Lumecca IPL Photofacial
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 photofacial 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 pigmentation)
- Sun damage
- Vascular lesions (spider veins, port wine stains, leg telangiectasia)
- Rosacea (redness)
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, arms and hands.
What steps must be taken before the procedure?
Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning one month prior to treatment.
What should I expect during and after Lumecca?
During the treatment there will be a bright flash of light from the Lumecca that feels like a light elastic sensation. Redness and 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 in a few days after the first session. The skin will continue to look younger and more brilliant over time with the most visible results 1-2 weeks. Having multiple photofacial sessions will improve the final results. For vascular treatments such as spider veins, 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 the sunlight immediately after treatment. It is recommended to avoid direct sunlight and tanning.