Limelight Laser / IPL Treatment Aftercare

  • Avoid heat treatments for 48 hours afterwards i.e. steam room, sauna, hot showers.
  • No make-up allowed for 48 hours afterwards, except mineral make up.
  • A cold compress or ice pack may be applied if required afterwards to reduce the heat from the skin and may help alleviate any swelling or puffiness. Swelling and puffiness usually lasts no longer than 3 days.
  • Apply Aloe Vera to the treated skin to sooth & calm it.
  • Daily SPF 20+ both winter & summer to reduce the possibility of the pigmentation from returning.
  • The pigmentation/sun spots/freckles will darken shortly after the Limelight treatment, and should flake away 5 – 10 days later. In some cases, it may take longer for the darkened area to shed & flake away. The darkened area must be allowed to flake away by itself; exfoliation or scrubbing the area is not recommended. If the pigment does not darken shortly after the treatment, you may not have responded to the treatment, therefore another patch test at higher energy is recommended.
  • The darker the pigment, the better the response to Limelight. Pale Pigment does not respond favourable to Limelight.
  • Intervals between treatments are usually monthly.
  • Pigmentation can return very easily if you expose your treated area of skin to sunlight/daylight even if you do wear a daily sunscreen. Using preventative skincare is helpful in suppressing the enzyme responsible for pigment production as well as wearing a daily sunscreen.