At the Aesthetic & Vein Center MD’s Salem, NH location, we offer various laser and Intense Pulse Light technologies to improve the appearance and texture of your skin. The LimeLight™ treatments target skin redness, tiny veins, brown spots and sun damage. This IPL procedure offers the advantage of improving skin tone and surface imperfections associated with aging and damage from the sun. LimeLight™ treatments are customized for different skin tones and aging skin conditions. The result is an exceptionally effective skin rejuvenation treatment with minimal discomfort.
What is the LimeLight™ Treatment?
LimeLight™ is a new, non-invasive approach to skin rejuvenation using Cutera’s multi-programmable Intense Pulse Light (IPL) system. The procedure offers the advantage of improving skin tone and surface imperfections associated with aging and photodamage.
What areas can be treated?
LimeLight™ is ideal for any part of your face, neck and décolleté with skin redness, telangiectasia (tiny veins) or brown spots. The laser specialists at the Aesthetic & Vein Center MD have found that most light (low contrast) brown spots, which were previously difficult to resolve, respond well to treatment. Other areas of the body, such as the hands and the forearms, may be treated with nice results, particularly for brown spots.
What does the treatment do?
Through a selection of different programs available on the LimeLight™ system, your treatment is customized according to your skin type and to the targeted skin changes. The therapeutic effect is obtained from the energy delivered to the pigmented brown spots or to the red cells.
What do treatments feel like?
When the pulse of light is delivered, you will experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation. Gel is used to cool the skin before vascular treatments (skin redness and telangiectasia).
How long will the treatments take?
Treatment time depends on the area of the body being treated, but most treatments should take less than one hour.
How many treatments will I need?
One to three treatments are usually sufficient. Our specialists may recommend additional treatments, especially for individuals with 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 may be applied to the treated area.
When will I see results?
Within one to three weeks, the darkened spots will flake off and fade. Diffuse redness or telangiectasia will decrease and your mottled complexion will improve.
Will the spots and redness reappear over time?
LimeLight™ Before & After
New brown spots, telangiectasia (fine red facial lines) and diffuse redness may appear with new sun damage, but these can also be treated. Remember to always apply broad-spectrum sunscreen when outdoors to minimize sun damage and the appearance of new spots and diffuse redness. Rosacea is chronic and cannot be “cured” with any laser or light source; however its appearance can be improved.
If you are interested in exploring if the LimeLight™ Intense Pulse Light (IPL) system procedure will help you achieve your desired goals, we invite you to contact us today to schedule a personalized appointment with one of our skilled professionals and with Dr. Miller.