IPL Photofacial (Intense Pulsed Light) from Limelight™Cutera® targets imperfections in the skin caused by photodamage (sun) and also naturally occurring redness from skin trauma and rosacea.
The IPL Limelight Photo Facial laser can be used on the face and neck to to target the following conditions:
THE LIMELIGHT™ TREATMENT
Pigmented lesions (brown spots) are examined by a laser tech.
Dark spots and redness are targeted with intense pulsed light.
Redness is reduced and brown spots detach from the dermis within a few days.
THE TECHNOLOGY BEHIND LIMELIGHT™
Limelight gets its name from the intense spetrum green light that is emitted from the device. Focused light has the ability to target specific tones in the skin like red and brown. These tones are essentially heated up to the point where the cells become injured and eventually detach themselves from the epidermis. The technology behind Limelight allows the pulse to affect only deeper pigments like moles, brown spots and redness while leaving the surrounding skin untouched.
COOLGLIDE™ LASER FOR SPIDER VEINS
While the Limelight treatment provides an overall diffusion of pigment, some lesions such as spider veins may benefit from the added use of the Coolglide™ Laser. This technology is laser based with a narrow area beam that targets small to tiny imperfections that can get missed. Those with spider veins around the nose, chin and cheeks can greatly benefit from this treatment alone or in addition to their IPL.
IMPROVE YOUR SKIN AT HOME
PREVENTING + MANAGING SUN DAMAGE
The secret to a life long perfect complexion is prevention. Inevitably almost all of us will not be ble to fully prevent exposure to the sun and the environment. The best we can do is minimize exposure by using sunscreen with an SPF of 50+ and limiting our time in the sun. Despite our efforts, pigmentation and sun damage often still occurs. Apart from in clinic treatments, using professional grade skincare at home can greatly improve your results. Skincare that contains pigment targeting ingredients can help even out skin tone, diminish redness and dark spots while smoothing texture.
KEY SKINCARE INGREDIENTS TO LOOK FOR:
- RETINOL – Reduces brown spots and evens skin tone.
- SPF – Protects from UV sun damage.
- VITAMIN C – Powerful anti-oxidant that brightens.
THE AGING FACE
On average women will incur 80% of sun damage before turning 20.
• Facial aging begins
• Wrinkles, blemishes, and sunspots may also start to appear
Collagen Production -10%
Skin Thickness -7%
• First signs of aging are visibly noticeable
• Sun damage becomes more visible
Collagen Production -20%
Skin Thickness -14%
• Skin has a less even tone
• Vascular redness and brown spots are more permanent
Collagen Production -30%
Skin Thickness -21%
• Brown spots increase in size
• Pigment has multiplied and redness may increase
Collagen Production -40%
Skin Thickness -28%
Photofacial frequently asked questions
This is relatively painless procedure that is comparable to a light snap of an elastic band. Our technician will adjust the intensity specifically to your skin tone and comfort level. The laser device is moved over the treatment areas quickly making the entire procedure over often in under 30 minutes.
Depending on the severity of the aging and sun damage of the skin, 1 to 3 treatments are usually needed to produce optimal results. In some cases more treatments may be required depending on the individual’s desired results.
You will begin to see results within a few weeks once the skin begins to regenerate and expel the treated pigments that have been heated up by the laser. Redness and discoloured areas will diffuse revealing a more even and brighter complexion.
There will be redness immediately after your treatment but this will subside within a few hours. Avoid any intense activity that involves sweating and be sure to stay out of the sun for at least 24 hours to avoid additional irritation. Be sure to apply sunscreen daily to maintain your results and protect your skin from future damage.
We recommend staying out of the sun for at least 2 weeks prior to your treatment. After your treatment you must wear sunscreen and refrain from tanning for a minimum of 2 weeks.