Lumecca®,Intense Pulse Light (IPL), is one of the newest and most powerful systems on the market. It is similar to a laser, but while a laser focuses one wavelength of light at your skin, IPL releases many different wavelengths. The light from an IPL allows for a wider spectrum of targets.

IPL can treat pigment spots by targeting melanin in the skin and also vascular spots or lesions by targeting hemoglobin. It reduces facial redness associated with acne rosacea/rosacea.

This treatment is also used for photo rejuvenation, a procedure done to stimulate skin restoration and enhance skin appearance for a more radiant, younger look.

After a single session, the majority of patients notice improvements in skin tone and clarity. Lumecca® works through photothermolysis, which uses optical energy to provide a comfortable photofacial treatment.

In only one to three sessions, the Lumecca® diminishes:

  • Age spots (brown or reddish pigmentation)
  • Vascular lesions of the face, such as spider veins and poikiloderma
  • Rosacea (redness)
  • Freckles
  • Harmful effects of the sun.

Treated Conditions:

  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Rosacea
  • Vascular Lesions

What zones can be treated?

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 usually:

  • face
  • neck
  • décolleté
  • legs
  • hands
  • arms

  • Duration:
    15-20 min
  • Pain level:
  • Maintenance:
    1 time a year

Procedure details

IPL treatment is performed without anaesthesia or sometimes under topical anaesthesia (anaesthetic cream) as it produces very little discomfort. During the treatment, the Lumecca® will emit a flash of bright light creating a slight elastic feeling on the skin.

It is normal for the skin to appear red and feel a little warm after the treatment; these reactions usually disappear within an hour. Over the next 24 hours to 48 hours, the pigmentation spots will darken and the following week, the lesions will peel off, giving you a more even complexion. After the treatment of vascular lesions, the vein may whiten, disappear or change colour; these effects will subside within a few days.

Each treatment has potential risks and these should be discussed with Dr. Boudana during the consultation prior to treatment. However, most patients have no side effects and skin reactions usually disappear within a few hours. The skin may be sensitive to light immediately after treatment. It is therefore best to avoid sun exposure and tanning.


You will notice an improvement in the appearance of your skin after the first session.

Multiple sessions will further enhance the results. The treatment regimen depends on the severity of the lesions, skin type, type of treatment (vascular or pigmented lesions) and energy parameters.

You will see a decrease in sun spots and an improvement in your complexion a few days after the first session. The skin will look increasingly youthful and radiant over time, and results will be optimal after one or two weeks.
Multiple sessions of photofacial treatment will improve the final result. For vascular treatments, such as facial telangiectasia, optimal results may take up to two weeks.


Schedule your personal or virtual consultation with Dr. David Boudana.

During your consultation, Dr. Boudana will take the time to address your specific goals and to discuss your treatment options. He will determine what is right for you and review the results that can be realistically achieved.