Naperville Laser Skin Resurfacing | LimeLight IPL & Pearl Laser
As a leading plastic surgeon in Naperville, John Bull, MD, FACS, is committed to providing his patients with the most advanced, effective laser skin rejuvenation treatments available. This is why his offices feature one of the latest scientific breakthroughs in laser skin rejuvenation – the Cutera Xeo laser. This platform allows Dr. Bull to offer patients two leading-edge laser procedures, Pearl treatment and Limelight IPL in Naperville and Chicago.
Pearl Thermal Peel: What Is It?
Pearl is an FDA-approved laser that uses 2790nm wavelength to safely treat a variety of skin conditions caused by aging and sun exposure. During a Pearl procedure, the laser delivers very precise pulses of laser energy to the upper layer of skin, causing the dead, damaged skin cells to peel off resurfacing the skin. At the same time, the laser sends heat energy to the deeper layers of skin, stimulating increased collagen production. As a result, patients see both immediate skin rejuvenation benefits and also experience long-term improvement in the skin’s appearance.
The dual action of the Pearl laser makes it a perfect device for treating a variety of skin conditions. As a leading Chicago Pearl laser expert, Dr. Bull uses this technology to improve the following skin imperfections:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Discoloration and uneven texture
- Sun damage and age spots
- Large pores
- Dull, tired-looking skin
Unlike many other lasers, the Pearl laser treats the entire face and does not involve significant downtime. During the Pearl procedure that takes only 15 minutes to complete, the laser is gently guided over the facial skin. Patients typically experience only a slight pinching sensation. After the treatment, the skin looks sunburned for 3–4 days. During this time, a special ointment needs to be applied to the face to keep the skin moist. After 3–4 days, the upper layer of the skin peels off, revealing fresh, beautiful skin beneath. While most Pearl laser patients are highly satisfied with the results they achieve after one treatment, most will want even more improvement and opt for a second treatment about a month later to give even better results.
LimeLight IPL: What Is It?
LimeLight Facial is a non-invasive intense pulsed light skin rejuvenation treatment that delivers excellent results with no downtime. This procedure is designed to improve a variety of skin imperfections, including brown spots, redness and tiny veins. During a LimeLight Facial, Décolleté or Hand treatment, precisely targeted heat energy is delivered to the pigmented areas, causing the unsightly spots to fade and flake off. The LimeLight IPL can be used to enhance the appearance of the face and neck.
At Dr. Bull’s offices, Limelight IPL patients first receive an application of a cooling gel to minimize the slight stinging sensation produced by the IPL. Then, the LimeLight IPL is moved over the targeted area in order to heat the pigment. Depending on the area treated, the procedure might take up to one hour to complete. After the LimeLight IPL treatment, the skin might appear slightly red and mildly swollen, a condition that lasts for a few hours and can be covered with make-up. Patients typically notice results in one to three weeks as the discolored spots gradually fade away. In order to achieve the best possible skin rejuvenation results, Dr. Bull recommends that LimeLight patients receive up to three treatments.
Learn More About Laser Skin Rejuvenation
If you would like to learn more about Pearl and LimeLight laser treatments and/or laser hair removal, please contact DuPage Plastic Surgery today at (630) 717-6000 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bull and his wonderful staff.