LimeLight Facial

lime lightThe 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.

How does the treatment work and will it hurt?

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.

How many treatments will I need?

One to three treatments are usually sufficient to see results. Additional treatments may be recommended, especially for excessively sun damaged skin.

What improvements can you expect with the LimeLight Facial?

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.

What areas can be treated?

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.

How long does the treatment take?

Treatment time depends on the area of the body being treated. However, most treatments should take less than one hour.

How should I prepare for my treatment?

The treatment area should be absolutely clean of any deodorants, lotions, makeup, sun block, or any other chemicals or skincare products.

Are there any restrictions post-treatment?

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.

When will I see results?

Within one to three weeks.

What are the possible side effects?

Although most clients report few if any side effects, the most common is a slight redness that disappears within a few hours of treatment.