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 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

Limelight treatments are available in Johannesburg at FourwaysParkhurstMorningside, BedfordviewWest Rand, Waterfall and Illovo as well as in Pretoria at Brooklyn and Irene and in the Western Cape at Cape QuarterClaremontConstantiaStellenboschWillowbridgePaarl, and in KwaZulu-Natal at BallitoDurban & 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.

18 Reviews (average: 5 out of 5)

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*Please note results may vary by individuals.
Review -I am Impressed
Reviewed on 27 July 2018 by Anonymous

Excellent treatment that I have received. I will definitely come back for more. I am impressed.

Review -Sublime experience!
Reviewed on 27 July 2018 by Rachel

What a sublime experience! Kathrine is very experienced at massage. Will definetly be back.

Review -Deep Bliss!
Reviewed on 27 July 2018 by Theresa Brown

So amazing to drop into my body and feel so at ease. Deeply blissful experience. Thank you

Review -Removing Sundamage
Reviewed on 25 July 2018 by Helette Westraad

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:)

Review -Perfection!
Reviewed on 28 June 2018 by Anonymous

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

Review -Thanks for a warm and relaxing environment
Reviewed on 22 December 2017 by Leonie Lombard

Thanks Ladies for such a warm and inviting experience this morning! Dr Sattar made the experience very relaxing and the ladies in reception are amazing. Will definitely be back soon.

Review -Outstanding service by an outstanding therapist, Nicky Capula!
Reviewed on 10 November 2017 by Clara Esposito

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!

Review -Professionalism at its best!
Reviewed on 23 March 2017 by Anonymous

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.

Review -Always takes great care of me!
Reviewed on 9 February 2016 by Tammy Theron

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.

Review -Excellent service!
Reviewed on 22 December 2015 by Stefan Enslin

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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