If your busy life makes it difficult to allow time for personal pampering and proper skin care, you may want to consider photo rejuvenation. This treatment can offer relief for skin issues such as sun damage, pigmentation, dermal texture differences, and spider veins, but the need for several sessions may have previously posed a time crunch.
Fortunately, Lumecca Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) can now repair your damaged skin in fewer sessions than any other comparable device. A Connecticut collagen bar doctor can help you explore whether Lumecca IPL is the right option for you to improve your skin.
Photorejuvenation refers to skin treatments that focus on repairing sun damage, vascular lesions such as spider veins, and pigmentation. Through photothermolysis, the Lumecca IPL delivers photorejuvenation to affected areas using specific wavelengths, which may cause the device to emit flashes of light during the treatment session.
Laser therapy also stimulates collagen production, which plumps skin up and lessens the appearance of wrinkles. After treatment, skin tone generally becomes more even and radiant. Since Lumecca IPL is optimized for a range of 500-600 nanometers, this product allows clinicians to treat various conditions and skin types in as little as one session.
Lumecca IPL may be used across the entire body, and the procedure takes an hour or less and has minimal downtime of usually a day or so. The skin may appear red and feel warm post-treatment.
Treated pigmented lesions should darken within 48 hours, and the lesions themselves flake off during the following week. Spider veins or similar vascular lesions should fade within several days. However, anyone undergoing Lumecca IPL treatment should stay out of the sun and wear sunscreen—sound advice for anyone seeking a smooth complexion.
Lumecca IPL treatment can help those seeking removal or reduction of:
Lumecca IPL can offer complete photorejuvenation in one or two treatments, as opposed to the four to six treatments often necessary with standard IPLs. If more than one treatment is necessary, it is generally scheduled four to six weeks after an initial session.
The treatment time is reduced because of the device’s large spot size and high pulse repetition rate. Additionally, this IPL has a sapphire cooling tip, which results in a painless procedure.
Although Lumecca IPL therapy is generally safe, there are potential risk factors like with any laser therapy. Although rare, these may include laser burns, infection, and pigmentation changes.
Additionally, if a patient suffers from dormant herpes cold sores, there is a chance that laser treatment could temporarily reactivate these lesions. Patients should consult with a doctor before starting this treatment.
If you have skin problems that may be responsive to Lumecca IPL, set up a consultation with our office to explore your options for treatment. We could answer all your questions regarding Lumecca IPL and how it could help you, as well as recommend complementary therapies, so your skin looks its best.