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 and her team of nurses perform advanced IPL treatment using the 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.
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. To perform the procedure, a small handheld device is used to deliver a visible, intense, broad-spectrum pulse of light to the skin.
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 IPL Treat?
IPL 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
- Large pores
If you are uncertain about whether IPL is appropriate for your goals, Dr. Berbari can evaluate your candidacy during a consultation.
IPL with Lumecca delivers up to three times more energy to improve the efficacy of treatment.
Lumecca offers a number of benefits over traditional IPL. For example, Lumecca is:
- 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
IPL using 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. The larger the treatment area, the more pulses you will require. Once the procedure is complete, the treatment area will be iced to soothe the skin.
Recovery following IPL with Lumecca is typically short. Patients may notice redness and dark spots on the skin, although these side effects usually diminish within one week. In some cases, the skin may return to normal within a few hours. Full results are typically noticeable just a few days 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.
“Dr Berbari est un excellent médecin - le meilleur qu'il y ait.” Carol, Chirurgie Plastique Patient