Lumecca is the most powerful intense pulsed light (IPL) to treat pigmented and vascular lesions. After just one use, patients notice significant improvements in the complexion and clarity of the skin. Lumecca operates using photothermolysis which reacts with red and brown pigment in the skin. This provides a photofacial through the delivery of a comfortable light treatment.
Lumecca improves the appearance of :
• Age spots (red/brown pigmentations)
• Vascular lesions such as facial telangiectasias (spider veins) and poikiloderma
• Sun damage
Usually 1-3 sessions are recommended for best results but you should see an improvement after the first treatment. Lumecca can be used on any part of the body. 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.
Avoid direct, excessive sun exposure or tanning one month prior to treatment.
During treatment there will be a bright flash of light from Lumecca, and a sensation on your skin that feels like a light snap from an elastic band. Redness and a slight warming of the skin are normal after treatment and usually subside within a few hours. There may be some bruising particularly after treated thread veins or vascular lesions. Over the next 24-48 hours you may see a darkening of pigmented spots; in the week afterwards, the pigmented lesions may become darker and shed off the skin. After treating vascular lesions you may see the vein blanch and disappear or a colour change in the vessel which dissipates after a few days.
Patients may find they are sensitive to sunlight immediately after treatment. It is recommended to avoid direct sunlight and tanning for a few weeks after treatment.
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.
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 facial telangiectasis, results can be seen in up to 2 weeks.