IPL Limelight Skin Treatment

The Cutera Limelight Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a powerful system that treats superficial hyperpigmentation, discoloration, ‘broken’ or damaged capillaries which are highly visible – and skin redness.

What is Limelight IPL (Intense Pulsed Light)?

If your capillaries look ‘spidery’ or overly visible on your facial skin (often around the nose or on the cheeks) or décolletage, contact our top Dermal Clinicians to find out how light-based treatments can help you get your skin looking its best. It’s also a great treatment for sun damaged décolletage areas.

IPL is a light based treatment for skin – helps reduce redness and uneven pigmentation. The light source treats skin imperfections and markings that are associated with ageing and sun damage, helping to improve your tone and texture.

The recommended number is typically 2 to 3 sessions (minimum) for good pigmentation reduction results. Other treatments for freckles, uneven skin tones, sun damage and wrinkles or redness may be more suitable depending on the patient or client’s needs.

What areas can be treated with Limelight IPL?

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Décolletage
  • Arms & Legs

The Limelight IPL is ideal for any part of the face, neck and décolletage with skin redness, telangiectasia (tiny visible vessels) or brown spots.

Light (low contrast) brown spots, which were previously difficult to resolve respond well to the treatment.

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What do LIMELIGHT Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments feel like?

When the pulse of light is delivered, patients will experience a mild stinging or very brief ‘pinching-like’ sensation. Cooling gel is often used to help cool and comfort the skin before the light energy is pulsed.
Anesthetic or pain medicine is typically not required.

How many Limelight IPL treatments will I need?

One to three treatments are usually enough to see results. Additional treatments may be recommended, especially for excessively sun-damaged skin. We offer other solutions if you have skin problems that are not suitable to be treated with IPL – just attend a skin consultation to learn what treatments will be best for your personal skin-related concerns.

What happens after the IPL treatment?

  • Immediately following the Limelight IPL treatment, your brown spots may start to darken and your skin is likely to appear slightly pink or reddish in color.
  • The treated area may become mildly swollen.
    Swelling typically lasts a few hours – possibly a day or longer.
  • Special make-up can be applied to cover the redness.

When will I see results from IPL (Intense Pulsed Light)?

Within a week to three weeks, the darkened spots will flake off and fade. Diffused redness or tiny vessels will decrease, and your complexion will improve.