Lumecca™ – IPL Treatment (Intense Pulsed Light) Therapy – Toronto, ON
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About LUMECCA™ SKIN REJUVENATION
Lumecca™ is an intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment used for a wide variety of skin conditions that helps improve skin tone and decrease hyperpigmentation. Ageing, sun spots, rosacea, vascular lesions, and even acne are some of the many skin problems Lumecca™ is designed to treat.
The treatment involves sending beams of light and heat into your skin tissue, which breaks up discoloration on your face by constricting facial veins close to the surface of the skin. Once the skin is heated, the treated area will rid itself of the unwanted cells while also boosting collagen production. With increase collagen levels, your skin will become remodeled to make it look and feel stronger and healthier.
Lumecca™ Skin Rejuvenation Treatment at Skin Vitality
With a variety of IPL treatments on the market, Lumecca™ is proven to be more effective, requiring only 1-2 treatments to achieve your desired results. Comparing this to other IPL devices, you’ll typically have to need 6-8 treatments to get the same results. Many patients are looking into Lumecca™ for the following benefits:
- Treats “pink”, vascular-based conditions of the skin can improve by up to 80%. Conditions like rosacea, redness, broken capillaries, flushing, and spider veins all fall into this category.
- Treats “brown”, melanin-based conditions can improve by up to 80%. Conditions like hyperpigmentation, sun spots, age spots, and freckles all fall into this category.
- Considerably improves overall skin texture.
- Treating zones that are regularly exposed to the sun.
Where can Lumecca™ be used?
Lumecca™ is safe to be used all over the body, however, patients most often target areas of the skin that are regularly exposed to the sun. This includes the face, neck, chest, legs, hands, and arms.
Lumecca™ is considered a photofacial, meaning it targets skin damage that is caused or exacerbated by the sun. Through intentional or unintentional tanning and exposure to UVA and UVB rays, photodamage will occur over time—resulting in sun spots, fine lines, and other skin irregularities like large pores. As we age, these problems can become more visible and may require aesthetic treatments.
This treatment is safe for patients with skin types 1, 2 and 3. For lighter and darker skin types, you can rely on Lumecca™‘s advanced technology to treat various skin areas and conditions with its wide range of wavelengths that adjust to you skin’s natural pigmentation better than traditional IPL. Our team of highly trained professionals will ensure that your treatment is performed safely and effectively.
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How Does Lumecca™ work?
Lumecca™ treatments are safe, comfortable, and convenient. Using IPL technology, Lumecca™ delivers up to 3 times more energy in the 500-600 nm range which improves efficacy for pigmented and vascular lesions. This translates into more effective treatments with fewer overall sessions, saving you the time and money.
During the treatment, a cool gel will be applied to the targeted area. The handheld device will then be moved across the skin, sending warm flashes of the laser to the affected area similar to the sensation of an elastic band lightly flicking the skin. Depending on the size of the problem zone, one session should take anywhere around an hour.
Post-treatment, you may feel some slight tenderness similar to a sunburn, but no downtime is required. Most patients have reported little to no discomfort after their Lumecca™ treatment. Over the following 24-48 hours after your session, you may see a darkening of the pigmented spots. Over the course of about a week, these pigmented spots will flake off, leaving the skin underneath even and smooth. If a vascular lesion is treated in your session, you may see the vein blanch and disappear or a slight colour change in the vessel which will dissipate after the next few days.
Many patients notice an immediate improvement in their skin after just one treatment, with optimal results typically seen after 4-6 weeks after the final session. Each treatment thereafter will take place as needed with 4-6 in-between each session.
To be considered a good candidate for Lumecca™ you must:
- Be in good overall health.
- Not be pregnant.
- Not be taking Accutane.
- Not have an active tan, or have recently applied a sunless tanning cream.
FAQ's About Lumecca™
Lumecca™ is a breakthrough intense pulsed light (IPL) that delivers up to 3X more energy in the 500-600 nm range to improve efficacy for vascular and pigmented lesions. It is optimized for clinicians to treat a variety of lesions with fewer sessions. For aesthetic purposes, it helps improve skin tone and decrease hyperpigmentation (dark spots) caused by sun and aging, rosacea and even acne. Following treatment, the overall look of the skin is more even and radiant.
The average cost for a Lumecca™ treatment varies depending on the area of the body youu wish to target. Additionally, the final cost for the Lumecca™ laser treatment will be determined based on how many treatments you require. However, a general price range is usually around $200 per session, going up to $1,000 for packages
Generally, the results are long lasting and can be maintained for years. For some clients, pigment can return however, it takes time for hyperpigmentation or vascular lesions to reoccur.
During your Lumecca™ IPL treatment, there will be a bright flash of light from the Lumecca™ device which produces a sensation similar to that of a light rubber band snap. Redness and warming of the skin are normal after treatment, and usually subside within an hour. Most patients find the treatment to be quite tolerable.
First, the treated area is cleansed. An intense light is applied in a series of gentle pulses over the treatment area. When the pulse of light is delivered, the sensation is similar to a snap of a rubber band. Without damaging the skin, the light penetrates through the skin and is absorbed by the abnormally dilated vessels or pigmentation. The heat causes damage to the vessel of lesion, and the body begins its natural healing process. Following the treatment, a sunscreen is applied. For sensitive skin, a cool compress is applied following the treatment.
Visible results in complexion and sun damage can typically be seen within a few days after the treatment, but typically most noticeable results are seen 14-21 days after the treatment, with optimal results seen after completion of 3-6 sessions. Actual skin improvement continues up to three months after the final treatment.
The actual process of getting Lumecca™ IPL is simple and time efficient.
There is no real recovery time post-treatment of a Lumecca™ treatment. 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.
Yes, Lumecca™ treatment results are permanent, however, the skin is still susceptible to additional sun exposure damage. It may be recommended to maintain a schedule of 1-2 treatment sessions per year following the initial treatment.