Lumecca is a non-surgical non-invasive cosmetic treatment that utilizes intense pulsed light (IPL) to improve various skin imperfections including pigmentation irregularities, sun damage, vascular lesions, and signs of aging. The face, neck, chest or decolletage, arms, hands, and legs are the most often areas of the body treated with IPL.
Lumecca is a better platform than conventional IPL treatments, because it attracts pigment more effectively yet requires less energy than other IPL devices. The Lumecca device can also deliver up to three times as much energy to increase treatment effectiveness. Lumecca stimulates the body's natural healing process and rejuvenates the skin, revealing a more youthful and refreshed appearance.
"I went to Dr. Levesque for some liposuction on the hard to lose areas of my thighs and flanks. He made sure my expectations were realistic and exactly what he could and couldn't do. He was very detailed in describing the procedure and very patient with questions. It is very obvious he truly cares about his patients and won't just do any procedure a patient wants, but will do what he can to ensure the patient will be happy with the results. For example, I wanted lipo on my rear end. Alot of it. He told me that if he did too much, I would get saggy and explained clearly why what I wanted wasn't a good idea. Other plastic surgeons might have just done it anyway. I felt extremely comfortable with him and trusted him completely. I'm very glad I did! I am extremely happy with my results and would never hesitate to do another procedure with him."- J.H. / Google / May 10, 2019
"Helen is simply the best and a total doll! I have been seeing her for over 12 years now for dysport injections and not only is it painless, I come out flawless every time!"- A.R. / Google / Jul 01, 2020
"Far Exceeded Expectations - The scars are healing fine and natural looking - After meeting with several top rated plastic surgeons in Austin, I found Dr. Levesque. He was the only one willing to do a Deep plane facelift under local anesthesia, right in his office. This, along with his entire practice/staff, level of professionalism and explanation, etc., gave me complete confidence in having him do the procedure. I was still nervous going into procedure day, but truly, I am still amazed that I literally walked out of there looking like nothing had happened (well, other than the stitches under the bandages, ha!) and feeling fine. I walked the dog when I got home, and was able to shower and wash my hair the next day. I will try to post some photos that show the minimal amount of bruising. The truth is, I could have gone most anywhere and with only swelling, only someone who knew me would have wondered if I'd had a procedure done, and this from day 1!!! I guess that using local involves being given something that minimizes blood circulation in the area during the procedure, so there was just almost no bruising. It has been 2.5 months since the surgery. The scars are healing fine. I still have a bit of tightness in my right neck and some numbness on sides of my face and around ears, but that's about it. The really cool thing is that it is just so natural looking."- N. / RealSelf / Mar 14, 2023
"Lipo Arms, Upper back, bra rolls, upper chest,abdomen,inner thighs - I've had some lipo done before which had a positive impact on my actual body shape( lower ab/ flanks). I lose and gain weight often due to depression so i've been working on it. This time, when I gained weight it looks went to my upper body is a serious way. Also i've gained visceral fat in my upper abdomen that can only be reduced by diet and exercise, so that's my current task . In the meantime , i've grown tired or this heavier weight up top so i've been researching doctors for a few months around Texas. I also had consults with surgeons in Atlanta and Miami . I was attracted to those flashier doctors at first because they do really aggressive lipo and I feel like I need aggressive especially since i've had some lipo before. That means there will be scar tissue in some areas that will be tougher to maneuver. I'm not interested in a BBL or fat transfer. I'm never going to be a skinny person nor am I gym rat often enough to build and maintain a 6 pack and perfect toned arms and legs. I'm not saying it's impossible but it is improbable. I'm realistic about my expectations with lipo so I know that once this procedure is done , i still have work to do in order to get the upper abs to flatten. In any case , I decided against the Miami doctors because I saw a lot of stories online about women dying on the operating table from various missteps of the surgeons. Of course I know not all Miami doctors are bad but I saw enough. The Miami price are very cheap and tempting. I saw a lot of reviews about women saying they felt like they were in an assembly line and the doctors just rush and bring people in and out. I wanted to save money but not for that much additional risk . Elective surgery is a risk all together-but why add on more risk unnecessarily. So I started to look at smaller boutique surgery centers and found several in my own city which is Austin Texas. From start to finish I had 8 consults. I decided on Dr. Levesque here in Austin and he has a fairly small operation with privileges at a local surgery center. He offers liposuction under general or local- depending on how much work you want and if you want to be fully under . I felt a great vibe from the staff and the prices were fair and I was able to choose general because I didn't want local based on a prior scary experience with a bad doctor. I know i'm the type who needs to just be put under. Of course there are extra costs to go to the surgery center and for an anesthesiologist. Small price to pay for my sanity and surgeons can be more aggressive while you're under and the results tend to be better . The downside( in my opinion) is that the recovery is harder when you go under general because the doctor can just go to town on you pretty forcefully so you're sore. My surgery is tomorrow- May 15th. I'm nervous but I've been in this process before so i'm fully prepared , lol or I think I am. I'm getting lipo to my back, arms, bra roll, inner thighs and some touch up on the abs."- T. / RealSelf / May 15, 2020
"What a joy to work with Helen Klingensmith! Helen has been my preferred provider for Dysport for many years and I’m so pleased to be connected with her through Levesque Plastic Surgery. Her bedside manner is unprecedented...she is very thorough and always explains what to expect and is very compassionate. Her technique is unrivaled — I have NEVER even had so much as a pinpoint bruise. I highly respect Helen and recommend her without hesitation."- G.R. / Google / Jul 12, 2019
Lumecca Ideal Candidates
Lumecca is ideal for patients who have uneven pigmentation, sun damage, freckles, vascular lesions, etc. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age, however people between the ages of 30-50 are most likely to see the most benefit from Lumecca treatments.
