Our skin is susceptible to a myriad of cosmetic defaults due to age, sun damage, our lifestyle choices and genetics. Often in our youth we take our clear, glowing skin for granted and don’t protect it as well as we should. Others of us may live a very healthy lifestyle and have always taken care of our skin and yet there are still issues that arise despite our best efforts. Brown age spots, visible blood vessels, freckles, rosacea and sun damage all contribute to older looking skin.
Years of sun exposure can have a big effect on our skin, especially the face, hands, arms, neck, and chest since these areas are often uncovered or shielded from the sun. Thankfully, modern technology is on our side again with the development of Lumecca, a powerful light treatment which targets skin imperfections such as age spots and visible veins, to help create a more even, clear surface of skin whether it’s on the face or elsewhere on the body.
Lumecca is especially advanced because of how quickly it can produce results, how painless the procedure is, and how well it can help to remedy even the harshest of spots.
Patients undergoing a Lumecca treatment will be required to wear safety goggles due to the light produced from the handheld Lumecca device. There will be several bright flashes of light that cause a slight elastic sensation. The patient might experience a slight warming sensation and redness directly after the treatment but those feelings will subside within an hour or so. During the next 24-48 hours you may see that your pigmented spots grow even darker, but in the next couple of days they will begin to darken and flake off until the skin tone is even and clear.
Lumecca is a low risk, relatively painless procedure that doesn’t take long to complete. Because it’s such a quick and easy procedure, there really isn’t any preparation required by the patient ahead of time except to be certain to avoid excessive sun exposure and tanning at least a month in advance.
A noticeable skin improvement will be visible after the first session. Depending on the severity and type of condition being treated, multiple sessions may be advised to achieve optimal results and patient expectations.
Those who receive treatment for their complexion and skin damage will be able to see results within a few days following treatment. The skin will continue to improve over the next couple of weeks. Those who seek treatment for vascular imperfections such as leg veins and spider veins may also see improvement immediately and more so in the next couple of weeks. More photofacial sessions will promote better results overall.