The Limelight facial is a non-invasive approach to skin rejuvenation; the procedure offers the advantage of improving skin tone and surface imperfections associated with ageing and photo damage (sunlight exposure).
The Limelight facial is ideal for any part of your face, neck and décolletage that have skin redness, tiny veins or brown spots. Light (low contrast) brown spots, which were previously difficult to resolve, respond really well to this treatment.
Using an IPL hand piece areas of the skin are briefly heated causing the pigmented brown or red cells to have a therapeutic effect. Patients can expect a mild pinching or stinging sensation when the pulse of light is delivered. Aloe vera gel is applied after treatment to cool and soothe the skin. Additional treatments may be required for especially damaged skin.
Immediately following treatment brown spots will start to darken and your skin may appear slightly red, the treated area may also be mildly swollen. The redness typically lasts a few hours.
Not suitable for anyone who is taking prescription acne or photosensitising medication such as Accutane, Doxycycline etc.
Excess hair may need to be shaved. Men should be cleanly shaved on the day of treatment.
No sun-tanning or self-tanners 4 weeks prior to pigment or vascular treatment (this includes spray tans, tanning lotions, tanning beds, direct sun exposure, etc ).
Always wear 30+ sun protection 1 week prior to and during any course of laser treatment.
A sun exposure assessment of treating skin area/s will be done by the technician at each session.
Avoid treatments that irritate the skin for 1-2 weeks prior to treatment (waxing, depilatories etc)
Inform us with any changes to your health history or medications since your last appointment.
After the TreatmentAvoid sun exposure and use broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen to prevent further sun damage.
Bruising, redness and swelling may occur and will resolve with time
Avoid heat – hot showers and tubs, saunas, sweating with exercise for 1-2 days
Avoid skin irritants (products containing tretinoin, retinol, benzoyl, peroxide, glycolic/salicylic acids, astringents) for a few days post treatment.
Notify us immedietly if you have any concerns (blistering, excessive redness/swelling).