Spring without the Age Spots

woman is swinging on a swing in summer pine forest. This hasn’t been the wettest of winters in San Diego, but there have still been plenty of cold (at least by our thin-blooded standards!) days. That’s why April is a nice month to put those days behind us and get ready to get back to Mission Bay for people watching and San Onofre for our long boards!

How about this spring you don’t take some of those age spots with you?

Dr. Kearney offers the Lumecca™ Intense Pulsed Light system for our patients.

What Is Lumecca?

After researching various IPL platforms, Dr. Kearney settled on Lumecca™ from Inmode. This IPL platform is the most powerful IPL technology to address pigmented areas and vascular lesions. Lumecca™ is the newest generation of IPL from Inmode, a dominant force in aesthetic lasers and light platforms.

Lumecca™ delivers Intense Pulsed Light. This delivers energy at a much wider band of wavelengths when compared to laser treatments (lasers deliver a single wavelength), and this provides excellent results for a wider range of pigmentation problems.

Lumecca™ has proven very effective for treating…

  • Sun damage
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Freckles
  • Aging skin
  • Broken capillaries
  • Rosacea
  • Melasma
  • Age spots

We use Lumecca™ across the body, but the most popular areas are the face, neck, decolletage, hands, arms, and legs. Because it is IPL, Lumecca™ can be used on all skin types.

What Happens During a Lumecca IPL Treatment?

During your treatment when we deliver the short burst of IPL energy, you’ll have the sensation of a small rubber band being snapped on your skin. Redness and a slight warming sensation are normal after treatment; this usually clears within an hour. Over the next 24 to 48 hours, you may see a darkening of your pigmented spots. Over the next week, these will continue to darken and then will peel off. Treated capillaries may blanch and then disappear in a few days.

How Many Sessions Will I Need?

Some patients only have single occasional Lumecca™ sessions. Typically, 1 to 3 sessions is a good start, with maintenance from there.

Interested in getting rid of your freckles and age spots this spring? Call Dr. Kearney at (858) 677-9352 to schedule your session.

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