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Relume (by Lumenis)

  • Consultation: 15 minutes
  • Procedure: 15 to 30 minutes
  •   Five to 10 weekly treatments needed
  • Duration of results: Results last months to years.

What is ReLume™?

ReLume™ is a light device which has been FDA approved to treat areas of lost pigmentation, such as scars and stretch marks.

How does ReLume™ work?

ReLume™'s system uses flashes of light to restore melanin to treated areas of the skin. The system's fiber-optic technology allows the light to be both intense and precise.

Who are candidates for treatment?

Those with light and shallow scars and are ideal candidates. Those with burns or other areas of lost, light pigmentation are also good candidates.

How does the treatment feel?

ReLume™ treatments are usually pain-free. There may be some residual redness for several days.

Will there be any downtime?

Usually there is no downtime, but direct sunlight should be avoided for a few days after treatment.

What can be expected post-treatment?

Light colored scars and some stretch marks may fade with time as melanin is restored. Areas of lost pigmentation generally respond better when they are new or shallow.

How long does a ReLume™ treatment last?

Each treatment takes about 30 minutes.

What are the results?

Five to ten weekly treatments may result in a 50% to 70% reduction in the appearance of scars or stretch marks.

Results can be maintained with follow-up treatments once a month. Individual results may vary, consult your doctor to make sure you are a good candidate for this treatment.

Are there any side effects?

The treated skin may be mildly red or irritated for a few hours after treatment, similar to a sunburn.

Instructions for after treatment:

Apply SPF 30 or higher every day, and avoid direct sunlight for three months after the procedure.

Read more about ReLume™

Harnessinglight To Treat Stretch Marks And Other Hypopigmented Scars [PDF]

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Note: None of the above is intended as medical advice.