Lumecca is the most powerful intense pulsed light (IPL) to treat pigmented and vascular lesions. After just one use, patients notice significant improvements in the complexion and clarity of the skin.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
In just 1-3 sessions Lumecca IPL improves the appearance of Age spots (red/brown pigmentations) • Vascular lesions such as facial telangiectasias (spider veins) and poikiloderma • Rosacea (redness) • Freckles • Sun damage
WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED?
Lumecca IPL can be used on all areas of the body. The most common areas of treatment are zones that are regularly exposed to the sun. This often includes the face, neck, décolletage, legs, hands and arms.
WHAT STEPS MUST BE TAKEN BEFORE THE PROCEDURE?
Avoid direct, excessive sun exposure or tanning one month before treatment, this includes self-tanning. Stop any retinol or tretinoin use for 1 week before treatment ( this will be discussed at your patch test and consultation).
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT DURING AND AFTER LUMECCA IPL?
During treatment, there will be a bright flash of light from Lumecca and a sensation on your skin that is not painful. Redness and a slight warming of the skin are normal after treatment and usually subside within an hour. Over the next 24-48 hours you may see a darkening of pigmented spots; in the week afterwards the pigmented lesions flake off, leading to an evening out of 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.
HOW MANY SESSIONS ARE RECOMMENDED?
An improved skin appearance can be noted after the first session. Multiple sessions provide even better results. The treatment regime depends on the severity of the skin damage.
HOW QUICKLY WILL I SEE RESULTS?
Sun damage and skin complexion results can be seen a few days after the first session. The skin will continue to look younger and brighter over time with the most visible results after 1-2 weeks. Having multiple photo-facial sessions will improve the final result. For vascular treatments such as facial telangiectasias, results can be seen in up to 2 weeks.
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. Sunblock must be worn post-treatment. Please note that Lumecca is only suitable for Fitzpatrick skin 1-3, so sadly, this treatment is not suitable for dark Mediterranean and Asian skin or darker.
Cost single £175 / course of 2 £300