IPL, or intense pulsed light, is a technology that effectively treats many different skin conditions. IPL treatments that effectively address skin pigmentation, thread veins, and UV damage are known as photorejuvenation. A popular IPL procedure that outperforms other IPL treatments is Lumecca.
How does Lumecca outperform other IPL treatments? Keep reading to find out.
What is IPL?
IPL is a sophisticated, noninvasive laser technique that can be applied to many therapeutic and aesthetic procedures. IPL is utilized in the field of cosmetic surgery for a variety of skin treatments, including photorejuvenation. Other vascular lesions, freckles, skin redness, and other skin problems have also responded favorably to IPL treatments.
Another name for IPL photorejuvenation is photofacial.
How IPL Works
The IPL device is similar to a laser, except that it creates a variety of light wavelengths that can be tweaked and focused on treating particular conditions. It makes use of powerful, non-coherent light pulses that span a variety of wavelengths. The light can be directed at blood vessels and pigmented cells and is intended to interact with either melanin or hemoglobin.
The blood vessels or the melanin then absorb the light. When they absorb light, the melanin in the targeted blood vessels breaks apart, or the blood vessel walls are destroyed. They become less noticeable on the skin after being absorbed by the body.
Despite being powerful against unwanted skin lesions, no other tissues or body parts are harmed during therapy.
What is Lumecca?
Lumecca is a highly potent, intense pulsed light (IPL) used to treat vascular and pigmented diseases. You will see a noticeable difference in your skin’s clarity and tone with only one application. Utilizing photothermolysis, Lumecca provides a relaxing and productive light treatment.
Lumecca safely harnesses intense pulsed light to give the most effective photofacial treatments. By eliminating pigmented and vascular lesions brought on by sun exposure or aging, Lumecca rejuvenates the skin.
The face, neck, chest or décolletage, arms, hands, and legs are the most often treated body parts with an IPL photofacial. Age spots, freckles, telangiectasia (spider veins), redness, rosacea, and other types of sun damage or uneven pigmentation can all be reduced with particular success.
Thanks to its sophisticated technology, it can deliver results faster than any other IPL provider. A specialized handpiece with a xenon flash lamp treats the areas properly.
Since Lumecca uses photothermolysis, the photofacial treatment is relaxing. Different lenses can be placed over the Lumecca IPL depending on what has to be treated, making the procedure incredibly effective and precise.
What Skin Conditions can Lumecca Treat?
All body parts can benefit from Lumecca treatment for many skin issues. This kind of therapy works well to enhance the appearance of:
- Uneven pigmentation
- Sun damage
- Vascular lesions
- Enlarged pores
The Biorestoration Medical & Aesthetics staff can assess your candidacy during a consultation if you are unsure whether IPL suits your goals and needs.
What Makes Lumecca Better Than Other IPL?
IPL with Lumecca can give up to three times as much energy to increase treatment effectiveness. Additionally, it provides quicker results and requires less time for treatment than conventional IPL. Treatment with Lumecca can be finished in just one to two consultations, whereas traditional IPL typically requires four to six sessions.
Comparing Lumecca to standard IPL, there are several advantages. Lumecca, for instance, is:
- Suitable for all skin types
- Quicker than the traditional IPL
- Practically pain-free
As a result, the Lumecca IPL technology can provide more thorough results with a shorter recuperation time.
Suitable for All Skin Types
Furthermore, Lumecca can effectively treat both light and dark skin with the help of cutting-edge technology. Treatment options for facial pigmentation, superficial vessels, skin texture, and UV damage are more varied. On the other hand, traditional IPL treatments aren’t suitable for darker skin types because they are not equipped to deal with too much melanin in the skin.
A strong sapphire cooling tip on Lumecca helps to protect the skin’s surface and offers the most incredible level of safety and comfort. A Lumecca treatment often lasts far less time than a standard IPL device. In contrast, a typical IPL session could cause minor stinging and mild irritation in the treated area.
How the Lumecca Procedure Goes
We can typically finish a Lumecca session in under an hour in our office. We will offer you protective eyewear before the start of the treatment process to protect yourself from the intense light flashes.
We will cover the treatment area with a cold gel to lubricate the site and keep the skin cold while the treatment is done. The handpiece will provide brief light pulses to the skin. Patients will notice a warming feeling and possible mild discomfort during this stage, feeling like a rubber band snapping on their skin.
We will cool the treatment region to calm the skin after the operation.
The Effects of Lumecca
Following IPL with Lumecca, recovery time is frequently brief. Redness and a little heat of the skin may be experienced by patients, although these side effects often go away within a few hours. Full benefits usually appear within a few days to a week of the initial treatment.
Patients must protect their skin after treatment by using sunscreen and limiting their exposure to the sun.
How to Prepare for Lumecca?
We strongly advise taking the following actions to improve your outcomes and safeguard your skin:
- To protect your skin from the sun, use a moisturizer with 30+ SPF.
- At least six weeks before IPL, refrain from smoking.
- Stop taking any drugs that could result in excessive bleeding.
- Stop using antibiotics (if advised by your general physician)
- Retinoids that irritate the skin should be avoided.
- Before and after your treatment, drink water.
Don’t use any skin care products or apply makeup on the day of your surgery. Before Lumecca, our team will send a more detailed list. However, if you have any questions while doing the evaluation, just contact us.