Frequently Asked Questions
- 1Are Limelight treatments available at all Body Renewal branches?
- 2What is Limelight™?
- 3What are the typical areas that are treated?
- 4How does Limelight™ work?
- 5When should one start Limelight™ rejuvenation?
- 6Can Limelight™ be combined with other treatments?
- 7Is Limelight™ safe?
- 8Can all skin types be safely treated with Limelight™?
Limelight treatments are available in Johannesburg at the Morningside, Parkhurst, Bedfordview,Fourways and Illovo clinics. In Pretoria at Irene and Brooklyn as well as in the Western Cape at Cape Quarter, Claremont, Constantia, Somerset West, Stellenbosch and Willowbridge branches and KwaZulu Natal in Hillcrest and Umhlanga.
The Limelight™ Facial is a new, non invasive approach to skin rejuvenation which can be customized for different skin tones and ageing skin conditions .The result is an exceptionally effective skin rejuvenation treatment with minimal discomfort.
Limelight can be used on any sun damaged area of the body especially the face, neck, décolleté, hands, arms legs and back.
Good candidates for this procedure are people with freckled, discolored, red, blotchy or brown spots, which were previously difficult to treat. In addition, this is a very effective treatment for the redness or dilated blood vessels and the flushing of Rosacea.
By selecting Program A, B or C, your treatment can be customized to your skin type and selectively treat the red or brown spots on your skin. It's the heating of the pigmented brown or red cells that causes the therapeutic effect. Immediately after the treatment, brown spots will start to darken and your skin may be slightly red. Within one to three weeks, the darkened spots will flake off and fade. With the A pattern, diffuse redness or spider veins will decrease and your mottled complexion will improve. Rosacea is a chronic condition and cannot be cured; however its appearance can be improved. With the B pattern we are able to treat patients who have a combination of red and brown spots or blotches, and with the C pettern we are able to focus selectively on brown spots.
As one ages, the skin's texture and colour declines dramatically, and superficial veins and sun spots become evident. Now with the advent of photo rejuvenation devices, virtually any patient in their twenties or above can be a candidate for a little brightening of their skin.
At Body Renewal Limelight™ is commonly performed as part of a 3 D Skin Rejuvenation™ treatment (our signature laser facial). This combination is one of the most widely used and most effective methods of achieving a significant aesthetic improvement within 2 to 3 weeks when the effects of Limelight™ rejuvenation become evident. Botox and fillers can be safely combined with Limelight and are usually done after a Limelight procedure.
At Body Renewal hundreds of photo rejuvenation treatments with Limelight have been administered to our patients with great results with virtually no side effects.
We are particularly careful and conservative with the pulsed light procedures and if there is any history of sun exposure within the previous 3 weeks, there is a possible risk of burns and the treatment will have to be rescheduled. Please inform your therapist if you have had sun exposure on the area to be treated in the previous 3 weeks.
Remember to always apply a broad spectrum sunscreen when outdoors to minimize sun damage especially for 10 days after a Limelight procedure and to avoid sun exposure for at least 2 weeks after a procedure. For any pigmentation treatment, it is vital to use good topical pigmentation inhibiting product prior to starting your treatment course, and it is advisable to continue with these products on a maintenance plan to better and maintain your results.
No, darker skin types (5 to 6 skin types) cannot be treated with Limelight ™. In addition if there is any history of sun exposure or instant tan application to the treatment area in the previous 3 weeks, the treatment cannot be done and will have to be rescheduled.