Lumecca Procedure Technique
A consultation appointment is our first step to talk about your desired results, expectations, timeline and to determine if you are a good candidate for treatment. If you are a good candidate we will proceed with a treatment appointment. At your treatment appointment we will provide you with protective eyewear to wear during the treatment. The treatment area is cleansed with alcohol and gel is applied. The Lumecca handheld device is passed over the treatment area and delivers intense pulsed light to the area. The wavelengths penetrate into the deep layers of the skin and target pigmented areas. Pigmented cells absorb the light energy and they are destroyed. Most patients report the sensation of the treatment similar to that of a rubber band snapping on the skin surface. Treatment can last between 30-45 minutes. After the treatment we apply sunscreen to the area to protect it from UVA and UVB rays.
Lumecca What to Expect
Redness, itching, swelling and slight warming of the skin are normal after treatment and for most patients subside within an hour. Over the next 24 to 48 hours, you may see a darkening of pigmented spots (this is normal). We recommend not using any makeup for 24 hours post treatment. In the week afterwards, the pigmented lesions flake off, leading to an evening out of skin tone. After treating vascular lesions, you may see the vein blanche then disappear, or a color change in the vessel which dissipates after a few days.
Patients may find they are sensitive to sunlight immediately after treatment. Avoid direct sunlight and tanning. Avoid activities in heat for example strenuous exercise, saunas, hot showers, physical activities in a hot environment, cooking over a hot stove, etc for at least 48 hours post-treatment. We recommend avoiding direct sun exposure for at least 3 weeks after treatment. We also strongly recommend wearing sunscreen, hats and sun protective clothing to protect your skin.
Many patients report results after one treatment, and others require more than one treatment to get the results they desire. Patients also report smoother, more radiant, glowing skin.
How much does it cost?
A Lumecca treatments run from $100-$350. Treatment of the hands is $100 and treatment of the face neck and chest costs $350. We often times have special pricing on Lumecca treatments so sign up for our emails and follow us on social media to take advantage of special pricing.
How does it work?
This is achieved by delivering precise bursts of light energy, which interacts with red and brown pigments in the skin. The pigments absorb the light energy and are destroyed, this process is called selective photothermolysis.
Is it safe?
Yes. The light emitted by an IPL is safe for the skin. Most people do not experience any side effects, and any skin reaction in the form of reddening or a slight warming sensation usually resolves within about an hour. At most patients may find they are sensitive to sunlight immediately after treatment, which is why we recommend avoiding direct sunlight and tanning.
What is the best age to start Lumecca treatments?
Lumecca treatments are approved for use on adults ages 18+, however people between the ages of 30-50 are most likely to see the most benefit from IPL treatment due to the amount of skin damage they have had as well as the skin conditions that accompany these age groups.
How long will my results last?
Lumecca IPL treatment effects usually lasts from 6 months up to one year. Maintenance treatments can help retain the visibility of the results. Protecting your skin from the sun by wearing hats, sunscreen, and sun protective clothing is recommended to decrease sun damage and help your results last longer.
Ready for Lumecca?
Call 512-640-0241 to schedule your consultation appointment.
The consultation appointment fee is $100 which is non-refundable, however can be applied to the cost of your Lumecca treatment or towards the cost of other services.