Lumecca IPL Photofacial or photorejuvenation, is an effective, non-invasive way to treat and reduce mild sun damage, brown spots, broken capillaries and irregular pigmentation on the face, neck, arms, hands, and chest. It uses intense flashes of light that penetrate deep below skin's surface to break down pigment and target hemoglobin (for capillaries) and melanin-producing cells.
What is Lumecca?
Lumecca targets superficial vascular and pigmented lesions utilizing a process called photothermolysis. The areas that deviate in pigment from your natural skin tone will inherently absorb more light than the surrounding areas, concentrating the heat and localizing the effect of the IPL. The concentrated heat results in coagulation of lesions and their eventual disappearance in the following weeks.
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.
Lumecca is made by InMode, and the CTO of InMode is Dr. Michael Kreindel--a renowned master physicistwho is recognized as a pioneer of IPL technology. He is a sought-after leader in research and development for the aesthetics industry with more than 40 patents secured and pending. Dr. Kreindel is constantly developing new ways to provide non-invasive solutions that move the industry forward. Lumecca IPL by InMode has the pioneer of IPL technology behind it.
What Can Lumecca Treat?
Lumecca is safe and effective for light to medium skin tones and can improve the appearance of:
Age/sun spots (red/brown pigmentations)
Vascular lesions such as facial telangiectasias (spider veins) and poikiloderma
Am I A Candidate?
Lumecca is a wonderful option for those with very light to medium skin. We will not treat areas with a fresh tan, or over tattoos or permanent makeup. If you have a fresh tan we will reschedule you, and with regard to tattoos or permanent make up, we can wrap the area and go well around the area. If you suffer from facial melasma, IPL may not be a good option for you. Melasma is unpredictable as it is a condition controlled by hormones and may often reoccur. Furthermore, the response in unpredictable at times lesions lightening, or even lesions may darken. We have other options available for the treatment of Melasma, please speak to one of our skin experts to explain the different options.
The best way to know if you are a candidate for Lumecca is to schedule a free consultation.
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 vein blanch and disappear or a color change in the vessel which dissipates after a few days.
A consultation is required before having Lumecca. This is the perfect time for you to ask questions, for your laser technician to go over the procedure to explain the risks, benefits, and recovery as well as pre and post care. Certain people should not have Lumecca, so it is important to answer any questions your technician may ask.