Lumecca is an intense pulse light (IPL) that delivers up to 3 times the energy in the 500-600 nm range. IPL is described as technology that is used by cosmetic and medical care providers to perform a variety of skin treatments for aesthetic and therapeutic reasons. It is optimized for clinicians to treat a number of different skin types and conditions, with results that can be seen after just one session. Lumecca can treat pigmentation issues, sun damage, and vascular lesions. The goal of the treatment is to help patients achieve clear, beautiful skin in as little time as possible. Lumecca is also a good treatment for skin care concerns like redness, acne scars, and rosacea, as well as broken capillaries and hyper-pigmentation. It involves a less invasive (aka non-ablative) laser that has been carefully adjusted to look for specific pigments in the skin like redness, darker and discolored patches, or dark spots from acne scarring.
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The Lumecca IPL can be used on all areas of the body. Usually, the most common areas of treatment are areas that regularly get exposed to the sun (face, neck, chest, legs, hands, and arms).
During the treatment, there is a bright flash of light which feels like a light elastic sensation. The treatment is painless, short (about 45 minutes), and requires no downtime. In fact, many of our patients are able to continue their day right afterward (though their skin will be slightly red). They also notice, just days after their first treatment, that the little age spots or freckles were gone or the redness in their cheeks has lessened. A series of treatments is needed to be able to see a visible improvement, which can generally be seen after 4 to 6 treatments. Most of our patients don’t experience side effects, and any skin reactions typically resolve within a few hours of the initial treatment. Patients may find they have more sensitivity to sunlight, usually immediately after the treatment. You should definitely avoid direct sunlight and tanning.
Dealing with blemishes can make you feel unattractive, old, and worn-out. Lumecca is here to help you do something about it. You don’t have to be overwhelmed by the options. Call Skinlastiq at (650)542-7055 to learn about the amazing benefits you can receive from a Lumecca treatment.
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.
In just 1-3 sessions Lumecca improves the appearance of:
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, décolletage, legs, hands and arms.
Avoid direct, excessive sun exposure or tanning one month prior to treatment.
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.
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.
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 photofacial sessions will improve the final result. For vascular treatments such as facial telangiectasias, results can be seen in up to 2 weeks.
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.