We all love the sun, don’t we? Days by the pool or at the lake, yard work, taking a walk, and other outdoor activities expose us to that beautiful sunlight. So do running errands and other routine activities. With so much exposure, it’s essential to consider its long-term effect on our skin.
Exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet light can cause damage to our skin, such as photoaging, sunburn, and in severe cases, skin cancers.
Another common skin condition caused by over-exposure is vascular lesions, abnormal connections of veins and arteries.
What Can You Do To Prevent Sun Damage?
Of course, you’ve heard us say it before, but proper use of sunscreen is crucial to protecting your skin from damaging sunlight. Add sunscreen use to your daily skincare routine; at least 30 SPF is a must. In addition, try to avoid over-exposure to sunlight when possible. Wearing a wide-brim hat is a wise choice at the beach or in your garden, not to mention they look so cool.
What Treatments Are Available For Sun Damage And Vascular Lesions?
There are many options available for at-home treatment. Creams and lotions can help, as moisturizing is vital to skin health. Vitamin C serums are great for overall skin health also. The over-the-counter options are endless. Finding one that suits your needs and skin type is vital to getting results, and our Aesthetics team can help you choose. Exfoliation is also helpful in treating minor damage.
Skin and Facial Treatments With Long-Term Results
If you are looking for long-term and faster results than creams can offer, we recommend Lumecca IPL Photofacial treatments, a highly effective treatment option. During this type of treatment, light energy is used, targeting red and brown pigments in the skin. These pigments absorb the light and are destroyed. The treatments also effectively constrict the blood vessels that cause vascular lesions.
The Lumecca IPL Photofacial is just one of the types of IPL treatments. This option uses more than one wavelength, unlike laser treatments. And Lumecca emits three times more energy than other treatments on the market, thus, improving the efficacy of treating pigmented and vascular lesions in fewer sessions. This advanced technology also treats multiple skin conditions at the same time, which is going to save you time and money.
What To Expect During Treatments
Using a standard IPL treatment, you’d expect some stinging sensation and mild sensitivity in the area being treated.
Lumecca has an intense sapphire cooling tip that helps protect the surface of the skin and ensure maximum safety and comfort. Plus, the duration of a Lumecca treatment is usually significantly less than the standard one.
How Many IPL Photofacial Treatments Will I Need?
Again, with a standard IPL, you’d typically require at least 4-6 sessions for complete photorejuvenation.
Lumecca’s advanced technology allows you to get the same results in as little as 1-2 sessions.
Are There Risks to IPL Photofacial?
The procedure itself is non-invasive, and if done by a trained professional, it is safe. However, there are a few things to take into consideration before having this procedure:
- Are you pregnant?
- On medications for health conditions?
- Have other skin conditions, such as skin cancers?
IPL Photofacial is not a good idea for some people. Some reasons may include:
- Recent use of a tanning bed or used tanning cream
- Confirmed skin cancer
- Severe scarring
- Very dark skin tone
An in-depth evaluation with one of our healthcare providers will help you determine if Lumecca IPL Photofacial is a safe option for you.
How Effective Is Lumecca IPL Photofacial?
This depends on what you are having treated, which will also determine the number of sessions necessary. Sun damage can be lessened by around 70%, depending on the severity. Even acne or acne scarring can be decreased after several treatments.
How Do You Prepare For Your Treatment?
Our required preparation for this procedure will include a member of our medical team evaluating your skin, overall health, and goals to ensure that IPL Photofacial is a healthy option and the most effective for you.
Call (678) 821-9400 to schedule a consultation with our highly qualified and friendly staff, and we’ll start your journey towards clearer, brighter, smoother skin together!