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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.

View or download pre- and post-op instructions for Pigmented Lesion Treatments or Vascular Treatments.

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