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Even skin tone is a desirable and youthful trait that can change over time. Sun damage and aging can result in skin changes, age spots, hyperpigmentation, noticeable capillaries and other skin tone variations. Intense pulsed light or IPL treatments are one of the most effective ways to eliminate unwanted sun damage and pigmentation issues that impact your skin tone. At Maia Plastic Surgery, we offer Lumecca IPL treatments at facilities in the greater Washington, DC area.

Intense Pulsed Light Therapy

Lumecca is a laser treatment that is performed with the InMode Optimas platform. Lumecca uses IPL to target darker pigments within the skin. This non-ablative procedure does not damage the surface of the skin like laser resurfacing and other cosmetic treatments. The light energy only targets and removes darker pigments in the skin, leaving the surrounding skin cells untouched and undamaged. Lumecca IPL treatments can be used to eliminate the following skin issues:

  • Age or brown spots
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Vascular lesions (port wine stains)
  • Superficial capillaries (spider veins)
  • Sun damage
  • Rosacea

IPL treatments, or Photofacial treatments, can remove darker-pigmented cells and vascular lesions with little to no downtime. Lumecca IPL treatments can be performed in less than an hour, and you can return to your normal activities after your procedure.

Are You a Candidate for IPL Treatment?

The best candidates for IPL therapy or treatment are those that have light-colored skin that has noticeable pigmentation or sun damage. Since IPL targets darker pigments, it is not the best choice for those with darker skin. Lumecca IPL treatment is a great option for those that want a non-invasive skin procedure to improve the tone and texture of their skin.

If you have signs of aging or pigmentation on your skin and you want to explore skin treatments to improve your tone, contact our team at Maia Plastic Surgery. We offer InMode Optimas skin therapies, including Lumecca IPL treatments, to improve the beauty of your skin. Contact us online or call our Chevy Chase, MD or Tysons Corner, VA clinic to schedule an IPL treatment consultation.

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J. B.

Dr. Maia and her staff are incredibly professional and truly empathetic. They’ve done a beautiful job with the treatments that I’ve gotten and I look forward to coming to the office every single time.

Karli N.

Dr. Maia deserves more than 5-stars! I’m thrilled with my results and I’m less than 3 months post surgery. Dr. Maia is confident and kind, and not at all pushy like other plastic surgeons. I was overly impressed the morning of the procedure. The surgical and hospital staff know her well! They were ready for her and put me at ease while I was getting settled in the OR. I appreciate the team in Dr. Maia’s office for their patience and care. They are just as calm as Dr. Maia.

David R.

Dr. Maia, Alana, and Kristina are talented, knowledgeable, and attentive. Great results, great support, and very responsive to any questions. Would recommend to anyone looking to improve their quality of life!

Erez D.

Dr Maia is the consummate plastic surgeon. From her compassion to exceptional surgical skill and results, there is no better. Would give 10 stars if I could.

Deise G.

I had a great experience with doctor Maia. Beyond my expectations.

Nate R.

Mid 40s male who’s always had nasal breathing issues and a dorsal bump. I finally decided to do something about it with a septoplasty/rhinoplasty combo. I met with a few doctors but Dr. Maia stood out. She instilled confidence, and I’m extremely pleased with the results. The surgery was straight forward, and the swelling was surprisingly light. A week later the cast was off and I was on the short road to recovery. Honestly, if I had known it was this easy I would have done it earlier. Thanks Dr. Maia!


I recently had Dysport injected by NP Kristina, and I could not be happier with the outcome. I can already see some of the results few days post-injections! I love how quickly Dysport softens the wrinkles, without giving you the "frozen look". Just in time for the upcoming holidays! Earlier this year, I did 3 Morpheus-8 treatments to my face and neck, and I am CONSTANTLY being complimented on how good my skin looks. Worth every penny! I also had fillers injected by Dr. Maia and Kristina. Dr. Maia did my under-eye, which I am obsessed about... what a change! Kristina injected my lips, chin, jawline, and cheeks. My face looks more proportional and guess what.... I FINALLY HAVE A CHIN :) Thank you, Dr. Maia, Kristina, and the Team. You're the best. I will surely be back for more.

R. H.

I had tummy tuck and muscle repair with Dr. Maia 3 months ago. I couldn't be happier. I am 44 and I got my 25 year old body back after tummy tuck with Dr. Maia. The initial consult was great. The surgery was fast. The post op care was excellent. Dr. Maia and team assured me that I had great post recovery and everything going okay. I had no complication whatsoever. The incission was very small and low which I love. She is amazing and caring surgeon. He teams are very responsive and wonderful. I am very happy with the result and everything.

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