What is Lumecca?
Lumecca is the most powerful Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) to treat pigmentation and vascular lesions. After just one use patients notice significant improvements in the complexion and clarity of their skin.
What are the benefits?
In just 1-3 sessions Lumecca improves the appearance of:
- Age spots
- Sun damage
- Vascular lesions
What areas can be treated?
Lumecca can be used on most areas of the face. Most commonly the cheeks and nose which are areas exposed to the sun more frequently.
What steps must be taken before the procedure?
You must have no visible evidence of exposure to sun, sunbeds or artificial tans within the past month.
What should I expect during and after Lumecca?
During treatment a thin layer of ultrasound gel will be applied to the target area. You will have black out goggles on but will still witness a bright flash from the light and a short sharp warmth in the target area. Redness and warming will subside within the hour. Over the next 24-48 hours you may see a darkening of pigmented spots and a blanching of vessels, which will dissipate.
How many sessions are required?
An improved skin appearance can be noted after the first session. Multiple sessions provide even greater results. Regime depends on the severity of damage and skin type.
Are there any side effects?
Most patients do not experience side effects and a small patch test of the target area is to be completed 1 week prior to treatment. Afterwards keep all areas clean, dry and protected from the sun.