SkinMedica Chemical Peels Santa Monica, CAChemical peels are common ways to heighten skin health by removing damaged outer layers. New skin cells emerge naturally and with a glowing appearance. Although the idea of chemical peels sometimes makes people cringe, it is important to realize how new scientific breakthroughs have altered the way these procedures work. Skin by Lovely is proud to provide patients the latest SkinMedica chemical peels. Illuminize and Vitalize are just two of the treatments offered, which provide positive results without downtime.

SkinMedica Chemical Peels: Illuminize and Vitalize

Illuminize and Vitalize are two of the most gentle and comprehensive SkinMedica chemical peels. After one treatment, skin immediately has a heightened radiance that gets better with time. To even pigmentation, correct minor blemishes, and erase fine wrinkles, acne scars, and sun damage, these peels work well. Incorporating an Illuminize or Vitalize Peel into a skincare regime every few months will help maintain soft and youthful skin.

Illuminize and Vitalize Key Ingredients for Top Skin Renewal

  • Salicylic Acid: exfoliates and lowers inflammation
  • Resorcinol: allows salicylic acid to penetrate deeper for longer and more dramatic effects
  • Panthenol: part of the vitamin B family that provides moisture
  • Isoceteth-20: creates a uniform peel while controlling the penetration of salicylic acid, which lowers skin irritation and brings optimal results
  • Retinol: vitamin A compound that increases collagen production

Both the Illuminize and Vitalize SkinMedica chemical peels offer advantages over other chemical peels. Besides a mild pinching sensation upon initial application, these treatments cause little pain. Neither peel requires downtime for recovery, so patients can quickly return to regular activity. Illuminize brings minor visible side effects, but Vitalize provides visible results after just one peel. Moisturizer may be applied to soothe the flaking skin. Since these chemical peels are less harsh than other treatments, they can be used on patients of multiple skin types and tones.

The Perfect Illuminize and Vitalize Candidate

Vitalize is an appropriate choice for patients affected with mild to moderate imperfections. This peel treats visible problems related to aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles, and uneven skin texture.

Illuminize should be used by patients who want to soften the look of fine wrinkles or minor sun damage. It is a smart choice for people who have never undergone other chemical peels. During an initial consultation with an expert from Skin by Lovely, it is possible to create a customized treatment plan and achieve specific goals.

The Illuminize and Vitalize Consultation

Before each treatment, Skin by Lovely arranges a one-on-one consultation to examine the skin and document individual medical history. After discussing goals, a skilled expert explains chemical peel options and recommends the best treatment for healthy skin.

The Illuminize and Vitalize Peel Process

Following a consultation with a Skin by Lovely facial aesthetics expert, the chemical peel process can commence. Before treatment, it is vital to stay out of the sun and avoid skin irritation caused by hair removal techniques or other exfoliating products. A skin care specialist will clean the skin to get rid of remaining dirt and oil. The peeling solution will be placed over the face, and the treatment is completed in minutes.

To maintain the health of your skin and assure success of the peel, it is recommended to use sunscreen and avoid direct sunlight for one week following treatment. Skin will be extremely sensitive after both procedures. It’s important to follow post-procedure instructions provided by our team to ensure the best results.

Results from SkinMedical Chemical Peels

Illuminize is a very gentle chemical peel, so patients rarely experience visible peeling. Following treatment, skin will have an extra glow and tightened appearance. Optimum results can be achieved following a series of six peels. Since Illuminize is not harsh, it can be repeated every two weeks.

Vitalize is gentle enough that it can be used on all skin tones, but effective enough to address rough skin caused by acne scarring. Vitalize takes roughly 20 minutes to apply, and patients should expect some facial redness that will completely resolve after the skin stops peeling. Patients should only use skin care products provided for post-procedure care and should not resume their regular skin care regimen until after peeling is complete.

Possible Complications from Illuminize and Vitalize

Both the Illuminize and Vitalize SkinMedica chemical peels are less harsh than other chemical peels. Few complications are reported. Skin by Lovely employs experienced individuals who understand and practice the safest techniques to refresh and rejuvenate the skin.

Minor side effects of Illuminze include slight redness a few hours following treatment. Vitalize is a stronger peel. Certain side effects are to be expected but only last a short time. For instance, the retinol ingredient may cause the skin to yellow, but this fades quickly. It is also common for redness and a warm sensation to flood the face a few days after the peel. Patients with sensitive skin may experience mild swelling around the eye area as well. During your initial consultation, your skin care specialist will explain all possible risks associated with Illuminize and Vitalize.

