Lumecca IPL Treatment is an advanced non-surgical cosmetic procedure that utilizes Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology to address various skin concerns and imperfections as well as eye concerns including dry eye, ocular rosacea, and blepharitis. It is a versatile treatment designed to improve skin tone and texture, reduce the appearance of pigmentation irregularities, and enhance overall skin quality. Lumecca is a popular choice for individuals looking to achieve a more youthful and radiant complexion without the need for invasive surgery.
Commonly asked questions about Lumecca™
Before undertaking any procedure, you will want to be confident in your knowledge. Find the details on Lumecca™ here.
1. What is Lumecca?
Lumecca is a cutting-edge cosmetic procedure that harnesses the power of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) to treat a range of skin and eye concerns. It’s designed to address issues such as pigmentation irregularities, sun damage, redness, dry eye, and ocular rosacea.
2. Am I a good candidate for Lumecca?
Ideal candidates for Lumecca include individuals with a variety of concerns, such as:
- Age spots
- Sun damage
- Uneven skin tone
- Spider veins
- Freckles and blemishes
- Broken blood vessels
- Ocular rosacea
- Dry eye
- Blepharitis and demodex
- Vascular lesions such as facial telangiectasias
3. What areas can be treated with Lumecca?
Lumecca is a versatile skin rejuvenation treatment that can effectively address a wide range of body areas, including the backs of the hands, forearms, upper arms, thighs, legs, shins, face, neck, décolletage (chest), and eyes.
4. How does Lumecca work?
Lumecca works by emitting intense pulses of light energy into the skin. This energy is absorbed by pigmented areas and blood vessels, causing them to break down and be gradually eliminated by the body. As a result, the skin becomes clearer, smoother, and more youthful.
Additionally, Lumecca effectively addresses dry eye, ocular rosacea, and blepharitis through photothermolysis. By delivering light pulses to target abnormal blood vessels and pigmented lesions, it offers noticeable improvements after a single treatment. Lumecca also reduces inflammation along the eyelid margins, with customizable light energy for patient comfort and tailored treatment to meet individual needs.
5. How is Lumecca performed?
Step One – Cleansing
The treatment begins with thoroughly cleansing the targeted area to ensure it is clean and free from impurities.
Step Two – Light Application and Skin Penetration with Heat-Induced Damage
An intense light is applied in a series of gentle pulses to the treatment area. When the light pulse is administered, it may feel similar to a snap of a rubber band. Notably, this light penetrates the skin without causing damage and is effectively absorbed by abnormally dilated vessels or pigmentation. The heat generated by the light causes damage to the targeted vessels or lesions, initiating the body’s natural healing process.
Step Three – Post-Treatment Care
After the treatment, sunscreen is applied to protect the skin from sun exposure. For individuals with sensitive skin, a cool compress may be applied for added comfort. Lumecca treatments are generally well-tolerated and typically do not require anesthesia. However, a topical numbing cream can be applied for enhanced comfort if desired.
6. How long does Lumecca take to perform?
Lumecca treatments are relatively quick, typically lasting between 20 to 30 minutes, depending on the size and number of areas being treated.
7. What is recovery like after Lumecca?
Following a Lumecca treatment, patients benefit from minimal downtime. Temporary redness and mild swelling may occur, but these effects usually subside within hours to a day. Patients can promptly resume their normal activities. It’s important, however, to exercise caution and shield the treated skin from direct sunlight.
8. How soon will I see results?
Patients undergoing Lumecca treatments can expect visible results within a few days to a week post-procedure, including improvements in skin tone, texture, and a reduction in pigmentation irregularities. The most significant and noticeable changes in complexion and sun damage typically become apparent around 14-21 days following treatment, with optimal results achieved after completing 3-6 sessions. Skin improvement continues for up to three months after the final treatment.
9. How long do results last?
The longevity of Lumecca results can vary from person to person. In general, results can last several months to a year or more. Maintenance treatments may be recommended to sustain the benefits over time.
10. How much does Lumecca cost in Canada?
The cost of a Lumecca treatment varies depending on the specific body area you want to target, and the number of sessions needed. Generally, in Canada, prices typically range from approximately $200 per session, with package options going up to $1,000. The final cost will be determined based on your treatment needs and the area being treated.
11. What are the risks of Lumecca?
Lumecca is a safe procedure when performed by trained and experienced professionals. However, like any cosmetic treatment, there are potential risks, which can include sunlight sensitivity, temporary redness, swelling, or pigment changes.