‘Treatment of skin redness, tiny veins, brown spots and sun damage’
Limelight Facial is a popular non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment that helps address uneven skin tone associated with sun damage and aging. It has the unique ability of being able to correct several issues all in the one treatment. It can be used on the face, neck , décolletage and hands. It uses a technology known as intense pulsed light (IPL)
How it works
- Uneven skin tone & pigmentation
- Diffuse skin redness
- Tiny veins (telangiectasia) on the face
- Brown spots
- Sun damage
Limelight Facial combines the benefit of three distinct light-based devices into one solution with a wavelength ranging from 520 – 1100nm. This allows for absorption of energy for both haemaglobin (red) and melanin (brown).
This treatment has no down time and is often undertaken by patients on their lunch break who want to improve their skin quality. It is often performed in conjunction with Laser Genesis, injectable moisturiser treatment and prescription skincare to get maximum improvement in the skin.
Limelight treatments are generally performed by Dr. Scott’s cosmetic nurse under his guidance. However, on request these treatments can also be performed by Dr. Scott.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When the pulse is delivered, you will feel a mild pinching or stinging sensation. Gel is applied to the skin prior to the treatment to cool the skin. Topical numbing gel is generally not required.
The treatment time will depend on the area to be treated, however most treatments will take 15 to 30 minutes to complete.
One to three treatments is generally required. Additional treatments may be required for heavily sun damaged skin.
Immediately after treatment the skin will appear pink – this will generally resolve over the following hour. Brown spots or pigmentation may appear slightly darker and then flake off and fade. Make-up can be applied afterwards to cover any redness.
Brown spots or pigmentation will flake off and fade over one to three weeks. Diffuse redness and small veins will diminish over this time also.
The most important aspect of aftercare is to use daily sunscreen. This is particularly important for the first month, but ideally should be continued long term to prevent developing further sun damage.