Lumecca ipl is the most powerful high-intensity light pulse laser system for the treatment of pigmented and vascular lesions. Already after one treatment, our patients notice a significant improvement in complexion and skin clarity.
The photo rejuvenation procedure (Lumecca ipl) is aimed at eliminating various defects of the skin. The phototherapy procedure allows you to enhance the metabolic and regenerative processes in the skin cells. You will notice the result after the first session at the cosmetology clinic. The main advantages of this procedure are its high efficiency and absolute absence of traumatic effects on the skin; the procedure itself is safe and painless.
IPL should not be confused with laser rejuvenation. The latter is a treatment with a laser beam, not light pulses.
Lumecca IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is used for skin rejuvenation and dermatological treatment that works on three levels simultaneously:
The principle of action is the temperature effect on hemoglobin. The light beam is absorbed by hemoglobin, the blood heats up, and the blood vessels are thickened. As a result, unnecessary blood vessels “collapse,” and blood flow stops.
During the procedure, the skin does not overheat, and the built-in cooling system with a sapphire tip makes the process virtually painless.
Photorejuvenation: what is it?
Lumecca ipl therapy, or IPL rejuvenation, is a modern technology based on using a high-intensity light beam. A specialist treats the skin with a laser to activate collagen synthesis and accelerate cell renewal. As a result, the skin is smoother, looks fresher, and wrinkles disappear.
This technique can lighten and, in some cases, altogether remove sun damage and age-related skin blemishes. Remove brown spots and freckles. Reduce the appearance of blush. Lighten and reduce redness, blackheads, and dilated blood vessels. Reduce the appearance of burst blood vessels on the face, chest, and hands. Improve the texture of the skin, giving it a youthful and vital appearance and increasing its tone.
A session at a cosmetology clinic. Preparation
- Photorejuvenation is a procedure that must be prepared for. As a rule, the preparation consists of the following.
- Approximately one month before the sessions at the cosmetology clinic, it is necessary to give up sunbathing.
- You must also refuse to use tanning sprays.
- If you are taking antibiotics or retinoids, you must stop taking them about a week before the procedure.
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and medicines containing aspirin should be avoided; otherwise, bruises may appear on the skin.
- Make-up should be removed before the session at the cosmetic clinic.
Detailed recommendations on how to prepare for a session at the cosmetic clinic can be obtained from a specialist. He will examine your skin, ask questions and make recommendations tailored to your body.
Indications for Lumecca IPL rejuvenation
When is it worth using this technique? The main indications for the procedure are Age-related skin changes that most often appear after the age of 30 – the appearance of wrinkles, loss of elasticity, the formation of a second chin, and blisters. Young, problematic skin – this procedure is recommended if other methods are unsuccessful in correcting the situation.
- Unhealthy complexion;
- Dry, flaky, tight, and flaky skin;
- Various pigmentary disorders;
- Superficial melasma (pregnancy mask);
- Vascular changes;
- Capillary network formation;
- Acne that cannot be treated with medication;
- Increased skin oiliness.
However, before deciding on the procedure, you should consult a specialist.
Contraindications for photo rejuvenation
There are contraindications to Lumecca ipl therapy sessions in a cosmetology clinic, and one should read them carefully.
The procedure is not performed in the following situations:
- Dark skin;
- Two to three weeks of tanning, the use of auto-tanner;
- Various skin diseases and acute inflammatory conditions;
- External signs of herpes;
- Pregnancy, breastfeeding;
- Cancer diseases;
- Pathology of the hematopoietic system;
- Use of a cardiac pacemaker.
Also, you should pay attention to the best time of year for the procedure. It is better not to have Lumecca ipl photorejuvenation in summer because ultraviolet rays are particularly intense at this time, and the skin may show unwanted pigmentation. The best option is in autumn or spring when there is less risk of complications.
A little science about the technology
The Lumecca nozzle uses IPL (IPL – “intense pulsed light”) technology with a modified spectral range. Lumecca amplifies short wavelengths in the 500-600 Nm range by 40% more than standard IPL, providing a higher energy density in the peak light absorption range of melanin and hemoglobin.
Indications for photo rejuvenation
Removal of pigmentation
Lumecca ipl light pulses cause the destruction of melanin in skin cells, resulting in the disappearance of pigmentation. The skin tones up and becomes more elastic, dilated pores close up, and metabolism in the tissues is restored. Even after the first procedure, the complexion lightens and evens out, and the effect lasts for a long time. To get rid of extensive pigment spots, you need a course in photo procedures. Typically, it includes two to four or five sessions, held at one-month intervals. The system is recommended for people suffering from pronounced photoaging of the skin.
