IPL & Pigmentation Treatment

Treatment for Sun Spots, Pigmentation, Melasma

At Face Plus Medispa we treat the appearance of sun damage, sun spots and pigmentation caused by solar exposure through the Limelight IPL Laser by Cutera.

What is the Limelight Facial?
The Limelight facial is a new non-invasive approach to skin rejuvenation; the procedure offers the advantage of improving skin tone and surface imperfections associated with ageing and photo damage (sunlight exposure).

What areas can be treated?

The Limelight facial is ideal for any part of your face, neck and décolletage that have skin redness, tiny veins or brown spots. Light (low contrast) brown spots, which were previously difficult to resolve, respond really well to this treatment.

How does this treatment work?

Using an IPL hand piece areas of the skin are briefly heated causing the pigmented brown or red cells to have a therapeutic effect. Patients can expect a mild pinching or stinging sensation when the pulse of light is delivered however gel is recommended to cool the skin before vascular treatments. Aloe vera gel and ice is applied after treatment to cool and soothe the skin.

Treatment time depends upon the area being treated, however most treatments take less than one hour and results are achieved within one to three treatments. Additional treatments may be required for especially 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 also be mildly swollen. This typically lasts a few hours but can last a day or longer – make-up can be applied to cover the redness.

When will I see results?

Within one to three weeks darkened spots will flake off and fade. Diffuse redness or tiny veins will decrease and mottled complexion will improve.

Will the spots and redness reappear over time?

New brown spots, tiny veins and diffuse redness may appear with new sun damage however they too can be treated. Good skin care is important – always remember to apply broad-spectrum 30+ sunscreen when outdoors to minimise further sun damage and to decrease the appearance of new spots and redness.

Rosacea is mostly a chronic condition and cannot be “cured” with any laser or light source, however its appearance can be improved with continual treatment and good skin practices. We offer a number of personalised topical treatments to fade and treat melasma and rosacea.