LimeLite Facial at The Peer Group for Plastic Surgery in northern New Jersey offers dramatic results for removing brown spots and red spots from the hands and arms, as well as brown pigmentation from sun damage on the face, neck, and chest. This light-based treatment is also useful in removing red areas caused by broken capillaries and rosacea. Treatments are performed with a chilled hand piece and a cool gel, minimizing any discomfort. The team of skin care professionals and board-certified plastic surgeons at The Peer Group use the Visia skin assessment during every consultation so they can find and treat damaged skin effectively and easily.
Before the laser treatment begins, a cold gel is applied to the area being treated, and patients are given protective eyewear to wear throughout the procedure. Using the IPL hand piece, the physician pulses light to the skin’s surface. Without damaging the skin, the laser is absorbed by the dilated vessels or pigmentation. The heat from the laser causes damage to the vessel or lesion, so the body begins a natural healing process. After the treatment is complete, patients can immediately return to normal activities. Redness or blotchiness may last for up to 1-2 hours after the procedure.
"A Seamless and Amazingly Perfect Experience!! - Went to Dr. Starker at the Peer Group by recommendation of two friends who had undergone breast augmentation here. I knew by their rave reviews of the overall experience, this was a professional and efficient practice and Dr. Starker was a fantastic, kind and patient doctor - I was not disappointed. Every appointment was timely.... I never waited more than 5 minutes to be escorted into the..."- X. / RealSelf / Feb 25, 2019
"I have been under Dr. Failey's care since the summer of 2018 after a breast cancer diagnosis and the need for reconstructive surgery. Dr. Failey, is professional, very knowledgeable, patient, calm, reassuring and kind. He is very dedicated to his work and genuinely cares about his patients and their happiness. It has been a pleasure to be under his care, as I know I am in good hands and will continue to be."- D. / Healthgrades / Jan 15, 2019
"I have been using Peer Group for over 15 years because once you have experienced the best why go anywhere else? Dr Colon has a deft hand and keeps me looking “younger” than my years. Lol The office staff is warm and so helpful. And don’t even get me started on their VIP discount card, I don’t know any other offices that offer great different deals all year long and that kind of customer appreciation."- E.S. / Solutionreach / Sep 04, 2018
"Professional yet friendly staff...Dr Starker is wonderful, I had a problem that another Dr caused, and was told by 2 doctors that nothing could be done to fix it, Dr Starker had the solution. I couldn't be happier. Thank you I will return.. you are the best!"- W.A. / Facebook / Dec 26, 2018
"You will not find a more highly skilled surgeon than Dr. Colon. His expertise is second to none. He also has a very kind demeanor and is sensitive to his patients needs. The Peer Group staff is also second to none"- A. / Healthgrades / Dec 18, 2018
What to Expect
A physician or trained medical staff member can perform an IPL Photo Rejuvenation treatment on patients. The procedure is gentle, safe and non-invasive, which allows for little to no recovery time. A full series of the IPL treatments includes 3 to 4 sessions, with each session lasting 20 minutes every 3-6 weeks. Some patients may experience a slight sting, similar to the snapping of a rubber band, while the skin is being treated. All IPL treatments are customized to each patient’s skin type and condition to provide the best possible, long-lasting results.
IPL Photo Rejuvenation FAQs
Improvement can be seen after each treatment, but the best results can be seen a month after a full series of treatments is completed. It’s common for patients to respond differently to each treatment session. Patients will see a gradual improvement of redness, blotchiness, sunspots and age spots over time.
Most patients experience mild side effects like temporary swelling, redness, crusting, or superficial blisters. These subside within a day or two after the procedure.
Do I Need to Prep for IPL?
Patients about to undergo an IPL laser treatment are usually asked to avoid self-tanners and excessive sun for 2 to 4 weeks prior to the procedure. They should discontinue the use of minocycline, tetracycline, doxycycline or Retin-A/Renova several days before each treatment.Patients should also protect the treated areas with sunscreen between sessions.
Are Patients Sun Sensitive?
Patients will not be sun sensitive, but they should keep in mind that excessive sun exposure will affect the results of the procedure. Patients should always wear sunscreen to protect their skin and reduce their risk for developing redness, brown spots, wrinkles and skin cancer.
Why so Many Sessions?
A full series of IPL Photo Rejuvenation sessions are required in order to provide gradual, natural-looking improvement with little to no risk of the patient’s safety. Multiple sessions also allow for longer-lasting results.