The IPL is a non-invasive approach to skin rejuvenation using Cutera’s Limelight. This procedure offers the advantage of improving skin tone and surface imperfections that are associated with aging and photodamage. The Limelight Facial™ is ideal for any part of your face, neck, and décolleté with skin redness, telangietasis (tiny veins) or brown spots.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What do treatments feel like?
A: When the pulse of light is delivered, patients will experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation. Gel is recommended to cool the skin before vascular treatments. Anesthesia or pain medicine is typically not required.
Q: How many treatments will I need?
A: One to three treatments are usually sufficient to see results. Additional treatments may be recommended, especially for excessively sun-damaged skin.
Q: What happens after the treatment?
A: 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. Makeup can be applied to cover the redness.
Q: When will I see results?
A: Within 1 to 3 weeks, the darkened spots will flake off and fade. Diffuse redness or telangiectasia will decrease and your mottled complexion will improve.
Q: Will the spots and redness reappear over time?
A: 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. Rosacea is chronic and cannot be "cured" with any laser or light source, but its appearance can be improved.