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, personalized skin rejuvenation treatment. Cutera Limelight IPL photorejuvenation is a light therapy procedure used to reduce 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 any 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 imperfections associated with aging and sun damage. LimeLight IPL is ideal for any part of your face, neck, and chest with skin redness, telangiectasia (tiny veins) or brown spots.
We customize your LimeLight IPL treatment to your skin type and treat the full area of concern to give you a nice, even result. The heating of the pigmented brown spots or red vessels is what provides the therapeutic effect. When the pulse of light is delivered, you may experience a mild pinching or snapping sensation. Although it is not required, we do provide numbing cream to increase your comfort during the treatment. The treatment time depends on how many areas are being treated. However, your appointment would generally take less than one hour.
Three treatments spaced one month apart are recommended to achieve optimal results. For more severely sun damaged skin, we may recommend adding a chemical peel in between each IPL treatment. You can expect to see any brown spots darken immediately after the treatment, giving a “coffee ground” appearance to the skin. Any small veins generally disappear immediately or within a few days. You may experience some redness to the skin the same day, and maybe into the next day. Makeup can be used to cover any effects from the treatment. The brown spots tend to flake off within one to two weeks, revealing your healthy, rejuvenated skin.
If you would like to learn more about LimeLight IPL photorejuvenation treatments, please schedule a consultation with one of our treatment providers. If you are ready to get started, please call us to schedule or use the button below to book online.