INTENSE PULSED LIGHT
WHAT IS IPL?
Age Spots and Sun Damage Management
We all love Florida and everything it has to offer. While SWFL delivers on average 271 sunny days per year, our skin can reflect that sunshine on our skin. One common complaint from our clients is hyperpigmentation or age spots on the face, hands, and even chest area.
Intense pulsed light technology has become a common tool to treat a variety of vascular and pigmented lesions. At Velo Med Spa, we utilize one of the most powerful IPL machines on the market, Lumecca. It uses a higher peak power to deliver a stronger results, leading to fewer treatments. What the heck is intense pulsed light? Basically, it’s a broadband light that targets a certain color or pigmented lesion in the skin which can minimize the appearance of age spots, sun spots, small vascular lesions, and even rosacea.
The popularity of IPL technology has increased over the recent years because of the minimal downtime, simplicity, low cost, and effectiveness towards the targeted treatment. It even has benefits of overall skin rejuvenation which people love! Just after one treatment, clients will notice a significant improvement in the complexion and clarity of their skin.
What can IPL treat?
• Age spots
• Small vascular lesions around the nose and face
• Freckle reduction
• Sun damage spots
What is the procedure and what is the downtime?
The procedure is quick and typically takes 20-30 minutes, depending on the area treated. This could literally be done on a lunch break. There is no downtime and most people continue their daily routine without disruption after IPL! The treated area is first cleansed well, then after a thin layer of gel is applied, the treatment is delivered. The discomfort is very minimal and typically does not require topical/local anesthesia. Immediately after the treatment, clients may experience slight redness or feeling like they have a mild sunburn which is normal and usually subsides within hours. Most clients can achieve desired results in 1-2 sessions spaced about 4 weeks apart, but some may require more treatments. Typically, results can be seen in a few days up to 14 days.
WHAT IS LUMECCA?
Lumecca is 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 lesions with fewer sessions.
High efficiency of treatment due to high peak power and optimized output.
Complete photo rejuvenation in 1 or 2 treatments for most patients versus 4-6 treatments with standard IPL’s.
Reduces treatment time thanks to large spot size and high pulse repetition rate.
Strong sapphire cooling tip results in higher treatment comfort.
What can it treat?
Lumecca can reduce vascular lesions, including port wine stains, facial rosacea, erythema of rosacea, angiomas and spider angiomas.
Use the power of Lumecca to effectively treat benign pigmented epidermal lesions, including dyschromia, hyperpigmentation, and ephelides (freckles).