FAQ – Lumecca IPL

Lumecca is the most powerful intense pulsed light (IPL) to treat pigmented and vascular lesions.  This treatment improves the appearance of age spots (red/brown pigmentation), sun damage, vascular lesions (broken capillaries, telangliectasia), rosacea, and freckles.

Am I a good candidate?

We always start with a detailed consultation to determine if a patient is a good candidate for the Lumecca. Contact us to schedule a complimentary consultation.

What areas can be treated?

Lumecca can be used on all areas of the body. The most common areas of treatment are zones that are regularly exposed to the sun (such as face, neck, décolletage, legs, hands, and arms).

Is there anything I need to do to prepare for a treatment?

Avoid direct, excessive sun exposure or tanning for one month prior to treatment.

What does the treatment feel like?

During the treatment there will be a bright flash of light from the Lumecca that feels like a light elastic sensation. Slight warming of the skin is normal after the treatment.

Who performs this treatment?

All Lumecca treatments are performed by one of our well-trained skincare professionals. They are extensively trained before performing our treatments and are overseen by Dr. Ricks.

How many treatments are required?

An improved skin appearance can be noted after the first session. Multiple sessions provide even better results. Treatment regime depends on the severity of skin damage, skin type, and type of treatment (vascular vs. sun damage). Most patients have between one and three sessions.

Are there any side effects?

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.

Is there any downtime?

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 1-2 weeks afterward the pigmented lesions flake off, leading to an evening of the skin tone. After treating vascular lesions, you may see the vein blanch and disappear or a color change in the vessel, which dissipates after a few days.

When will I see results?

The skin will continue to look younger and more brilliant over time with the most visible results after 2 weeks. Having multiple sessions will improve the final result.

Is maintenance required?

We recommend getting a maintenance treatment once a year to maintain results.

How much does it cost?

Pricing varies based on treatment area. Contact us to set up a complimentary consultation for more details.

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