What is Lumecca?
Lumecca is one of the most powerful intense pulsed light (IPL) laser treatments on the market, used to improve your skin’s clarity, even out your complexion and target skin irregularities including sun damage, pigmentation, freckles and vascular lesions.
It’s often referred to as a ‘lunchtime facial’, not only because it’s quick enough that you can get it done in your lunch break, but also because of its fast and effective results.
Lumecca, which is a favourite amongst celebrities including Hollywood actress Denise Crosby, can be used on all areas of the body, but the most common areas of treatment are zones that are regularly exposed to the sun. This often includes the face, neck, décolletage, legs, arms and hands.
How does Lumecca work?
Lumecca treatment uses light that is converted into heat energy to target pigmentation, which is then either absorbed by the skin or flakes off in the following days after treatment. The IPL also stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, resulting in a clearer and more radiant complexion.
What can Lumecca be used to treat?
Lumecca can be used to improve the appearance of:
Vascular lesions (thread veins, spider veins, port wine stains, telangiectasia)
Uneven skin tone
Are there any side effects?
Lumecca is considered a safe treatment for all skin types and all parts of the body.
During your Lumecca treatment there will be a slight prickly sensation. Redness and a slight warming of the skin are normal and usually subside within an hour. Due to the light intensity of the treatment, we advise that you avoid sun exposure for a week, and wear SPF 50 going forward to protect your skin.
How quickly will I see results?
Results can be seen a few days after the first session and will continue to improve in the coming weeks. Results of vascular treatments can be seen within two weeks.
How many treatments will I need?
While many patients notice improvements in their complexion and skin clarity after just one session of Lumecca, a course of three treatments is often recommended for best results.
At Fourways, we see great results with combination therapies. Lumecca combined with Morpheus8 is a great treatment choice for those in need of surface correction that also want to address jowls or sagging skin.
How long does Lumecca last?
This depends on the condition of your skin before treatment. The results usually last from 6 to 12 months, and we recommend a maintenance session every 6 to 12 months to keep your skin looking clear and your complexion radiant for years to come.
Lumecca at Fourways
Lumecca is administered at Fourways by Dr. Aviva Riley as a standalone treatment, or by Pei Pei Cheang if you’ve previously had a facelift at Fourways.