Removal of blood vessels and spider veins
The second main advantage of this procedure is the painless, quick, and safe removal of blood vessels and spider veins. When removing blood vessels and spiders, the procedure targets the dermis, where the radiation is absorbed by oxyhemoglobin, the natural pigment that makes up red blood cells. The energy of light is converted into thermal energy, the vessel walls “thicken,” and it ceases to function.
Skin photorejuvenation is universal – it successfully eliminates all types of dilated blood vessels: blue and red, small and large (up to 1.5 mm in diameter).
The procedure with Lumecca ipl takes no more than half an hour and is painless.
Different types of vascular formations
IPL Couperose Removal is excellent for removing a couple of roses from large areas of the face, such as the chin, forehead, and cheeks.
Photocoagulation also gives good results on problem areas of the body, such as the legs. Photoflashes are safe and do not leave scars behind, and the redness caused by the light flashes passes after a couple of hours. The main advantage of photo rejuvenation over other methods of treating couperose is its complex effect on the skin, which is achieved by simultaneously removing dilated blood vessels and general rejuvenation of the skin.
Photo rejuvenation of rosacea
Rosacea is a skin disease of the face that is manifested by redness and dilated vessels and, in more severe cases, noticeable “pink papules.”
Phototherapy treatment of rosacea will considerably improve the condition of your skin:
It will even out its color and reduce the number of inflammatory elements.
Photocoagulation for facial rejuvenation has its own rules. In particular, we are talking about a less aggressive pulsed effect by changing the wavelength. It allows you to treat very delicate and sensitive skin areas, such as rosacea (wings of the nose, cheekbones, chin). In rosacea, there is an improvement in the derma already after the first treatment.
Acne treatment In the treatment of acne and post-acne, photocoagulation (photorejuvenation) also shows excellent results. During the treatment, Lumecca light strikes a special pigment: porphyrin, which causes singlet oxygen to form on the cell membranes.
As a result, the membranes are destroyed, and sebum activity is reduced. In terms of the strength of the bactericidal effect, photo rejuvenation ranks first among other hardware techniques. In addition to treating acne, IPL InMode increases microcirculation, strengthens the immune system, and benefits skin tone and elasticity.
Hand photo rejuvenation
Everyone knows that the age of women gives away the neck and hands. After forty, the skin becomes flabby and wrinkled; direct sunlight and a hostile environment dilate blood vessels and provoke the appearance of age spots. For hand rejuvenation, our doctors use IPL InMode. Lumecca technology is based on the selective absorption of radiation by stained tissues, causing them to heat up and break down. Importantly, healthy tissue is not affected. Already after the first treatment, you can see how the affected vessels and pigmentation disappear.
The procedure of photo rejuvenation of the skin
The treatment takes place in the comfort of a specially equipped room, in private with a cosmetologist, after a preliminary consultation, during which the doctor selects the optimal parameters of IPL energy and cooling degree.
The skin in the area to be treated is cleaned of dirt. A thin layer of a special gel is applied to the Lumecca handpiece to make firm contact with it. You will be asked to wear special protective goggles when removing blood vessels and vasculature on the face. After adjusting the device following individual parameters of light energy, the doctor-cosmetologist proceeds to the treatment.
Contact cooling does not allow the skin to heat up and ensures the comfort of the process of photothermolysis. During the procedure, you may feel a slight burning or tingling sensation in the treated area.
The only unpleasant sensations during photo rejuvenation are tingling and mild burning of the skin. The duration of the procedure depends on the amount of work – from 5 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the size of the problem area of the skin and the number and diameter of dilated blood vessels.
How we look depends on many factors. And one of them is age. Time spares no one, and it’s just that some people are less lucky, and some are more fortunate. One day you find that you’re not as young as you used to be, that your skin isn’t as smooth and firm as it used to be and that wrinkles have appeared. No wonder people who want to look prettier are keeping a close eye on technologies that promise a rejuvenating effect.
What is the procedure like?
Throughout the procedure, it is necessary to lie down. Goggles or a special bandage are used to protect the eyes from light radiation. During the session in the cosmetic clinic, a cool gel is applied to the treated skin area.
The specialist then treats the skin with flashes of light using a special apparatus. Brief bursts of light instantly heat problem areas to the temperature needed to activate collagen synthesis and break down the melanin pigment. The procedure usually lasts 15-20 minutes, less often up to 40 minutes.
