IPL Therapy (Lumecca)
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light)
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Therapy is a gentle, safe and effective treatment to improve the appearance of many skin irregularities. This advanced light treatment can help to treat rosacea, sun damage, freckles, thread veins, spider veins, uneven pigmentation, sun spots, sagging skin and many common signs of aging. Suzana can provide an incredibly targeted treatment, focusing only on the areas of concern. IPL uses a range of wavelengths that penetrate just below the skin’s surface where the melanin absorbs the light. This causes damage to the pigment forcing the skin’s natural defenses to come to the rescue. The body instinctively works to remove the damaged melanin and also releases repairing collagen at the same time. These two actions can produce incredible results to the appearance and texture of the treated areas.
Which types of skin concerns can be addressed with IPL Therapy?
IPL for pigmentation
The range of wavelengths deployed during IPL Therapy targets the melanin (darker pigmentation) just beneath the surface of the skin. The light causes damage, which in turn causes the body to expel the damaged pigment from its system. This action reduces the appearance of uneven pigmentation by targeting only the darker areas of skin. In addition to the improvements in skin tone, skin texture is also improved thanks to the release of collagen encouraged by the treatment process.
IPL for fine lines & wrinkles
IPL Therapy is also an effective skin rejuvenation treatment. The wavelengths of light raise the temperature of the targeted areas forcing elastin and collagen to be released. These natural proteins help to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles for a younger-looking, more taut appearance. You will be able to notice improvement from the first treatment; however, a full course of treatments is recommended to achieve the very best results for your skin.
IPL for thread veins
Suzana can successfully treat unsightly thread veins on the face, chest and hands. The wavelengths of light heat and damage the walls of the blood vessels forcing them to collapse and eventually be reabsorbed by the body. Gradually the appearance of the veins fade out resulting in a much more even complexion.
LUMECCA by InMode
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. Lumecca operates using selective photothermolysis, which provides a photofacial through the delivery of a comfortable light treatment.
What areas can be treated?
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, décolleté, legs, hands and arms.
Who is a Candidate:
Anyone who has: Age Spots, Sun Damage, Pigmentation, Freckles, Rosacea (Redness), Vascular Lesions (Spider Veins, Port-Wine Stains (Birthmarks) and Leg Telangiectasia).
During your Lumecca treatment, the Lumecca system will flash a bright light that feels similar to an elastic sensation. Most patients say they usually experience a mild ‘pinging sensation’ as if being flicked by an elastic band.
The treated areas will darken over the next 24-48 hours and will flake off after a week, revealing new, evenly toned skin underneath. The treatment usually takes around 45 minutes to an hour. You can return to your normal daily activities directly after treatment. While improvement can be seen following 1 treatment, a course of 3 sessions is usually recommended for optimum results. All treatments are tailored to the individual and personal experiences and results may vary.
Patients see results in 1-2 weeks.