What is IPL Skin Resurfacing?
Lumecca (IPL) is the most powerful intense pulsed light (IPL) to treat pigmented and vascular lesions. After use, patients notice significant improvements in the complexion and clarity of the skin. Lumecca operates using photo- thermolysis, which provides a photo facial through the delivery of a comfortable light treatment.
What are the benefits?
In just 1-3 sessions Lumecca (IPL) treatments improve the appearance of:
- Age spots (red/brown pigmentations)
- Sun damage
- Vascular lesions (spider veins, port wine stains, leg telangliectasias)
- Rosacea (redness)
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. This often includes the face, neck, décolletage, legs, hands and arms.
How quickly will I notice 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 more brilliant over time with most visible results after 1-2 weeks. Having multiple photo facial sessions will improve the final result. For vascular treatments such as spider or leg veins, results can be seen in up to 2 weeks.
What should I expect during and after Lumecca?
During treatment there will be a bright flash of light from the Lumecca that feels like a light elastic sensation. 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 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 colour change in the vessel which dissipates after a few days. In most cases, skin can appear red for up to 3 days after treatment.
We will normally get you to come back within 4-6 weeks where we will carefully assess your skin and decide whether you will benefit from another IPL treatment or we will perform The Dr Nigma Non-Surgical Hydralift where we will infuse your skin with the DR Nigma Stem Cells and Antioxidants for an optimal glow, to compliment your even skin tone that we would have achieved with your IPL treatments.