If you suffer from redness (rosacea), sun damage, freckles, age spots or vascular lesions (spider veins), then Lumecca is the perfect treatment for you.
Lumecca is an extremely powerful IPL (Intense pulsed light) used to treat pigmentation and vascular lesions. It is used to transform the appearance and complexion of the skin. Lumecca uses photo-thermolysis, which means that specific light wavelengths target red and brown pigments in the skin. These red and brown pigments absorb the light, which then destroys them. Some people refer to lasers such as this as photofacials. They give longer-lasting results than traditional facials. We often combine Lumecca with other treatments, such as PRX or HydraFacial at the No Filter Clinic.
Lumecca treats age spots, vascular lesions (such as spider veins), rosacea, freckles and sun damage. Lumecca can be used all over the body, but the treatment is most commonly used on the face, neck and hands.
Similar to what you may be used to with laser hair removal, you will initially need Lumecca between 4-6 times for your initial course of treatment. You will then need a top-up session every 6-12 months. Results will be maintained, assuming you look after your skin and use appropriate sun protection.
You’ll see an improvement after the very first session, and the best results are seen after 4-6 sessions.
Although IPL is not technically a laser as it uses multiple wavelengths (lasers use specific wavelengths), it is a power horse as it treats multiple skin concerns in one session.
Please note we only use Lumecca for Fitzpatrick skin types 1-3 and some type 4. Darker skin types need different lasers which you can discuss with your therapist.
YOU MUST BOOK IN FOR A CONSULTATION AND PATCH TEST BEFORE BOOKING THIS TREATMENT.
Lumecca uses photo-thermolysis, which means that specific light wavelengths target red and brown pigments in the skin. These red and brown pigments absorb the light, which then destroys them.
Before the treatment begins, a gel will be applied to the treated area, and the eyes will be covered with goggles for protection. Your therapist will then gently guide the device over the treated area as it emits light pulses. The treatment itself is relatively quick.
During the treatment, the Lumecca device will release bright flashes of light, and the sensation on the skin will feel like a light snap of an elastic band. In the 24-48 hours following the treatment, you may see a darkening of pigmented spots; in the weeks following the treatment, 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 colour change in the vessel, which dissipates after a few days.