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, damaging the cells and 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.
Lumecca works best for Fitzpatrick skin types 1-3. Fitzpatrick skin types are classified by the skin’s tone and responsiveness to UV rays. This means Lumecca works best on skin types that are more sensitive to UV exposure and are lighter in tone. Our laser technicians can help determine if your Fitzpatrick skin type is suitable for Lumecca treatment.
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 to complete.
Many patients begin to see improvement after just one treatment, although we recommend a package of 3-5 treatments, each 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.
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