Treat Sun Damage, Rosacea, Age Spots, Spider Veins & More With IPL – Lumecca™
Lumecca 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 a photo-thermolysis, which provides a photo-facial through the delivery of a comfortable light treatment. The treatment requires zero downtime and is especially effective for improving the appearance of the face, neck, chest, and hands.
What does it Treat?
Broken capillaries, sun damage, hyper/ hypo-pigmentation, enlarged pores and Rosacea.
Immediately following the treatment, you’ll see your brown spots darken. You’ll probably realize that there was more uneven pigmentation than you realized. This is a sign that the treatment is working! Over the next few days the spots will be absorbed by the body or flake off leaving revitalized skin behind.
How quickly will I see results?
You won’t look much different immediately after the procedure, but over the next 24 hours your skin will probably become somewhat pink and a bit swollen, similar to sunburn. The skin may also feel sensitive: these side effects are normal and expected, and will subside after about 48 hours. Most guests are delighted with the outcome, even after just one treatment. Typically skin is younger and healthier looking.
Our skin is the first organ of the body that is affected due to the exposure to the external harmful agents. The skin has to fight a number of adversaries including the UV radiation in the sun, pollutants in the air, radiation from mobile towers, chemicals in cosmetics and so on. In addition to this, skin damage can also occur due to the internal factors such as an abnormal immune system causing cellulite or skin rashes, genetics, or the chemical preservatives and additives in foods.
Hence, it is important to take steps to address the skin symptoms in order to restore its natural health and beauty.
While it may not be possible to completely avoid your exposure to all the factors that are harmful to your skin, you can definitely take steps to minimize the damage to the skin and help it get back to its natural tone, texture, and youthful matrix.
Advanced technologies that make use of laser rays can be highly effective for reducing the skin damage and help you look younger and more vibrant.
The state-of-the-art IPL photofacial treatments by Lumecca are highly recommended for the management of a number of skin health issues including wrinkles, fines lines, sun damage, freckle, age spots, pigmentation, and so on.
Laser skin rejuvenation, also called Photofacial, offers a state-of-the-art, non-invasive therapy that works by stimulating the production of collagen in the skin. It can improve the symptoms caused due to acne rosacea, aging, sun damage, fine lines, large pores, and scars.
InMode Optimas system is a technologically advanced skincare treatment used for laser skin rejuvenation. The sessions involve the release of the laser rays through the handheld device called Lumecca, which offers higher precision to target the specific parts of the skin to be treated. This ensures faster and better results without affecting the normal skin surrounding the lesion.
Just a 30-minute session of laser skin rejuvenation is what you need to reverse the symptoms and help your skin look naturally vibrant. The treatment requires little or no recovery time. Lumecca is a safe and extremely effective treatment aimed at treating the skin of the face, neck, and chest.
IPL photofacial by InMode Optimas system works on the principle of restoring the normal health of the skin by stimulating the production of collagen. The treatment uses Lumecca device to emit precise amounts of intense pulsed light or IPL to treat the signs of aging, sun-damaged skin, acne scars, rosacea, and other symptoms.
The rays of intense pulsed light are released by the Lumecca device such that they are focused on the precise area of the skin to be treated.
The Lumecca hand piece emits intense pulses light, which can penetrate through the superficial layers of the skin to reach the deeper tissues. The light is readily absorbed by the damaged parts.
The rays cause the heating of the tissues beneath the layers of the skin. This results in the stimulation of the production of collagen.
Collagen plays a vital role in maintaining the youthful appearance of the skin. Collagen, together with another important component of the skin called elastin, can support a strong skin matrix and improve the elastic and firm nature of a youthful skin.
The signs of aging begin to appears when the body loses its ability to form collagen. The exposure to the sun, environmental pollutants, chemicals in foods and cosmetics, and other harmful factors only worsen the symptoms further and cause the signs of aging to appear at an earlier age.
Intense pulsed light released by the Lumecca hand piece helps to increase collagen levels in the skin thus restoring a healthy network of connective tissues in the lower layers of the skin. It can also improve the skin’s firmness and elasticity thereby making it taut and youthful. This is the basic mechanism by which Lumecca IPL photofacial works to reduce wrinkles, fine lines, skin folds, sagging, age spots, and other symptoms caused due to aging.
The heating of the tissues by the laser rays also stimulates the formation of new blood vessels in the part. This can enhance the blood flow to the damaged tissues thereby ensuring an adequate supply of oxygen and healing nutrients that can repair the skin tissues damaged due to the UV radiation in the sun, pollutants, acne rosacea, and cellulite.
It can help to treat rosacea and reduce the intense redness, flushing, and the appearance of tiny red lines on the face caused due to rosacea by nearly 80%.
