Lumen Rejuvenate is a proprietary methodology developed by Dr. Kwak whereby the patient undergoes cyclical rounds of fractionated laser resurfacing of the skin in conjunction with multiple subdermal injections of platelet rich plasma plasma (PRP). PRP is rich with growth factors and cytokines which help heal inflammatory states. When performed together, the two procedures accelerate the skin's ability to shed unwanted fine lines, wrinkles, and spots. Stubborn stretchmarks and chronic acne scarring also respond to this treatment.
If you have moderate to severe sun damage (uneven pigmentation, sun spots, fine lines and wrinkles), then you are a good candidate for the procedure. If you have stretchmarks and/or chronic acne scarring then Lumen Rejuvenate will help decrease the conspicuity of these areas, but it will not eradicate them. Any area of skin can be treated – common areas include the face, hands, upper torso, and body (for stretchmarks).
The patient typically undergoes 4-5 cycles of PRP enhanced laser treatments over 6 months to achieve full therapeutic effect. A topical numbing cream is applied to the treated skin areas for 30-45 minutes prior to the procedure.
The skin becomes mildly red and swollen for a few days followed by a light flaking, similar to a mild sunburn. The overall recovery can last 3-5 days although coverup can be used right away, so normal societal interaction is acceptable.