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What is Lumecca?Lumecca is the most powerful intense pulsed light (IPL) wich is used to target pigmented brown and red spots and treat vascular skin lesions. The Lumecca program improves the appearance of age spots, sun damage, vascular lesions, rosacea, and freckles. An improved skin appearance can be seen after the first session and multiple sessions deliver even better results. A strong sapphire-cooling tip provides a safe and painless procedure for clients.
What areas can be treated with Lumecca?The most common areas are those that are regularly exposed to the sun. These often include the face, neck, Décolletage, legs, hands, and arms.
How to prepare & what to expect during & after a Lumecca treatment?Avoiding direct, excessive sun exposure or excessive tanning one month prior to treatment is recommended. 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 veins blanch and disappear or a color change in the vessel which dissipates after a few days. Most patients do not experience any side effects and any skin reaction usually resolves within a few hours. Patients may find they are sensitive to sunlight immediately after treatment. It is recommended to avoid direct sunlight and tanning for 2-3 weeks.
How many sessions are required & how quickly will I see results?In just 1-2 sessions Lumecca improves the appearance of problem skin on all areas of the body. Treatment regime's depend on the severity of skin damage, type of treatment (vascular vs. sun damage) and energy settings. Sun damage and skin complexion results can be seen a few days after the 1st session. The skin will continue to look younger and more brilliant over time with most visible results after 1-2 weeks. For vascular treatments such as spider or leg veins, results can be seen immediately and up to two weeks.
What kind of post procedure care is required?Patients should moisturize the treatment area and avoid direct sun exposure. It is also recommended that patients use a good, broad spectrum sunscreen every day to reduce their future risk of skin cancer, reduce wrinkles and slow the aging process.
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