Lumecca IPL Treatment in Lone Tree, CO

Lumecca Photofacial

Are you tired of looking in the mirror and seeing discoloration and sun damage staring back at you? IPL treatments might be just what you need to refresh and even out your skin's appearance.

At Park Meadows Aesthetics in Lone Tree, Colorado, our team of trained aesthetic professionals uses Lumecca IPL to treat pigmentation, vascular lesions, and redness or rosacea. With this advanced skin care service, you can see significant improvements in your complexion after just one treatment.

age spots invisible after treatment

How Lumecca IPL Works

Lumecca is a photothermolysis (heat/light) treatment that passes through the skin, targeting both brown and red discolorations through specific wavelengths. The pigmented skin absorbs this light and turns it into heat, which only destroys the cells we target. As one of the most powerful IPL treatments available, Lumecca provides results in less time than other IPL treatments.

IPL stands out as the ideal choice to fade facial pigmentation, treat superficial vessels, and correct photodamage. IPL "photofacials" are particularly effective for managing issues like age spots (red/brown pigmentation), sun damage, vascular lesions (including spider veins, port wine stains, and leg telangiectasias), rosacea, and freckles. This treatment promotes a more youthful appearance by smoothing out your complexion and giving you a healthy glow. 

Commonly Asked Questions About Intense Pulsed Light

What Concerns Can IPL Treat?

Lumecca enhances skin appearance typically within one to three treatments, effectively addressing the following:

  • Age spots (red and brown discolorations)
  • Vascular lesions, including spider veins and poikiloderma
  • Rosacea (skin redness)
  • Freckles
  • Sun-damaged skin

patient’s cheek before and after IPL, skin clearer after treatment

What Areas of the Body Can IPL Treat?

Lumecca treatments are highly versatile and can improve skin appearance on various body parts like your face, neck, chest, hands, arms, shoulders, and legs. Commonly used to address facial wrinkles, sun spots, age spots, rosacea, and freckles, IPL also treats sun damage and pigmentation on the chest, hands, and arms and reduces the visibility of small veins on the legs. 

What Steps Should I Take Before the Procedure?

We’ll provide specific instructions to help you prepare for your treatment, but some general practices we encourage our patients to take include: 

  • Avoid Sun Exposure: Stay out of the sun and skip tanning beds for at least 4 weeks before treatment to prevent skin complications.
  • Use Sunscreen: Apply a broad-spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen daily, even on cloudy days.
  • Stop Certain Skincare Products: Cease using products with retinoids, alpha and beta hydroxy acids, and benzoyl peroxide one week before your session.
  • Avoid Skin Irritants: Do not wax, undergo chemical peels, or get collagen injections for two weeks before your appointment.
  • Clean Your Skin: Ensure your skin is free from makeup, lotions, and perfumes on the day of the treatment.
  • Compile Your Medical History: Inform your practitioner about any medications or medical conditions that might affect the treatment.
  • Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water leading up to your appointment to keep your skin hydrated.

What Should I Expect During and After Lumecca?

During your treatment, the Lumecca will omit a bright flash of light that might feel like a light snap of elastic on your skin. You may experience redness and a slight warming sensation after treatment, which usually subsides within an hour. Over the next day or two, you may notice pigmented spots beginning to darken. These pigmented lesions will flake off over the course of the following week, leaving you with a more even skin tone. For vascular lesion treatments, the vein may blanch and disappear. The vein could also change color, which will dissipate after a few days.

How Many Sessions Are Required to See Results?

You should see some improvement in your skin after the very first session, with even better results after multiple sessions. Your specific number of sessions will depend on factors like the severity of skin damage, skin type, type of treatment (vascular vs sun damage), and the energy settings of the Lumecca device.

Your skin will continue to look younger and more radiant over time, with the most visible results after one to two weeks. You can improve the final result by scheduling multiple photofacial sessions. For vascular treatments such as facial telangiectasias, you can expect to see results in up to two weeks.

Do Lumecca Treatments Hurt?

Lumecca treatments are generally considered to be mild to moderately uncomfortable. If you've had IPL in the past, the technology has improved greatly and this is not uncomfortable as compared to other IPL's. Most patients describe the sensation as similar to a light snap from a rubber band against the skin. The discomfort is usually brief and can be managed with topical anesthetics if necessary.


Are There Any Side Effects?

Most patients do not experience side effects, and skin reactions typically resolve in a few hours. However, your skin will temporarily be more sensitive to sunlight. We recommend avoiding direct sunlight and tanning for at least two weeks after treatment.

How Does Lumecca Compare To Other Ipl Treatments?

Lumecca IPL stands out from other IPL treatments primarily due to its enhanced efficiency, effectiveness, and safety features. Here's how Lumecca compares to traditional IPL systems:

  • Higher Peak Power: Lumecca operates at a higher peak power compared to standard IPL devices. It delivers more energy with each pulse of light, which can effectively target and treat skin imperfections more quickly and effectively.
  • Optimized Wavelengths: Lumecca uses specific wavelengths that work more efficiently on pigments and vascular lesions. It’s more effective in treating pigmented and vascular issues like sun spots, rosacea, and spider veins, often giving better results in fewer treatments.
  • Faster Results: Lumecca often delivers visible improvements much faster than other IPL treatments. Many patients see significant changes after just one session, whereas other IPL systems might require multiple sessions to see similar outcomes.
  • Reduced Treatment Time: Lumecca can cover larger treatment areas in less time compared to other treatment options. Your sessions will be quicker and more convenient (without compromising your results).
  • Safety and Comfort: Lumecca treatments are both safe and comfortable. There’s a lower risk of side effects like skin irritation or burns, which can be more common with less advanced IPL technologies.

Why Choose Park Meadows Aesthetics?

Park Meadows Aesthetics is an excellent choice for IPL treatments, thanks to our highly qualified professionals experienced in both healthcare and elective enhancements. Our team includes aesthetic nurse injectors with over a decade of experience in cosmetic services. They’re well-versed in the latest techniques and technologies.

At Park Meadows, we always aim to provide individualized care that creates natural, beautiful results for each patient. We promote a safe and effective treatment environment through our staff’s professional development. Our combination of skills and excellent patient care makes Park Meadows Aesthetics a standout provider for IPL and other aesthetic treatments.

Contact Our Lone Tree Aesthetic Nurse Injectors and Estheticians

If you are considering a Lumecca IPL treatment, call Park Meadows Aesthetics at 303-662-8668 or text 303-622-5587 for a complimentary cosmetic consultation. We serve patients in Denver, Lone Tree, and nearby areas of Colorado, and we look forward to helping you achieve your most beautiful skin.

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