Photodamage of the skin occurs when one is exposed to the harmful UV rays of the sun. The skin’s underlying structure begins to weaken, resulting in sunspots; irregularities of pigment and texture; rough, weathered patches; redness; hollowness, and of course, wrinkles galore. The changes caused by photodamage can be especially frustrating, as they do not typically respond to serums, lotions or creams. Over time, photo-damaged skin can seriously detract from the appearance and may cause a patient to look much older than their years.
Stepping in to reverse photodamage while exquisitely rejuvenating the entire complexion is the LimeLight Facial Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment by Cutera.
It works by sending perfectly controlled laser pulses of heat to the lower dermis while sparing the surface skin cells. The broadband light beams target highly-pigmented melanin cells, warming them until they disintegrate and get reabsorbed into the body.