An Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment is used to help get rid of a variety of imperfections on the skin, using the safe and effective LimeLight device to get the job done. Most people receive IPL treatments to help with spots, wrinkles, and even unwanted hair. But, a Limelight Facial can be used to help with anything from freckles and birthmarks to sun damage or varicose veins.
IPL works by using a specialized device that emits different wavelengths of light into your skin. Think of it as different levels of photo flashes penetrating into the skin. The interesting thing about IPL is that it automatically penetrates into the second layer of your skin, called the dermis. It does no damage to the top layer of your skin.
The pigment in your skin absorbs the light and turns it into heat, which gets rid of imperfections like dark spots, or even hair – and actually keeps it from growing back.
Anyone with age spots, freckles, sun damage, unwanted hair, or any other type of surface skin imperfections is a good candidate for IPL. If you’re not sure whether a Limelight Facial is right for you, talk to a specialist at Inspired Med Spa before the treatment itself. We can examine your skin and help you to get a better understanding of what you can expect from the treatment.
Please fill out the form on this page to request an in-person consultation and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at Inspired Med Spa in Rancho Cucamonga will reach out to you promptly. You can also call our offices directly to schedule at (909) 467-6770.
Most IPL treatments take anywhere from 20-30 minutes. It depends on the area being treated and the kind of spots or damage that you’re trying to get rid of.
Once the area is cleaned, a cooling gel will be applied before the light treatment begins. You might experience some slight stinging, but the IPL itself shouldn’t be painful.
It usually takes anywhere from 3-6 treatments to get the results you’re looking for when it comes to reducing the appearance of age spots, freckles, etc. Hair removal can take longer and may need double the amount of treatments to see results.
Your skin might be a bit red after treatments, so you won’t see the full results from treatment to treatment for a couple of days, but you should start to notice a gradual fading of the imperfections on your skin. It’s recommended that you schedule your Limelight Facial treatments a month apart so your skin can fully heal between each session.
One of the great things about IPL is that you can resume your normal activities immediately after your treatment. Again, your skin might be a bit red and irritated, but it shouldn’t prohibit you from doing what you would normally do. A good rule of thumb is to be gentle with your skin for a few days after the treatment. Stay out of the sun as much as possible and don’t use extremely hot water.
*Individual Results May Vary
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