We all love the sun, don’t we? Days by the pool or at the lake, yard work, taking a walk, and other outdoor activities expose us to that beautiful sunlight. So do running errands and other routine activities. With so much exposure, it’s essential to consider its long-term effect on our skin.
Exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet light can cause damage to our skin, such as photoaging, sunburn, and, in severe cases, skin cancers.
Another common skin condition caused by over-exposure is vascular lesions, abnormal connections of veins and arteries.
What Can I Do To Prevent Sun Damage?
You’ve heard us say it before, but proper use of sunscreen is crucial to protecting your skin from damaging sunlight. The easiest way to ensure daily protection is to add sunscreen use to your daily skincare routine; at least 30 SPF is a must. In addition, try to avoid over-exposure to sunlight when possible. Wearing a wide-brim hat is a wise choice at the beach or in your garden, not to mention they are very trendy!
What Skin Treatments Are Available For Sun Damage And Vascular Lesions?
There are many options available for at-home treatment. Creams and lotions can help, as moisturizing is vital to skin health. Vitamin C serums are great for overall skin health. Exfoliation is also very helpful in treating minor damage. The over-the-counter options are endless. Finding one that suits your needs and skin type is vital to getting results, and our Aesthetics team can help you choose.
What Skin and Facial Treatments Offer Long-Term Results?
Typically, topical skin and facial treatments, while somewhat effective, do not offer the long-term results we are searching for. We recommend Lumecca IPL Photofacial treatments, a highly effective treatment option for longevity. During this treatment, light energy is used, targeting red and brown pigments in the skin. These targeted pigments absorb the light and are ultimately destroyed and disposed of through the body. The treatments also effectively constrict the blood vessels that cause vascular lesions.
The Lumecca IPL Photofacial is just one of the types of IPL treatments. This option uses more than one wavelength, unlike other laser treatments. Lumecca emits three times more energy than other treatments on the market, thus, improving the efficacy of treating pigmented and vascular lesions in fewer sessions. This advanced technology also treats multiple skin conditions at the same time, which is going to save you time and money.
What Should I Expect During IPL Photofacial Treatments?
Using a standard IPL treatment, you’d expect some stinging sensation and mild sensitivity in the treated area.
Lumecca has an intense sapphire cooling tip that helps protect the skin’s surface and ensure maximum safety and comfort. In addition, the duration of a Lumecca treatment is usually significantly less than the standard one.
How Many Lumecca IPL Photofacial Treatments Will I Need?
Again, with a standard IPL treatment, you’d likely require at least 4-6 sessions for complete photorejuvenation.
Lumecca’s advanced technology allows you to get the same, if not better, results in as little as 1-2 sessions based on your specific skin goals.
What Are The Risks to Lumecca IPL Photofacial?
The procedure is non-invasive, and if done by a trained professional, it is very safe. However, as with any treatment, there are a few things to take into consideration before having this procedure:
- Are you pregnant?
- On medications for various health conditions?
- Have active skin conditions, such as skin cancers?
If you answered yes to any of the following, it is imperative that you discuss all of these things in detail with a member of our medical team to determine if IPL Photofacial is an appropriate treatment option for you.
Who Is Not A Good Candidate for Lumecca IPL Photofacial?
A few things may make someone not a good candidate for Lumecca IPL Photofacial treatment. Some of these may include:
- Recent use of a tanning bed or tanning cream
- Confirmed skin cancer
- Severe scarring
- Very dark skin tone
An in-depth evaluation with one of our healthcare providers will help determine if Lumecca IPL Photofacial is a safe treatment option for you.
How Effective Is Lumecca IPL Photofacial?
The level of effectiveness depends on what you are having treated, which will also determine the number of sessions necessary. Sun damage can be lessened by around 70%, depending on the severity. Even acne or acne scarring can be significantly decreased after several treatments.
How Do You Prepare For Your Treatment?
Our required preparation for this procedure will include a member of our medical team evaluating your skin condition, overall health, and goals to ensure that Lumecca IPL Photofacial is a healthy option and the most effective for you!
We would love for you to schedule a consultation with our highly qualified and friendly staff! We’ll help you start your journey towards clearer, brighter, smoother skin together!