Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Procedure In Washington DC

Limelight Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a treatment that makes your skin visibly illuminated in just one week, and with no downtime. We tend to think that wrinkles are the most aging on the face, but when we remove the superficial sun damage, and visibly even out the skin tone, clients comment all the time how they cannot believe how many years younger they look just from this treatment!

What does the LimeLight treatment do?

The Limelight is one of the most effective lasers to treat the brown and/or red pigmented areas on your skin. We have found it to be superior to other IPL based treatments out there, but as with many treatments, the skill of the technician, and settings set for the session, will greatly affect results. Dr. Somenek is a skilled laser specialist that is known for his exceptional results from years of experience as well as using powerful combination laser treatments to maximize results.

What areas can be treated by LimeLight?

The Limelight is ideal for treating any area of the face or body that has redness, telangiectasia (tiny veins) or brown spots. Some of the most popular areas for treatment are the face, neck, decollete (upper chest) and hands. However, many people also treat their arms, legs, and upper back. Light (low contrast) brown spots, which were previously difficult to resolve, respond very well to this treatment.

What do the LimeLight treatments feel like?

When the pulse of light is delivered during your LimeLight treatment, you may experience a mild stinging sensation. The gel is typically used during the treatment to cool the skin and make the LimeLight more comfortable.

How many LimeLight treatments will I need?

We recommend a series of 4 treatments for best results. Treatments are scheduled 3-4 weeks apart. Additional treatments may be recommended, especially for excessively sun damaged skin.

What happens after the LimeLight treatments?

Immediately following each treatment, brown spots may start to darken and your skin may appear slightly red. The treated area may be mildly swollen for a few hours or even for a day. Over the next 7-10 days immediately after the treatment, the brown spots may slough or peel. Make-up may be worn immediately after treatments, so the redness is usually easy to cover, and there is no social downtime to this treatment.

Will the spots and redness reappear over time?

New brown spots, small veins, and diffuse redness may appear with new sun damage, however, they also can be treated. Remember to always apply broad-spectrum sunscreen when outdoors to minimize the appearance of new damage. Rosacea is chronic and cannot be “cured” with any laser or light source, however, its appearance will be much improved and managed.

Contact us if you are looking to undergo Intense Pulsed Light in Washington DC.

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