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.