The De Pieri Clinic is proud to offer Lumecca, the most powerful intense pulsed light (IPL) to treat pigmentation and rosacea typically on the face, but it can be used to treat pigment on other areas of the body as well. Most commonly, face, neck, chest, arms, legs and hands are treated. Patients notice significant improvements in the complexion and clarity of the skin. Lumecca operates using photo-thermolysis, which provides a photofacial through the delivery of a comfortable light treatment.
What is IPL?
Intense Pulsed Light or also known as a Photofacial is a treatment used to treat freckles, sun spots, age spots, facial veins and rosacea. The light is absorbed into red or brown areas, and helps reduce the appearance of them. Typically 1-3 treatments are suggested to get maximum clearance of the discoloration.
What is the down time?
There is minimal discomfort, and very little downtime. You will be red almost like a sunburn the day of treatment. Anything bring will become darker and to the surface of the skin and eventually "slough" off. While anything red such as veins may become red or purple in colour and then diminish within a few days. Slight swelling may occur, but most people find it is gone by day 3 after treatment.