Covid-19 Update

Happy New Year to all our patients, following recommendations from public health, here are some updates on the availability of services at CCCPB and MedicSPA.

CCCPB (SURGICAL TREATMENTS)

The operating room remains open, surgeries will take place as planned.

MEDICSPA (NON-SURGICAL TREATMENTS)

Appointments for injections (wrinkles and facial fillers), laser, radiofrequency, as well as spa treatments will be postponed until February 8th 2021.

All consultations (CCCPB and MedicSPA) will be carried out by video, with the exception of follow-ups for recent surgeries.

Thank you for your understanding. Your safety and health are our priority.

Stay safe.

Lumecca: Advanced IPL Skin Treatment

Patients with pigmented or vascular lesions may feel embarrassed or self-conscious about the appearance of their skin. At our Gatineau, QC, cosmetic practice, Dr. Patricia Berbari 18 years' cosmetic practice experience will help you using the IPL Lumecca system to address uneven skin tone, rosacea, and sun damage in a treatment lasting under one hour. With years of experience in cosmetic surgery, Dr. Berbari is well-equipped to help patients achieve their unique aesthetic goals.

Woman receiving IPL treatment
IPL treatment is simple: after applying a gel, your aesthetician uses a handpiece to deliver small pulses of light to the skin. 

How IPL Works

Intense pulsed light – or IPL – is an advanced, nonsurgical laser technology that can be used for a variety of medical and cosmetic procedures. In the field of cosmetic surgery, IPL is used to perform a wide array of skin treatments including photorejuvenation. 

IPL with Lumecca delivers up to three times more energy to improve the efficacy of treatment. Compared to traditional IPL, it also offers faster results and shorter treatment time. While standard IPL typically takes between four to six sessions, treatment with Lumecca can be completed in just one to two appointments.

What Conditions can Lumecca Treat?

Lumecca can treat a variety of skin conditions on every area of the body. This type of treatment is effective for improving the appearance of:

  • Uneven pigmentation
  • Sun damage
  • Vascular lesions
  • Rosacea
  • Large pores
  • Freckles
  • Wrinkles

If you are uncertain about whether IPL is appropriate for your goals, Dr. Berbari can evaluate your candidacy during a consultation. 

Lumecca delivers up to three times more energy to improve the efficacy of treatment.

Lumecca Benefits

Lumecca offers a number of benefits over traditional IPL. For example, Lumecca is:

  • Nonsurgical
  • Safe for all skin types
  • Faster than traditional IPL
  • Virtually pain-free

Consequently, this system can offer more comprehensive results with less time required for recovery. 

What to Expect during Treatment

Lumecca can usually be completed in under an hour at our office. To begin the treatment process, protective eyewear will be provided. This will shield you from the bright flashes of light. Next, a cool gel will be applied to the treatment area. This will provide lubrication and help keep the skin cool during the procedure.

Brief pulses of light will be applied to the skin via the handpiece. During this step, patients will feel a warming sensation and may experience slight discomfort, similar to the snap of a rubber band on the skin. Once the procedure is complete, the treatment area will be colled to soothe the skin.

Recovery following IPL with Lumecca is typically short. Patients may notice redness and a slight warming of the skin, although these side effects usually diminish within a few hours. Full results are typically noticeable just a few days to one week after the first session. After treatment, it is essential that patients protect the skin by wearing sunblock and avoiding excessive sun exposure. 

Why Choose Dr. Berbari?

Choosing a cosmetic surgeon can be a challenging task. How can you know you are making the right decision?

Dr. Berbari has extensive experience in cosmetic procedures. After graduating from medical school, she completed five years of residency in plastic surgery, then went on to receive a specialty certificate and a master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences. Today, she is proud to serve our community using the latest advanced technologies in an ultra-modern facility. To find out what people are saying about Dr. Berbari, read our patient testimonials.

Clear Your Skin of Imperfections

If you are considering IPL for skin rejuvenation purposes, consider what Lumecca can do for you. To learn more about this treatment, or any of our other cosmetic procedures, contact us online or call us at (819) 243-7667.

Centre Chirurgical De La Capitale

Dr. Patricia Berbari offers plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures to treat a variety of conditions. Our board-certified plastic surgeon is affiliated with a number of medical societies including:

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Canadian Laser and Aesthetic Specialists Society
  • International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

To schedule a consultation, call us at (819) 243-7667 or contact us online today!

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Dr. Berbari is an excellent doctor - the best there is. Carol, Plastic Surgery Patient

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