Limelight is used for photorejuvenation to improve for redness (rosacea) and brown spots on face and body.

The Limelight is a new, non-invasive procedure that improves skin tone and surface imperfections associated with aging and sun damage. It can treat redness and brown spots and freckles on the face and body. It is believed that the light from IPL has two actions that help with the appearance of rosacea.

Firstly red thread veins absorb the light energy, this makes them hot. This damage encourages the body to reabsorb them, improving the appearance.

Secondly, the light energy warms the collagen fibres in the skin. This stimulates new collagen and collagen remodelling which improves the support of the small blood vessels which helps to delay the development of more thread veins. When used to treat redness, the light causes the veins to heal up and fade away.

Sun tanning or use of self tan is to be avoided before treatment. This treatment is suitable for light skin.

During the procedure

The treatment feels like mild pinching or stinging. You will need to wear goggles to protect your eyes from the intense light.

There is a feeling of heat during the treatment and your face will be redder for a while afterwards.

Cooling packs are applied afterwards. You can have some swelling for a couple of days after the treatment, mainly when treating around the eye area.