Solar Genesis for Sun and Age Spots
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Solar Genesis is a pulse light system that heats pigmented cells to remove unwanted sun and age spots.
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Treatment of sun spot.
Frequently Asked Questions for Solar Genesis
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People who are pregnant, diabetic, under 18 years of age, or who have skin cancer will NOT be treated for laser skin therapy. If you have any questions about medicine you are taking, or a health condition you have, please speak to your medical practitioner.
Treatment time depends on the area of the body being treated. However, most treatments should take less than one hour.
One to three treatments are usually sufficient to see results. Additional treatments may be recommended, especially for excessively sundamaged skin.
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.
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. Anesthesia or pain medicine is typically not required.
By selecting Program A, B or C, we can customize 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 causes the therapeutic effect.
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.
We use the LimeLight Facial which 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 aging and photo damage.
Within one to three weeks, the darkened spots will flake off and fade. Diffuse any 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 minimize 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.
I spent too much time in a sun when I was younger and I had so many age spots that I didn't like how I looked. May treated me with Solar Genesis and I love the results.Nellie K.