What is the Lumenis M22 Laser?

The Lumenis M22 Laser allows for multiple technologies to be implemented in one treatment session, including IPL (Intense Pulse Light) with Optimal Pulse Technology (OPT) and the Q-Switched Nd:YAG laser. It is designed to refresh and renew the skin and reduce pigmentation concerns.

What Conditions Can Be Treated?

  • Skin discoloration and blemishes (sun/age spots and freckles)
  • Visible signs of aging
  • Spider veins
  • Broken capillaries
  • Hemangiomas (blood vessels that form a red birthmark)
  • Acne
  • Other pigment concerns like broken capillaries and rosacea
  • Moles and lesions
  • Unwanted tattoos
  • Acne marks
  • Skin rejuvenation

Before & After Lumenis Stellar M22

How Does It Work?


IPL treatments generate broad-spectrum light waves that penetrate into the lower layers of your skin to heat and repair damaged skin by stimulating collagen production. Collagen rebuilds and restructures the skin to provide firm, unblemished, beautiful skin. IPL can be used for any skin color and is ideal for any ethnicity.

How does the Q-Switched Ng:YAG laser work?

The energy pulse of the Q-Switched laser moves in billionths of a second. It is applied to irregular pigment areas to break up and release the pigment into the skin. The body then naturally reabsorbs and disposes of it. Q-Switched Nd: YAG Laser is for skin rejuvenation, darkened scars, brown birthmarks, and unwanted tattoos for people of any ethnicity or skin color.


Lumecca treatments require less laser energy, which means less discomfort and downtime, and a lower risk of possible damage to the skin.

  • Require fewer treatments than other lasers
  • Smoother, revitalized skin
  • More supple, plump skin
  • Smaller pores
  • Includes a sapphire cooling tip which makes the procedure more comfortable
  • Eliminated wrinkles and fine lines
  • Minimized broken capillaries, rosacea, and pigmentation concerns
  • Improved skin tone
  • Reduced inflammation
  • Safe for all skin types and colors
  • Can be used for any ethnicity
  • Results last longer than other lasers
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Am I a Candidate?

Men or women looking to reduce visible signs of aging or skin concerns of a wide variety are likely candidates for this treatment. People who have taken Accutane in the last six months are not ideal candidates.

What Happens During a Lumecca Treatment? 

We will start by applying a cold gel to the treatment area and providing protective eyewear. Once treatment begins, we will pass the Lumecca handheld device over your skin, and depending on your treatment, it will either apply IPL wavelengths into the deeper layers of your skin or laser energy pulses from the YAG laser. 

The pigmented cells will absorb the light or energy, which breaks them up into tiny particles and destroys them, which allows them to be naturally flushed out of the system. The heating effect boosts collagen production, which improves skin tone, radiance, and strength.

Most patients do not describe the treatment as painful, but do describe the light flashes as feeling like a tiny rubber band snapping on the skin. Treatment time takes about 20 minutes.

Recovery Time & Results 

Expect a sunburn-like feeling, including itching, swelling, or redness, that will last for about a day or two. You will also notice the pigmented areas getting darker, which is a natural part of the healing process. These areas will raise and flake off, and reveal the healthy skin beneath. Allow these areas to fall off naturally. 

Final results can be expected to appear in 1-2 weeks. Some patients see results after one treatment, while others require more than one treatment to get their ideal results. This depends on your skin type and the severity of skin damage.

Yael Halaas MD

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