What Is LUMECCA?
Lumecca, developed by InMode, is a breakthrough intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment designed to treat pigmented and vascular lesions. Using photo-thermolysis technology to target specific tissue, Lumecca works to heat and destroy damaged skin cells by delivering a comfortable light treatment. Following just one treatment, patients can experience a noticeable improvement in the health and clarity of the skin.
Following your Lumecca treatment, you can expect to begin seeing results within a few days. For pigmentary concerns, such as sun damage, your skin will take on a visibly clearer, more youthful appearance after one to two weeks. For vascular concerns, such as dilated capillaries, you can expect results within two weeks following the completion of your treatment course.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Lumecca treatments take around 30- 60 minutes to complete, depending on the size of the treated area. Your dermal therapist will provide you with protective goggles before commencing with the Lumecca treatment.
You may experience a warming sensation during your treatment, similar to a light snap of an elastic band. As the Lumecca light wavelengths pass through your skin, the targeted lesions will move to the surface and slough off over the days following your treatment. This process also works to stimulate collagen production, resulting in an overall improvement in the texture and appearance of the skin. Following your treatment, you may experience some skin redness, which should subside within 24 hours.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
If you have pigmented or vascular lesions on the skin, that you wish to treat, Lumecca treatments may be the ideal solution for you. You will need to have had a recent Skin Cancer Check and have a test patch performed prior to commencement of treatments to provide the best treatment outcome. The best way to determine whether this treatment is right for you is to have a consultation at Inigo Cosmetic.
While many patients experience a noticeable improvement in the appearance of their skin following just one treatment, a series of treatments is usually recommended for best results. We typically suggest at least two treatments, however, this will depend on the severity of your skin damage and the specific lesion targeted.
Lumecca differs from other IPL treatments in that it uses a higher peak power to deliver superior results, meaning that fewer treatments are usually required. In fact, the Lumecca device harnesses up to three times more energy than standard IPL machines. Unlike those other treatments that require four to six treatments to achieve optimal results, Lumecca can complete photo rejuvenation in just one or two treatments.
There minimal downtime following a Lumecca treatment – you will be red and feel warm similar to a sunburn feeling for up to 24 hours. You will have to avoid exercise, saunas, and steam rooms for the next 24 -48 hours but you can apply makeup and return to work and normal activities. During this time, you may notice that your pigmented spots are darkening. Over the next week, these lesions will slowly flake off, resulting in a more even skin tone. To avoid scarring, refrain from rubbing or picking at these dark spots. When treating vascular lesions, you may notice that your veins change colour and slowly disappear as the body reabsorbs them or they may blanch out and disappear during treatment.
Following your Lumecca IPL treatments, you should avoid waxing, exfoliating or using retinoids on the treated area for at least one week. Treatments will also make your skin more sensitive to the sun: wearing an SPF 30+ or higher daily is essential.
At Inigo Cosmetic, we customise our treatments to each individual patient. Depending on the quality of your skin, you may require more or less Lumecca treatments. To receive a detailed cost breakdown, please get in touch to book a consultation at Inigo Cosmetic.