As we age, our skin begins to degrade and dark spots develop on the skin, resulting in unwanted skin tones. Other factors such as sun damage and genetics will also affect the skin. While beauty products such as lotions are ineffective against such skin conditions, limelight laser treatment has been scientifically proven to be effective in reducing the aging effect on skin.
What is IPL Limelight?
Limelight IPL, short for Intense Pulsed Light, is a light therapy treatment developed to reduce effects of aging on skin. It is a noninvasive procedure that treats skin redness, hyper pigmentation and freckles.
How does and IPL Limelight laser Treatment Work?
Limelight laser uses intense pulsed light that penetrates just below the skin surface to destroy damages capillaries and spots. Limelight laser treatments smoothen the skin, giving it a nice, even skin tone with less pigmentation. IPL limelight laser treatments usually take about 30 minutes with some taking up to an hour. A cold gel is applied on the area receiving treatment. Using a handheld device, the physician’s assistant will subject the skin to pulses of light. Protective gear is required during the limelight laser procedure to guide against the intense pulses of light
What is the IPL Photo facial Process?
This is another term used to refer to facial rejuvenation using IPL limelight treatments. This treatment boosts collagen levels in the body, treats aging spots and destroys damaged cells.
Is IPL limelight laser treatment painful?
Patients that have undergone this IPL limelight procedure have said they experienced mild stinging sensations that are nevertheless painless. Moreover, the cooling gel applied before the limelight laser treatment helps to cool the skin during the procedure. Unlike other treatments options, IPL limelight requires zero anesthetics or pain relieving medication.
Am I an Ideal Candidate for Limelight Laser Treatment?
Patients with age spots, Rosacea, freckles and sun damage are ideal candidates for limelight laser. Limelight laser treatments can be adapted to fit light to medium skin tones.
How Long Until Results of Limelight Laser Treatment?
Research has shown that IPL limelight laser treatment results could take a week or even up to three weeks to show. Over the next few months, you will notice major improvements as a result of the IPL limelight laser treatment.
How Long Before I Require Another IPL Limelight Laser Treatment?
Aging and sun exposure will result into spots reappearing. It could take years before you require another IPL limelight treatment. Most patients require at least 2 IPL limelight treatments annually.
How Many Limelight laser treatments will I require?
The number of limelight laser treatments depends on the severity of the condition, but typically, 3-5 IPL limelight laser treatments will be needed. As you come in for consultation services, we will be able to assess your condition and advice accordingly.
Side Effects of IPL Limelight Laser Treatment
After the treatment, patients might experience a bit of swelling on the areas of treatment, accompanied by a slight redness. This, however, lasts a few hours or up to a day.
Schedule an appointment with us today and let our team of experienced medical staff evaluate how our IPL limelight laser treatment can help you regain a vibrant, youthful look.
Interested to know more about Limelight IPL? Wondering if you are an ideal candidate for the procedure? Schedule your consultation today! Call Dr. Sheffield at our Santa Barbara office (805) 318-3280