After the sessions, you will notice a visible reduction in fine lines, and wrinkles, smaller pore sizes, and fading of age spots and hyperpigmented patches just as the treatment leaves behind a smoother, softer, and even-toned skin.
Lumecca IPL photo-rejuvenation is designed to focus the light rays on specific parts of the body including those that are not easy to reach during other cosmetic treatments. Hence, this therapy is effective to treat skin symptoms in all areas of the body.
The parts of the skin that are regularly exposed to the sun such as the face, neck, legs, and arms are the most common parts treated with Lumecca IPL photofacial.
This treatment is effective for the management of skin conditions such as:
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Crow’s feet
- Smile lines
- Age and brown spots
- Sun damage (sun spots)
- Acne rosacea
- Uneven skin tone
- Hyperpigmentation of the skin such as Melasma, brown spots, etc.
- Vascular lesions such as poikiloderma
- Broken or damaged blood vessels or capillaries
- Dark circles under the eye
- Spider veins on the skin (telangiectasias)
- Persistent redness and flushing
Lumecca photofacial works the best for people who have a lighter skin tone. It is specifically recommended for patients with Fitzpatrick skin type I-III.
Fitzpatrick skin type I
- Skin color: ivory
- Natural hair color: light blonde or red
- Eye color: light grey, light blue, or light green
- Sun reaction: tendency for freckles, peels, and burns and does not tan easily
Fitzpatrick skin type 2
- Skin color: pale or fair
- Natural hair color: blonde
- Eye color: blue, green, or grey
- Sun reaction: tendency for freckles, peels, and burns and does not tan easily
Fitzpatrick skin type 3
- Skin color: fair or beige with a golden undertone
- Natural hair color: light brown or dark blonde
- Eye color: light brown or hazel
- Sun reaction: tendency for freckles, and burns, and tans sometimes
Patients who have these skin types are the ideal candidates for IPL Photofacial by InMode Optimas system.
Additionally, this treatment can also be effective for patients who suffer from abnormal pigmentation of the skin caused by aging, side effects of medications, and sun damage. Men and women who are worried about the fine lines and wrinkles appearing on their face can also choose IPL Photofacial by InMode Optimas system to restore the youthful glow and firmness of the skin.
It can reduce smile lines, crow’s feet, and other symptoms caused due to the effects of aging.
InMode Optimas system’s IPL Photofacial is also suitable for the management of acne scars with large pores. It can reduce the appearance of scarring, reduces the pore sizes, and leave the skin even-toned.
You can be the right candidate for IPL Photofacial if you suffer from facial spider veins due to rosacea or broken capillaries.
However, if you want to rejuvenate your skin and look younger with this treatment, you must be aware of the guidelines to be followed before the sessions. You must avoid natural as well as artificial skin tanning for at least 3 to 4 weeks before your IPL Photofacial session.
Also, if you are using any medications that can interfere with the blood clotting processes such as anti-clotting drugs and Aspirin, you need to stop using them at least 7 to 10 days before the therapy.
At Tight Clinic, we use the advanced IPL Photo Rejuvenation Technology using the InMode Optimas system. The technology has evolved over years of research to help cosmetologists offer better and faster results to patients who desire to improve their appearance.
The IPL Photo Rejuvenation Technology uses the Lumecca hand piece to deliver the light rays into the damaged skin tissues with higher precision.
Lumecca offers breakthrough IPL therapy. It is designed to deliver up to 3 times more energy in the range of 500 to 600 nm to improve the efficacy of treating pigmented and vascular lesions. The Lumecca device is optimized to treat more than one lesion in a fewer sessions.
The key benefits of IPL Photo Rejuvenation Technology by InMode Optimas system include:
- Increased efficiency due to the higher peak power, improved precision, and optimized output.
- Complete photo-rejuvenation in just 1 or 2 sessions for most patients versus more than 4 sessions needed to achieve the same results with standard IPLs.
- Reduces the duration of the session, thanks to larger spot size and higher pulse repetition rate. This means a larger lesion and more number of sites on the skin can be treated in a shorter duration.
- Has a powerful sapphire cooling tip, which ensures higher comfort during and after the sessions.
- Lumecca IPL photo rejuvenation device by InMode Optimas system is an FDA approved treatment. It is a safe treatment not known to cause serious side effects.
- Utilizes the principle of photo-thermolysis to target the specific tissues of the skin with different wavelengths of light, which can heat the problem area and destroy the abnormal tissues without affecting the surrounding skin.
Lumecca PhotoRejuvenation By InMode
IPL Photo Rejuvenation by InMode Optimas system is designed to provide quick results. Most patients are able to see an immediate improvement in their skin health after the treatment. The improvement in the symptoms caused due to sun damage and aging is noticeable a 3 to 4 days after the first session.
