What is Lumecca?
Lumecca is the most powerful intense pulsed light (IPL) used to treat pigmented and vascular lesions. After just one use, patients notice significant improvements in the complexion and clarity of their skin. Lumecca operates using photothermolysis, which provides a photofacial through the delivery of a comfortable light treatment.
What are the Benefits?
In just 1-3 sessions, Lumecca improves the appearance of:
- Age spots(red/brown pigmentations)
- Vascular lesions such as facial telangiectasias (spider veins) and poikiloderma
- Rosacea (redness)
- Sun damage
What Steps Must Be Taken Before the Procedure?
Avoid direct, excessive sun exposure, or tanning one month prior to treatment.
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 following week, the pigmented lesions will flake off, leading to an evening out of skin tone. After treating vascular lesions, you may see the vein blanch and disappear, as well as a possible color change in the vessel which dissipates after a few days.
How Many Sessions 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, type of treatment, (vascular vs sun damage) and energy settings.
How Quickly Will I See Results?
Sun damage and skin complexion treatment 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 photofacial sessions will also 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 to prevent irritation from occurring.
Schedule a Consultation Today!
At The Central Florida Eye Institute in Ocala, FL, we pride ourselves on offering premium level healthcare and service. If you are thinking about getting Lumecca treatment, you can count on Dr. Thomas Croley, a board certified ophthalmologist. The Central Florida Eye Institute is considered by many to be one of Florida’s premier eye care facilities. Give us a call at 352-237-8400, or visit us at centralfloridaeye.com to schedule an appointment.