What is Lumecca IPL treatment?

Lumecca is an intense pulsed light therapy that makes use of high-powered light energy to target the sun spots and age spots. Since it uses higher light intensity,  the treatment penetrates deeper into the skin, making it more effective in treating sun damage, age spots, and other skin pigmentations. It utilizes the restorative properties of photothermolysis to provide photo facials to patients through light therapy. It actively works to address the damage done to the skin by over-exposure to the sun or UV radiation and shows noticeable results almost instantly after the treatment. It treats vascular and pigmented lesions along with scarring and hyperpigmentation and minimizes the signs of aging throughout the body be it from hands, arms, legs, face, or decolletage.

What can Lumecca IPL treatment treat?

While Lumecca can be used to treat different skin conditions on the entire body, there are specifically two zones that it targets effectively:

Pigmentation: Lumecca IPL treatment works wonders on benign pigmented epidermal lesions. If you suffer from different pigmentation issues like hyperpigmentation, ephelides, or dyschromia, then you should go for Lumecca treatment in Mississauga at Aafiyat.

Vascular Lesions: The Lumecca treatment in Mississauga at Aafiyat evens the skin tone and minimizes the appearance of different vascular lesions like port wine stains, freckles, rosacea, angiomas, spider angiomas, superficial leg veins, and others.

What are the benefits of Lumecca IPL Treatment?

When you undergo Lumecca IPL in Mississauga at Aafiyat, it offers the following benefits for the skin:

Quick and Efficient:

One session lasts almost 30 minutes which makes it convenient for almost anyone suffering from any skin imperfections like sun spots, age spots, or hyperpigmentation. It is due to the high pulse repetition rate and large spot size, which makes it fast and highly effective. The lumecca treatment in Mississauga at Aafiyat provides transformative results after the first session.

Painless Procedure:

Compared to other IPL treatments, Lumecca treatment in Mississauga done at Aafiyat is a relatively painless procedure and that is due to its sapphire cooling tip in the device. While some patients report that they feel their skin feels a bit tighter, this feeling subsides after a few days.


Unlike other skin treatments that only target a certain part of the body or mainly the face, Lumecca IPL in Mississauga at Aafiyat can be used to reduce sun spots, age spots, hyperpigmentation, and more in different parts of the body like the face, arms, knees, hands, and legs. It is suitable for both dark and light skin tones. It revitalizes and rejuvenates the skin, giving it an even tone.

How does Lumecca Treatment work?

The Lumecca IPL laser makes use of selective photo-thermolysis by emitting specific wavelengths of light. These lights selectively interact with and target the red and brown pigment in the skin. It has a high specificity and selectivity for pigmentation and the impact of sun damage which could be redness and swelling. It involves using a handheld device that produces a flash of light and mild vibrations on the affected areas of the skin.

What to expect after Lumecca IPL treatment?

You may experience some redness and peeling after undergoing Lumecca IPL treatment. We recommend you avoid going out in direct sunlight and if that can’t be done, we suggest applying generous layers of sunscreen on the treated part or covering it with a cloth while going out.

Peeling should start 3-4 days after the treatment and we would advise putting on heavy textured makeup on the treated area until the peeling is complete. You may also experience some swelling which will reduce after 10 days of the treatment.

What are some aftercare tips for Lumecca IPL treatment?

After your first session of Lumecaa treatment in Mississauga at Aafiyat, we suggest you clean the treated area with mild cleansers and moisturizers. Make sure you apply a generous amount of sunscreen on the treated area. Avoid going out in the sunlight for at least one week. Don’t consume alcohol and try not to do any heavy exertion exercise for upto 1 week. If you are on aspirin or Ibuprofen we would advise against taking those as they make cause excessive bleeding.

What is the difference between Lumecca IPL treatment and traditional IPL treatment?

Lumecca makes use of high-powered light energy to deeply penetrate and treat various skin conditions like sun damage and age spots. It is the use of higher light intensity that makes the process so effective that the desired results can be achieved in fewer treatments and it has a shorter recovery time.

Traditional IPL treatment on the other hand makes use of lower-intensity light energy to treat various skin imperfections like sun damage and age spots by working on the surface. Unlike Lumecca IPL treatment, it does not penetrate on a deeper level. When compared to Lumecca treatment, traditional IPL treatment has a longer recovery period and it may lead to redness or swelling in the treated area.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How long does the effect of Lumecca IPL last?

The impact of Lumecca IPL treatment can last anywhere between 6 months to one year.

Does Lumecca IPL treatment tighten skin?

While Lumecca treatment surely improves the skin texture, it works o diminishing age spots or sun damage and would do little to tighten the skin.

How long does it take for the Lumecca IPL treatment to show results?

You may notice improvement from sun damage and better skin complexion within a few weeks. As the days go by, there will be a noticeable difference in the skin, which will become visibly clearer after one to two weeks.

How often can I get Lumecca IPL treatment?

We recommend at least a month gap between 2 sessions of Lumecca IPL treatment as this gives your skin enough time to heal and show results from the first session.

Does Lumecca treatment stimulate collage production?

Yes, apart from improving the texture of the skin, Lumecca IPL treatment boosts collagen production.

Don’t let those spots conceal your beauty!
Book a consultation session with Lumecca IPL treatment experts at Aafiyta, today!