IPL Laser San Diego

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Dr. Kearney is pleased to offer IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) to treat pigmented skin and vascular lesions which can help give patients clear, beautiful, and younger looking skin.

What is Lumecca™?

Lumecca™ is the newest generation of, and most powerful, IPL technology to treat pigmented skin and vascular lesions. Lumecca operates by using photothermolysis which provides a photofacial through the delivery of a comfortable light treatment. While you may have tried IPL in the past, the Lumecca technology and delivery of light to the cell is different and more effective at treating sun damage, hyperpigmentation, freckles, aging skin, broken capillaries, vessels, rosacea, melasma and brown spots.

Lumecca can be used on all areas of the body but the most common areas of treatment include the face, neck, chest, hands, arms, and legs. Lumecca can be used on all skin types.

What are the benefits of the IPL Laser?

  • No downtime
  • Fewer treatments needed than other IPL machines
  • Improves the appearance of age spots, spider veins, rosacea, freckles, sun damage
  • Improves the complexion and clarity of skin

What is the IPL treatment like?

Lumecca IPL treatments are fairly quick, in-office procedures which don’t require any numbing cream or medication and can be performed by our trained nurses. A clear gel is put on the treatment area in order to glide the handpiece over the top. There will be a bright flash of light from the Lumecca machine as it glides over the treatment area that feels like a light, elastic, snapping sensation on the skin. The Intense Pulsed Light heats the dermis and pulls pigment (brown spots) to the surface of your skin. Redness and a slight warming of the skin are normal right after treatment and usually subside within an hour or so.

What is the recovery like and how many treatments will I need?

  • Immediately following the treatment and over the next 24-48 hours, you may see a darkening of the pigmented spots.
  • Over the next couple of weeks, you’ll see the darkened spots start to flake off, leading to a more even skin tone.
  • When treating vascular lesions patients may see the vein blanch and disappear or change color but this dissipates after a few days.
  • The number of treatments needed depends on your skin type, amount of damage, and desired outcome. Most patients can see great results within 1-2 weeks following just one treatment. Having multiple sessions will improve the final result and on average most patients choose to receive 1-3 treatments, spaced about 4 weeks apart.
  • Patients should avoid tanning after treatment and sunscreen is highly recommended.

Lumecca Before & After Photo

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Interested in IPL Laser treatments in San Diego and La Jolla, CA?  Call our office or fill out our Contact Us Form.

After careful consideration and at the request of our state, and concern for the health and safety of our patients, we are cancelling all non-essential appointments and surgical procedures starting on 3-20-20. Please take note below of the ways that we are available to you over the next couple of weeks:

  • Appointments:Dr. Kearney will still be seeing a small number of post operative appointments over the next couple of weeks as well as any patients that require immediate attention or medical care, by appointment only. We are calling and emailing all patients who currently have appointments scheduled in the next 2 weeks to notify them and reschedule
  • Phone: We will be working remotely and able to answer questions as well as schedule future appointments and surgeries by calling our main number: 858.677.9352. Please note, however, that we will have reduced hours over the next couple of weeks so be sure to call during these times: M-F 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. If you have an urgent matter outside of these hours and need to speak to Dr. Kearney please call 619-270-4935.
  • Answering machine: Please do NOT leave important messages on the after hours greeting during the next 2 weeks as they may not be checked in a timely manner. Instead, we ask you to call or email during the above hours and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
  • Email: We will have access to email and our patient scheduling system and will be available to check and respond to emails M-F from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. If you reach us outside of these hours please allow 24-48 hours for a response. You can continue to email the patient coordinator you’ve been in contact with or simply use [email protected]
  • Virtual consultations: Can’t come in for an appointment right now? No problem! Dr. Kearney is able to offer phone consultations during the next couple of weeks. Simply email us at [email protected] or call 858-677-9352 during the above hours and we will let you know the simple steps to take.

We apologize for any inconvenience the above changes may cause and are hoping things return to “normal” as soon as possible. Please stay safe and healthy and let’s all try to remain as positive as possible during this time of uncertainty.

We appreciate all of you and look forward to seeing you again very soon!


Dr. Kearney and staff