The Limelight™ Facial is a new, non invasive approach to skin rejuvenation which can be customized for different skin tones and ageing skin conditions .The result is an exceptionally effective skin rejuvenation treatment with minimal discomfort.
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. Limelight can be used on any sun damaged area of the body especially the face, neck, décolleté, hands, arms legs and back.
As one ages, the skin's texture and colour declines dramatically, and superficial veins and sun spots become evident. Now with the advent of photo rejuvenation devices, virtually any patient in their twenties or above can be a candidate for a little brightening of their skin.
So how does Limelight© work?
By selecting Program A, B or C, your treatment can be customized to your skin type and selectively treat the red or brown spots on your facial skin. It's the heating of the pigmented brown or red cells that causes the therapeutic effect. Immediately after the treatment, brown spots will start to darken and your skin may be slightly red. Within one to three weeks, the darkened spots will flake off and fade. With the A pattern, diffuse redness or spider veins will decrease and your mottled complexion will improve. Rosacea is a chronic condition and cannot be cured; however its appearance can be improved.
Photo rejuvenation treatments with Limelight have been administered to our patients with great results with virtually no side effects.
We are particularly careful and conservative with the pulsed light procedures and if there is any history of sun exposure within the previous 3 to 4 weeks, there is a possible risk of burns and the treatment will have to be rescheduled. Please inform your therapist if you have had sun exposure on the area to be treated in the previous 4 weeks.
Remember to always apply a broad spectrum sunscreen when outdoors to minimize sun damage especially for 10 days after a Limelight procedure and to avoid sun exposure for at least 2 weeks after a procedure.
What to Expect After the Limelight Facial?
Immediately after the treatment, brown spots will start to darken and your skin may be slightly red. Within one to three weeks, the darkened spots will flake off and fade. Diffuse redness or spider veins will decrease and your mottled complexion will improve. Rosacea is a chronic condition and cannot be cured; however its appearance can be improved.
Can all skin types be safely treated with Limelight™?
No, darker skin type’s 5 to 6 skin types cannot be treated with Limelight ™. In addition if there is any history of sun exposure or instant tan application to the face in the previous 3 weeks, the treatment cannot be done and will have to be rescheduled.
The Limelight is a fourth generation IPL device that has specific program selection for specific problems such as red or brown discolouration. The Limelight is a class 4 medical light system that cannot be compared to an entry level IPL system.