IPL LASER TREATMENTS

For Pigmentation, Age Spots and Rosacea

The LimeLight Difference. The Cutera LimeLight delivers a non-invasive light treatment that can be customised for different skin tones and ageing skin conditions. The result is an exceptionally effective skin rejuvenation treatment with minimal discomfort.

The LimeLight Facial is a new, non-invasive approach to skin rejuvenation using Cutera’s LimeLight. The procedure offers the advantage of improving skin tone and surface imperfections associated with ageing and photodamage.

The LimeLight Facial is ideal for any part of your face, neck and décolleté with skin redness, telangiectasia (tiny veins) or brown spots. Light (low contrast) brown spots, which were previously difficult to resolve, respond very well to treatment.

By selecting Program A, B or C, we can customise your LimeLight Facial to your skin type and selectively treat the brown and/or red pigmented areas on your skin. It’s the heating of the pigmented brown or red cells that cause the therapeutic effect, otherwise known as laser skin resurfacing.

When the pulse of light is delivered, patients will experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation. Gel is recommended to cool the skin before vascular treatments. Anaesthesia or pain medicine is typically not required.

One to three treatments is usually sufficient to see results. Additional treatments may be recommended, especially for excessively sun-damaged skin.

Immediately following treatment, brown spots will start to darken and your skin may appear slightly red. The treated area may be mildly swollen. This typically lasts a few hours and possibly a day or longer. Make-up can be applied to cover the redness.

Within one to three weeks, the darkened spots will flake off and fade. Diffuse redness or telangiectasia will decrease and your mottled complexion will improve.

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

Skin Tightening

The Cutera TITAN™ is one of the only FDA approved non-invasive skin tightening and face-lifting devices, meant to improve skin tone around the jawline, chin, and neck. It is the first tailored infrared light source utilising special wavelength filters to diminish the signs of ageing, laxity, drooping, sagging and wrinkled skin. This device can be used for face contouring, body sculpturing, and reducing cellulite on legs and abdomen. It is reported to be effective on hard-to-improve “hanging'” skin on older necks and upper arm areas.

The broadband spectrum of 1100 to 1800nm was selected and tailored for ideal water absorption and allows uniform heating of the dermis to produce volumetric heating. Volumetric heating, or heating at 1-2mm deep, is necessary to produce the desired clinical result and requires a sustained temperature increase in the dermis.

Infrared light energy safely heats the deep layers below the surface of the skin without damaging the outer skin by protecting it using intense cooling. The heat causes collagen contraction and stimulates new collagen production. When the treatment head is applied, the client will feel cooling followed by a short heating cycle (approximately 6 seconds) and then a second cooling phase. During the procedure, the skin’s surface is protected through continuous cooling from the TITAN™ hand piece.

Laser Hair Removal

Cutera ProWave delivers 21st century technology for treatment of this distressing problem. Cleared for permanent hair reduction, the ProWave can treat a wide range of skin types safely and effectively.

The ProWave hair removal system delivers a specially tailored light source for permanent hair reduction. Cutera's newest hair removal innovation provides treatment for a wide range of skin types. An additional patient benefit is the ability of the hand piece to treat large areas such as women's legs and men's backs - quickly and safely.

Does it hurt?

When the pulse of light is delivered, some patients experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation. No local anaesthesia or pain medication is typically required; however, some patients may prefer to use a topical anesthetic when sensitive areas are treated.

What Are The Possible Side Effects?

Although patients experience few side effects, those most commonly noticed are slight reddening and local swelling of the skin, similar to a sunburn. These effects typically last for several hours or less. In rare instances, blistering may occur. Consult with your medical professional for complete information on the benefits and risks of treatment.


How Does ProWave Compare With Other Hair Removal Methods?

Shaving, waxing, and depilatory creams are all temporary methods which must be repeated on a frequent basis. ProWave offers permanent hair reduction for lasting results.


How Does ProWave Compare With Electrolysis?

Electrolysis is a tedious, invasive, and painful process that involves inserting a needle into each individual hair follicle and delivering an electrical charge to them one at a time. Electrolysis often requires years of treatments at regular intervals. By delivering light energy to hundreds of hair follicles at a time, ProWave effectively treats an area in just seconds that would take over an hour with electrolysis.


Why Is ProWave A Good Choice Over Other Hair Removal Systems?

Using the latest technology in hair removal, ProWave can rapidly treat large areas safely and effectively on patients with a wide range of skin types. The cooled hand piece increases patient comfort and minimises the adverse skin reaction commonly seen with other light sources.