IPL treatments are useful in clearing up skin tone and improving vascular and pigmented lesions. By evening out the complexion, IPL will rejuvenate and lead to a smoother and brighter looking skin. Photofacials are commonly done at MunkMD, and enhance the radiance and clarity of the skin to make people look years younger. Under Dr. Munk’s supervision, you can be assured that treatments are done safely and effectively for the best results possible.
Lumecca™ is a very powerful IPL device that helps clear the skin in just 1-3 sessions, and improves the appearance of:
Lumecca™ can be used on all areas of the body. Most common areas of treatment are zones that are regularly exposed to the sun. These often include the face, neck, hands, décolletage, legs and arms. Patients undergoing the procedure need to avoid direct sun exposure one month prior to treatment. During treatment, there will be a bright flash of light that feels like a light elastic band snapping on the skin. Redness and a slight warming of the skin are normal after treatment and usually subside within an hour. Over the next 24-48 hours, the pigmented spots start to darken, and will flake off 1 week after treatment, resulting in a more even skin tone. Depending on the skin’s sensitivity, patients may experience redness and slight swelling for up to 7 days following the treatment. After treating vascular lesions, the vein may blanch and disappear or change color, which will dissipate over the next few days.
Results are usually seen 2 weeks after the first treatment, with multiple sessions providing even better results. Patients are usually recommended to undergo annual sessions to maintain results.