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OVERVIEW OF LIMELIGHT IPL IN WASHINGTON DC

The Cutera LimeLight IPL system utilizes a cutting edge system of wavelengths ranging from 520-1100nm to target low contrast or high contrast pigmentation.

Since this system is so tunable, Dr. Sherber can generate inflammation against the unwanted spots – which is how the body will clear them from the skin – without inflaming the surrounding skin.

HOW DOES DR. SHERBER APPROACH LIMELIGHT IPL

Dr. Sherber uses a ginger approach with this technology, spot-treating rather than treating 100% of the skin surface to minimize downtime and to focus the energy where it is most needed.

Often, Dr. Sherber will perform spot treatment with LimeLight after full face, neck, chest, and hands treatment with the *Clear+Brilliant* or *Perméa* lasers.

Depending on the depth of the pigmentation, several treatments spaced several weeks apart may be required.

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WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM TREATMENT?

Depending on the area being treated, the skin may be prepped with numbing cream. The treatment feels like rubber band snaps, and often only one pulse is needed on each spot. Over the following days, the pigmentation breaks up into a ‘coffee grounds’ or peppered appearance, and then disappears.

OTHER OPTIONS

For sunspots in areas that need more global rejuvenation such as improvements in texture and luminosity, the Perméa may be the preferable treatment.

SAFETY

IPL cannot be performed on tanned skin as it risks permanently damaging the skin’s pigmentation.

Deeper skin tones may not be ideal candidates for this treatment. We will perform a test spot if needed to ensure safety before treatment.

PEARL FRACTIONAL

The Pearl Fractional is the only laser to use the 2790nm YSGG wavelength that was engineered to be a hybrid between CO2 and Erbium lasers, incorporating the best of each technology into one.

  • This laser makes a tiny grid on skin that ablates the skin surface and delivers strong energy into the collagen layer to produce a dramatic increase in collagen production that persists for 6 months post-treatment.
  • The end result is smoother skin with more refined texture.
  • The thermal impact of this laser is very controlled, making it safe for use in skin types prone to pigmentation.
  • It can also be used safely in skin that has acne scarring or traumatic scars.
  • For someone looking for a one-and-done treatment that will produce the maximum amount of new collagen possible for your particular skin, this is an ideal solution.

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PEARL FRACTIONAL

The Pearl Fractional is the only laser to use the 2790nm YSGG wavelength that was engineered to be a hybrid between CO2 and Erbium lasers, incorporating the best of each technology into one.

Schedule a Consultation
Consultation with Dr. Sherber

WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM TREATMENT?

Depending on the area being treated, the skin may be prepped with numbing cream.

The treatment feels like rubber band snaps, and often only one pulse is needed on each spot.

Over the following days, the pigmentation breaks up into a ‘coffee grounds’ or peppered appearance, and then disappears.

OTHER OPTIONS

For sunspots in areas that need more global rejuvenation such as improvements in texture and luminosity, the Perméa may be the preferable treatment.

What are Dr. Sherber’s patients saying?

  • Great experience – Baltimore, MD
    Botox/Juvaderm has made me look 10 yrs younger! Excellent results. Minimal bruising. Very comfortable experience with a very caring doctor.”

    – Kim in Pa (RealSelf)

  • “I started seeing Dr. Sherber for Botox, laser and fillers, approximately 10 years ago in Baltimore. I followed her to Washington D.C. when she and her husband, plastic surgeon Dr. Rad, opened a joint practice. Last year it was time to for Dr. Sherber to hand me over to Dr. Rad for surgical work. I had an amazing experience with Dr. Rad when he performed a lower face/necklift, chin implant, lower blepharoplasty and fat transfer. At the one year mark, I decided to return for a tummy tuck and upper arm lipo. This time I was smart to stay in Sibley hospital – 2 nights – after my experience with hard-to-control pain during the first 2 post-op days last year, when we were in an outpatient surgical center. I was treated very well despite being very needy with respect to pain control. Everything is still very swollen and bruised but looks good so far. I will continue to travel to D.C. for maintenance treatment and any new procedures with both of them. They are that amazing.”

    M.L. IN WASHINGTON D.C. | 2019

  • “I have been seeing Dr. Sherber for over a decade – I followed her from Baltimore to Washington D.C. – for skin care including Botox, fillers and laser, as well as medical dermatology including total skin checks. She is brilliant and personable and I recommend her highly to everyone I know!”

    Jennifer P (Google)

  • “Dr. Sherber is a brilliant physician who knows how to make just about any woman look much better in the most non-invasive ways. An artist!”

    Sharon W (Google)

About Your Washington DC Dermatologist

Dr. Sherber graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University, where she designed and implemented a novel degree program in health policy focused on assessing and improving quality of care. She next attended the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where she earned her M.D. degree. Following a post-doctoral fellowship in clinical research at Columbia University, she returned to Johns Hopkins for dermatology residency training and conducted research in scar healing and in disorders of abnormal collagen. She is now a Clinical Assistant Professor at George Washington University in the Department of Dermatology.

LASER HAIR REMOVAL

  • Dr. Sherber treats unwanted hair with a combination of the CoolGlide 1064nm Nd:YAG laser and the ProWave LX to assure optimal results on all skin types.
  • While Snow White would be the ideal candidate for laser hair removal – dark hair and light skin – the CoolGlide is the first laser FDA cleared for permanent hair reduction in all skin types.

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LASER HAIR REMOVAL

Dr. Sherber treats unwanted hair with a combination of the CoolGlide 1064nm Nd:YAG laser and the ProWave LX to assure optimal results on all skin types.

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HOW TO PREPARE FOR LASER HAIR REMOVAL

Do not plan intense sun exposure in the days before or after treatment.

Do not use self-tanners in the week preceding treatment.

Do not wax or tweeze for at least 2 weeks before treatment.

Shave the areas to be treated on the day of treatment.

OTHER OPTIONS

Numbing cream generally isn’t needed before treatment, but can be applied to small areas that may be sensitive (such as underarms).

The treated areas may be pink for a few hours after treatment, and there may be hive-like bumps around the hair follicles for a few hours, as well.

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