WHAT IS LUMECCA?
Lumecca is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment that uses intense pulsed light (IPL) technology to target a range of skin concerns. It is a safe and effective way to rejuvenate the skin, and it can be used to treat a variety of conditions, including sun damage, hyperpigmentation, age spots, rosacea, and spider veins.
HOW DOES LUMECCA WORK?
During a Lumecca treatment, a handheld device is used to deliver intense pulses of light to the skin. The light penetrates the skin's surface and is absorbed by the target tissue, which is then destroyed or absorbed by the body's natural processes. The light energy also stimulates the production of collagen, which is a protein that helps to keep the skin firm and elastic.
The Lumecca treatment can be customized to suit the patient's specific needs, and the intensity of the light can be adjusted to target different areas of the skin. The procedure is typically quick and painless, and patients can return to their normal activities immediately after the treatment
IS LUMECCA FOR ME?
Lumecca is an ideal treatment for anyone looking to improve the appearance of their skin. It is particularly beneficial for people who have sun-damaged skin, hyperpigmentation, age spots, rosacea, spider veins, or other vascular lesions.
The treatment is safe for all skin types, and it can be customized to suit the patient's specific needs. However, it is not recommended for patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding, or for those with certain medical conditions, such as a history of skin cancer.
WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED WITH LUMECCA?
Lumecca treatment can be used to treat a variety of areas of the body, including the face, neck, chest, arms, legs, and hands. The treatment is particularly effective on areas that are exposed to the sun and are prone to sun damage, such as the face, neck, and chest. It can also be used to treat hyperpigmentation, age spots, and spider veins on the arms, legs, and hands. The treatment can be customized to suit the patient's specific needs and can be used to target multiple areas of concern during a single treatment session
HOW MANY SESSIONS ARE RECOMMENDED?
The number of Lumecca sessions recommended will depend on the individual patient's needs and the specific skin concerns being addressed. In general, most patients require a series of treatments to achieve optimal results.
For conditions such as sun damage and pigmentation, a series of 1-3 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart is typically recommended. For more severe cases or for multiple areas of concern, additional treatments may be required.
For spider veins and other vascular lesions, 1-3 treatments may be required, depending on the severity of the condition.
It's important to note that results may vary from patient to patient, and some patients may require additional treatments to achieve their desired results. We can help you determine the optimal number of Lumecca treatments needed to achieve your specific skin goals.
HOW QUICKLY WILL YOU SEE LUMECCA TREATMENT RESULTS?
Patients typically see results from Lumecca treatment within a few days to a week after the procedure. However, the full benefits of the treatment may take several weeks to appear as the skin continues to produce new collagen and elastin fibers.
Immediately after the treatment, patients may notice that their skin appears slightly red and swollen, similar to a sunburn. This is a normal side effect and typically resolves within a few hours to a day after the procedure. Patients may also notice some darkening of the treated areas, which is a sign that the treatment is working to break down pigmentation and stimulate collagen production.
Over the next few days, the skin may start to flake and peel as the damaged pigmented areas are shed. This is also a normal side effect and is a sign that the treatment is working to remove damaged skin cells and promote the growth of new, healthier skin.
Patients typically start to see improvements in the texture, tone, and overall appearance of their skin within a week or two after the treatment. The skin may appear brighter, smoother, and more youthful, with a reduction in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and pigmentation.
It's important to note that the results of Lumecca treatment will vary depending on the individual patient's skin type, the severity of their skin concerns, and their adherence to a good skincare regimen. We can help you understand what to expect from the treatment and how to maximize your results.
PRE-TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR LUMECCA TREATMENT
Prior to undergoing a Lumecca treatment, there are several pre-treatment procedures that patients should follow to ensure the best possible results and minimize the risk of side effects.
Avoid sun exposure: Patients should avoid prolonged sun exposure and wear sun protection, such as a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher, for at least two weeks prior to the treatment. This helps to minimize the risk of skin damage and ensures that the skin is in its healthiest state prior to treatment.
Avoid certain medications: Patients should avoid medications that can increase the risk of bleeding or bruising, such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or other blood-thinning medications, for at least a week prior to the treatment. Patients should also inform us of any medications or supplements they are taking prior to treatment.
Avoid certain skincare products: Patients should avoid using harsh exfoliants, retinoids, or other skincare products that can irritate or sensitize the skin for at least 24-48 hours prior to the treatment. We may recommend specific skincare products to use in the days leading up to the treatment to ensure optimal results.
Inform us of any skin conditions: Patients should inform us of any underlying skin conditions, such as eczema, rosacea, or active acne, prior to treatment. This will help us determine the best course of treatment and ensure that the patient's skin is in a healthy state prior to treatment.
By following these pre-treatment procedures, patients can help ensure the best possible results from their Lumecca treatment and minimize the risk of side effects. We will provide you with specific instructions on how to prepare for your treatment and what to expect during and after the procedure.