The Best SkinMedica Chemical Peels in Los Angeles and Portland, Oregon

Los Angeles is filled with providers who perform chemical peels, but Skin by Lovely tops the list. We run the premier facial aesthetics practice in Santa Monica, CA and Portland, OR and are proud to offer products from SkinMedica. The Illuminize and Vitalize SkinMedica chemical peels are two of the most popular chemical peels in the line. Both provide rejuvenated skin without necessary recovery time and bring positive results with few side effects. We are happy to answer questions and provide further information by phone at our Santa Monica office at 310-566-0858 or our Portland office at 971-303-8060.

SkinMedica Chemical Peels FAQs

What are Illuminize and Vitalize?

Both of these SkinMedica chemical peels are designed to be less harsh on the skin than other treatments. They are made to eradicate skin imperfections and provide a glowing complexion.

What are the Benefits of Illuminize and Vitalize?

Both chemical peels require no downtime after application and correct uneven pigment, erase fine wrinkles and acne scars, and correct sun damage without pain. They are safe for use on multiple skin types and ethnicities.

Can Illumizine and Vitalize Be Used on Other Body Parts?

Yes. Since both peels are gentler than others, they bring positive results on the face and other body parts. Even sensitive areas like the chest are safe.

How do these SkinMedica Chemical Peels Work?

Both SkinMedica chemical peels absorb into the outer layers of the skin. As they dry, agitation causes the visible layer to fall away and leave behind fresh, clear, healthy skin.

Why Select SkinMedica Chemical Peels at Skin by Lovely?

Skin by Lovely has great experience performing chemical treatments. Illuminize and Vitalize are two of the safest and gentlest peels available. Our reputation as a trusted aesthetics practice attracts many patients as well.

Who is a Good Candidate for Illuminize and Vitalize?

A first-time chemical peel patient with mild skin problems is a prime candidate for Illuminize. A patient with more severe imperfections will appreciate the benefits of Vitalize. A consultation with our skin care experts will help us determine which of these SkinMedica chemical peels is right for you.

Is Pre-Treating Required Before Illuminize and Vitalize SkinMedica Chemical Peels?

There are no pre-treatments necessary with Illuminize or Vitalize. However, it is advised to avoid irritating products one week prior to visiting Skin by Lovely. As the procedure nears, our expert staff will inform you of how to prepare for either treatment.

How are Illuminize and Vitalize Performed?

It takes less than 20 minutes to apply Illuminize. Upon initial contact, the skin may feel warm, but it is possible to resume normal activities immediately. Vitalize application takes minutes as well. However, it is necessary to wash the face after six hours. All patients receive instruction for aftercare from our certified skin care experts.

Will These Treatments Hurt?

Since both chemical peels are considered gentle, there is little pain associated with either treatment. However, it is not uncommon to feel a slight tingle during application.

Can I Wear makeup Following Illuminize or Vitalize?

Since Illuminize does not cause peeling, makeup may mask side effects. On the other hand, Vitalize will cause peeling that cannot be covered by cosmetics. Instead, it is recommended to apply moisturizer.

What Can I Expect from my Recovery After SkinMedica Chemical Peels?

There is usually no recovery associated with Illuminize. Besides mild redness, no other side effects occur. Peeling with Vitalize usually happens two days after treatment and lasts up to a week. To care for treated skin, it is advised to wear sunscreen, use a gentle cleanser, and moisturize. Both treatments bring rejuvenated and youthful looking skin.

When Can I Return to Work Following Illuminize or Vitalize?

After both peels, a person can immediately return to work. However, a patient may opt to remain at home when the Vitalize treatment begins to peel.

How Long Will Results Last?

Proper aftercare elongates results from both chemical peels. Thanks to the deep exfoliation of Vitalize, results may last several months. To maintain optimum benefits, cumulative treatments are recommended. Illuminize can be repeated every two weeks, and Vitalize can be repeated every three to four weeks.

How Soon Will I See Results from SkinMedica Chemical Peels?

A patient sees immediate results following both chemical peels. Skin will appear tight and radiant.

Who Should NOT Receive Illuminize or Vitalize?

During a consultation with Skin by Lovely, each patient’s personal circumstances will be considered before any treatment is performed. In general, neither peel should be used on patients with open wounds, sunburn, excessively sensitive skin, or other skin conditions. Also, anyone who has recently taken Accutane for acne or received cancer treatments should avoid both treatments. Pregnant women should stay away as well.

Are Skin By Lovely’s SkinMedica Chemical Peels Affordable?

Although certain chemical treatments can be very expensive, Illuminize and Vitalize procedures are quite affordable.

How Can I Pay for Illuminize or Vitalize?

Our practice accepts cash and credit cards. To meet technological demands, we accept PayPal as well.


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