Light & Bright™

As laser and light treatments like IPL continue to grow in popularity, new options are developed to treat a range of common skin concerns. Light & Bright is a new treatment from Candela which combines IPL and non-ablative treatments for improved results. Dr. Liz Damstetter now offers Light & Bright for Reserve Dermatology patients in Glenview, Illinois.

What is Light & Bright?

Light & Bright is a unique aesthetic treatment that combines IPL (intense pulsed light) with fractionated non-ablative lasers to rejuvenate the skin. Combining these two technologies, Light & Bright effectively treats pigmented lesions like sunspots, vascular lesions like capillaries, and textural irregularities like wrinkles and fine lines. This combination does not break the skin, but instead administers rapid and controlled bursts of light to target the unwanted blood vessels or excess melanin, as well as stimulate new collagen production.


“I had a recent visit to Dr Damstetter’s clinic and would like to share my experience. I am a Navy vet(corpsman) and usually get seen at the VA but since we don’t have a Derm provider right now, I was fortunately sent out to her clinic to be evaluated. It’s a nice clinic in a nice area and was relatively easy to find. A pleasant Ms. Nancy at the front desk was helpful in completing the check-in process. Easy day. I did not have to wait long and was soon met by Dr. Damstetter’s assistant, who for classified reasons I will refer to as “Agent 8”. I am sure if she gets tired of providing excellent medical care, her slick-ninja skillset could get her a job with the CIA or MI6 maybe. Short story long, Agent 8 brought me back to the patient area, where I was introduced to Dr Damstetter, who was all the things you would want in a doctor: a knowledgeable provider with a great bedside manner. She gave me a thorough exam which did end up showing that I needed a minor procedure. No worries. I felt well taken care of throughout my visit. No one likes to have to see the doctor, but if you have a dermatological concern, this is a good place with good people who did great by me, and I am thankful to have been sent here.”

“Dr. Liz is truly the best dermatologist I’ve ever been to. She is attentive, kind, and genuinely cares about her patients and their overall skin health. I can not recommend her enough!!!”

“Wonderful experience here! The doctor took the time to educate me on a variety of cosmetic options and gave her candid opinion resulting in just the right amount of cosmetic adjustments! Her staff was delightful and attentive! I would highly recommend for general derm needs and cosmetic adjustments.”

“Dr. Damstetter was the first dermatologist I trusted to do my Botox. She is both knowledgeable and professional and did a fantastic job. I will be using her for any and all of my future needs.”

Uses for Light & Bright

Light & Bright is a suitable treatment option for a range of pigmented lesions, vascular lesions, or texture issues in the skin. This includes:

  • Sunspots or age spots
  • Melasma
  • Freckles
  • Birthmarks
  • Spider veins
  • Rosacea
  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Rough or uneven texture

Liz Damstetter, MD

Board-Certified Dermatologist

Meet the Doctor

The Light & Bright Procedure

Before your Light & Bright procedure begins, Dr. Damstetter will review the treatment area, your cosmetic goals, and your health history to make sure that Light & Bright is the best option for you. Prior to your treatment, you should avoid tanning through sun exposure, tanning beds, or self-tanning products.

After cleansing your skin, the Light & Bright handpiece will be directed to the treatment area, where it will administer rapid flashes of light. A topical numbing cream may be used to keep you comfortable through this process. Light & Bright should not be painful, though you may feel a mild tingling or stinging sensation. The procedure usually takes between 30-45 minutes.

After treatment, you can expect some redness or swelling. Applying a cold compress can help alleviate these side effects. Avoid sun exposure and apply any prescribed ointments as directed. It is recommended that you avoid applying makeup until your skin has healed following Light & Bright treatment according to your dermatologist’s directions. No downtime is required after Light & Bright treatment.

Most patients require a series of three treatment sessions to achieve their ideal results. This can vary depending on the concern you are treating or other factors. Dr. Damstetter will explain your treatment plan during your consultation.

Light & Bright Results

After your Light & Bright treatment session, you may notice the skin peeling or lightly sloughing off in areas of pigmentation. When this healing process is complete, you should see smoother, more even, and more youthful skin. Results will gradually continue to improve as the skin heals, with final results noticeable after your final treatment session. Dr. Damstetter will explain when you can expect to see final results and monitor your progress after each treatment session.

Schedule a Consultation

To learn more about Light & Bright, schedule a consultation with Dr. Liz Damstetter. Call Reserve Dermatology in Glenview, Illinois or contact us online.

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