Cosmetic service

The Limelight Facial

One of our most sought after Chicago cosmetic dermatology procedures is the Limelight Facial. Created by Cutera®, the popular treatment reduces redness of the skin and improves skin tone, evenness and coloration. The Limelight Facial also offers improvement on the appearance of tiny veins, brown spots and sun damage.

What is the Limelight Facial?

The Limelight Facial is a laser treatment of the face, neck and/or décolleté that rejuvenates skin and lessens the appearance of surface imperfections. It can help redness and other discoloration of the skin and is especially helpful on light brown spots caused by photodamage and aging that were previously hard to treat.

By treating diffuse redness or brown spots with the therapeutic heat of the Limelight laser, their appearance can be reduced and improved. The procedure is not painful or invasive and is an out-patient procedure.

What to Expect

You will be treated by our Physician's Assistant, Tracee Douse-Dean, when you come in for your Limelight facial. As a licensed PA, she has a significant medical background and has an experienced hand in administering the Limelight facial.

The treatment is not painful; most patients experience a mild pinching sensation when the pulse of light is delivered. We sometimes use a cooling gel on your face to lessen the sensation, but it is not always needed. No anesthesia or pain medication is required. Most treatments take less than an hour but can be longer depending on the area being treated.

The Cutera Limelight laser system allows us customize the treatment personally to you. We choose a treatment that is appropriate for your skin type and to selectively treat any brown or red spots you might have. We generally recommend one to three treatments to see the full effects of the facial, but you may need more depending on the severity of skin discoloration and your desired results.

We'll discuss the plan for your course of treatment in your first appointment. Since everyone's skin type and problems are different, you will find out more of what to expect individually when you visit us for a consultation.

After the Limelight Facial Treatment

After the treatment, the recovery time needed is minimal. You might experience a slight repening or swelling of the treated areas, which usually only lasts a few hours to a day. Dark spots will temporarily darken, but make-up can be used to cover any redness or spots after the facial. After a week to three weeks, any dark spots may flake off and will fade. Similarly, redness pigmentation will lessen. You will notice a less mottled complexion and more even skin tone!

For many patients with discolored skin on their face and neck, the improved skin tone offered by the Limelight Facial boosts confidence and happiness. If you are interested in this rejuvenating treatment, contact us for a consultation or more information!