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Intense pulsed light technology to reduce pigmentation and renew the skin.

Lumecca™ (Spot Removal)

What is Lumecca?

Lumecca™ is a premier intense pulsed light (IPL) system designed to effectively reduce pigmentation without downtime or recovery. IPL works by emitting gentle light energy pulses into the skin where pigment exists that damages the cells, causing them to gradually slough off. This process is painless and effective, making it a great option for redness, dark spots, pigmented acne scars, spider veins, sun damage, and rosacea. It can also help to prevent acne formation and stimulate collagen production. IPL can be used on all areas of the body and can be optimized for all skin tones.

Am I a Candidate for Lumecca?

Lumecca is a great option for most skin types, and our laser technicians can create the right treatment package for you with Lumecca. Along with laser treatments, we can recommend the best treatment and skincare product options to help optimize your results. Lumecca is a great, gentle option for renewing your skin without recovery.

How is Lumecca Performed?

Lumecca can be completed in a quick and easy treatment session. First, your skin will be cleansed and prepared with a specialized gel. Then, the Lumecca handpiece is applied to the skin. Most patients can tolerate the treatment well, since the light energy feels similar to a light rubber band ‘snap’. However, we can supply a topical numbing cream if needed, since each patient has a different level of tolerance. Once the area has been sufficiently treated, you can return home. Overall, this treatment can take around thirty minutes.

What Can I Expect After Lumecca?

Many patients begin to see improvement after just one treatment, although we recommend a package of 3-5 treatments performed one month apart. In the days and weeks following treatment, you may see the treated pigmentation become darker. This is because the damaged cells rise to the surface of the skin before they slough off. It’s extremely important to wear sunscreen during this time since your skin will be photosensitive. You may experience some redness after treatment, but this subsides quickly.

Patient Testimonial


" Dear Dr. Coan, Heartfelt thanks for your TLC and excellent skills ~ especially your knowledge and appreciation of micro-surgical techniques! Your feedback gave me a lot of confidence and assurance regarding my healing process. I am slowly re-introducing activity, and feeling great. Mary Ann " - Confidence and Assurance

Scheduling Your Consultation at Care Plastic Surgery

IPL treatments are an excellent way to smooth and tone the skin with fast and effective results. To begin discussing your options with Lumecca and our non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatments, contact our Cary office by calling or filling out our online form.

Lumecca FAQ’s

What is Lumecca?

Lumecca is an energy delivery device that provides greater energy than an intense pulsed light (IPL), targets vascular and pigmented lesions. Common concerns treated with Lumecca include scars, rosacea, age spots, and sun damage. We find that most patients see optimal results with 3 or more treatments.

How does Lumecca work?

This light therapy treatment minimizes pigment variations in the skin, providing a brighter appearance in the overall complexion.

Can I get these treatments year-round?

At CARE, we aim to provide the safest and most effective treatments. We find that the spring, fall, and winter seasons are better for corrective treatments. During the summer months, we focus on skincare maintenance. Because of increased sun exposure, there is an increased risk for hyper-pigmentation due to the skins photosensitivity post-treatment.

Are Lumecca treatments painful?

In general, Lumecca treatments are not particularly painful. Many patients compare the sensation to a Rubber Band snap. The vast majority of our patients, tolerate the procedure well without topical anesthetic.

How long does a Lumecca treatment take?

Treatment duration depends on the area being treated. The most common areas patients have treated include the face, neck, and chest/décolleté. You can expect about 30-45 minutes for the face, 45 minutes-1 hour for the face and neck, and about 1 hour-1.5 hours for the face, neck, and décolleté. Other treatment areas include hands and smaller spot treatments.

Is Lumecca good for any skin type?

Lumecca is considered to be a type of light therapy energy delivery device. As a general rule, Lumecca should be used with caution on those with higher Fitzpatrick skin types (Types IV-VI) and darker skin tones.

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