LimeLight (IPL/ Intense Pulsed Light )

About LimeLight

How does the Cutera LimeLight work?

By selecting programs we can customize your Limelight facial to your skin type and selectively treat the brown and/or red pigmented areas on your skin. Heat is applied to the pigmented brown or red cells that causes the therapeutic effect. Treatment time should take less than half an hour.

How many treatments will I need?

One to five treatments once every 4 weeks are usually sufficient to see results. Additional treatments may be recommended, especially for excessive sun damaged skin.

What will happen after the treatment?

This treatment may have downtime. Immediately following treatment, brown spots may 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. Make-up can be applied to cover the redness. Within one to two weeks, the darkened spots may flake off and fade. Diffuse redness or telangiectasia will decrease and your complexion will improve.

Is it painful?

No. When the pulse of light is delivered, patients may experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation. Anesthesia or pain medicine is not required.

Will the spots and redness reappear over time?

New brown, telangiectasia and diffuse redness may appear with new sun damage; howeverthey too can be treated. Remember to always apply broad-spectrum sunscreen 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.