At The Caudle Center Medical center we utilize the Lumecca, the Enlighten (see Tattoo Removal), the Excel V, skin peels (see Skin Peels) , facials (see Facials), and an individualized skin care regimen (see Beauty Essentials) to correct Pigmentation Correction issues on the face and body.
Lumecca is the most powerful intense pulsed light (IPL) to treat pigmented and some vascular lesions. An added plus is that after use, patients notice significant improvements in the complexion and clarity of the skin. Lumecca operates using photothermolysis, which provides a photofacial through the delivery of a comfortable light treatment.
Benefits of Lumecca
Lumecca improves the appearance of the skin including:
- Age spots (red/brown pigmentations)
- Sun damage
- Rosacea (redness)
Lumecca™ How it Works
Lumecca can be used on all areas of the body. The most common areas of treatment often include the face, neck, decolletage, legs, hands and arms, or areas that are regularly exposed to the sun.
During treatment there will be a bright flash of light from the Lumecca that feels like a light elastic sensation. Redness and a slight warming of the skin are normal after treatment and will usually subside within an hour. Over the next 24-48 hours you may see a darkening of pigmented spots; in the week afterwards the pigmented lesions flake off, leading to an evening out of skin tone.
A breakthrough intense pulsed light (IPL) that delivers up to 3X more energy in the 500-600 nm range to improve efficacy for vascular and pigmented lesions. It is optimized for clinicians to treat a variety of skin types and conditions with just a single session.
Lumecca IPL is an ideal treatment for skin care concerns ranging from redness, light acne scars and rosacea, to broken capillaries and hyper pigmentation. It involves a non-ablative laser that has been carefully calibrated to seek out specific pigments in the skin – redness, darker discolored patches or dark spots from acne scarring. In fact, this advanced laser skin resurfacing treatment can:
The IPL laser operates using a process known as photothermolysis, which provides a photofacial through the delivery of a comfortable light treatment. During treatment there will be a bright flash of light from the IPL treatment that feels like a light elastic sensation.
The Lumecca IPL can be used on all areas of the body. The most common areas of treatment are zones that are regularly exposed to the sun.
FAQs about pigmentation correction
What steps must be taken before the procedure? Avoid direct, excessive sun exposure or tanning one month prior to treatment.
How many sessions are required?
An improved skin appearance can be noted after the first session, with multiple sessions providing even better results. A proper treatment plan will be determined during your free consultation, with the amount of treatments depending on the severity of skin damage, type of treatment, and energy settings used during each treatment.
How quickly will I see results?
Sun damage and skin complexion results can be seen a few days after the first session. The skin will continue to look younger and more brilliant over time with most visible results after 1-2 weeks. Having multiple photofacial sessions will improve the final result.
Are there any side effects?
Most patients do not experience any side effects, with any skin reaction usually resolving within a few hours. Patients may find they are sensitive to sunlight immediately after treatment. It is recommended to avoid direct sunlight and to use sunscreen daily on the treated areas.
What does a pigmentation correcting treatment cost?
Depending on the area and the amount of treatments needed to provide the desired outcome, the cost ranges from $100 and up+. Our consultation is complimentary and will include a complete description and understanding of expected fees and results.