Fine lines, wrinkles, and other skin imperfections can cause people to feel self-conscious and embarrassed. However, non-surgical cosmetic treatments can significantly help to reduce the appearance of these skin issues and revitalize the skin. And while there are many options available, one of the most trusted and successful skin rejuvenating treatments is Lumecca™ IPL. This intense pulsed light photofacial treatment works to get rid of skin blemishes while improving skin complexion and skin tone to help patients feel more comfortable and confident with the appearance of their skin.

Dr. Joshua Halpern is a trusted and experienced cosmetic surgeon who is skilled in delivering transformative results to his patients’ skin. His entire team is dedicated to helping ensure you achieve the results you want for yourself.

The Lumecca™ IPL photofacial treatment is a non-surgical procedure that can help rejuvenate your skin by reducing the presence and appearance of various skin blemishes, including:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Sun damage
  • Age spots
  • Freckles
  • Rosacea
  • Port wine stains
  • Vascular lesions (such as spider veins)
  • Acne

The Lumecca™ IPL treatment can help give your skin a more youthful and smoother look and feel.

With this treatment, various wavelengths of light are directed at bothersome blemishes on the skin. The skin absorbs this light, which helps to minimize discolorations. Additionally, Lumecca™ IPL stimulates collagen, which helps to improve the overall strength, health, and quality of your skin.

What Are the Advantages of Lumecca™ IPL With Dr. Halpern and His Team?

Dr. Joshua Halpern is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has dedicated himself to studying and developing new techniques for cosmetic surgery and treatments. His lifelong goal is to use the most trusted and innovative approaches to help his patients achieve the aesthetic appearance they desire. With the Lumecca™ IPL treatment, Dr. Halpern’s team is able to add another tool to their already stellar repertoire of procedures and treatments to help men and women look and feel their absolute best.

What Happens at My Lumecca™ IPL Consultation?

One of the most important aspects of your Lumecca™ IPL treatment is your consultation with Dr. Halpern or your technician. During your consultation, you will have the opportunity to discuss your cosmetic frustrations, and our provider will be able to examine your skin to determine if the Lumecca™ IPL treatment is right for you. If not, we will work with you to develop a treatment plan to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

How Is the Lumecca™ IPL Treatment Performed?

One of the many benefits of the Lumecca™ IPL photofacial treatment is that there is no pain or discomfort associated with the procedure. This is due in large part to the sapphire tip of the Lumecca™ IPL handheld device, which cools the treated skin during the treatment to add comfort to the patient. Because of this, no anesthesia or topical ointment is needed.

During the treatment, the Lumecca™ IPL handheld device is passed over the targeted skin. Pulses of light are directed into the deep layers of the skin to reduce blemishes and stimulate collagen.

Over the next two or three days, your old, dead skin will flake off as it is replaced with new, healthy skin. After this time, you can expect your skin to look and feel refreshed and more youthful than it has in years.

Frequently Asked Questions About Lumecca™ IPL

Am I a candidate for Lumecca™ IPL?

The Lumecca™ IPL successfully treats many pesky skin blemishes such as fine lines, hyperpigmentation, rosacea, port wine stains, and spider veins. The light treatment may be perfect for you if you experience any of the above on your face, neck, chest, hands, arms, legs, or just about anywhere on the body. This treatment works best on lighter skin tones and may not be appropriate for darker skin.

How long will my Lumecca™ IPL treatment take?

In total, the Lumecca™ IPL treatment takes less than 30 minutes to complete. Additionally, there is no recovery period or downtime needed, which means that you can have your Lumecca™ IPL treatment on your lunch break and return to your normal, daily activities without missing a step.

Are there any side effects associated with Lumecca™ IPL?

While Lumecca™ IPL photofacial does not require any recovery or downtime, you may feel a hot sensation in the treatment area for an hour or two after your session. Additionally, for the next few weeks after your treatment, it is important that you limit sun exposure and make sure to wear sunscreen when outside.

How many Lumecca™ IPL treatment sessions do I need?

You should see noticeable improvement to your skin tone and texture after only one Lumecca™ IPL photofacial treatment session; however, for optimal results, it is recommended that you have multiple treatments spread several weeks apart.

Are my Lumecca™ IPL results permanent?

Though you can look forward to long-lasting results from your Lumecca™ IPL photofacial treatment, your skin will still be subject to the natural aging process as well as sun damage. You can help prolong your stunning results by limiting direct sun exposure, wearing sunscreen, and establishing and maintaining a good skincare routine. Additional IPL treatments can be performed, if necessary.

How much does Lumecca™ IPL photofacial cost in Tampa, FL?

As with any plastic surgery or cosmetic treatment, Lumecca™ IPL treatment cost varies from patient to patient and is dependent on several different factors, including the extent of correction needed as well as the size of the treatment area and the number of treatment sessions required. You will be provided with a cost estimate for your treatment at your consultation. Our team is here to answer all of your questions regarding cost and assist you in any way they can.

Want to Learn More?

If you suffer from skin blemishes and want to reduce their presence and appearance, then call Dr. Joshua Halpern’s office today at (813) 872-2696 to schedule your complimentary consultation.


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Dr. Halpern is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, The Aesthetic Society, and International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.


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4214 N. Habana Ave.
Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 872-2696
(800) 963-8483


Traveling Patients


Dr. Halpern has operated on patients from many countries and almost every state in the U.S. Some of these countries are:

Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Puerto Rico, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and Vietnam.

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