Cutera LimeLight is an intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment that can be customized for different skin tones and skin conditions. The result is an effective, customized skin rejuvenation treatment. Cutera Limelight IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) photorejuvenation is a light therapy procedure used to eliminate sun damage and restore the skin’s lost radiance. Also known as a photofacial, IPL provides a dramatic improvement in your skin's appearance by lightening freckles, age spots, and sun damage, in addition to improving the redness and tiny vessels associated with rosacea.
LimeLight IPL is a non-invasive approach to skin rejuvenation. The procedure offers the advantage of improving skin tone and surface imperfections associated with aging and sun damage. LimeLight IPL is ideal for any part of your face, neck and décolleté with skin redness, telangiectasia (tiny veins) or brown spots. Light brown spots, which were previously difficult to treat, respond very well to this device.
We customize your LimeLight IPL treatment to your skin type and selectively treat the brown and/or red pigmented areas on your skin. The heating of the pigmented brown or red cells that causes the therapeutic effect. When the pulse of light is delivered, patients will experience a mild pinching or snapping sensation. Topical anesthetic (numbing cream) is generally not required. The treatment time depends on the area of the body being treated. However, most treatments should take less than one hour
One to three treatments are usually sufficient to see results. Additional treatments may be recommended, especially for excessively sun-damaged skin. Please schedule a consultation for recommendations specific to your skin. Immediately following treatment, brown spots will 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.
Make-up can be applied to cover the redness. Within one to three weeks, the darkened spots will flake off and fade while any redness or telangiectasia will decrease. The spots that have been successfully treated will have surprising results. However, new brown spots, telangiectasia, and diffuse redness may appear with new sun damage or if you have rosacea.* Any additional spots that develop can be treated.
Be sure to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen when outdoors to minimize sun damage and the appearance of new spots and redness.
Rosacea is a chronic condition and cannot be “cured” with any laser or light source, but its appearance can be significantly improved.
*Your Results May Vary
A careful evaluation by one of our medical providers will help determine the best course of treatment for you and your concerns.