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WHAT IS LIMELIGHT?
Limelight offers a safe, non-invasive solution for the correction of photo damage and aging that can be tailored to your specific skin type. Limelight utilizes a technology known as IPL or Intense Pulsed Light. An IPL treatment uses light to treat certain skin conditions, and improve changes to the skin brought on by aging, such as wrinkles, redness, and age spots.
Intense pulsed light works by introducing controlled energy (light) into the skin, which prompts the skin to produce collagen and elastin, improving the appearance of the skin through the creation of new cells. This treatment is known for reversing the effects of aging.
What is Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)?
Invented in 2003, intense pulsed light (IPL) technology delivers diffuse, multi-colored light utilizing a range of filters of visible and invisible light energy. (IPL) is a high energy broad spectrum light emitting device. Limelight is the IPL treatment available at our spa.
HOW DOES LIMELIGHT WORK?
As we age, collagen production decreases, causing natural skin aging. In addition, sun exposure causes changes in vital skin structures and further decreases collagen production and causing the skin to produce hyperpigmentation (aka age spots). IPL treats both broken blood vessels and pigmented spots, as well as photodamage and acne.
Limelight stimulates collagen production. As new collagen forms, skin plumps, softening the appearance of hollow, aging skin. Brown spots and redness lighten or disappear, pores shrink, and texture softens. The result is younger, fresher-looking skin.
Many people are drawn to Limelight because these treatments have little to no downtime, and clients report few side effects after the procedure, beyond mild swelling.
Clients are advised to be diligent with sunscreen use and be sun smart after treatment, as UV exposure will re-damage the skin.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE REQUIRED?
The number of treatments will be discussed during your consultation and varies by individual. We recommend starting with a consultation with one of our skin experts to put together a treatment plan. The effects of treatments are cumulative, so improvements steadily increase with each procedure. Generally, clients are advised to expect 3 or more treatments to be necessary to see the results they are wanting to achieve.
WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED?
The Limelight treatments are ideal for your face, neck, décolleté, backs of hands, and other areas of the body with noticeable signs of sun damage.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT during and after a treatment?
The treatment is administered through a handpiece by one of our expertly trained aestheticians. Additionally, our Limelight device has a cooling system incorporated for added comfort. A gel is administered to your skin prior to treatment. The Limelight device is then set for the delivery of the correct light for patient’s skin color and for the specific target or chromophore (i.e., pigmented lesions, photodamage, acne, or blood vessels).
Immediately following treatment, brown spots will start to darken, and your skin may appear slightly red. The treated area may be mildly swollen. Makeup can be applied to cover the redness. Within a few weeks, the darkened spots will flake off and fade leaving you with a smoother, more even complexion. Some clients will swollen for a few days after the treatment. The treatment feeling is similar to your skin being snapped with a rubber band, but the sensation is temporary.