Lumecca – Intense Pulse Light Therapy

How IPL Treatments Work

Lumecca is the most powerful intense pulsed light (IPL) to treat pigmented and vascular lesions. After use, patients notice significant improvements in the complexion, and clarity of the skin. Lumecca operateds using a photo-thermolysis, which provides a photofacial through the delivery of a comfortable light treatment. The treatment requires zero downtime and is especially effective for improving the appearance of the face, neck, chest, and hands.

The Intense Pulsed Light heats the dermis and pulls pigment (brown spots) to the surface of your skin. The spots will darken and appear look like fine coffee grounds. This pigment either absorbs into the body or flakes off in the days following the treatment.

Intense Pulsed Light treatments also stimulate the skin’s collagen filling in the space around your pores. Often clients ask about “enlarged pores.” Pores do not actually become larger. They only look larger due to collage breaking down as we age. When collagen is stimulated the pores appear to shrink.

Number of Treatments

The number of treatments you’ll need will depend on your skin tone, amount of damage to be repaired and desired goal. Typically, clients need three to five treatments.

In just 1-3 sessions Lumecca improves the appearance of
  • Age Spots (red and brown pigmentations)
  • Sun damage
  • Vascular lesions (spider veins, port wine stains, leg telangliectasias)
  • Rosacea
  • Freckles
Even Skin Tone!

Immediately following the treatment, you’ll see your brown spots darken. You’ll probably realize that there was more uneven pigmentation than you realized. This is a sign that the treatment is working! Over the next few days the spots will be absorbed by the body or flake off leaving revitalized skin behind.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

What types of things can be treated?

Broken capillaries, sun damage, hyper/ hypo-pigmentation, enlarged pores and Rosacea.

How much does an IPL cost?

Individual cost varies depending on your age, the condition of your skin, your desired results and the area you’d like treated… face, neck, chest and or hands. Treatments range from a couple hundred to a couple thousand depending on the area and whether or not you buy a series of treatments.

Is there any pre treatment necessary?

For darker skin types, pre treatment with a skin lightening agent might be necessary for one to two weeks to decrease the melanin production.

Is there any post treatment necessary?

A good sun block is required daily while in treatment and for six weeks after treatment. If possible, you should plan to stay out of the sun as much as possible during this time.

Does it hurt?

There is minimal discomfort. It feels like a rubber band snap. Topical anesthesia can be used for areas that are more sensitive. Taking Tylenol or Ibuprofen prior to the treatment may be helpful.

How will I look and feel after the treatment?

You won’t look much different immediately after the procedure, but over the next 24 hours your skin will probably become somewhat pink and a bit swollen, similar to sunburn. The skin may also feel sensitive: these side effects are normal and expected, and will subside after about 48 hours. Most guests are delighted with the outcome, even after just one treatment. Typically skin is younger and healthier looking.

Is it permanent?

No. Uneven pigmentation is typically caused by prolonged exposure to the sun. If you expose your skin to the sun again, you will cause more damage and the hyperpigmentation will return.

Will Tanning Damage My Skin?

Yes. Tan skin is not healthy skin. If you’re skin is tanned, it has been damaged. A tan is our body’s way of telling us our skin has been damaged, and its attempt to protect itself from further damage. Exposure from UVA and UVB light from the sun’s rays or from tanning beds, damages our skin and more often than not, creates age spots (solar lentigines), sun spots, liver spots, poikiloderma (reddish–brown areas of discoloration) and melasma (mottled brownish areas).

What is Hypopigmentation?

Hypopigmentation is the loss of color in the skin due to the reduction in melanin.

What is Hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation may be caused by sun damage, inflammation, or other skin injuries, including those related to acne vulgaris. Many forms of hyperpigmentation are caused by an excess production of melanin. Hyperpigmentation can be diffuse or focal, affecting such areas as the face and the back of the hands.

Sun/Age Spots & Broken Capillaries (diffuse redness)

Sun spots (lentigines) are small flat pigmented spots, similar to freckles that are most often seen on sun exposed skin. They are different from freckles in that they do not usually change color when exposed to the sun. Age spots and brown spots are also common phrases for age spots.

Broken capillaries are small visible veins typically on the nose or cheeks and diffuse redness can appear all over the face looking like an unhealthy blush of redness.

How are sun spots caused?

Prolonged exposure to the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays causes color changes in the pigment of the skin resulting in benign pigmented (melanocytic) lesions that are usually dark brown to black. In the process of trying to protect us from the sun’s harmful rays, our skin and lips develops excess melanin (pigment). This excess pigment shows up in the form of sun spots, and as we age, our skin thins causing these spots to become more visible. Sun spots may occur anywhere but usually appear on areas of the body that are subject to high sun exposure – the face, shoulders, neck, ears, and back of the hands.

How are broken capillaries and redness caused?

Visible veins and the blush of redness can also be caused by the sun as well as prolonged wind exposure, poor diet, medications, repeated consumption of alcoholic beverages, chemotherapy, illnesses and more.

Before, Post 9 and 30 days

Before, Post 9 and 30 days

What is Clear + Brilliant Permea?

Clear + Brilliant Perméa is the latest in Clear + Brilliant® technology utilizing a low-power 1927nm non-invasive fractional laser for rejuvenation and pigmentation. The Clear + Brilliant Perméa is designed to address early signs of aging and help to prevent them.

Who is a good candidate for treatment?

Clear + Brilliant Perméa is safe for all skin types and ideal for both men and women who are looking to address the early signs of aging or wish to maintain the look of their skin.

How many treatments will I need?

A series of treatments is needed with visible improvement typically seen after 4 to 6 treatments.

How long is the treatment?

Clear + Brilliant Perméa treatments take about 20 minutes, but we ask that you reserve one hour for your appointment.

What is the treatment like?

Most patients describe an increased sensation of heat during the treatment. You may choose to have a topical anesthetic applied prior to treatment in order to minimize any discomfort. The downtime is very minimal with only minor redness and inflammation experienced immediately after treatment and generally subsiding within a few hours.

What kind of results will Clear + Brilliant Perméa produce?

The results of the treatment are both immediate and progressive. A few days after the treatment, your skin will start to feel softer, look brighter and show more even tone.

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