LimeLight Facial IPL

LimeLight Facial is the latest non-surgical solution to vascular lesions and benign pigmented skin. This procedure using Cutera’s Limelight assures an improvement to skin tone and blemishes that are due to sun photo-damage and aging.

LimeLight Facial can treat any regions of the skin on the face, neck, décolletage, and hands. It ideally treats the skin’s appearance of redness – especially the tiny veins or brown spots that are usually hard to treat, as well as sun damage, freckles, rosacea and broken capillaries.

In order to break down the pigmented area of the skin, the Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) releases numerous wavelengths to the damaged area that the skin then absorbs. The light energy then breaks down the affected area without harming the healthy surrounding skin surface. The body then removes the damaged skin, leaving a well-rejuvenated complexion that is smoother and clearer.

Risks and Complications

Risks are common in all types of laser procedures, however they rarely occur due to strict guidelines provided by the manufacturer, and are of a temporary nature.

  • Swelling
  • Eye injury (if not wearing proper eye protection during treatment)
  • Induction of seizure
  • Reappearance of the skin problem
  • Bacterial infection
  • Scarring
  • Blistering
  • Pain during procedure
  • Infectiveness of the procedure
  • Pigment either increases or decreases
Q. How long does the treatment last?

A. The procedure time will depend on the area/s of the body to be treated. But most commonly the LimeLight Facial should take less than an hour. About 30 mins.

Q. How many treatments are needed to see results?

A. One, two to three treatments should be enough to see results. However, for highly sun-damaged skin, your doctor may recommend additional treatments.

Q. What will I experience during the treatment?

A. There is a slight pinching sensation during the treatment depending on the tolerance level of a patient. A gel is required to cool down the skin before the vascular treatment. Some may need a topical anesthetic cream or a numbing cream for greater tolerance.

Q. Is the result permanent?

A. Some results are permanent but some may need a maintenance treatment. It is also advised to apply sun protection all the time to prevent the reoccurrence of the blemishes.

Q. Is the treatment safe for pregnant women?

A. This treatment is not advised to be taken for pregnant and breastfeeding women.

Q. What areas can be treated?

A. This is applicable to any skin area that has pigmentation. The most common conditions that this treatment is applied to are the hands, face, neck, and décolletage.

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