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LimeLight IPL

Our Cutera LimeLight IPL delivers a non-invasive 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 requiring no topical anesthesia or pain medicine.

FAQs

What does it do?

The LimeLight Facial is very effective for improving uneven skin tone. It can treat individual pigment changes such as brown age spots; it can also treat widespread blotchiness, freckles, skin redness and individual fine veins.

How does it work?

The LimeLight Facial uses light to heat the pigment and blood in the top layer of your skin in order to reduce discoloration and promote a more even skin tone.

How is your treatment different from other options?

The LimeLight Facial treats specific areas without abrading the skin?s surface. There is no need to interrupt your normal routine.

How many treatments will I need?

It depends on what you are having treated. Typically 3 to 5 treatments can provide significant clearance. When you come in for your consultation, we will give you information tailored to your particular needs and desires.

How long does each treatment take?

It varies according to the size of area you are having treated, but one treatment typically ranges from 5 to 30 minutes.

What does it feel like?

You will feel a series of brief pinches, similar to a rubber band snapping, but no local anesthesia or pain medication is necessary.

What can I expect afterwards?

If you have specific spots treated, they will darken immediately and begin to flake off naturally within one to three weeks to reveal clearer skin. If you have general redness or fine veins treated, the blush will gradually lighten over three to five treatments.

Is it permanent?

Over time new spots may appear, as a result of new sun exposure and the ongoing aging process. These too can be removed.

Is it safe?

Yes, the LimeLight Facial is safe. As with all medical procedures there is a slight degree of risk, and we will discuss this with you thoroughly when you come in for your consultation.

How much does it cost?

This depends on the size of the area and the nature of what you?re having treated. If you?d like to make an appointment for a consultation, we can give you a specific idea as to the number of treatments you will need and the cost.

Can anyone have it done?

Anyone with a light or medium color skin may be a candidate for the LimeLight Facial, but those with darker skin tones may not. We will assess your particular skin type and let you know if you're a candidate at the time of your consultation.

Procedure

What do treatments feel like?

When the pulse of light is delivered, patients will experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation. Gel is recommended to cool the skin before vascular treatments. Anesthesia or pain medicine is typically 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 are usually suffi cient 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. Make-up can be applied to cover the redness.