Your skin will continue to gradually improve with a significant enhancement in your skin tone and complexion after 1 or 2 weeks.
Multiple sessions of Lumecca photofacial will improve the results and continue to enhance the youthful appearance of the skin. In some cases, the results may take a longer time to become noticeable.
The results of IPL Photo Rejuvenation by InMode Optimas system are permanent. However, it is important to protect further skin damage due to sun exposure. Continuous exposure of the skin to harsh sun rays can make it susceptible to damage. Hence, it is advisable to take good care of the skin and protect it from the sun in order to prevent the recurrence of the symptoms.
The duration of the results can improve depending on the skincare efforts followed by the patients after the sessions. They should use a sunscreen with an SPF of more than 30 and wear wide-brimmed hat and long-sleeved clothes to minimize direct exposure of the skin to the sun rays. Regular skin care can allow the results of photofacial treatments to last longer.
Most patients need about 3 to 4 sessions of IPL photofacial depending on the extent of damage and the severity of the symptoms. The skin’s appearance is usually improved considerably after the first session of IPL photofacial.
Your expert dermatologist at the Tight Clinic will recommend you a specific number of sessions after assessing the skin health. He will prescribe a customized treatment plan based on the severity of the skin symptoms and the type of treatment needed keeping in mind whether the signs have appeared due to vascular factors, sun exposure, or aging.
For optimal results, your expert skincare practitioner at the Tight Clinic may recommend 3 to 4 sessions scheduled 4 to 6 weeks apart. After the initial therapy to restore skin health, you may be advised to visit the clinic for maintenance sessions once or twice a year.
The maintainer sessions can help ensure the results are persistent by fine-tuning the minor abnormal changes in the skin caused due to various factors. Thus, the advanced IPL photofacial technology by the InMode Optimas system can help you look younger for years after years.
To start the session treatment, your certified IPL photo rejuvenation specialist will apply a numbing gel such as lidocaine to your skin. The numbing action takes about 15 minutes to begin.
Lidocaine ensures minimal pain discomfort during treatment. Most patients do not experience any pain during IPL photo facial treatment.
A cool gel is also applied on the part of the skin to be treated to help avoid the sensation of heat caused due to the rise in the temperature of the tissues during laser therapy. You will also be asked to put on special glasses designed to protect your eyes. The glasses will prevent damage to the delicate eye tissue due to the laser rays.
Next, the smooth surface of the Lumecca hand piece is applied to the skin gently. There will be bright flashes of light when the rays of light pulses are released into the skin.
Typically, most patients do not experience any pain. You may feel a mild tingling sensation or a feeling of tightness or pull at the site of treatment. The skin may feel stretched or elastic similar to the snap of a rubber band. However, these symptoms are mild and do not cause much discomfort.
At the end of the session, the gel is wiped off the skin and the area is cleaned with a warm cloth. This is followed by the application of a gentle moisturizer and sunscreen to soothe the skin.
Each session of IPL Photofacial takes just 30 to 40 minutes depending on the surface area of the skin to be treated. It is a quick treatment that requires little or no recovery time. Patients are able to go home or resume their routine activities immediately after the treatment.
Patients can enjoy better and faster results with IPL Photofacial by InMode Optimas system without huge costs to bear. The cost of this treatment is much lower compared to the invasive cosmetic treatments as well as other non-invasive therapies aimed at improving the youthful glow of the skin.
The cost of one session may range from $125 to $350. Treatment for lesions on the hands and legs usually costs less than the treatment for lesions on the face. If a larger skin area is involved or when multiple skin areas are planned to be addressed in a single session, the costs may be around $350. You can also enjoy additional savings when you schedule more than one session of IPL photofacial.
Typically, the skin will look red and feel warm after the session. The redness and warmth subside within an hour after the treatment. Patients are advised to avoid direct sun exposure and tanning immediately after the sessions.
In some cases, age spots and freckles may look darker for 3 to 7 days. This happens as the pigments in the skin called melanin come to the surface due to the application of heat. It is the melanin that is responsible for the colour of the skin. As melanin comes to the surface of the skin, it increases the concentration of these pigments in the treated part of the skin causing it to appear darker. However, the natural skin colour is restored and the dark patches or spots fade gradually over the next few days.
Some patients may notice crusting at the site of treatment. This side effect is most common when Lumecca IPL treatment is performed over the pigmented lesions. The lesions tend to flake off slowly over a period of 8 to 10 days allowing the new healthy cells to replace the damaged tissues. The crusting of the skin during this phase clears slowly leaving the skin looking healthier and even-toned.