What is Lumecca?
Lumecca is a non-invasive intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment to effectively diminish the appearance of pigmented and vascular lesions. Unlike other IPL treatments, Lumecca delivers up to 3X more energy for a more effective diminishment of pigmentation. It can be used on all areas of the body but is most commonly used on those areas regularly exposed to the sun like the face, neck, decolletage, hands, arms, and legs.
This treatment can be used to target the following:
- Age spots
- Rosacea or redness
- Vascular lesions (spider veins, telangiectasias, etc.)
- Sun damage
Who is a Candidate for Lumecca?
If you are looking to diminish the appearance of skin imperfections such as spider veins, sun spots, freckles, or more, Lumecca IPL treatment can help! This treatment is safe and effective on all skin types for beautiful, long-lasting results. Individuals who use retinoid creams, have a history of keloid scarring, take certain acne medications, or are pregnant should not receive IPL treatments. To learn more about if this treatment is right for you, contact us today to schedule a consultation.
What to Expect During Your Lumecca Treatment?
Prior to your Lumecca IPL treatment, you will be asked to avoid direct and long-term sun exposure or tanning for at least one month.
During the Lumecca treatment, you will be asked to wear special eyewear to protect your eyes from the IPL and a special gel will be applied to the skin. Then, the Lumecca handpiece will be used to emit flashes of light energy, heating the underlying tissues to rid the body of unwanted pigment. Using a strong sapphire cooling tip, this device can regulate the temperature during treatment to ensure your comfort. Treatment time may vary depending on the number and size of the targeted areas.
Following your Lumecca treatment, you may experience mild redness or darkening of pigmented spots, which will clear up with time. Your skin will also be sensitive to sunlight, so it is important that you avoid spending time in the sun and wear sunscreen when outdoors. There is no downtime needed, so feel free to return to your regular activities as soon as you feel comfortable.
Noticeable results can be seen a few days after the first session, with continued improvement for the next 1-2 weeks. Most people require between 1-3 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart to reach desirable results.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does Lumecca take to heal?
Treated brown and red spots may darken or redden at first, but this should resolve within about 5-7 days. About a week after treatment, your skin blemishes will peel away to reveal smooth, evenly toned skin.
How long until you see results from Lumecca?
You will begin to see results a few days after treatment and your skin will continue to improve for over the following 2 weeks.
How many sessions of Lumecca do I need?
For optimal results, you should receive at least three sessions of Lumecca.
What happens after Lumecca?
During the first couple of days after your treatment, your pigmented spots will darken. A week later, they will peel or flake off on their own. If you are treating vascular lesions, the appearance of the vein should disappear within a few days.