Intense Pulsed Light (Lumecca™ IPL) | Lakeshore Vein & Aesthetics Clinic

Intense Pulsed Light (Lumecca™ IPL)

Skin texture & acne scar treatment

Years of intentional or unintentional sunlight exposure accumulate in our skin in the form of wrinkles, brown pigment spots, redness due to broken capillaries, and rough skin. Thanks to a revolutionary innovation in light technology, we have a safe and non-invasive way to help restore the skin’s youthful appearance.

Traditional laser resurfacing and deep chemical peels – while effective for reducing the signs of aging – are associated with significant recovery time and risk of complication. IPL Photorejuvenation does not involve any breach of the skin’s outer layer, thus resulting in a low risk of complication ideal for people who cannot afford any down-time. 

How does IPL work?

InMode's Lumecca IPL technology has multiple options for the doctor/service provider so that each patient's treatment can be tailored to their unique needs. In general, IPL technology uses broad spectrum light in the visible and near infrared range from 515nm to about 1200nm. Targets in the skin such as the pigment in age spots and the blood cells in broken capillaries pick up the heat from this transmitted light and break down. The body then either absorbs the remaining fragments or they are sloughed off in the normal skin cycle.

A series of 4–6 treatments* is usually prescribed. The energy parameters are gentle, keeping in mind our desire for a non-invasive, no down-time method of rejuvenation. The energy is, however, increased with each visit to progressively treat deeper or larger targets.

InMode Lumecca IPL Video: How It Works

How is the treatment done?

A layer of cooling gel is applied over the affected area, and the patient dons protective goggles. A small handpiece is placed gently on the skin and the light is transmitted in pulses controlled by the operator to cover the area of desired treatment. The sensation with each pulse of the laser is like the snapping of a rubber band over the skin, and is generally well tolerated without the use of any analgesia. However, a topical anesthetic can be applied prior to treatment.

A typical treatment over the entire face takes about 20 minutes. After the treatment, the gel is wiped off and routine activities can resume.

There may be mild redness which is generally short-lived, and areas of pigmentation can become darker before sloughing off in a week's time. Treatments are generally spaced three weeks apart, with results starting to show after the first or second treatment.

What are the advantages of IPL over other similar treatments?

Because it is a non-invasive procedure, there is no recovery time or down-time necessary following treatment, and the procedure can be performed quickly. The IPL procedure also employs the use of filters, allowing the clinician to specifically target individual lesions and areas to truly customize your treatment to your unique needs.

What is the difference between InMode IPL and BBL?

Lakeshore Vein & Aesthetics Clinic has the latest generation of IPL, the premier technology from industry leader InMode. InMode's IPL, or Intense Pulsed Light, is a medical technology that typically surpasses most older IPL or Broadband Light (BBL) devices in efficacy and comfort. For more information, talk to us, or visit the InMode website:

What will the results be like?

Initially you may notice some redness, which will disappear after a few hours. However, your pigmentation may appear darker for several days before it fades. Once the redness dissipates, your skin will appear firmer and more evenly textured and fine lines will be reduced or eliminated. Pores will appear smaller and tiny vessels that cause redness will be less noticeable. Increased production of collagen will also help your skin appear firmer and more resilient over time.

How many treatments are necessary?

While even a single treatment can produce visible results, most clients will need up to five treatments – which can be spaced three weeks apart – to achieve the greatest benefits of the IPL Phototherapy procedure.

For further information on IPL photorejuvenation, make an appointment with one of our skin treatment experts who can evaluate your skin and give you realistic expectations on what IPL can do for you.

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Lumecca™ IPL by InMode, as reported in/on:

Conditions Treated

  • Rosacea
  • Dyschromia
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Melasma
  • Ephelides
  • Scars
  • Striae
  • Port wine stains 
  • Hemangiomas
  • Telangiectasias
  • Angiomas
  • Excessive Hair

An individual consultation defines a patient's most effective treatment. Expected results are discussed and realistic treatment outcomes are established to suit your skin type and lifestyle. Cost and duration of treatment is determined during your personal consultation and you choose the right treatment for you.

Price range and number of treatments can vary greatly with each patient – again, a personal consultation is required – but here are typical ranges directly depending on amount of skin rejuventation you require:

  • IPL for Face (or Neck or Chest); package of three treatments: $1125
  • 2D Facial, includes Laser Genesis and IPL; package of three treatments: $1549.
  • Accelerated 3D Facial, includes three Laser Genesis, three IPL and three Forma Treatments, as well as six Forma Treatments (for a total of 15 treatments over several weeks): $3645.
  • Single treatments available, based on consult.

Per package of treatments, taxes not included.and optimal results are typically achieved with three or more treatments. 

Feel years younger: let us help you meet your needs with Medical Excellence and Beautiful Resultscall us to book an IPL consult.

*Results may vary – specific results cannot be guaranteed – everybody is unique.


Please observe the following take-home instructions recommending: 

  • Do not expose skin to UV (sun exposure or the use of tanning beds) or self tan for at least 4 weeks before and/or between IPL treatments, 
  • Do not depilate with waxing, plucking or threading (shaving or depilatory creams are acceptable) before and/or between treatments, 
  • Do not use bleaching creams, or perfumed products (e.g. aromatherapy oils) for 24 – 48 hrs before treatment sessions, 
  • Avoid swimming in strong chlorinated water immediately before an IPL treatment session, 
  • Avoid exfoliating, microdermabrasion or peels for 1 week before treatment sessions, 
  • Avoid wearing tight clothing when attending for treatment sessions, 
  • Keep the area clean and dry, 
  • Hydrate the body by drinking plenty of water, and, 
  • Protect the skin from sun exposure with suitable clothing and use of sun block SPF 30+ before first treatment and between subsequent treatment sessions but do NOT use sun blocking creams within 24hrs of scheduled treatments. 

Hot and humid weather conditions can aggravate skin in the period immediately before treatment. 


Please follow these take-home instructions:

  • Do not expose skin to UV (sun exposure or the use of tanning beds) or self tan for at least 2 weeks, 
  • Do not shave or wax the treated area for 48 – 72 hrs after treatment 
  • Do not use bleaching creams, or perfumed products for 24 – 48 hrs, 
  • Do not pick or scratch the treated area, 
  • Avoid rough handling of the area treated, 
  • Leave any skin responses alone, these are temporary and will subside, 
  • Avoid very hot baths / showers / steam baths / sauna for 1 week, 
  • Avoid swimming in strong chlorinated water for 1 week, 
  • Avoid exfoliating or peels for 1 week, 
  • Avoid rough sports for 24 – 48 hrs, 
  • Keep the area clean and dry, 
  • Hydrate the body by drinking plenty of water 
  • Use of sunblock min SPF 30+ and consider using protective cotton gloves for driving, a hat to protect facial areas and pants to protect legs from the sun. 

Hot and humid weather conditions can aggravate skin in the period immediately following treatment. 


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NOTE for vein treatment & Covid Vaccinations: please allow one (1) week prior to covid vaccination and/or one (1) week after for all vein treatments, as per the Health Guidelines. 

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