Lumecca Therapy in Missouri (Intense Pulse Light Therapy)
Discover a superior solution to improve skin complexion, reduce skin irregularities and look years younger
How is Lumecca Therapy in Missouri effective?
Lumecca is the most powerful intense pulsed light (IPL) to treat pigmented and vascular lesions. We are excited to offer this treatment residents of Missouri. After just one use, patients notice significant improvements in the complexion and clarity of the skin. Lumecca operates using photothermolysis, which provides a photofacial through the delivery of a comfortable light treatment.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
In just 1-3 sessions the Therapy of Lumecca in Missouri improves the appearance of:
- Age spots (red/brown pigmentations)
- Vascular lesions such as facial telangiectasias (spider veins) and poikiloderma
- Rosacea (redness)
- Sun damage
HOW SAFE IS THE TREATMENT?
A series of radio-frequency energy is delivered by a succession of pulses at 1 million cycles per second. While this may sound intense, it is very safe. To maximize comfort, the body’s temperature will be constantly monitored, with ongoing accurate feedback of the skin’s temperature. This thermal monitoring provides the utmost in temperature control.
WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED?
Lumecca Therapy can be used on all areas of the body for sun damage specific to the Missouri sun exposure. The most common areas of treatment are zones that are regularly exposed to the sun. This often includes the face, neck, chest, legs, hands and arms.
WHAT STEPS MUST BE TAKEN BEFORE THE PROCEDURE?
Avoid direct, excessive sun exposure or tanning one month prior to Lumecca Therapy.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT DURING AND AFTER LUMECCA?
During treatment there will be a bright flash of light from the Lumecca that feels like a light elastic sensation. Redness and a slight warming of the skin are normal after treatment and usually subside within an hour. Over the next 24-48 hours you may see a darkening of pigmented spots; in the week afterwards the pigmented lesions flake off, leading to an evening out of skin tone. After treating vascular lesions you may see the vein blanch and disappear or a color change in the vessel which dissipates after a few days.
HOW MANY SESSIONS OF LUMECCA THERAPY IN MISSOURI ARE REQUIRED?
An improved skin appearance can be noted after the first session. Multiple sessions provide even better results. Treatment regime depends on the severity of skin damage, skin type, type of treatment (vascular vs sun damage) and energy settings.
HOW QUICKLY WILL I SEE RESULTS?
Sun damage and skin complexion results can be seen a few days after the first session. The skin will continue to look younger and more brilliant over time with most visible results after 1-2 weeks. Having multiple photofacial sessions will improve the final result. For vascular treatments such as facial telangiectasias, results can be seen in up to 2 weeks.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
Most patients do not experience any side effects and any skin reaction usually resolves within a few hours. Patients may find they are sensitive to sunlight immediately after treatment. It is recommended to avoid direct sunlight and tanning.
Please speak to our Medical Esthetician to see if you are a candidate
- Avoid any type of tanning 3-4 weeks prior treatment or use at least 30 SPF sunblock.
- Avoid topical agents for 2-3 days before treatment.
- Avoid anticoagulants for 7-10 days prior to treatment, if medically permitted.
- Ensure that skin is clean.
- Shave hair over target lesions and remove it.
- Malignancy (cancer)
- Not over tattoo
- Sun block should be used for 3 weeks following each treatment session.
- Crusting 7-10 days after treatment. Do not peel off or scratch off.
- Moisturizer may be applied after each treatment.
- Please ask our aesthetician about best products after treatment.
- Make-up may be applied immediately after the treatment if skin is intact.
- Typically 2-3 treatments.