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. The two procedures when done concomitantly accelerate the skins 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, meaning uneven pigmentation, sun spots, fine lines and wrinkles, and crepiness of the skin, then you are a good candidate for the procedure. If you have stretchmarks and/or chronic acne scarring then the procedure will help to 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, décolleté, 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 must be applied to the treated skin areas for 30-45 minutes prior to the procedure.
The skin becomes mildy red and swollen for a few days followed by a light flaking, looking 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.