Lumecca IPL

What Is Lumecca IPL And How Does It Work?

IPL stands for intense pulsed light, which is a state-of-the-art non-invasive and minimally painful form of treatment that’s currently transforming the very face of skin rejuvenation. This treatment actively works to correct years of skin damage from the harmful UV rays of the sun caused by excessive exposure and lack of protection. As a result, it can make you look years younger almost instantaneously.

Lumecca is the most powerful intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy available to treat pigmentation, pigmented lesions, redness and vascular lesions. It is a Health Canada approved device that offers unbeatable results, with significant improvements in the complexion and clarity of the skin after just one use. Lumecca operates using photothermolysis, which provides a photofacial through the delivery of a comfortable light treatment.

Lumecca helps reduce the look of aging throughout your entire body including the décolletage, the hands, the arms, legs, neck, face, and anywhere else that you might notice sun or age spots.

The procedure itself is very simple and painless. During the treatment session, a handheld device is used to produce a flash of light and mild vibrations across the affected areas of your skin. Since Lumecca is the strongest IPL treatment currently available, most procedures can be done in just a few short sessions.

What Are The Key Benefits Of The Lumecca IPL Treatment?

The most noteworthy benefits of the Lumecca IPL treatment are the following:

  • Non-invasive and non-surgical (works on the surface of the skin)
  • Painless (the most you might feel is a slight warm sensation or pinch on the treated portion of your skin)
  • Less treatment time compared to standard IPL thanks to its high repetition and pulse rate
  • Only 2-3 sessions are typically required for optimal results (depending on the patient’s skin condition and preferences)
  • Diminishes several signs of aging, including vascular lesions (spider veins), sun damage, hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation
  • Minimal recovery period (you should be able to return to your normal activities following treatment without any disruptions)

How Is Lumecca IPL Better Than Standard IPL Treatments?

Lumecca IPL is far superior to standard IPL treatments for several reasons. While standard IPL treatments are designed to treat a variety of physical conditions including hair removal, hair growth stimulation, and skin treatments, Lumecca focuses almost exclusively on skin rejuvenation and diminishing the look of age spots throughout the body.

Lumecca, therefore, uses a stronger and more focused photo rejuvenation technique to provide younger-looking, firmer, and smoother skin. Fewer treatments are necessary compared to other IPL machines on the market

What Areas of the Body Can Be Treated with Lumecca?

Lumecca can treat pretty much any part of the body, but most people tend to focus on the most visible parts of their bodies with signs of aging, such as:

  • The face
  • The neck
  • The décolletage
  • The upper arms
  • The backs of the hands
  • The forearms
  • The thighs
  • The legs
  • The shins

If your goal is to eliminate signs of sun damage and give your face and entire body a younger look, Lumecca is a safe, convenient, affordable, and effective option.

How Can You Prepare for Lumecca IPL Treatment?

It is important to take the necessary steps to prepare for any cosmetic procedure. All starts with an in-person consultation with Dr. Yang at the Sidney Office to determine the condition of your skin, listen to your concerns and preferences and design a personalized treatment recommendation.

To prepare for Lumecca, you should try to avoid direct sun exposure and tanning sessions at least one month before the procedure. This will just exacerbate your existing skin condition and result in needing more treatment sessions later on.

What Can You Expect During and After Lumecca Treatment?

During the procedure, you’ll notice a flash of light coming from the handheld device and a slight warm sensation on the treated areas.

Immediately following treatment, you’ll see bright red spots where the light made contact with your skin. This is completely normal. Over the next 24-48 hours you may see a darkening of pigmented spots which is also expected. In the week afterwards, the pigmented lesions flake off and will lead to an evening out of skin tone. To prevent infection, please refrain from picking at the scabs and allow them to heal naturally. Throughout this process, your skin is healing, regenerating, and evening itself out.

The healing process can take anywhere from one to two weeks. After that, you should start to notice beautiful, clear, even, smooth, and younger looking skin.

How many sessions are required?

The number of sessions depends largely on the amount and mass of areas that require treatment. An improved skin appearance can be noted after the first session. Multiple sessions provide even better results. Most patients only need about 2 or 3 treatment sessions, but others may require 4 to 6 sessions.

Are there any side effects?

Most patients do not experience any side effects. Any skin reaction usually resolve within a few hours. Patients may find they are sensitive to sunlight immediately after treatment. It is recommended to avoid direct sunlight and tanning for at least a month after treatment.

Pigment & vascular issues

Lumecca IPL is the optimal solution for patients looking to address facial pigmentation, superficial vessels, skin texture and/or photodamage. IPL treatments improve skin complexion, reduce skin irregularities and help patients look years younger. Give us a call if you want to get rid of age spots (red/brown pigmentation), sun damage, vascular lesions (spider veins, port wine stains, leg telangiectasias), rosacea (redness) and freckles. The most common areas of treatment are zones that are regularly exposed to the sun. This often includes the face, neck, décolletage, legs, hands and arms.

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