Limelight / IPL
LIMELIGHT – TREATS SKIN REDNESS, TINY VEINS, BROWN SPOTS & SUN DAMAGE.
The limelight facial is a medical-grade non-invasive approach to skin rejuvenation.
The procedure offers the advantage of improving skin tone and surface imperfections associated with ageing and photodamage.
Cutera Limelight delivers a non-invasive light treatment that can be customised for different skin tones and aging skin conditions. The result is an exceptionally reliable skin rejuvenation treatment with minimal discomfort.
The handpiece used emits multiple wavelengths of light that are absorbed by pigment and blood vessels in the top layer of your skin to reduce pigmentation and promote a more even skin tone.
The limelight facial can be used for any areas on the face, neck and chest with skin redness, telangiectasia (tiny veins) or brown spots. Low contrast or light brown spots, which previously have been difficult to treat, respond very well to treatment.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED?
The Limelight facial is ideal for any part of your face, neck and chest with skin redness, telangiectasia (tiny veins) or brown spots. Light (low contrast) brown, which was previously difficult to resolve, respond very well to treatment.
WHAT DOES THE TREATMENT DO?
Your practitioner can customise your photo 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 tiny pinch or stinging sensation. Gel is recommended to cool the skin prior to vascular treatments. Anesthesia or pain medicine is typically not required.
HOW LONG WILL THE TREATMENTS TAKE?
Treatment time depends on the area being treated. However, most treatments should take less than one hour.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
One to three treatments are usually sufficient to see results. Additional treatments may be recommended, especially for excessively sun-damaged skin. Many patients have a regular treatment as part of the regime, or you can supplement the photo facial with peels, or other light-based treatments as per the advice of your practitioner.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE TREATMENT?
Immediately following your treatment, some brown spots may start to darken and your skin may appear slightly red. The treated area may also be mildly swollen. This typically lasts only a few hours. Mineral makeup 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 can also be treated in the same way. Remember to apply broad-spectrum sunscreen when outdoors to minimise 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.