Lumecca is a powerful intense pulsed light (IPL) to treat vascular lesions (blood vessels) and pigmented lesions (brown spots). Patients have noticeable improvements in the complexion and clarity of their skin after one treatment. Lumecca achieves these results via a process called photothermolysis, which provides the benefits of a photo facial through the delivery of a comfortable light treatment.
In just 1-3 sessions Lumecca improves the appearance of:
- Age spots (red/brown pigmented lesions)
- Vascular lesions such as facial telangiectasias (broken blood vessels) and poikiloderma
- Rosacea (redness)
- Freckles (Lentigo)
- Sun damage
What Areas Can Be Treated?
Lumecca can be used on most areas of the body. The most common areas of treatment are locations that are frequently exposed to the sun. This often includes the face, neck, décolletage, legs, hands and arms.
What Precautions Must Be Taken Before the Procedure?
Any treatment location should avoid direct, excessive sun exposure or tanning for at least one month before using Lumecca.
What Should I Expect During and After Lumecca?
During a Lumecca treatment there will be bright flashes of light that will feel like an elastic band against your skin. It is normal to experience warming and redness during the first hour. During the first 1-2 days, the pigmented spots will become darker. During the first few weeks, the pigmented lesions peel off and skin tone begins to even out. During the first few days after treating vascular lesions, you may notice the blood vessel blanch and disappear or possibly a color change in the blood vessel.
How Many Sessions Are Required?
Although an improved skin appearance can be seen after the first treatment session, multiple sessions provide even better results. The treatment plan depends on the severity of skin damage, skin type, type of treatment (pigmentation versus vascular) and energy settings.
How Quickly Will I See Results?
Sun damage and skin complexion results are noticeable a few days after the first treatment session. The skin will continue to look younger and more brilliant over time with most visible results after 1-2 weeks. Having more than one photo facial sessions will enhance the final result. For vascular treatments such as facial telangiectasias, results can be seen in up to 2 weeks.
Are There Any Side Effects?
The most common side effect is a local skin reaction which usually resolves within a few hours. Patients may experience a sensitivity to sunlight immediately after treatment so it is best to avoid direct sunlight and tanning.