An even skin tone is one of the surest signs of healthy and youthful skin and with aging, hypo- and hyper-pigmentation become a concern for patients. Energy-based treatments,such as Lumecca, are the most effective means of restoring an even skin tone. Lumecca is a very powerful intense pulsed light (IPL) that treats pigmented and vascular lesions. After just one use, you will notice significant improvement in the complexion and clarity of your skin.
Lumecca operates using photothermolysis, which delivers a comfortable and effective light treatment.
- The Benefits of Lumecca
- Treats age spots
- Reduces vascular lesions such as spider veins
- Freckle reduction
- Repairs Sun damage
Redness and a slight warming of the skin are normal after treatment and usually subside within an hour. Over the next one to two days, you may notice a darkening of pigmented spots. In the weeks following, the pigmented lesions will clear, leading to an evening out of the skin tone. After treating vascular lesions, you may see the vein blanch or a color change in the vessel, which will dissipate after a few days. An improved skin appearance can be noted after the first session. Multiple sessions provide even better results. Individual results may vary, and contraindications may apply. Must be performed by an experienced, licensed professional. Consultation with an experienced, licensed professional will help you understand whether treatment with Lumecca will be an efficient and safe treatment option for you. Please call us at (818) 696-2156 for your free consultation! You can also Contact Us via our contact form.
$200 per treatment
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The Benefits of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatments.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatments Provide Many Benefits
Look and feel your best with Intense Pulsed Light Treatments. IPL is a short pulse of broad-spectrum light. Broad-spectrum light treatments reduce cosmetic and medical issues, including skin blemishes, rosacea, and spider veins. The broad-spectrum light treatment also removes hair. The treatment is safe for any part of the body. You will not need to receive any local anesthesia.
Conditions Commonly Treated
- Acne scars
- Age spots
- Broken facial blood vessels
- Freckles and other hyperpigmentation
- Chloasma – melasma occurring during pregnancy
- Melasma – a condition causing gray-brown skin patches
- Rosacea – a condition causing redness of the face
- Scars – non-keloid scars are treatable
- Stretch marks
- Telangiectasias – spider veins
- Unwanted hair – remove hair from the back, bikini line, chest, face, legs, neck, or underarms.
How IPL Works
Intense pulses of light pass through your top layer of skin to your second layer of skin. Your skin cells transform the light energy into heat. The heat destroys specific colors of skin, the damaged skin. As damaged skin cells disappear, the area becomes lighter. Your skin tone becomes more even.
The History of IPL
The medical community started using IPL in 1976 to treat vascular conditions. Soon after, doctors began using it to treat dry eye conditions. Researchers did not study pulsed broad-spectrum light during the 1980s very much. The FDA approved IPL in 1995 to treat spider veins. The popularity of IPL continues to grow in the medical and cosmetic industries.
IPL vs. Laser
IPL uses polychromatic light, while laser hair removal uses monochromatic light. The technician targets pulses of light towards active hair follicles, reducing future hair growth. Over time, the method reduces the number of hair follicles present. The number of required treatment sessions varies between patients. Clients with light skin and dark hair are the best candidates for hair removal treatments. It is easier to apply filters to broadband light, making IPL a better choice for medspas. The ability to filter the light lets practitioners use the treatments on clients with a wider variety of skin tones. Using polychromatic light allows your skincare specialist to treat more than one condition at a time. Since laser light isn’t broad-spectrum, treating more than one issue at a time isn’t possible with laser light. The technology of using broadband light with filters requires professional training.
Why Choose a Medspa?
Choose your ILP treatment provider carefully. Medispas employ professional, knowledgeable technicians to administer treatments safely. Look and feel your best with painless IPL treatments. When looking for a medspa, consider their reputation. Read online reviews, good and bad. Inquire as to whether the medspa will allow you to take a tour of the facilities. Do not hesitate to ask for proof of training or licensing. Check for cleanliness and lighting conditions. Medspas offer a more comprehensive range of non-surgical procedures than traditional spas.
Scheduling Your Appointments
IPL treatments are usually a series of treatments given over time. Do not wait until right before an important event to schedule your first appointment. Plan, and speak with your practitioner in advance. Your hair type and skin tone are factors that determine how many treatments you may require. The size of the area being treating is also a consideration. Results will not be noticeable after the first couple of treatments. Many factors contribute to the efficacy of IPL.
You may not be able to receive treatment under certain conditions. Providers will not work on severely sunburned skin. Try to avoid scheduling an appointment immediately after a tropical vacation. Discuss your current medications with your technician. Tell your skin care specialist if you are pregnant, have eczema, or are prone to acne. Appointments take between 20 – 40 minutes, depending on the area you are having treated.
Before Your Appointment
There are specific activities you will need to avoid before and after your appointments. Keep this in mind when scheduling treatment sessions. Avoid sunbathing, tanning beds, collagen injections, chemical peels, waxing the area to be treated, and creams containing vitamin A, such as retinA and glycolic acid. Accutane is another drug that keeps you from receiving IPL treatments. Some experts suggest refraining from these activities for up to two weeks before your appointment. Also, refrain from taking aspirin or ibuprofen before a treatment session because these drugs increase your bleeding risk.
After Your Appointment
Speak with your technician, so you know what to expect. You may experience some side effects such as:
- Skin discoloration
Keep in touch with your treatment provider. Let them know if your side effects are lasting longer than you expected.
Refrain from using perfume, deodorant, or cosmetics on the treated area directly after your session. With a little care, IPL treatments can give you the skin you desire.
Look your best
Remove embarrassing hair with IPL. Get smoother, younger-looking skin by minimizing freckles and age spots. When the sun damages the skin, often the skin becomes darker. The IPL process reduces the amount of damaged cells, leaving the skin looking smoother and more even. Intense Pulsed Light treats many conditions without significant down time. Receiving periodic treatments may seem inconvenient, but the results last a long time.
Feel Your Best
Break out the mini-skirts and short shorts. Gain back the confidence to wear summer clothes without feeling self-conscious. You won’t need to worry about shaving or hiding those thin veins on your legs. By reducing the appearance of blemishes, age spots, birthmarks, and other skin discoloration, you will look younger and feel more confident. Spend less time applying foundation and heavy face powder. You will have more time to do the activities you love.