The Cutera LimeLight delivers a non-invasive light treatment that can be customized for different skin tones and aging skin conditions. The result is an exceptionally effective skin rejuvenation treatment with minimal discomfort. The Photofacial, also referred to as Photorejuvenation, is a light-based skin care treatment that quickly, safely and comfortably removes sun spots, freckles and age spots from the face, chest, arms and hands. It may also repair blotchy, irregular skin tone, red blood vessels and photo damage. The signs of sun damage will flake off after one or two treatments, leaving clear, younger looking skin.
LimeLight is one of the newest Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) systems, and is the only programmable IPL on the market. This allows us to more accurately customize your treatment to your skin type. It includes built-in cooling in the light delivery head makes treatments more comfortable than most IPL systems.
The LimeLight IPL selectively heats and treats the brown and/or red pigmented areas of your skin. It is this process that causes the therapeutic effect.
It treats most upper body areas with sunspots, freckles and/or redness. The most popular areas for treatment are the face, chest, arms and hands because they have suffered from the most sun exposure.
What is the LimeLight Facial?
The LimeLight Facial is a new, non-invasive approach to skin rejuvenation using Cutera’s LimeLight. The procedure offers the advantage of improving skin tone and surface imperfections associated with aging and photodamage.
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?
By selecting Program A, B or C, your practitioner 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 that causes the therapeutic effect.
What do treatments feel like?
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
How long will the treatments take?
Treatment time depends on the area of the body being treated. However, most treatments should take less than one hour.
How many treatments will I need?
One to three treatments are usually sufficient to see results. Additional treatments may be
recommended, especially for excessively sundamaged skin.
What happens after the treatment?
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. Make-up can be applied to cover the redness.
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 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.
|Treatment Type||Facials, IPL, Light Therapies|
|Treatment Problem or Condition||Age Spots/Sun Damage, Facial Veins/Capillaries, Hyperpigmentation/Uneven Skintone, Melasma/Freckles, Rosacea/Redness|
|Skin Type||Aging Skin, Hyperpigmented & Sun-Damaged Skin|
Gradual and cumulative improvement of skin condition is typically achieved in five treatment sessions.