At our clinic we use Lumecca IPL, it is the most powerful intense pulsed light (IPL) to treat pigmented and vascular lesions. After just one treatment, patients notice significant improvements in their complexion and clarity of their skin. Lumecca operates using photothermolysis. This is a photo facial therapy through the delivery of comfortable light treatments.
The Benefits of IPL
In just 1-3 sessions Lumecca can improve the appearance of: – Age spots (red/brown pigments) – Vascular lesions such as facial telangiectasia (spider veins) and poikiloderma – Rosacea (redness) – Freckles – Sun damage
Preparation for Procedure
It is very important to avoid direct sun exposure or tanning at least one month prior to treatment. This includes self tanner.
Lumecca IPL can be used to treat all areas of skin on the body. The most common areas of treatment are places that are regularly exposed to the sun. This often includes the face and neck, décolletage, arms and hands, and the legs.
Usually Requires Only One Session
Just one session usually provides improved skin appearance. However, multiple sessions provide even better and longer-lasting results. The severity of the skin damage, skin type, type of treatment (vascular vs sun damage) will determine our energy settings and treatment regimen.
During and After Treatment
The treatment involves bright flashes of light from the Lumecca that feel like a light elastic sensation. It is common to have redness and a slight warming of the skin after treatment and usually this subsides within an hour. Over the next 24-48hrs there may be darkening of pigmented spots; in the next week the pigmented lesions flake off, and an evening out of the skin tone will occur. With treatment of vascular lesions, the vessel may blanch and disappear, and a colour change may occur which dissipates within a few days.
See Results in a Few Days:
Within a few days of treatment sun damage and skin complexion results can be seen. The skin will continue to look younger and more brilliant over time with most visible results after 1-2 weeks. The final results are improved by having multiple photo facial sessions.
Possible Side Effects:
With the care of a professional, 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.