What Is Lumecca IPL Therapy?

Do you want to reduce your dry eye symptoms or dramatically improve the appearance of your skin? Lumecca IPL therapy can accomplish these goals.

Lumecca IPL therapy is a light treatment that can address many skin concerns and even alleviate dry eye. Your eye doctor can tailor the treatment to align with your unique needs for maximum benefit.

Keep reading to learn more about Lumecca IPL therapy and what it can do for you!

What Is Lumecca IPL Therapy?

Lumecca Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Therapy is an advanced light treatment. It is safe and effective and uses a range of wavelengths to reach below your skin’s surface gently. 

IPL works by penetrating the layer of your skin where melanin, darker pigmentation, can absorb the light. It triggers a defensive response in the melanin.

Your body then removes damaged melanin while releasing collagen, which gives your skin strength and elasticity. This process has a restorative effect on your skin. 

While there are multiple kinds of IPL treatments in existence, the Lumecca is the most powerful. It utilizes selective photothermolysis, a precise method of targeting tissue without causing damage to surrounding areas.

What Happens during the Lumecca IPL Procedure?

At Ginsberg Eye, our eye doctors perform Lumecca IPL Therapy right here in our office. During the procedure, you will likely notice a bright flash of light as we direct light to specific areas. 

You will feel a mild elastic sensation as if being flicked by an elastic band. The treatment typically takes less than an hour. 

Over the next couple of days, the treated areas will darken. Within a week, they will flake off, leaving you with smooth, even skin. 

There is no need to refrain from your normal activities after treatment. You can continue with your usual schedule as the therapy continues to work. 

Most people are able to see a difference in their skin after just one treatment. For the best results, three sessions are usually recommended. 

What Can Lumecca IPL Therapy Do for Your Skin?

Lumecca IPL Therapy can rejuvenate the look of your skin by reducing the appearance of any irregularities. It has a wide range of uses for your skin. 

Lumecca IPL therapy can help with:

  • Age spots
  • Sun damage
  • Pigmentation
  • Fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin
  • Unwanted freckles
  • Rosacea (redness)
  • Spider veins
  • Birthmarks
  • Leg telangiectasia (dilated blood vessels)

Treatment is not just limited to the face. The Lumecca IPL treatment can be applied to any area of skin, including the neck, décolleté, legs, hands, and arms.

IPL treatment with Lumecca can even out your skin, both in color and texture, for overall healthier and younger-looking skin. Your eye doctor will tailor your treatment to address your unique areas of concern. 

How Can Lumecca IPL Therapy Help with Dry Eye?

The benefits of IPL are not limited to aesthetics. It can actually help alleviate dry eye symptoms too. 

If you’re experiencing a stinging, burning, or scratchy sensation in your eyes, or any other symptom of dry eye, IPL may be an effective treatment that is more convenient than eye drops. It can even reduce bacteria around your eyes. 

IPL can reduce inflammation around your sensitive eye area by stimulating your facial tissue. This process can lessen the symptoms of dry eye, providing much-needed relief. 

Are skin irregularities or dry eyes bothering you? Schedule a Lumecca IPL Therapy consultation at Ginsberg Eye in Naples, FL, today!