The Cutera LimeLight Facial is a new, non-invasive approach to skin rejuvenation which delivers a light treatment that can be customized for different skin tones and aging skin conditions. The procedure offers the advantage of improving skin tone and surface imperfections associated with aging and photo damage. Dr. Desai will 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. The result is an exceptionally effective skin rejuvenation treatment with minimal discomfort.
A pulse of light is delivered to the skin. The heating of the brown or red cells from the pulse will cause the brown spots to fade or flake off and/or decrease diffuse redness, ultimately improving your complexion. Clients will experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation; however, anesthesia or pain medicine is typically not required.
One to three treatments are usually sufficient to see results. Additional treatments may be recommended, especially for excessively sun damaged skin.
Over the course of one to three weeks, the darkened spots will flake off and fade. Diffuse redness or telangiectasia will decrease and your mottled complexion will improve.
The LimeLight Facial is ideal for any part of your face, neck and décolleté 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.
Treatment time depends on the area of the body being treated. However, most treatments should take less than one hour.
The treatment area should be absolutely clean of any deodorants, lotions, makeup, sun block, or any other chemicals or skincare products.
Following the treatment, most clients can return to your normal activities right away. 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.
Although most clients report few if any side effects, the most common is a slight redness that disappears within a few hours of treatment.