Is downtime required after the treatment?
Downtime is minimal following Lumecca treatments and most patients experience almost no downtime. Redness and a slight warming of the skin like a sunburn are normal after treatment and normally subside over the first few hours following the treatment. In the days following the treatment for thread veins or vascular lesions, there may be some swelling and very occasionally bruising. Brown pigment often gets darker over the days following the treatment and then either flakes off or is absorbed by the body. Final results are usually evident by day 10-14.
Patients may find they are sensitive to sunlight immediately after treatment. We recommend you avoid direct sunlight and tanning for a few weeks post treatment. For the first day following treatment, we advise you use no skincare products on the skin other than Aloe Vera and SPF on the day after the treatment.
How many treatments do I need?
At your first appointment, Dr. Stephanie assesses your skin and talks through your specific requirements. She creates a bespoke treatment plan to suit you, depending on the severity of skin damage and type of treatment (vascular vs sun damage). Usually between 2 and 4 sessions will be required depending on the severity of the area treated.
How quickly will I see results?
Sun damage and skin complexion results are within a few days of the first session of Lumecca. The skin will continue to look clearer over time with the most visible results after one to two weeks.
Having multiple photo facial sessions will improve the final results. For vascular treatments such as thread veins, results are often seen immediately with optimum results visible within 2 weeks.
You may see a darkening of pigmented spots over the first 24-48 hours following your treatment. Over the course of the week the treated pigmentation will flake off, leading to an evening out of skin tone.
After Lumecca treatment for vascular lesions such as thread veins, you may see the vein blanch and disappear, or a colour change in the vessel which dissipates after a few days.