If you’re looking for a tried and true method of skin rejuvenation in Calgary, look no further. Calgary Vein & Laser offers Lumecca: a superior way to improve your skin complexion and brighten your skin tone. Able to reduce skin irregularities and help you look years younger, Lumecca can offer you great results in just one treatment.
A powerful intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment, Lumecca treats pigmented and vascular lesions in the skin. After just one use, you’ll notice significant improvements in your skin’s complexion and clarity. Lumecca operates using photothermolysis that provides a photofacial through a comfortable light treatment.
Photothermolysis is light created by lasers, producing heat that can remove skin imperfections. Using short pulses of light to treat skin conditions, photothermolysis causes less damage to normal tissue than continuous beam lasers do. Used to target a specific area, photothermolysis matches the specific wavelength of light on the skin and heats the tissue to destroy unwanted blemishes without damaging the surrounding tissue.
Photofacials use IPL technology to penetrate deep into the skin, causing collagen and blood vessels below the epidermis to constrict. This process reduces redness and age lines, and the procedure involves little to no discomfort. Most benefits of photofacials occur gradually over the days and weeks following treatment.
In just 1-3 sessions, Lumecca is able to improve the appearance of many skin imperfections, including:
Able to treat all areas of the body, Lumecca is most commonly used in areas that are regularly exposed to the sun such as the face, neck, legs, and arms. Improved skin appearance is noted after the first session of Lumecca, but multiple sessions provide even better results.
Your treatment regime will depend on the severity of skin damage, skin type, types of treatment, and energy settings on the laser. Most of the benefits of this treatment take a few days to appear so damage and skin complexion results can be seen within the first few days post-treatment. Your skin will continue to look younger and more brilliant over time, most notably after 1-2 weeks. Vascular treatments such as spider veins often see results in up to 2 weeks.
Before your Lumecca procedure, you should avoid direct, excessive sun exposure and tanning one month prior to your treatment. During treatment, the IPL laser will emit a bright flash of light that feels like a light elastic sensation. You may experience redness and a slight warming of the skin after treatment, but these generally subside within an hour.
Over the next 24-48 hours after treatment, you may see darkening of pigmented spots on your skin. In the week after treatment these pigmented lesions will flake off and provide you with an even skin tone. After treating vascular lesions, you may see veins blanch and disappear, or you may see a colour change in the vessel that dissipates after a few days.
Most patients do not experience any side effects, and any skin reactions that occur generally resolve within a few hours after treatment. You may find that you are sensitive to sunlight immediately after your treatment, so we recommend avoiding direct sunlight and tanning for several days post-treatment.
We recommend having multiple photofacials to improve your skin’s final results, so contact Calgary Vein & Laser today to learn more about our Lumecca treatments that can provide you with skin rejuvenation in Calgary.