The LimeLight treatment falls into the category of IPL, or Intense Pulsed Light. This comfortable treatment is an excellent solution to uneven pigmentation such as freckles, or sun spots. With the LimeLight IPL treatment in our Arlington or Stafford, VA office, you can address small or large areas of concern from a few spots to widespread hyperpigmentation.
IPL treatments use high-powered light to improve the evenness of pigmentation. Without abrading the skin, the LimeLight device gently removes areas of concern that may include facial veins, diffuse redness, rosacea, and other spots.
IPL photofacials apply specialized light to the skin, significantly improving skin tone in a non-invasive manner. With little to no discomfort, you can enjoy brighter, more vibrant skin. In our office, treatment is completed in less than an hour. The smaller the treatment area, the shorter your visit will be. After just one treatment, the skin will appear healthier and clearer. However, optimal results may come from a series of treatment sessions, depending on the problem we are addressing and its severity.
This relaxing treatment requires no extensive down time for healing. Patients may notice a bit of redness and swelling that lasts for a day or two after treatment. These effects can be easily covered with makeup. Areas of hyperpigmentation will likely become darker in the days that follow treatment. This darkness may last up to three weeks, after which spots will gradually fade away. The progressive effect of LimeLight on the skin will lead to a reduction in imperfections that is fully revealed in the third or fourth week after treatment.
The earlier the signs of sun damage are treated, the longer you can enjoy beautiful, youthful skin. Dr. Neal is happy to discuss LimeLight details with his patients, and design skin-enhancing treatments based on their particular needs. Contact Washington Dermatology Consultants to schedule your consultation.