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Limelight for Pigmentation

Saturday 17 June 2017

Last summer’s glowing skin from days spent lazing in the sun would have left you feeling more attractive, happy and confident. Skip forward a few months, as the glow fades, the evidence of all that glorious sun worshiping has left behind its unpleasant mark

  • over the last two years, facial rejuvenation has occupied the #1 or #2 ranking for revenue generated by light-based aesthetic procedures
  • While many devices can treat high contrast lentigines effectively, nothing has the versatility to safely and effectively treat the widest range of browns and reds, including facial telangiectasia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A very popular all in one facial procedure, Limelight is an intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment that delivers a non-invasive light treatment to reverse unwanted skin pigmentation. Limelight has the unique ability to treat several issues like redness, sun spots, large pores, and tiny veins. It is the technique of choice for the removal of lighter brown sun spots. Unlike other treatments Limelight can be used on all skin tones. Perfect for red and brown skin discolouration.

Telangiectasia

Before                                               After

Fine vascular with background pigment

How does Limelight work?

By selecting Program A, B or C, your treatment can be customized to your skin type and selectively treat the red or brown spots on your skin. It’s the heating of the pigmented brown or red cells that causes the therapeutic effect. Immediately after the treatment, brown spots will start to darken and your skin may be slightly red. Within one to three weeks, the darkened spots will flake off and fade. With the A pattern, diffuse redness or spider veins will decrease and your mottled complexion will improve. Rosacea is a chronic condition and cannot be cured; however its appearance can be improved. With the B pattern we are able to treat patients who have a combination of red and brown spots or blotches, and with the C pattern we are able to focus selectively on brown spots.

Possible risks of Limelight

Multiple treatments may be required to achieve the desired results
Strict avoidance of sun exposure/tanning and fake tan for the duration of the course of treatment- increased colour in the skin increases risks of burning and blistering.
REDNESS/SWELLING/BRUISING –Short term redness (erythema) is common and swelling (edema) of the treated area may occur.

SKIN BLOTCHINESS ‘The Milo Effect”- pigmented spots treated with Limelight are likely to become darker. These generally take 3-7 days to shed
DRYNESS/FLAKING- it is not unusual for the skin to become dry and flaky as the treated pigment spots begin to shed. This can occur approximately 3-7 days after treatment is performed.
PIGMENT CHANGES (Skin Colour) – During the healing process, there is a possibility that the treated area can become either lighter (hypopigmentation) or darker (hyperpigmentation) in colour compared to the surrounding skin.  This is usually temporary, but, on a rare occasion, it may be permanent.

INFECTION – Infection is a rare possibility whenever the skin surface is disrupted, though proper wound care should prevent this. If signs of infection develop, such as pain, heat or surrounding redness, you need to notify the clinic as soon as possible
SCARRING – Scarring is a rare occurrence, but it is a possibility if the skin’s surface is disrupted.  To minimize the chances of scarring, it is important that you follow all post-treatment instructions carefully.
EYE EXPOSURE – Protective eyewear (shields) will be provided.  It is important to keep these shields on at all times during the treatment in order to protect your eyes from injury. Transient blurring of vision has been reported after wearing protective eyewear during a limelight treatment.

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