Sun damage and hormonal changes over time wreak havoc on our skin causing brown spots on the skin known as lentigines or melasma. Prevention (using sun protection or avoidance and topical antioxidants) is easier than treating the spots later in life, but pigment problems as well as textural issues can be addressed in a number of ways, including home treatments like: hydroquinone bleaches or advanced pigment corrector, as well as ongoing use of antioxidants and sunblocks. Office treatments: chemical peels and microdermabrasion.

Laser Rejuvenation

Non-ablative skin rejuvenation- including wrinkle and acne scar reduction- is a gentler alternative to ablative laser treatments, with no patient downtime and a low risk of complications for all skin types.

This laser can be used on patients of all skin types.

During a short office treatment (with no need for numbing), gentle pulses of selectively-absorbed laser energy will stimulate your skin, resulting in a warm feeling. A series of 6 treatments is typically recommended to obtain maximum benefit. Our practitioners and patients love the results, which include improved skin tone, smoother texture and reduction in the visible appearance of wrinkles.

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LUMECCA by Inmode

Discover a superior solution to improve skin complexion, reduce skin irregularities and look years younger.

WHAT IS LUMECCA?

Lumecca is the most powerful intense pulsed light (IPL) to treat pigmented and vascular lesions. After use, 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 ARE THE BENEFITS?

In just 1-3 sessions Lumecca improves the appearance of:

  • Age spots (red/brown pigmentations)
  • Sun damage
  • Vascular lesions (spider veins, port wine stains, leg telangliectasias)
  • Rosacea (redness)
  • Freckles

WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED?

Lumecca can be used on all areas of the body. The most common areas of treatment are zones that are regularly exposed to the sun. These often include the face, neck, décolletage, legs, hands and arms.

WHAT STEPS MUST BE TAKEN BEFORE THE PROCEDURE?

Avoid direct, excessive sun exposure or tanning one month prior to treatment.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT DURING AND AFTER LUMECCA?

During treatment there will be a bright flash of light from the Lumecca that feels like a light elastic sensation. Redness and a slight warming of the skin are normal after treatment and usually subsides within an hour. Over the next 24-48 hours you may see a darkening of pigmented spots; in the week afterwards the pigmented lesions flake off, leading to an evening out of skin tone. After treating vascular lesions you may see the vein blanch and disappear or a color change in the vessel which dissipates after a few days.

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