If everyone in your life is raving about laser treatments, but you’ve never experienced one yourself, you may be curious about trying one simply based on the results you see in the complexions of those around you. At Michigan Center for Cosmetic Services in Ann Arbor, MI, we want to introduce you to a laser called Lumecca IPL. This laser system takes the guesswork out of choosing the right laser treatment and will deliver some amazing results.
What Does Lumecca IPL Do?
Choosing the right laser treatment can feel intimidating and overwhelming because not everyone is a good candidate for every laser treatment. The Lumecca IPL laser specializes in skin revitalization by treating and improving skin discolorations and imperfections. Specifically, it treats vascular lesions and pigmentation, also known as skin discoloration.
Those who want to eliminate lesions or discolorations can schedule a treatment with this specific laser treatment to help create a more uniform skin tone and texture while improving their overall complexion. If you’re tired of living with skin discoloration, vascular lesions, and different forms of hyperpigmentation, know that there is a solution. This treatment will make your skin look younger and revitalized.
Treating Vascular Lesions
Vascular lesions are classified as birthmarks or skin abnormalities resulting from abnormalities in the underlying tissues. Sometimes they form from clusters of blood vessels; other times, they form before birth. Regardless of what has caused your particular vascular lesion, it may make you feel self-conscious, especially when it’s located on your face.
The Lumecca IPL laser system provides patients who have vascular lesions with an effective solution to treat and eliminate them to help restore their confidence and achieve a smooth and uniform complexion. The Lumecca IPL will treat some of the most common vascular lesions, including:
- Port-wine stains
- Erythema of rosacea
- Facial, leg and truncal telangiectasias
- Angiomas and spider angiomas
- Poikilodenna of Civatte
- Superficial leg veins
- Venous malformations
Pigmentation is one of the many different forms of hyperpigmentation. Hyperpigmentation simply refers to skin discoloration, and it can appear in many different forms. There are so many different factors that contribute to hyperpigmentation, including age, genetics, pregnancy, hormonal fluctuations, sun exposure, illness, medication side effects, and skin damage.
If you have smaller to larger patches of skin discoloration on your face or body that you want to eliminate, this laser system can help you achieve a uniform skin tone. Specifically, it can treat:
- Pigmented epidermal lesions
- Ephelides (freckles)
- Sun damage
Frequently Asked Questions
What Are the Treatment Benefits?
There are so many different laser systems designed to rejuvenate the complexion and treat vascular lesions and skin discoloration, but Lumecca IPLL is different from its competitors because it offers some specific benefits that set it apart. It has a large spot size and high pulse repetition right, allowing technicians to deliver a reduced treatment time compared to other laser systems.
It also has a cooling mechanism that enhances patient comfort and a high peak power which creates a high-efficiency rate. Patients who want to address specific imperfections can achieve their goals in fewer sessions than standard IPL laser systems. Most patients only need one to two treatments for complete photo rejuvenation compared to other laser systems that require anywhere from four to six treatments for the best results.
How Does It Work?
Lumecca IPL uses intense pulsed light to pinpoint brown spots and remove them from the skin. It can also eliminate superficial dilated capillaries on different areas of the skin. Your technician will begin the treatment by applying a pre-treatment solution to your face or body. If you choose to treat your face, you’ll be provided with eye protection to protect your eyes from the laser light.
Then, she will take the device and place it directly onto your treatment areas to target your skin concerns. The quick pulses of light will penetrate beyond the top layer of the skin and enact a healing response that will lead to a more uniform skin tone free of discoloration and imperfections.
What Areas Can It Treat?
This laser system can help treat imperfections and discoloration on the face, chest, hands, neck, and virtually anywhere on the body. Patients typically choose to treat areas most commonly exposed to the sun that experience sun discoloration. Patients who want to eliminate brown spots on their hands can do so with a quick and effective five-minute treatment. Treating skin discoloration on the chest takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.
How Do I Prepare for a Treatment?
The best way to prepare for your treatment is to drink plenty of water and avoid sun exposure and tanning beds for four weeks before your scheduled treatment. Doing so will ensure that your skin and body are ready to undergo treatment successfully.
Is There Any Downtime?
You won’t have to plan around any downtime after your treatment. Your skin may have some visible redness and feel warm during the hour of your treatment. This is a normal reaction and will resolve itself shortly after your treatment.
Don’t be surprised if you notice that the dark spots you chose to treat suddenly appear darker. Eventually, they will dry and flake off, and you’ll have a much more even skin tone. Trust the process and know that this laser system will help treat your skin imperfections and help you achieve beautiful, uniform skin. Your technician will provide you with details about how to care for your skin once your treatment is over.
How Long Does It Take To See Results?
After undergoing the initial treatment process, patients can expect to see a noticeable improvement in the appearance of their skin within seven to ten days. More severe skin discoloration may take longer to improve. However, regardless, you can expect to see a noticeable improvement in the appearance of your treatment area within one to two weeks.
Am I a Candidate?
The best candidates for Lumecca IPL are patients who suffer from different forms of hyperpigmentation and want to eliminate those dark spots while restoring a youthful glow to their skin. You may be the perfect candidate for this laser treatment if you suffer from skin damage, other vascular lesions, or rosacea. Some patients will not qualify for treatment, including pregnant or nursing women, patients with chronic health conditions, or patients who are currently on Accutane.
Determining if You’re a Candidate
If you’re not sure whether this laser system is right for you, one of our technicians can help by evaluating your skin during an initial consultation. You’ll be asked some questions about your health history and your skincare goals.
This consultation will also help you learn more about the treatment process. Once we confirm that this laser treatment is right for you, we can move forward and schedule an initial consultation so that you can experience all the benefits of a beautiful, uniform skin tone.
Say Goodbye to Dark Spots
You don’t have to keep investing in topical products that don’t deliver results but instead can schedule a treatment session with Lumecca IPL, a laser system that’s guaranteed to improve your skin. Contact us today at Michigan Center for Cosmetic Services in Ann Arbor, MI, to learn more about this effective laser system and how it can rejuvenate your skin and restore your youthful glow.