Lumecca™ IPL therapy is a powerful and effective treatment in reducing and removing hyperpigmentation and vascular lesions in the skin, from redness and spider veins to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (for example, post-acne) and sun damage pigmentation. This popular anti-aging treatment is a quick treatment with visible results after the first one to two sessions.
IPL utilizes photothermolysis technology. Intense pulses of broad spectrum light penetrate deep into multiple layers of the skin. Light energy coverts into heat, which breaks down pigmented brown spots, causes blood vessels to constrict, and stimulates collagen synthesis. IPL is a gentle procedure ideal for treating sun damaged, wrinkled skin, redness, and broken capillaries. IPL treatment results in radiant and rejuvenated skin.
Lumecca™ IPL by Inmode is one of the most powerful IPL technologies in the industry. It uses both high power and optimised output meaning it is veryeffective at treating pigmented and vascular lesions. Results can be achieved in 1-3 sessions compared to 4-6 sessions required by other IPL devices. After just one use, clients notice significant improvement in the complexion and clarity of their skin. Lumecca features a sapphire cooling tip to make the procedure more comfortable.
Lumecca™ IPL uses intense pulsed light photo-thermolysis through the delivery of specific wavelengths of light which interact with red and brown pigments in the skin (melanin and haemoglobin). These pigments absorb the light energy and are destroyed, often in one session. Hyperpigmentation patches are fragmented and either absorbed and removed into the blood and lymphatic system, and thread veins are obliterated almost instantaneously. Lumecca has a high specificity and selectivity for pigmentation and redness created by sun damage and is one of the most powerful treatments for this purpose.
Lumecca is commonly used to treat face, neck, décolletage, hands and arms.
Lumecca™ IPL is particularly successful in removing age spots (red/brown pigmentation), sun damage, vascular lesions (spider veins, port wine stains, telangectasias), rosacea, freckles, acne scarring and melasma. Lumecca™ can be used on any part of the body with excellent results.
* Subject to individual assessment and evaluation.
Lumecca™ IPL can be used on any part of the body. The most commonly treated areas are those that are most frequently exposed to the sun, i.e. the face, neck, décolletage, legs, hands and arms. Please note: A consultation and patch test is required at least 24 hours prior to treatment and included in your consultation should this be recommended to you by your practioner. This device is suitable for treating Fitzpatrick skin types I-IV, so may not be suitable for those with darker skin types. We offer alternative treatments such as our Pigmentation Facial, Microneedling and Bespoke Skincare products for hyperpigmentation in darker skin.
Depending on the skin concern being treated the downtime varies but tends to be fully recovered within 7 days regarding you follow aftercare which your practioner will go through with you. When treating vascular lesions, there is a risk of purplish bruising.
We recommend avoiding sun exposure for at least 3-4 weeks post treatment. In addition you should not be tanned prior to treatment as this can make the skin more liable to burn.
We recommend applying SPF post-treatment and not using makeup for at least 24 hours, or even longer if your skin is still red or sensitive.
We recommend using no skincare products for the first day following the treatment. If your skin feels hot and red, you may use aloe vera or a soothing vitamin E gel. We encourage patients to let the skin settle by itself without applying any products that could potentially affect the skin’s integrity such as vitamin C, retinoids or AHAs for at least 48 hours, and suggest using a high factor SPF after treatment.
Yes, Rosacea patients can be treated and the treatment can be very effective for this condition.