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  • Limelight™ at a Glance

    Best Results 2 - 6
    Duration of Results 6 - 12 months
    Treatment Recovery 1 - 4 days
    Risks & Complications Low
    Anaesthetic None
    Procedure Time 20 - 30 mins
    Skin Specialist Therapist
    Back To Work Next day

    Skin Renewal Tip

    The Limelight is a fourth generation IPL device that has specific program selection for specific problems such as red or brown discolouration. The Limelight is a class 4 medical light system that cannot be compared to an entry level IPL system.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    • 1

      Are Limelight treatments available at all Skin Renewal branches

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      Limelight treatments are available in Johannesburg at Fourways, Parkhurst, Morningside, Bedfordview, West Rand and Illovo as well as in Pretoria at Brooklyn and Irene and in the Western Cape at Cape Quarter, Claremont, Constantia, Stellenbosch, Willowbridge, Paarl and KwaZulu-Natal at Durban & Umhlanga.

    • 2

      What is Limelight™?

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      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.

    • 3

      What are the typical areas that are treated?

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      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.

    • 4

      How does Limelight™ work?

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      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 pattern we are able to focus selectively on brown spots.

    • 5

      When should one start Limelight™ rejuvenation?

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      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.

    • 6

      Can Limelight™ be combined with other treatments?

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      At Skin 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.

    • 7

      Is Limelight™ safe?

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      At Skin 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 inhibition products 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.

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      Can all skin types be safely treated with Limelight™?

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      No, darker skin types (5 and 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.

    Limelight treatments are available in Johannesburg at Fourways, Parkhurst, Morningside, Bedfordview, West Rand and Illovo as well as in Pretoria at Brooklyn and Irene and in the Western Cape at Cape Quarter, Claremont, Constantia, Stellenbosch, Willowbridge, Paarl and KwaZulu-Natal at Durban & 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 pattern 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 Skin 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 Skin 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 inhibition products 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 and 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.

    15 Reviews (average: 5 out of 5)

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    Review -"Removing Sundamage"
    5
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    I've been to the Cape Quarter Branch and got treated by Megan for Sundamage on my chest area. It's only a few hours later and I can already see something hapening! I cant wait to see the result:)

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    Review -"Perfection!"
    5
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    Perfection!!! Very happy with my treatments. Beverly is very professional, helpful and friendly. Won't go anywhere else.

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    Review -"Outstanding service by an outstanding therapist, Nicky Capula!"
    5
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    Although there is often some pain involved, I absolutely love seeing Nicky at Skin Renewal! She is very knowledgeable, competent and professional. The bonus is that she has a great personality too, including her honesty. The best therapist by far! Thanks so much, Nicky!

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    Review -"Professionalism at its best!"
    5
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    I have regular Limelight treatments with Nicky and without fail, every visit is as good as the last. The treatment is in its self slightly uncomfortable, but with Nicky's caring professionalism, it makes things much more bearable to handle. I would recommend Nicky 100 percent for any treatment especially Limelight.

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    Review -"Always takes great care of me!"
    5
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    Beverley has been my therapist and she is always clear on the treatment and post care. She is very gentle and takes the time to explain everything. She makes you feel very relaxed and always takes great care of me.

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    Beverley has been my therapist and she is always clear on the treatment and post care. She is very gentle and takes the time to explain everything. She makes you feel very relaxed and always takes great care of me.

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    Review -"Excellent service!"
    5
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    I have been to many treatments before. Absolutely love the treatments at Illovo and the way everything is explained in detail. Well done to an awesome branch.

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    Review -"The Facilities are fabulous"
    5
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    The facilities are fabulous and the staff very friendly. My therapist took the time to explain what I should expect and took great care to accommodate my schedule.

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    Review -"Amazing Service"
    5
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    I am amazed by the service I got from all the Skin Renewal therapists. They have been very professional and guided me on the best products and treatments for the problems I currently experience.

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    Review -"Therapy-Mind and Body"
    5
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    Skin Renewal Fourways is outstanding friendly faces all the time. Personalized care by both Doctors and therapist. Looking for the best therapist .........BEV! but all the others also good.

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    Review -"Best investment ever made"
    5
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    Making the decision to invest in proactive skin care was the best decision I have made. You can invest in clothes, but the decision to invest in your skin lasts forever. The preventative treatments have made huge improvements to my skin and confidence.

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    Review -"Happy Happy"
    5
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    Fantastic, friendly and very professional staff and premises. Dr Xen discussed and explained the treatments that would help me most, the possible outcomes-complications and benefits. Liezel does my limelight and is warm, professional and I have a total trust in her ability. Dr Xen does my filler and Botox. He was so gentle and skillful. All in all I have felt a very uplifting and great experience. Thank you

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    Review -"No Pain, No Gain!"
    5
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    Therapist takes great care to talk, soothe and forewarn throughout treatment. Always very attentive, sensitive and caring.

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    Review -"Nothing To Fear"
    5
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    The overall experience was wonderful. I was greeted with a friendly, warm welcome at reception. My therapist was extremely informative, patient, gentle and made me feel completely comfortable knowing i was taken care of! She made me relax and explained the procedure before each step was take so I knew what to expect before and after procedure were done. Thank you!

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    Review -"Absolutely care to my comfort…"
    5
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    Very proffessional and attentive staff! Complete transparency with prices and pay absolute care as to my comfort during treatments.

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    Review -"The most exceptional and caring therapist…"
    5
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    The therapist at Parkhurst is the most exceptional, caring and brilliant therapist. Every interaction I have had with her has been most pleasant and comfortable. She has a natural feel for people and her ability to explain and do the treatment to one is not only a comforting treatment, yet informative at the same time.

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