Treatment of Skin Redness, Tiny Veins, Brown Spots, and Sun Damage
What is LimeLight Therapy?
The Cutera LimeLight delivers a non-invasive IPL 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. These treatments are designed to treat redness of the skin, tiny veins, brown spots and sun damage on areas of the face, neck, and décolleté.
What areas can be treated?
The LimeLight Facial is ideal for any part of your face, neck, and decolleté 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 do treatments feel like?
When the pulse of light is delivered, patients will experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation. A gel is used to cool the skin before vascular treatments. anesthesia or pain medicine is not required.
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 is usually sufficient to see results. Additional treatments may be recommended, especially for excessively sun-damaged 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. A tinted sunblock or mineral 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. The most important thing to remember to always apply and reapply broad-spectrum sunscreen daily indoors and 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.
After Post 2 Treatments Photo Courtesy of Roy Geronemus, M.D.