Lumecca IPL is a photo facial used to improve the colour and texture of your skin. This treatment, available downtown Victoria and at our Westshore medi spa, can reverse damage caused by aging and sun exposure to all body areas, mainly the face, neck, chest, and hands.
IPL is light therapy used to target discolouration on your skin, such as brown or red spots, as well as vascular lesions such as spider veins or broken capillaries. IPL leaves your skin looking more even in tone, resulting in an overall healthier image.
The Lumecca treatment length varies depending on the area being treated. Generally, treatment time ranges from 30 minutes to 1 hour after the initial consultation.
Result longevity will depend on what condition was treated, what area was treated and how well you maintain results with sunscreen or other post-treatment care. This will be discussed thoroughly at your consultation.
Lumecca is suitable for all parts of the body. The most common treatment areas are those that are regularly exposed to the sun. These are often the face, neck, décolleté, legs, hands and arms.
In just one to three sessions, Lumecca reduces:
• age spots (brown or reddish pigmentation)
• vascular lesions of the face, such astelangiectasia (spider) and poikiloderma
• rosacea (redness)
• the harmful effects of the sun.
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We can remove both professional and amateur tattoos. We can also help you with older cosmetic tattoos that are no longer "in style."
Laser energy is gently applied to the skin over the tattooed area. The laser shatters each ink particle into much smaller particles that can be eliminated through your body’s natural process. Through a series of treatments, the tattoo will fade and ultimately disappear.
The number of treatments you need depends on the size, colour, and location of your tattoo, as well as your goals. We will be able to give you a more accurate treatment plan during your consultation. In most cases, between 4-8 sessions are required to obtain results.
You may notice an immediate fading. Generally tattoo removal will take place in a series of treatments. The number of treatments depends on the color and density of the ink, the age of the tattoo, along with the location on your body.
Patients have reported the sensation as comparable to getting a tattoo, but the removal treatment is much faster! For improved comfort, a chiller or cold-roller may be used over the treated area.
Generally, there is no downtime at all. Often, a protective bandage is placed over the laser-treated area and you can continue on with your normal activities.
We don’t recommend tattoo removal for pregnant or nursing women. We also don’t recommend tattoo removal for uncontrolled diabetes, pre-existing medical conditions, or those with open lesions on the removal site. Please consult your doctor or with us if you are unsure whether tattoo removal is appropriate.
Yes! Our laser is specialized to treat the full colour spectrum including white and black. Some colours are more difficult to treat and may require more sessions.