Bad skin can leave you wanting to hide in the dark, but the newest laser facial will have you glowing in the limelight!
Laser therapy has become an ideal treatment for hair removal, skin resurfacing, tightening loose skin, and zapping wrinkles. However, successful treatment of hyper-pigmentation(such as light brown spots) has remained challenging. In order to solve this problem, Cutera has developed a new laser using Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), which is effective in treating both high contrast and low contrast pigmentation changes. This treatment is known as the Limelight Facial.
To find out if this will “light up” your complexion, read on!
What is the Limelight Facial?
The Limelight Facial is a non-invasive therapy for skin rejuvenation that improves skin tone and surface imperfections associated with aging and photodamage.
In addition to treating pigmentation changes, this laser also treats skin redness and telangiectasias (aka: those tiny veins!) on the face, neck, and chest. The best results are seen in candidates with light to medium skin tones.
How Long Does a Limelight Facial take?
The Limelight Facial usually takes thirty to forty-five minutes, but can take longer if a large area is being treated.
How Long Before I See Results?
It typically takes one to three treatments to see results, however, additional treatment may be needed if the skin is significantly sun damaged.
What Can I Expect After a Treatment?
Immediately after treatment, brown spots will darken and skin may be red and swollen, so plan on keeping a low-profile for a week or two. It’s also extra important to protect your skin from the sun to promote healing and the best result possible.
Within one to three weeks after treatment, the dark spots will flake off and fade, skin redness and those pesky veins will fade and your complexion will even out.
Is a Limelight Facial Expensive?
The cost of this treatment depends on the size of the area being treated and the number of treatment needed to achieve the desired results. In general, you
Speak to your plastic surgeon or qualified (licensed) skin-care professional to see if the Limelight Facial will get your skin back in the spotlight!
Shea Slaymaker, PA-C
Manhattan Aesthetic Surgery
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