WHAT IS LUMECCA?
The Lumecca uses the most powerful Intense Pulsed Light (“IPL”) to treat pigmented and vascular lesions. After just one session, patients notice marked improvements in skin tone and clarity. The Lumecca works thanks to photothermolysis, which deploys optical energy to provide a photofacial treatment in complete comfort.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES?
In just one to three sessions, Lumecca decreases:
- age spots (brown or reddish pigmentation);
- vascular lesions of the face, such as spider veins and poikiloderma;
- rosacea (redness);
- the harmful effects of the sun.
WHAT AREAS CAN IT TREAT?
Lumecca is suitable for all parts of the body. The most common treatment areas are those that are regularly exposed to the sun. These are often the face, neck, décolleté, legs, hands and arms.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT DURING AND AFTER LUMECCA TREATMENT?
During the treatment, the Lumecca will emit a flash of bright light and you will feel a pinch similar to the snapping of a rubber band on the skin. It is normal for the skin to be red and a little warm after the treatment. These reactions usually disappear within an hour. Over the next 24 to 48 hours, the pigment spots will become darker. The following week, the lesions will desquamate (peel) and your skin will regain an even color. After treatment of vascular lesions, the vein may turn white, disappear, or change color. These effects will dissipate within a few days.
HOW MANY SESSIONS IS NEEDED?
You will notice an improvement in the appearance of your skin after the first session. Multiple sessions will further accentuate the results. The treatment regimen depends on the severity of the lesions, the type of skin, the type of treatment (vascular or pigmentary lesions) and the energy parameters.
WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS?
You will notice a reduction in sun spots and an improvement in your complexion a few days after the first session. Skin will look increasingly youthful and radiant over time, and results will be best after a week or two. Multiple photofacial treatment sessions will improve the final result. For vascular treatments, such as facial telangiectasias, optimal results could take up to two weeks.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
Most patients have no side effects and skin reactions usually disappear within a few hours. Skin may be sensitive to light immediately after treatment. Better to avoid sun exposure and tanning.
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