*PHOTO REJUVENATION (IPL)

Purpose:
Beams of light deliver energy to the damage that has been caused to your skin over time. Lumecca turns back the clock on sun exposure, rosacea, broken capillaries and acne scarring. It corrects the ravages of time.
IPL specifically targets vascular lesions as well as both red and brown pigments that stand apart from your natural skin tone. 

 

How it works:
Lumecca targets superficial vascular and pigmented lesions utilizing a process called photothermolysis. The areas that deviate in pigment from your natural skin tone will inherently absorb more light than the surrounding areas, concentrating the heat and localizing the effect of the IPL. The concentrated heat results in coagulation of lesions and causes their eventual disappearance in the following weeks.

 

   

Treatment Areas:
Common treatment areas include: face, neck, chest, shoulders and back of hands. 

 

Benefits: Reduces or even eliminates the following conditions:

• Age Spots
• Red Pigmentations
• Brown Pigmentation
• Acne Scarring
• Reduces red & purple scarring
• Spider veins & broken capillaries
• Ruddy or Red skin ton
• Rosacea (redness)
• Freckles
• Sun Damage
• Pore Size Reduction

 

 

Before Treatment:
• Treatment area should have no tan and be as close to your natural skin colour as possible.
• We do not recommend applying topical numbing agent for this treatment. Some numbing agents may cause vasoconstriction, which may render the treatment of vascular lesions less efficient.  
      
During Treatment:
• The actual process of getting Lumecca IPL is simple and time efficient.
• Treatment time 15-30 min. depending on the area.
• During treatment there will be a bright flash of light from Lumecca, and a sensation on your skin that feels like a light snap from an elastic band. 
• Redness and a slight warming of the skin are normal after treatment and usually subside within an hour. 

    

 

After Treatment:
• 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. 
• After treating vascular lesions (broken capillaries) you may see the vein blanch and disappear or a colour change in the vessel which dissipates after a few days. • While visible results in complexion and sun damage can typically be seen within a few days after the first treatment, the most noticeable results are seen in 14-21 days, with optimal results seen after completion of 3-6 sessions. 
• Actual skin improvement continues up to three months after the final treatment.
• The lasting effects of the treatment will depend on factors such as pre-existing medical conditions, the use of certain prescription and over the counter medications, genetic predisposition,  compliance to a targeted skincare regimen as well as adherence to sun smart behaviour.
• Mineral Make up can be applied immediately after treatment.

 

Post Care:
• Hydration is your best friend- drink lots of water and apply Osha Mae Carrot Lotion for vitamin C
• Do not exfoliate, or pick at your skin. Allow the flaking to occur at its own pace.
• Very attentive sun-care and regular application of a high SPF (ideally mineral based) is necessary to protect your skin for 4 weeks up to and following your last treatment.  On-going sun-care will ensure the treatment benefits will last.  
   
Recommended Number of Treatments:
• Improvement can be noted after a single treatment, however multiple sessions may be indicated based on your specific skin type and concerns. Typically 3-6 sessions performed every 4-6 weeks is recommended. 
• Treatments required will be based on the severity of skin damage, skin type and type of skin concern (redness and blood vessels vs brown spots and sun damage). 

 

 

 

You are not a good candidate for IPL if:

• You have any tan on the treatment area.

• If you have recently applied self tanner to the treatment area
• If you have a tattoo or permanent make up we must stay a certain distance away from the ink in your skin
• If you have melasma. Melasma is unpredictable as it is a condition controlled by hormones and may often reoccur. As a result, the response in unpredictable at times. Lesions may even darken with treatment.
• If you are a Fitzpatrick Skin Type 4 or higher.

 

Pricing

Full Face
$350 Package of 3 - $875
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Neck
$175 Package of 3 - $437.50  
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Chest/Decollette
$250 Package of 3 - $625
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Full Face, Neck & Chest
$600 Package of 3 - $1500
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Full Face & Neck
$450 Package of 3 - $1125
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Hands
$150 Package of 3 - $375
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Full Arms
$450 Package of 3 - $1125
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Upper Back & Shoulders
$700 Package of 3 - $1750