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Are you bothered by brown spots or freckles that prevent you from achieving the clear, even complexion you desire? If so, you may be able to benefit from the Lumecca Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment. After just one use, you can enjoy significant improvements to the clarity of the skin on your face, neck, and chest! Read on to learn more about IPL treatments and how they can benefit you.

What can Lumecca IPL Treat?

This treatment can address a number of pigmentation concerns including age spots, freckles, sun damage, vascular lesions, and rosacea. It uses light energy to target certain colors in your skin. When the skin is heated from the light energy, unwanted cells are eliminated, resulting in the even and glowing complexion you desire.

How Does IPL Differ from Laser Treatments?

One common misconception is that IPL treatments are laser treatments. However, intense pulsed light is not a laser. It uses a broad spectrum of light with multiple wavelengths. This means that the light energy to scattered, while a laser focuses all of the energy on one single light. Overall, IPL can treat a larger treatment area than lasers.

What Can I Expect During Treatment?

During your IPL treatment, your skin will be cleansed and you will need to wear protective eye shields. A special handpiece will be used to deliver quick pulses of light to the designated area. Treatment takes about 20-30 minutes to complete.

There is no downtime required after an IPL treatment, so you can feel free to return to your normal routine right away! While some mild swelling and redness may occur, it will resolve with time. It is very important that you follow Dr. Rocheford’s specific aftercare instructions, including wearing sun protection when outdoors, to ensure the best results.

It is important to avoid the sun for a week before and after the treatment.

Brown spots that were treated will usually become darker over time, and then slough off about 7-10 days later. Most people need about three treatments for optimal results.

Schedule Your Consultation

If you are interested in learning more about how Lumecca IPL treatments can help you achieve the skin of your dreams, contact Rocheford Plastic Surgery today at 651-739-1100 or visit our website. Your first step will be to schedule a consultation appointment to determine if this treatment is right for you.

Patient Resources

Whether a new or returning patient, we have plenty of resources to either help you get started or learn more about the procedure process. From patient forms to blogs, we have all the resources you’ll need to prepare yourself for your appointment.

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