Photofacial – Lumecca: IPL

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Photofacial – Lumecca: IPL

Intense pulsed light treatment

What is Lumecca?

Lumecca is the most powerful intense pulsed light (IPL) which is used to target pigmented brown and red spots and treat vascular skin lesions. The Lumecca program improves the appearance of age spots, sun damage, vascular lesions, rosacea, and freckles. An improved skin appearance can be seen after the first session and multiple sessions deliver even better results. A strong sapphire-cooling tip provides a safe and painless procedure for clients.

What does Lumecca help improve?

  • Age Spots (red/brown pigmentation)
  • Sun Damage
  • Vascular Lesions (spider veins, port wine stains, leg telangectasias)
  • Rosacea
  • Freckles

What are the Benefits of Lumecca?

In just 1-3 sessions Lumecca improves the appearance of problem skin

What areas can be treated with Lumecca?

Lumecca can be used on all areas of the body. The most common areas of treatment are those that are regularly exposed to the sun.  These often include the face, neck, Décolletage, legs, hands, and arms.

What steps must be taken before the procedure?

Avoiding direct, excessive sun exposure or tanning one month prior to treatment is recommended.

What should I expect during and after Lumecca?

During treatment there will be a bright flash of light from the Lumecca that feels like a light elastic sensation. Redness and a slight warming of the skin are normal after treatment and usually subsides within an hour.  Over the next 24-48 hours you may see a darkening of pigmented spots. In the week afterwards the pigmented lesions flake off leading to an evening out of skin tone. After treating vascular lesions you may see the veins blanch and disappear or a color change in the vessel which dissipates after a few days.

How many sessions are required?

An improved skin appearance can be noted after the first session and multiple sessions provide even better results. Treatment regime's depend on the severity of skin damage, type of treatment (vascular vs. sun damage) and energy settings.

How quickly will I see results?

Sun damage and skin complexion results can be seen a few days after the first session. The skin will continue to look younger and more brilliant over time with most visible results after 1-2 weeks. Having multiple photofacial sessions will improve the final result. For vascular treatments such as spider or leg veins, results can be seen immediately in up to two weeks.

Are there any side effects?

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.

Post Procedure Instructions

It is important to follow ALL PRE-TREATMENT AND POST-TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS. Failure to comply with these instructions may increase the probability of complications!!!
  • Wear sunblock for at least three weeks after the procedure
  • Moisturizer may be applied immediately after the procedure
  • Makeup may be worn immediately after the procedure
  • Erythema (redness) and edema (swelling) may be present for 1-3 days
  • You may wash the face with mild soap, avoid scrubbing excessively and picking, darkened pigmented areas should slough off within one week
  • Any concerns or adverse reactions should be reported to the office at (208) 735-8363

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Woman's face before and after Lumecca treatment.