Lumecca IPL treatments are fairly quick (depending on size of treatment area), in-office procedures which do not require any numbing cream or medication. Clear ultrasound gel is applied to the treatment area in order to glide the handpiece, minimize discomfort, and to keep skin cool. There will be a bright flash of light from the IPL handpiece as pulses are delivered to the skin. This feels like a warm elastic band, snapping sensation on the skin. The Intense Pulsed Light heats the dermis and pulls pigment (brown spots, redness) to the surface of your skin. Redness, mild swelling, and a slight warming of the skin is normal right after treatment and usually subside within an hour or so. Pigmentation that was targeted by the IPL will darken and start to look sort of like a scab, something we call “Peppering” Peppering can last 7-14 days and will flake off on its own. Do not pick at these areas! (Yes – your freckles / sun damage will literally fall off your face!)
This treatment is ideal for those looking to reduce signs of premature aging, rejuvenate the skin, improve the complexion and clarity of their skin, and to treat pigmentation caused by sun damage.
IPL works best on fair to medium skin tones, specifically Fitzpatrick skin types I-III. Because melanin in the skin absorbs light energy, olive and darker skin (Fitzpatrick skin types IV-VI) are at risk for burns or hyperpigmentation.
At NK Aesthetics, a consultation and skin assessment is required prior to booking & treatment with Lumecca IPL. You can book your free consultation here.
Small Broken & Visible Capillaries
Uneven Skin Texture
Discoloration Due to Sun Damage
Pigmented Acne Scars
Can Treat Acne as the Heat Kills Acne Related Bacteria
Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation
Flare-up of Hormonal Brown Spots
The risk of these complications is kept to a minimum by utilizing proper administration techniques and proper patient assessment.