How Lumecca Can Help Treat Your Sun Damaged Skin

What’s life without some fun in the sun? But exposure to the sun over time can take its toll on your skin, causing age spots, vascular lesions, photodamage, redness, and discoloration.


The professional team at Ross Bridge Medical Center in Hoover, Alabama, want your skin to look and feel its best. One way we achieve that goal is by using Lumecca on sun-damaged skin. Here’s why.

What is Lumecca?

Lumecca is an intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment that helps diminish the results of years in the sun. The Lumecca treatment sends beams of light into your skin tissue, which breaks up the discolored areas of your face by constricting facial veins close to the surface of your skin.


Age spots, freckles, and other discolorations succumb to the multiple wavelengths the Lumecca device uses to deliver energy into your pigment-producing cells. These cells absorb energy as heat, which destroys them.


The IPL laser effectively constricts the blood vessels that cause vascular lesions. When the blood vessels constrict, blood is rerouted to healthier vessels. At the same time, your lymphatic system flushes away destroyed vessels. The result is a more even complexion.

Here’s what Lumecca treats

Lumecca can banish or improve many results of sun exposure and other conditions that affect the skin.


Sunspots are areas of hyperpigmentation that emerge from years of sun exposure. Sunspots are melanin clusters ranging in color from brown to red and they form on your face, hands, and decolletage. 


Rosacea, which causes facial redness and visible blood vessels, affects millions of people in the United States. The redness is typically found on your nose, forehead, cheeks, and chin.

Vascular lesions

Vascular lesions include spider veins that can result from rosacea, sun damage, or alcohol use.


Aging is a prime reason your complexion becomes uneven, as small colored or white spots mottle your skin’s surface.

What to expect from Lumecca

One reason we use Lumecca is it’s a fast treatment that delivers results in just one to three treatments. Many other IPL procedures require three to six treatments.


Each Lumecca treatment lasts about an hour. We space out your treatments over several weeks so your body has enough time to respond and recover before the next Lumecca session.


Many people notice an immediate difference in their skin after a single Lumecca treatment, with optimal results appearing four to six weeks after your final session.

If you want to learn more about how Lumecca can help diminish the results of sun exposure and pigmentation problems, giving you more beautiful skin, give us a call at 205-494-7677, or use our online scheduling tool.

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