LimeLight™ also known as IPL or photo rejuvenation, is a procedure which has proven exceptionally effective in treating freckles or spots resulting from sun damage or age. LimeLight™ is also the gold standard treatment for rosacea. LimeLight™ may be used on the face, chest, back, and hands. At the Vitenas Skin Institute, we use the state-of-the-art Cutera technology which, compared to older technologies, provides a more comfortable and more effective treatment along with improved results, minimal risk, and no downtime.
Good candidates for LimeLight™ treatment include men and women who are looking to improve the appearance of sun damage, age spots, and/or rosacea. LimeLight™ is an in-office procedure that takes less than thirty minutes to complete. Unlike other LimeLight™ systems, our LimeLight™ requires no numbing or messy gel applications prior to treatment.
Immediately after treatment, the spots will begin to darken. Patients may also experience some mild redness and swelling in the surrounding area. The darkened spots will fade or flake off within seven to ten days. Work and all normal activities may be resumed immediately after treatment. However, patients are strongly advised to use sunblock and to regularly reapply sunblock in hot humid weather. This is essential to a good treatment outcome.
LimeLight™ may be combined with Titan and Genesis procedures, which is known as 3-D Rejuvenation. Together they result in improved contours, tighter skin, fewer wrinkles, reduced pore size, and glowing, spot-free skin. LimeLight™ may also be combined with 5-ALA/Levulan or, as an alternative to Accutane for the treatment of difficult acne, it may be combined with Photodynamic Therapy (PDT). The LimeLight Deluxe is another treatment where we can more quickly treat Actenic Keratosis, sun damage, etc.
Q – What is LimeLight™/IPL?
IPL, also known as photofacial or photo rejuvenation, is a procedure which can improve the appearance of freckles and other spots resulting from sun damage or age. The procedure is also very effective in treating rosacea. IPL may be used to treat a variety of areas including the face, chest, back, and hands. At the Vitenas Skin Institute, the state-of-the-art Cutera technology is used. This system is more comfortable and more effective than older systems and offers improved results, minimal risk, and no downtime.
Q – Who is a candidate for IPL?
Men and women who are looking to improve the appearance of sun damage, age spots, and/or rosacea may be good candidates for IPL.
Q – Where is the IPL procedure performed?
The IPL procedure is performed in Dr. Vitenas’ office.
Q – Is anesthesia used for the IPL procedure?
Anesthesia is not necessary for the IPL procedure. The Solar Genesis system we use does not require numbing or messy gel applications prior to the procedure.
Q – What is the price of IPL?
The cost of the IPL treatments depends greatly upon the area being treated as well as how many treatments you will need in order to achieve maximum results. The cost of the treatment can range from $75 – $500.00. IPL treatments can be purchased in a package to provide a discount for routine skin fitness.
Q – How long is the procedure time for IPL?
IPL takes less than thirty minutes to complete.
Q – What is the recovery like after IPL?
Some mild redness and swelling may occur around the treatment area after IPL. The treated spots will begin to darken immediately after the procedure but they will fade or flake off within seven to ten days. Patients must wear sunblock to ensure a good treatment outcome. Patients may return to their normal routine immediately after treatment.
Q – When will I be able to return to work after my IPL treatment?
Patients are able to return to work and other normal activities immediately after treatment. Sunblock must be worn to ensure a good outcome.
Q – What are the risks or possible complications of IPL?
There are few risks associated with IPL. Darkened areas of pigmentation occurring after treatment will fade within seven to ten days.
Q – Is it possible to finance my IPL procedure?
There are financing options available for plastic surgery procedures, including IPL treatment.