Have you ever wondered what causes dark spots to emerge on your skin? What about the red marks that seem to pop up out of nowhere?
These are all signs that your skin needs some help, and luckily there’s a solution! For these kinds of blemishes, we recommend IPL-Lumecca.
Keep reading to find out how Lumecca can improve your complexion.
What Is Lumecca?
If you are looking for a non-invasive yet effective way to rejuvenate your skin, Lumecca might just be what you need! It is a device manufactured by InMode that utilizes intense pulsed light (IPL) to target and address the following skin issues:
- Age Spots
- Pigmentation (freckles, port-wine stains, spider veins, vascular lesions)
- Pigmented Lesions
- Sun Damage
You can use Lumecca on several areas of the body, but it’s commonly used to treat the following areas:
Lumecca is a promising treatment because most patients reported significantly improved skin even after their first session. InMode also released studies revealing that the treatment can deliver optimal results for many patients who have completed just two treatments.
Is It Safe?
As far as FDA is concerned, Lumecca works best for patients with fairer skin tones while those with darker skin might be more challenging to treat because their skin contains more melanin. When IPL devices are used on darker skin, the laser might not be able to distinguish between the discoloration and the surrounding skin as well.
However, going to an experienced provider who understands how Lumecca works and is experienced enough to know which energy settings to use per patient can help ensure both your safety and the effectiveness of the treatment.
To prepare yourself for the treatment and reduce the risk of hyperpigmentation, it’s ideal to:
- Stop using topical retinoids 3 days before your scheduled appointment.
- Avoid excessive sun exposure and tanning beds for a month.
How Does It Work?
Here’s what to expect during the treatment:
1. Your provider will gently cleanse your skin.
2. They’ll ask you to put on protective goggles.
3. Your provider will apply ultrasound gel before moving the device across the treatment area.
IPL helps get rid of pigmentation by transmitting heat to the pigmented areas. The underlying pigmentation will then be pulled to the surface and will flake off over the next 10-14 days. The device also emits heat to stimulate the body’s natural collagen production, leaving you with smaller pores and firmer, smoother skin.
Each treatment time varies, depending on the size of the area. The ideal number of treatments is three.
The procedure has no downtime and you can return to your normal activities afterward. Common side effects are redness and tingling, but these usually go away after a few hours.
How Long Does It Last?
The results from the treatment will depend on how much you are in the sun, and how well you take care of your skin. You need to keep in mind that you should practice good skincare habits to maintain them. For instance, it’s best to apply sunscreen daily to protect your skin from excessive sun damage.
If age spots, wrinkles, and freckles are a big concern for you, visit us here at Uplift Aesthetics Oakdale, MN and let our highly trained providers assess if you’re a good candidate for an IPL-Lumecca treatment.
Call us now and schedule your appointment today!