular lesions. After just one use, patients notice significant improvements
in the complexion and clarity of the skin. Lumecca operates using photothermolysis,
which provides a photo facial through the delivery of a comfortable light treatment.
What are the benefits?
In just 1-3 sessions Lumecca improves the appearance of:
- Age spots (red/brown pigmentations)
- Vascular lesions such as facial telangiectasias (spider veins) and poikiloderma
- Rosacea (redness)
- Sun damage
What areas can be treated?
Lumecca can be used on all areas of the body. The most common areas of treatment
are zones that are regularly exposed to the sun. This often includes the face, neck,
decolletage, legs, hands and arms.
What should I expect during and after lumecca?
During treatment there will be a bright flash of light from the Lumecca that feels
like a light elastic sensation. Redness and a slight warming of the skin are normal
after treatment and usually subsides within an hour. Over the next 24-48 hours you
may see a darkening of pigmented spots; in the week afterwards, the pigmented lesions
flake off, leading to an evening out of skin tone. After treating vascular lesions,
you may see the vein blanch and disappear or a color change in the vessel which
dissipates after a few days.
How many sessions are required?
An improved skin appearance can be noted after the first session. Multiple sessions
provide even better results. Treatment regime depends on the severity of skin damage,
skin type, type of treatment (vascular vs sun damage) and energy settings.
How quickly will I see results?
Sun damage and skin complexion results can be seen a few days after the first session.
The skin will continue to look younger and more brilliant over time with most visible
results after 1-2 weeks. Having multiple photo facial sessions will improve the final
result. For vascular treatments such as facial telangiectasias, results can be seen
in up to 2 weeks.
Are there any side effects?
Most patients do not experience any side effects and any skin reaction usually resolves
within a few hours. Patients may find they are sensitive to sunlight immediately after
treatment. It is recommended to avoid direct sunlight and tanning.