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If you’re a reformed sun-worshipper who’s currently struggling with the effects of your former sunbathing behaviors, you’ve probably noticed peculiar spots popping up over the years.  Luckily, there’s an innovative and advanced IPL treatment that can help you get even with your sun damage.  

Not all IPL (Intense Pulsing Light) treatments are created equal.  One of the top cardinal skin sins is not practicing safe sun protection – even on cloudy/overcast or rainy days.  Daily sun care is arguably one of the most effective ways to ensure you win the war on wrinkles, or even have your lines show up for battle.  If there is only one thing you do to prolong the ravages of time from showing up on your skin, that’s slathering on the broad-spectrum SPF every single day of the year.  However, if you’re guilty of not doing your painstaking part in the fight against the unforgivable rays of the sun, whether at the beach or heading to the boardroom, you’re more than likely going to pay the price in the form of hyperpigmentation, a not-so-smooth texture, and dullness.  

IPL v. Lumecca by InMode:  Seeing the Difference

IPL is a facial photo technology designed to improve the overall look and feel of the complexion, neck, decolletage, back, arms, backs of hands, or wherever else skin has been ravaged by the unforgiving effects of the sun.  The skin-saving power of intense pulsing light repairs and restores blood vessels in the deepest layers of the skin, the layers often inaccessible to topical solutions, such as serums, creams, lotions, and other targeted potions that promise to lighten and brighten. 

The intense pulsing light “breaks” up highly concentrated areas of melanin to deliver visibly brighter, more radiant-looking skin in just a few 30-60 minute sessions.  Traditional IPL photo facial devices typically deliver only 10-15% of total pulsing energy within the 500-600 nm range, whereas the Lumecca game-changing device delivers 40% of total pulse energy utilizing a custom xenon flash lamp. 

That’s three times MORE energy than traditional IPL photo facial devices!  Plus, Lumecca features a revolutionary, intense cooling sapphire designed to protect the skin’s susceptible surface and surrounding, uncompromised tissue, which makes Lumecca safe and effective on ALL skin types and tones.  

The broader wavelength spectrum of Lumecca makes this beauty breakthrough device the clear winner.  Boosting skin regeneration molecularly and at an increased rate translates to better, more desirable outcomes in less time and requiring less treatments.  Any area of the face or body compromised by photoaging can painlessly reap the beautifying and skin-brightening benefits of Lumecca in less time and with virtually no downtime.  The most common skin concerns patients seek to improve using the cutting-edge IPL technology of Lumecca include:

  • Hyperpigmentation/sunspots/age spots/discoloration
  • Melasma
  • Rosacea
  • Acne Scars
  • Broken capillaries
  • Dark, undereye circles
  • Spider veins/vascular irregularities
  • Lackluster, dullness of skin tone

Lightening Up:  How Lumecca by InMode Turns the Tables on a Dark Situation

Lumecca is the most advanced IPL provider on the market to treat pigmented skin and vascular lesions.  Because of its amplified capability of delivering three times more energy than its IPL predecessor, clinicians can effectively treat a variety of skin concerns and areas in a single session!  Traditional IPL devices require up to 8 treatments to yield desired results, while Lumecca only requires 1-2 sessions and without the dreaded downtime or rocky road to recovery of more invasive procedures. 

Most patients will experience a slight redness and sunburn-like effect for just a few hours following their session and can usually apply makeup and attend a big event after 48 hours.  Lumecca treatments target more pigment in less time and with less energy required, ensuring less discomfort and downtime, and a significantly lowered risk of damage to surrounding tissues.  The following bevy of skin-brightening benefits of Lumecca IPL treatment include:

  • Noninvasive (no cutting, no scalpels, no syringes, no scarring)
  • Perfect for MOST skin shades
  • Sapphire cooling tip eases discomfort; lowers the risk of damage to surrounding, uncompromised tissue
  • Smooths skin texture
  • Evens skin tone
  • Brightens/” breaks up” discoloration
  • Long-lasting results (contingent on patient’s post-procedure skincare regimen/habits, but results should last a year or longer before maintenance treatments may be required to retain brightening effects)

If you’re looking to get even with your sun damage and have come to terms with your exposed past, it’s clear the state-of-the-art IPL technology of Lumecca by InMode really hits the spot.