The Pigmentation Eraser
Over time, the appearance of our skin can change. In particular the environment and exposure to the sun can contribute to the development of dark spots and skin pigmentation. This can appear on the face, neck and chest. Limelight Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a revolutionary treatment that targets pigmentation and rejuvenates the skin. It is a non-invasive procedure that can combat the signs of ageing and photo damage.
In addition, it can also address skin redness, tiny veins, brown spots and effects of sun exposure and stimulate collagen production. This can be achieved through releasing charged energy light onto the skin to be absorbed by pigmented areas. The new collagen softens the appearance of the skin, reducing the effects of ageing such as: enlarged pores, fine lines and wrinkles.
Consultation at Esteem Clinics
Before patients can receive Limelight IPL treatment, it is necessary to attend a consultation. This will take place with a professional in one of our clinics on the Gold Coast or in Brisbane. This provides the opportunity to see whether this treatment can achieve the patient’s skin goals.
In addition, patients can ask questions about the procedure before arranging a time and a date for the first IPL session. One to three treatments of Limelight IPL are generally recommended. This will depend on the patient’s skin. However, additional treatments may be required and this will be discussed during the consultation.
The Limelight IPL Procedure
This advanced treatment uses wavelengths of heat directly aimed at the pigmented spots. This means that patients will be required to wear protective eyewear during the procedure. Patients may feel a slight burning and stinging sensation to the skin. A topical gel may be applied to the skin, depending on the areas of treatment and level of discomfort. The Limelight IPL procedure can last around 30 minutes.
After the pigmentation treatment, the skin will appear slightly red. But, this should reduce by itself within 24 hours of the procedure. The pigmentation will generally darken first and come to the skin’s surface before flaking off. This process can take up to 10-14 days. It is important to wear sun protection screen after treatments.
There is minimal downtime associated with this procedure. Patients will be free to leave the clinic straight after the procedure and return to their normal activities.
Many patients have achieved successful results with Limelight IPL treatment. Results can be realised around one week after receiving the treatment, as the body naturally disposes of the pigmentation. This can reveal a clearer complexion, free from pigmentation and discolouration and treatment that can be customized for different skin tones and ageing skin conditions.It is also extremely effective in treating redness and acne associated with rosacea. It is important to remember that every individual will respond to this treatment differently, so will the results. Every patient will be able to gain a better idea of what results to expect during their consultation with a professional.
The Limelight treatment can be used for any areas on the face, neck and décolleté with skin redness, telangiectasia (tiny veins) or brown spots. Low contrast or light brown spots, which previously have been difficult to treat, respond very well to treatment
Our Professional Team
If you would like to find out more about the Limelight IPL procedure or what this treatment can do for your skin, please contact one of our Esteem specialists today or arrange a consultation appointment to discuss the treatment more in detail and talk about post-op care.