At the end of the procedure, a cream is applied to the skin, which has a soothing and protective effect. Most people only need 3 to 5 sessions at a cosmetic clinic to get maximum results from IPL photorejuvenation. A break between treatments is usually 3-4 weeks.
The principle of photo rejuvenation with the Lumecca handpiece IPL (intense pulsed light) is used for skin rejuvenation and the treatment of dermatological pathologies, which acts on three levels simultaneously – hemoglobin, melanin, and water.
The principle of action is a temperature effect on hemoglobin. The light beam is absorbed by hemoglobin, the blood heats up, and the blood vessels thicken. Unnecessary blood vessels “collapse,” and blood flow stops.
This effect is called photo rejuvenation. The Lumecca attachment of the InMode device makes it possible to treat different skin types and address a variety of skin problems, ranging from unwanted facial pigmentation, superficial vessels, and skin texture disorders to photodamage.
Due to the big spot size and rapid pulse frequency of Lumecca, the therapy period for the problematic area is shortened.
The Lumecca pulses of light cause the melanin in the skin cells to break up, resulting in the disappearance of pigmentation. The skin tones up and becomes more elastic, dilated pores close up, and the metabolism in the tissue is restored.
Already after the first procedure, the complexion lightens and evens out, and the effect lasts for a long time. Typically, it includes two to four to five sessions, which are held at one-month intervals. The course is recommended for people suffering from pronounced photoaging of the skin.
The second main advantage of this procedure is the painless, fast, and safe removal of blood vessels and vasculature. With the removal of blood vessels and spider veins, the treatment targets the dermis, where the radiation is absorbed by oxyhemoglobin, a natural pigment that is part of the red blood cells. The energy of light is transformed into thermal energy, and the vessel walls “seal” and ceases to function.
The procedure with Lumecca takes no more than half an hour and is painless. Various types of vascular formations Couperose removal IPL rejuvenation is excellent for removing a couple of roses from large areas of the face, such as the chin, forehead, and cheeks.
Lumecca uses an IPL applicator (515 nm) to target and treat skin conditions through selective photothermolysis. Optimized for fair skin, Lumecca maximizes the potential to treat various skin types and issues ranging from pigmentation, vascular lesions, rosacea, freckles, skin texture, and photodamage.
Lumecca treats a wide range of skin rejuvenation with a xenon lamp, delivering 40% of the total pulse energy in the 500-600 nanometer range, while standard IPL provides only 10-15%. As a result, Lumecca ipl is the most powerful, intense pulsed light for treating pigmented and vascular lesions. In addition, with photothermolysis, patients notice significant improvements in their complexion and skin clarity.
High efficiency of the treated area due to high peak power. Overall rejuvenation for most patients with 1-3 treatments vs. 3-6 treatments with standard IPL. Reduces treatment time due to large spot size and high pulse repetition rate. Strong sapphire cooling results in greater comfort during the treatment.
Which areas are treated?
Lumecca can be used on all parts of the body. The most common areas to treat are areas that are regularly exposed to the sun. These include the face, neck, décolletage, legs, arms, and shoulders.
What should I expect during and after treatment?
Immediately after the procedure, the skin of the face will have a clearer complexion. Redness and a slight skin warming are expected after a procedure and usually subside within an hour. Over the next 24-48 hours, you may see the darkening of pigment spots fading over the next week, resulting in a smoother complexion.
Are there any side effects?
Most patients do not experience any side effects, and any skin reaction usually resolves within a few hours. The skin may be sensitive to sunlight immediately after the procedure. It is advisable to avoid direct sunlight.
How quickly will the results after Lumecca ipl will be noticeable?
The skin will look younger and more radiant over time, and after 1-2 weeks, the results will be most noticeable. Take advantage of the unique opportunity to achieve the effect of young and well-groomed skin in a minimum number of procedures.
Advantages and disadvantages of the face rejuvenation technology
Lumecca ipl has various advantages. First of all, it is high efficiency. Several sessions in a cosmetology clinic can significantly improve the condition of the skin, get rid of wrinkles, age spots, and acne, activate the process of skin renewal, eliminate an unpleasant complexion, etc. After the procedure, there is no need to change your lifestyle. Rehabilitation does not take much time, which is especially important for those who live at a fast pace.
There are disadvantages to this technique as well. Firstly, people with sensitive skin may feel slight discomfort and burning during the procedure, and they may experience redness of the skin, which, however, passes fairly quickly.
Secondly, Lumecca ipl treatment of the face and other parts of the body does not solve the problem once and for all. It is recommended to undergo the procedure once a year.