Do you have redness, freckles or skin colour imperfections to your face or hands? IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light and it is a very effective technology for facial, neck and hand skin rejuvenation. Limelight IPL® Therapy offers the advantages of improving skin tone and surface imperfections associated with aging skin and sun damage such as brown pigmentation, skin redness, freckles and lentigo which are commonly referred to as ‘liver spots’. IPL stimulates collagen in the dermis layer of the skin to improve elasticity and even skin tone and discolouration. The result is an improved skin glow and refreshment and a more youthful appearance, as the facial skin will look more even in tone with the red or darker brown pigmented areas much reduced.
If you are in the Victoria B.C. or Vancouver Island area and you are looking for professional IPL treatment, please book a free consultation and test patching session with one of our Certified Laser Technicians below.
Cost of IPL Treatment
We charge $169 for one full face IPL session. Neck is an additional $59. Individual sunspots without full facial treatment are $59 each.
There is a 10% discount to packages of three or more full face or face + neck sessions purchased. If you opt for a monthly appointment schedule for regular maintenance, we provide a 15% discount.
Limelight IPL vs Dermabrasion
Dermabrasion is a light removal of the top layer of skin only, and not an intense pulsed light therapy like our Limelight IPL procedure. Unlike dermabrasion, Limelight IPL will even out red and brown pigments, as the light energy takes up these areas and causes them to recede. As such the facial skin appears more youthful than with dermabrasion because of the uniformity of the colouration and lack of red and brown pigments.
This is one of Cascadia Laser’s most popular and successful facial rejuvenation treatments, with many happy clients who return regularly for IPL maintenance.
Take a look at the IPL laser treatment before and after picture below to get a better idea of what this procedure can do for you.
How long does it take?
Skin rejuvenation with Limelight IPL® takes approximately 30 minutes.
Does IPL treatment hurt?
When the pulse of light is delivered, some patients experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation. No local anaesthesia or pain medication is required. Gel is recommended to cool the skin before treatments.
How many sessions are required?
Although each individual case varies, most individuals require anywhere from 1 to 4 treatments to see results. The number of treatments will depend on the severity of the condition treated. This can be best determined through a free consultation.
What will my skin look like immediately post-treatment?
Immediately after treatment brown spots will darken and your skin will appear slightly red. The treated area may be slightly swollen. Typically this will last a few hours and possibly a day or longer. Make-up can be applied to cover the redness.
How long does it take to see results?
The majority of patients will see results within one to three weeks. The dark spots will flake off and fade. The redness will decrease and your complexion will improve.