Coquitlam IPL Photofacial

Lumecca is a powerful intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment to treat pigmented and vascular lesions.

Benefit

Reduced appearance of red and hyperpigmented skin lesions

Sessions

3-7

Downtime

0-2 days

Cost

$150-300 per session, dependent on treatment area

Lumecca IPL Photofacial

Description

Lumecca is a powerful intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment to treat pigmented and vascular lesions. Lumecca operates using photothermolysis, which provides a photofacial through the delivery of comfortable light treatment.  

Benefits

In just 1-3 sessions Lumecca improves the appearance of: 

  • Age spots (red/brown pigmentations) 
  • Vascular lesions such as facial telangiectasias (spider veins) and poikiloderma 
  • Rosacea (redness) 
  • Freckles 
  • Sun damage 

​Treatable Areas

Lumecca can be used on all areas of the body. The most common areas of treatment are zones that are regularly exposed to the sun. This often includes the face, neck, décolletage, legs, hands and arms. 

Pretreatment Instructions

Avoid direct, excessive sun exposure or tanning one month prior to treatment. 

Expectations

During treatment, there will be a bright flash of light from Lumecca and a sensation on your skin that feels like a light snap from an elastic band. Redness and a slight warming of the skin are normal after treatment and usually subside within an hour. Over the next 24-48 hours, you may see a darkening of pigmented spots; in the week afterward the pigmented lesions flake off, leading to an evening out of skin tone. After treating vascular lesions and rosacea you may see the vein blanch and disappear or a color change in the vessel which dissipates after a few days. 

Recommended Sessions

An improved skin appearance can be noted after the first session. Multiple sessions provide even better results. The treatment regime depends on the severity of skin damage, skin type, type of treatment (vascular vs sun damage) and energy settings. 

Anticipated Results

Sun damage and skin complexion results can be seen a few days after the first session. The skin will continue to look younger and more brilliant over time with the most visible results after 1-2 weeks. Having multiple photofacial sessions will improve the final result. For vascular treatments such as facial telangiectasias, results can be seen in up to 2 weeks. 

Side Effects

Most patients do not experience any side effects and any skin reaction usually resolves within a few hours. Patients may find they are sensitive to sunlight immediately after treatment. It is recommended to avoid direct sunlight and tanning. 

Cost

Treatments starting at $150-$300 per session depending on the treatment zone.

Patient Testimonials

"My doctor recently moved to this clinic and I’m so happy that she did! The receptionists are great, the nurse is so caring and sweet, and the design of the office is relaxing and clean. And of course, Dr. Mackie is amazing."

Elizabeth Goldstone

"Dr. Gates Manhas is my primary care physician and she's the best doctor I've ever had. She is a compassionate listener and she always does a fantastic job of walking me through her thought process of a diagnosis, and always offers great advice and clear explanation of treatment options/testing. Can't recommend her enough!"

Katie De Sousa

"We’ve been patients of Dr. Amritpaul Manhas for almost 2 years. He’s so caring, what a rare thing is to find a doctor that listens. His colleagues are the exact same way. The clinic is big, well equipped, and everything works well. Manhas Medical has been my best medical experience since moving to Canada in 2014. I really appreciate you all and I’m grateful to have found you, Dr. Paul."

Daniela Torres

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Location

101-1106 Austin Ave
Coquitlam, BC
V3K 3P5

Free parking is available underground at the rear. Access to free parking is via a lane from Marmont Street.

Hours of Operation

Monday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Friday: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sunday: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

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