IPL/Limelight Laser Therapy for Skin Redness, Brown Spots, and Sun Damage

Limelight laser therapy is a non-invasive technology used to safely treat skin redness (rosacea), brown spots, and sun damage. This approach to skin rejuvenation improves skin tone and surface imperfections associated with age and sun. The treatment is ideal for any part of the face and is easily personalized to fit your unique skin type and pigmentation.

Discoloration occurs naturally as we age, but that doesn’t make the blemishes any less annoying. If you’re struggling to hide brown spots and sun damage, or if you’re looking for an effective way to treat rosacea symptoms, this may be a good treatment to try. Schedule a consultation with one of our southern Illinois cosmetic dermatologists to find out.

 

What does the Treatment Do?

The light delivered by the laser procedure is absorbed by the pigmented spots and red areas on your skin. The therapeutic effect comes from the heating of the pigmented cells. By applying heat to the dermis well below your skin’s surface, the laser genesis stimulates collagen regrowth. Additional heat is generated in dilated capillaries to reduce redness.

 

What Areas can be Treated?

Virtually any part of your body with uneven skin tone, diffuse redness, or sun and age spots can be safely treated. The face, chest, shoulders, and arms are the most popular areas for treatment because they have typically had the most sun exposure. Discrete brown spots, excessively ruddy complexions, and skin densely covered with freckles also respond well to treatment.

 

What Does Limelight Laser Therapy Treatment Feel Like?

When the pulse of light is delivered, you may feel a mild, brief pinching sensation. You can immediately return to normal activities, utilizing sunscreen if participating in outdoor activities.

 

How Many Treatments will I Need?

Typically, one or two treatments are enough to see dramatic results. Additional treatments may be required for very large or dark spots, densely freckled areas, or excessively sun-damaged skin. Every patient’s condition and needs vary, but our skin providers will review and assist with all pre-treatment requirements.

 

What are the Possible Side Effects?

Although most patients report few, if any, side effects, the most common is slight redness that disappears within a few hours of treatment.

 

What Happens After the Treatment?

Immediately following a limelight laser therapy treatment, the brown spots may start to darken. You may notice a slight reddening of the surrounding skin. This typically subsides within a couple of hours. Over the course of the next one to three weeks, darkened spots will fade and flake off. You will see a creamier, healthy complexion, and minor imperfections are diminished. The individual treatment results are subtle, but the overall effect of multiple treatments can be quite dramatic.

 

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Don’t let brown spots, sun damage, and signs of ageing temper your confidence. Laser therapy is a fast, comfortable, non-invasive procedure that typically yields great results. Plus, scheduling your limelight laser therapy treatment is easy. Depending on the part of the body being treated, this laser therapy will likely take less than one hour to complete. Contact us to schedule a complimentary consultation today.