IPL Limelight

The Limelight by Cutera is a state of the art IPL or photo rejuvenation treatment that can be customized for different skin tones and skin conditions. The result is an exceptionally effective skin revitalization treatment that targets skin redness, telangiectasias, freckles, brown sun spots or age spots with minimal discomfort. Common treatment areas are the face, neck, chest, back, and arms.

The treatment is right for you if you are of a lighter skin type (generally all Caucasians) and want to target hyperpigmentation, redness, superficial vessels, or Rosacea. IPL is the gold standard treatment for Rosacea.

Limelight may be combined with the Laser Genesis or Titan treatment to further enhance facial contouring, skin tightening, and definition.

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+ What is the LimeLight Facial?

The LimeLight Facial is a new, non-invasive approach to skin revitalization using Cutera’s LimeLight. The procedure offers the advantage of improving skin tone and surface imperfections associated with aging and photodamage.

+ What areas can be treated?

The LimeLight Facial is ideal for any part of your face, neck and décolleté with skin redness, telangiectasia (tiny veins) or brown spots. Light (low contrast) brown spots, which were previously difficult to resolve, respond very well to treatment.

+ What does the treatment do?

Your physician or her assistant can customize your LimeLight Facial to your skin type and selectively treat the brown and/or red pigmented areas on your skin. It’s the heating of the pigmented brown or red cells that causes the therapeutic effect.

+ What do treatments feel like?

When the pulse of light is delivered, patients will experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation. Gel is applied to cool the skin and make the procedure more comfortable. Anesthesia or pain medicine is typically not required.

+ How long will the treatments take?

Treatment time depends on the area of the body being treated. However, most treatments should take less than one hour.

+ How many treatments will I need?

Many patients will see results after one treatment though we recommend three to six treatments for optimal results. Additional treatments may be recommended, especially for excessively sun-damaged skin. Our treatments can be purchased as a package to save on treatment pricing.

+ What happens after the treatment?

Immediately following treatment, brown spots will start to darken and your skin may appear slightly red. The treated area may be mildly swollen. This typically lasts a few hours and possibly a day or longer. Make-up can be applied to cover the redness

+ When will I see results?

Within one to three weeks, the darkened spots will flake off and fade. Diffuse redness or telangiectasia will decrease and your mottled complexion will improve.

+ Will the spots and redness reappear over time?

New brown spots, telangiectasia and diffuse redness may appear with new sun damage; however they too can be treated. Remember to always apply broad-spectrum sunscreen when outdoors to minimize sun damage and the appearance of new spots and diffuse redness. Rosacea is chronic and cannot be “cured” with any laser or light source, however its appearance can be improved.