What Is the Difference Between Lumecca IPL and Regular IPL?

IPL, or intense pulsed light therapy, is a resurfacing technology that effectively treats various skin conditions, ailments, and age-related issues. IPL can effectively target skin pigmentation, rosacea, veins, and acne scars. While several different IPL treatments are on the market, Lumecca is taking the aesthetic industry by storm for its advanced technology, shorter recovery periods, and outstanding results.

In this blog, we’ll discuss how Lumecca compares to traditional IPL to help you decide which option will help you reach your complexion goals and slow the progression of visible aging.

What Is IPL?

Intense pulsed light therapy is an advanced, non-invasive laser that targets skin imperfections deep within the dermis, using controlled light wavelengths that can target blood vessels or pigmentation. The results are natural, even-toned skin that restores patients’ youthful, fresh complexion. Though this powerful solution breaks apart unwanted discoloration and packs a powerful punch against unwanted imperfections, it leaves the surrounding skin unharmed.

Lumecca IPL therapy is an exceedingly effective intense pulsed light treatment that reduces and removes signs of hyperpigmentation and vascular lesions in the skin, from redness and spider veins to post-acne hyperpigmentation and sun damage. This popular anti-aging treatment offers a quick and convenient way to achieve visible skin tone and clarity improvement after one to two sessions.

What Are the Differences Between Lumecca IPL and Traditional IPL?

Lumecca IPL is distinct from conventional IPL because it employs a higher light intensity. With this higher concentration of light, Lumecca can penetrate deeper into the skin’s walls, making it more effective at treating sun damage, acne scars, and even redness from rosacea. Many patients enjoy Lumecca because it requires fewer sessions and a shorter recovery period than traditional IPL.

Though traditional IPL has been in the aesthetic world longer, it uses lower-intensity light energy. The lasers cannot reach as deeply into the skin’s layers, and patients usually require more than one session and have a longer recovery time.

How Many Lumecca Treatments Will You Need?

You will likely notice a vast improvement in your skin after only one Lumecca treatment, with optimal results four to six weeks afterward. However, depending on your concerns, we may recommend a series of sessions spaced four to six weeks apart.

Treatment times range from 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the size of the target area and the severity of the skin condition. The entire process of getting Lumecca at Allure Anti-Aging and Aesthetics is straightforward and time-effective, even for the busiest patients.

What Areas Can Lumecca Treat?

Lumecca is FDA-approved for use all over the body. However, patients most often seek treatment for areas that receive routine sun exposure, including the face, neck, legs, hands, and arms.

Lumecca is safe for all skin tones. With its wide range of wavelengths that adjust to your skin’s natural pigmentation levels, you won’t have to worry about adverse effects that might create noticeable skin tone irregularities. Our team of highly trained professionals will perform each treatment safely and effectively.

Lumecca’s Sapphire Tip for Cooling

Unlike traditional IPL, which often comes with stinging sensations or mild sensitivity, Lumecca’s sapphire cooling tip protects your skin’s surface and ensures high safety standards. In addition to providing maximum comfort, the sapphire tip allows our aestheticians to better access delicate crevices around your nose, eyes, and mouth. It also migrates seamlessly along the skin to better target blemishes.

Recovery Time From a Lumecca IPL Treatment

A Lumecca IPL treatment has a significantly shorter recovery time than conventional lasers. You can expect the targeted area to be slightly darker and irritated immediately afterward, but these symptoms generally subside after about an hour. Slight swelling may occur, but will also resolve after one to three days. After that, you may notice dead skin cells sloughing off between five days to two weeks after your treatment. You must wear sunscreen outdoors at all times during this period, as the fresh, newly rejuvenated skin will be highly sensitive to the sun.

Understanding the Benefits of Lumecca IPL

Lumecca IPL treatments in Newport Beach can improve a wide range of skin imperfections, including the following:

  • Freckles
  • Vascular lesions
  • Sun damage
  • Age spots
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Rosacea
  • Broken capillaries
  • Broken blood vessels
  • Acne scars

Lumecca IPL also offers shorter recovery times, faster results, and a more comfortable patient experience.

Get Started With Lumecca IPL Treatments at Allure Anti-Aging and Aesthetics

Healing your skin from years of sun damage and achieving a smooth, even-toned complexion is more convenient than ever with Lumecca IPL in Huntington Beach, CA.

To learn more about this solution for helping you achieve a radiant, youthful complexion, contact us by calling (714) 804-5460 or contacting us online today!