LimeLight IPL Photo Facial
Out, out darn spot
Nothing looks more youthful than porcelain skin, in all it's spot free perfection. Let us treat your redness and pigment challenges and bring back that youthful glow.
The LIMELIGHT IPL Photofacial
A great option for rednesss and pigmentation concerns is our LimeLight treatment, also known as IPL and PhotoFacial. IPL uses controlled light in specific wavelengths to alleviate the inflammation, redness, pimples and uneven skin tones caused by the condition. IPL offers a gentle, long-lasting solution for those suffering from hyperpigmentation and diffuse redness by providing a gradual and natural improvement to the skin’s appearance.
The best candidates for IPL are those looking for treatment for sun damage and pigmentation. IPL is an effective way of targeting dark spots and breaking them up, revealing healthy skin underneath. During the week after your IPL treatment, you may see the dark spots get even darker and then shed off the skin. But it’s not a one-time treatment. The best results come from a series of five or six treatments spaced three to four weeks apart. During the treatments, you will notice an improvement in skin tone as well, the softening of fine lines and a plumper look to your skin. It’s also a great treatment for anti-aging purposes.
Surprisingly, rosacea can be treated with IPL, even though the skin can feel hot and red immediately after. The light helps constrict capillaries directly under the skin, which are often the cause of the redness. It is also effective for some people to treat acne as well, although it must be done in conjunction with a consistent topical treatment to control bacteria outbreaks in between treatments.
Hyperpigmentation is a usually harmless condition in which patches of skin become darker than the surrounding skin. This darkening occurs when an excess of melanin, the brown pigment that produces normal skin color, forms deposits in the skin usually as a protective device against the sun. It is a very common condition and it is treatable.
Diffuse Redness refers to a condition caused by dilated capillaries, most commonly affecting the nose, forehead, and cheeks. These enlarged blood vessels do not present themselves as defined vasculature, but rather as a general facial redness, (for example, the often used description of “rosy cheeks”). Diffuse redness is often associated with a condition called rosacea.
Acne scarring, as a pimple heals, your body sometimes produces cells with too much melanin in them to replace the damaged skin. This results in post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, which we sometimes just call a dark spot.
What areas can be treated?
The LimeLight Facial is ideal for any part of your face, neck and décolleté with skin redness, telangiectasia (tiny veins) or brown spots. Light (low contrast) brown spots, which were previously difficult to resolve, respond very well to treatment.
What does the treatment do?
Your technician can customize your LimeLight 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 and the resulting photocoagulation that causes the therapeutic effect.
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 too can be treated. Remember to always apply broad-spectrum sunscreen or sunblock when outdoors to minimize 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.
What are the contraindications?
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What to expect after your treatment
Avoid sun exposure and use a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen to prevent further sun damage.
Pigmentation and freckles will darken in the 24-48 hours following treatment.
Avoid unsanitary situations.
Avoid heat – hot tubs, saunas, etc. for 1-2 days.
Avoid exercise for several days after treatment.