At Palos Verdes Aesthetics, we believe everyone deserves to love their skin and we offer a range of cosmetic skin treatments to help our patients achieve that radiant, healthy look they want. We work closely with our patients to design personalized treatment plans that we administer in our comfortable Palos Verdes office. For patients seeking relief from sun damage and skin that looks healthier and more youthful as a result, we’re proud to offer Lumecca: a powerful skin rejuvenation treatment that uses the power of visible light to eliminate sun damage and enhance the skin’s appearance.
Non-Invasive IPL Skin Treatment
Lumecca is a powerful new way to rejuvenate and revitalize the skin using only the power of light. It is the most powerful intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment on the market for pigmented and vascular lesions, and allows our Palos Verdes office to treat problems like sun spots, freckles, and vascular lesions such as spider veins without the need for invasive procedures. The power behind Lumecca is photothermolysis, which provides a photofacial that utilizes a comfortable amount of light to stimulate the skin’s natural healing abilities.
What Can Lumecca Treat?
Lumecca is a versatile treatment that works with the body’s natural ability to heal itself. This allows it to treat a number of skin problems effectively, including:
- Sun Damage
- Age Spots/Liver Spots/Sun Spots
- Spider veins, port wine stains, and other vascular lesions
Which Parts of the Body Can Lumecca Treat?
Lumecca uses only visible light to achieve results and leaves no scarring or marks after the procedure; therefore, it is safe to use on any part of the body. That said, Lumecca is most commonly used to treat the skin that’s most often exposed to the sun: areas like the face, neck, decolletage, hands, arms, and legs.
What Is Skin Rejuvenation Treatment Like?
The actual procedure for Lumecca is simple and comfortable. You’ll experience a very bright flash of light over the treatment area, which may produce a slight elastic sensation. This flash of light delivers a strong burst of energy to the skin, stimulating growth and regeneration at a cellular level.
Immediately after the procedure, the treated skin will likely turn red and feel a bit warm. This is normal and typically goes away within an hour or so after treatment in our Palos Verdes office. Over the course of the next 24 – 48 hours, you may see pigmented spots like sunspots or freckles get darker, which again is normal. In the week following the procedure, these pigmented lesions will gradually flake off, evening out the skin tone. For vascular lesions, you may notice the veins blanch and disappear, or they may change color and slowly dissipate after a few days.
How Fast Does Lumecca Work?
While Lumecca has a long-lasting impact, results are usually visible quickly. Sun damage and skin complexion will improve within a few days of the first skin rejuvenation session, while vascular lesions may take closer to 2 weeks to show results. In either case, the initial results are just the beginning; your skin will continue to look younger and more vibrant as time passes and multiple sessions will generate an even more dramatic final improvement.
Does Lumecca Have Side Effects?
Side effects, when present, are usually mild and short-lived. The most common side effect is a skin reaction where the skin turns red and warm immediately following the procedure, but this usually dissipates within a few hours. That said, skin rejuvenation treatment often makes skin more sensitive to sunlight immediately following treatment, so we recommend avoiding direct sunlight or tanning for a few days after the procedure.
Before & After Lumecca Sun Damage Repair
Lumecca is a powerful way to even skin tone and eliminate age spots and other lesions, but the best way to understand it is to see the results for yourself. Take a look at the before & after photos below to see the amazing improvements that can come from non-invasive Lumecca skin rejuvenation.