The Limelight™ laser is a new, non-invasive approach to skin rejuvenation, which can be customized for different skin tones and aging skin conditions. This treatment can be used for skin redness, veins, brown spots and sun damage. The LimeLight uses light to heat the pigment in the top layer of your skin to reduce discoloration and promote an evener skin tone. The result is an exceptionally effective skin rejuvenation treatment with minimal discomfort.
Limelight can be used on any sun-damaged area of the body especially the face, neck, décolleté, hands, arms legs and back. Good candidates for this procedure are people with freckled, discolored, red, blotchy or brown spots, which were previously difficult to treat. In addition, this is a very effective treatment for the redness or dilated blood vessels and the flushing of Rosacea.
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.
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.
When the pulse of light is delivered, patients will experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation. A gel is recommended to cool the skin before vascular treatments. Anesthesia or pain medicine is typically not required.
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.
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.
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.
New brown spots, telangiectasia, and diffuse redness may appear with new sun damage; after 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.