LimeLight IPL is a non-invasive approach to skin revitalization using Cutera’s LimeLight. The procedure offers the advantage of improving skin tone and surface imperfections associated with brown spots, redness, telangiectasia (tiny veins) and sun damage. It is ideal for any part of your face, neck and décolleté.
What do treatments feel like?
When the pulse of light is delivered, patients will experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation.
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?
Four treatments are recommended to see the best results. However, you can see significant improvement with one to three treatments. Additional treatments may be recommended, especially for excessively sun-damaged skin.
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 also 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. Redness will decrease and your complexion will improve.
Will the spots and redness reappear over time?
New brown spots, telangiectasia (tiny veins) and 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 redness. Rosacea is chronic and cannot be “cured” with any laser or light source, however its appearance can be improved with Limelight IPL.