Infrared Glow with Allumera

Categories: Age Spot/Freckles / Dullness/Rough Skin/Scars / Fine Lines / Pigmentation/Uneven Tone / Pores

Allumera® is the first photodynamic cosmetic cream specifically formulated to improve the overall appearance of skin including fine lines, elasticity, skin tone, skin texture, discoloration, and pore size. In a five month clinical study, patients experienced a 44% reduction in the appearance of pores after three treatments. Also, three months after their third procedure, 93% of patients said their skin felt softer, 91% said their skin felt more hydrated, 89% said their skin texture was improved.

Before & After Photos

How does it work?

Your dermatologist will apply Allumera, a freshly mixed proprietary photodynamic cosmetic cream to your face. For the next hour you are free to read, listen to a podcast, or simply relax in our lounge. The cream penetrates into the pores over that time. After 60 minutes have elapsed, you will thoroughly wash the cream off and lay back under the LightStim pod for 15 minutes. The LightStim machine contains specific wavelengths of amber, light red, deep red and infrared light which activate the cream that has been absorbed into the pores. After 15 minutes under the lights, your treatment is complete. You can go about the rest of your day as normal, anticipating a slight tingly, warm sensation for a day or two post-procedure. That’s it!

Who is a good candidate?

If you feel like your skin’s texture is changing or you are seeing the effects of sun damage and early signs of skin aging, a set of three treatments can help. If you need something to boost your skin’s radiance noticeably and with consistent results, Infrared Glow with Allumera is right for you. Especially if you’re annoyed by open or enlarged pores, you will enjoy the effects of this treatment series. Light to medium skin tones respond best to the treatment; the procedure is not recommended for darker skin tones.

What is the downtime?

Your skin might appear flushed Immediately after a treatment, but any minor pink/redness will resolve within 1–2 days. If desired, makeup can be worn right away. Resuming regular gym, social, or professional activities is okay. By 48 hours after the treatment, the effects of the treatment are noticeable. Over the next few weeks, continued improvement occurs, and cumulative treatments lead to more permanent results.

What are my expected results after Infrared Glow?

Multiple treatments deliver lasting results that can keep you looking younger for years to come. Generally, we recommend an initial series of 3 treatments over 3 months (talk to your doctor about the packages we offer) for general pore tightening, radiance and softer skin. Since the treatment is easy to add to your beauty routine, they can be scheduled al a carte as well. You will get remarkably smoother, tighter, and “glow-ier” skin after Infrared Glow with Allumera.

What do I need to know before my first treatment?

Discontinue any retinoid treatment two days prior to procedure, and avoid immediate sun-exposure in the first 48 hours post-procedure. Anyone with a history of cold sores may experience an outbreak from the treatment and can prophylaxis with oral medication the day of and day following. Strict sunscreen use is recommended post-procedure to preserve and maintain results.

How is the Infrared Glow different from other in-office treatments?

The Infrared Glow treatment might be preferable for patients who truly desire pore reduction as their primary goal. Infrared Glow with Allumera is a completely non-invasive treatment. It can be combined with other more aggressive techniques, as desired.