What Should I Expect From LimeLight IPL Treatments?
The treatment itself, averaging less than an hour, brings sensations of mild stinging or pinching, for which a cooling gel may be used to help cool and soothe the skin. Heavier pain medication is not typically required. Don’t be shocked if, at first, your brown and red spots deepen and appear darker. This is the effect the laser energy has on these areas of your skin. But these spots will begin to flake off and the redness will decrease, leaving behind a more even skin tone and smoother texture. Patients undergoing LimeLight IPL treatments require an average of 1-3 sessions to see optimal results, though severe sun damage may require more. While existing sun damage is reversed with these treatments, the procedure does not prevent new sun damage. Thankfully, future treatments can focus on any new damage that occurs.
When Can I See Results?
Immediately following treatment, patients may experience mild swelling and redness, which typically resolves within a few hours or a day. The next week will bring the flaking of brown spots and redness or damaged blood vessels will diffuse for an improved complexion by week 3. Consistent and faithful use of sunscreen will go a long way toward preventing new sun damage.
The Pure Beauty Medical Spa team combines compassionate patient care with the latest advancements in the cosmetic aesthetics industry, so you can trust that you’re receiving the best treatment available. We love the art and science of beauty, and we’re pleased to bring that beauty to our patients.