what is Lumecca IPL?
Lumecca is a breakthrough intense pulsed light (IPL) that delivers up to 3X more energy in the 500-600 nm range to improve efficacy for vascular and pigmented lesions. It is optimized for clinicians to treat a variety of lesions with fewer sessions.
How does it work?
The Lumecca™ IPL laser uses photo-thermolysis through the delivery of specific wavelengths of light which interact with red and brown pigments in the skin. These pigments absorb the light and are destroyed, often in one session.
Who is a good candidate for lumecca?
Who is the best candidate for a Lumecca? Anyone looking to address the following skin conditions is a good candidate for a Lumecca IPL: brown/red blemishes, sunspots, age spots, vascular redness, broken blood vessels, Rosacea, and mole-like discolorations.
benefits of lumecca
Clear Skin with Lumecca can treat and improve the appearance of skin anywhere on the body—especially areas that are regularly exposed to the sun such as the face, neck, chest, arms, hands, and legs.
Reduce Sun Spots and Freckles
Sun spots and freckles can often accumulate in areas that get lots of sun exposure. Sometimes, sun spots and freckles can overlap to make skin look darker in certain areas and throw off your overall skin tone. Lumecca can break up these pigments, including brown patches known as melasma, and even out your skin tone to give you clearer skin.
Improve Photo-Damaged Skin
Photo-damaged skin describes any skin changes induced by prolonged exposure to the sun, such as fine lines, deep wrinkles, roughness, melasma, and discoloration. If your skin has one or more of these signs of photo damage, Clear Skin with Lumecca can effectively reverse these changes with a few treatments.
Reduce Spider Veins
Spider veins are often just as visible and unsightly as varicose veins, but are far smaller and less raised. Spider veins can be caused by genetics, obesity, trauma, and hormone imbalances, and tend to become more prevalent with age. The IPL emitted by Lumecca can improve the appearance of spider veins without damaging nearby skin.
Rosacea is a common skin condition characterized by redness and the appearance of tiny blood vessels on the face. Rosacea usually develops during middle age and is frequently caused by excess exposure to the wind and sun. Clear Skin with Lumecca can effectively help reduce the appearance of rosacea without the side effects associated with medications commonly used to treat this skin condition.
Non-Invasive Skin Rejuvenation
Lumecca is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that doesn’t involve the use of needles or scalpels. With Lumecca, the surface of the skin is safely heated using a small handheld device. Patients who have been treated with Lumecca report feeling a slightly hot tingling sensation during sessions, and compare the feeling to that of a rubber band being snapped against the skin.
Prior to your treatment session, our Lumecca technician will apply a topical anesthetic or cooling gel to your skin to help you feel more comfortable. You may also be given protective goggles to wear over your eyes that minimize your exposure to the IPL technology.
Get Fast Results
Each Lumecca treatment session lasts an average of 30 minutes, though larger treatment areas may require extra time. Lumecca has been shown to effectively reduce skin irregularities within a few days after treatment, with results being most noticeable after two weeks. Lumecca IPL treatment also produces no downtime—meaning you can go back to work or resume daily activities immediately following your appointment.
before and after treatment:
There is typically little to no downtime with our Lumecca treatment. There may be some mild redness and swelling 1-2 days after treatment, but since the skin surface is not broken, makeup may be applied within 24 hours of the treatment.*
Avoid self-tanning products for 6–8 weeks before treatment.
Patients must be off Isotretinoin (Accutane, Claravis, Sotret or Amnesteem) for 6 months before starting any laser treatment.
Discontinue the use of any medication that causes photosensitivity for at least 72 hours prior to laser treatments. If you are taking a prescription medication that causes photosensitivity such as antibiotics, please contact your prescribing physician to discuss your options.
Schedule your complementary consultation to get more details on Lumecca IPL.