Red & Brown Blotches
Skin redness, tiny veins, red and brown blotches develop on the skin as a result of ageing, sun exposure, and sun damage. Removal of these blotches gives a more youthful appearance to the skin and can be achieved by Intense Pulsed Light technology called LimeLight.
What is the LimeLight Facial?
The LimeLight Facial is, non-invasive approach to skin rejuvenation using our ‘Limelight’ Intense Pulsed Light Technology. The procedure offers the advantage of improving skin tone and surface imperfections associated with aging and sun damage.
What areas can be treated?
The LimeLight Facial is ideal for any part of your face, neck and décolleté with skin redness, telangiectasia (tiny veins) or brown spots. Light (low contrast) brown spots, which were previously difficult to resolve, respond very well to treatment.
What does the treatment do?
By selecting Program A, B or C, we can customise your LimeLight Facial to your skin type and selectively treat the brown and/or red pigmented areas on your skin. It’s the heating of the pigmented brown or red cells that causes the therapeutic effect.
What do treatments feel like?
When the pulse of light is delivered, patients will experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation. Gel is sometimes used to cool the skin before vascular treatments. Anesthesia or pain medicine is typically not required.
How long will the treatments take?
Treatment time depends on the area of the body being treated. However, most treatments should take less than one hour.
How many treatments will I need?
One to three treatments are usually sufficient to see results. Additional treatments may be recommended, especially for excessively sun damaged skin.
What happens after the treatment?
Immediately following treatment, brown spots will start to darken and your skin may appear slightly red. The treated area may be mildly swollen. This typically lasts a few hours and possibly a day or longer. Make-up can be applied to cover the redness.
When will I see results?
Within one to three weeks, the darkened spots will flake off and fade. Diffuse redness or telangiectasia will decrease and your mottled complexion will improve.
Will the spots and redness reappear over time?
New brown spots, telangiectasia and diffuse redness may appear with new sun damage; however they too can be treated. Remember to always apply broad-spectrum sunscreen when outdoors to minimise sun damage and the appearance of new spots and diffuse redness.
This treatment can be combined with any of our other treatments easily, and at the same session if needed – they can include Titan for skin tightening, Laser Genesis for improvement of deep redness, and Vascular Laser for larger facial veins.
Contact us for a no obligation visit to ask if the Limelight facial is right for you.
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