WHAT IS LUMECCA?
Lumecca is a device that uses intense pulsed light (IPL) for skin rejuvenation. Manufactured by InMode, it targets age spots; sun damage; pigmentation issues (vascular lesions, port-wine stains, spider veins, freckles) and pigmented lesions; and rosacea.
It can be used on several areas of the body, with the most common areas of treatment being the face, neck, décolletage, and hands.
Most people see an improved skin appearance after their first session, and studies by the manufacturer show that it can deliver optimal results after only two treatments.
At Perfect Skin Solutions, we see great results with combination therapies. The technology in Lumecca uses a higher peak power in order to deliver a stronger result, which leads to fewer treatments than other IPL machines on the market. Lumecca improves the appearance of:
- Age spots
- Sun damage
- Vascular lesions (thread veins, spider veins, port wine stains, telangiectasiae)
- Uneven skin tone
ABOUT SKIN REJUVENATION
Lumecca is the most powerful intense pulsed light (IPL) to treat pigmented and vascular lesions, leaving the skin clear and radiant. Lumecca uses photothermolysis, a method of applying intense pulsed lights to target pigmented skin and vascular lesions. The treatment improves the complexion and clarity of your skin, while also improving the appearance of sun damage and redness on the skin.
Discover a superior solution to improve skin complexion, reduce skin irregularities and look years younger. Lumecca is one of the most powerful intense pulsed light (IPL) that delivers up to 3x more energy in 500-600nm range to improve efficacy for vascular and pigmented lesions. Lumecca operates using photothermolysis, which provides a photofacial through the delivery of a comfortable light treatment, improving the appearance of age spots, Rosacea, thread veins and port wine stains.
The FDA considers Lumecca safe only for people with very fair to light brown skin tones, specifically Fitzpatrick skin types I-IV.
IPL carries a risk of hyperpigmentation, blistering, burning, and other skin reactions on dark skin, but an experienced physician who understands the levels of Lumecca should be able to safely treat you with the proper energy settings. If your skin tone has brown pigmentation or is deeply melanated, get a patch test first, or talk with your provider about a safer type of treatment.
Each treatment takes about 30 minutes, depending on the size of the area. First, you’ll put on protective goggles. Then your provider will apply a topical anesthetic or a cooling gel before moving the handpiece across the targeted area.
As the calibrated light waves pulse and heat the surface of your skin, pigmented spots will be pulled to the surface. (Each pulse will appear as a bright flash of light.) These flakes of pigment will darken and slough off over the next few days. (If you’re treating a vein, you may see the vein blanch, or undergo a color change, and then flake off.)
Lumecca can improve skin texture, but the effect is subtle. For more dramatic skin tightening, a radiofrequency or ultrasound tightening treatment may offer better results.
You won’t have downtime after a Lumecca treatment, but for the first 48 hours, you may have common side effects like a reddish or pink hue on skin, like with a sunburn. Your skin will feel especially sensitive.
An improved skin appearance can be noted after the first session. Multiple sessions provide even better results. Treatment regime depends on the severity of skin damage, skin type, type of treatment (vascular vs sun damage) and energy settings.
For patients looking to address facial pigmentation, superficial vessels, skin texture and/or photodamage,IPL is the optimal solution. IPL treatments improve skin complexion, reduce skin irregularities and help patients look years younger. IPL “photofacial” helps address 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.
Learn more about our treatments to address pigment and vascular issues and find a physician near you for a consultation.