Amongst the broad spectrum of skincare treatments is chemical peels, which utilize a customized mixture of acids to exfoliate dead and damaged skin cells for various cosmetic enhancements. Despite these chemical peels being non-invasive, most patients experience side effects for a few days, which may require downtime or some minor lifestyle changes. Fortunately, revitalizing your skin with a chemical peel, but without significant side effects and recovery time, is possible with a SkinMedica Illuminize Peel. This is a popular choice for first-time chemical peel patients.
The Illuminize Peel could rejuvenate your facial appearance by minimizing minor skin imperfections, including aging signs. The superficial chemical peel is safe for darker skin complexions, unlike more intense treatments that could result in hyperpigmentation. Ask our dedicated Med Spa team more about the benefits of chemical peels and the advantages that are specific to the SkinMedica Illuminize Peel in our Dallas office.
Chemical peels range from light, medium, and deep intensity levels that offer different cosmetic benefits, but each treatment uses a mixture of acids to exfoliate the skin. For SkinMedica Illuminize Peels specifically, the treatment uses several acids, including salicylic, resorcinol, mandelic, phytic, and malic acid, to stimulate skin cell turnover. Afterward, as cell turnover increases the production of new, healthy skin cells, the old and damaged cells come off the skin’s outermost layer.
Over time, healthier skin replaces all the damaged areas targeted during treatment, resulting in notably brighter, smoother, and clearer skin, but the initial improvements are immediately noticeable for most patients. Though many patients in the Plano region have visible skin peeling after traditional chemical peels, SkinMedica Illuminize Peel patients have minimal to zero skin peeling after treatment. However, patients may have mild skin redness for a few hours after treatment that subsides on its own.
After an Illuminize Peel treatment, the skin is more susceptible to damage, so patients need to minimize their sun exposure for at least one week. Additionally, patients should consider using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more to reduce possible damage and resulting complications with the skin’s healing.
SkinMedica Illuminize Peel patients undergo treatment in our Southlake office for minor skin concerns, such as dryness, sun damage, older acne scars, and age spots. An Illuminize Peel could substantially reduce skin texture irregularities due to blemishes and scars. In addition, since the peel uses salicylic acid, it is an excellent option for individuals with acne-prone and oily skin since the product reduces blemishes and irritation.
Since the treatment is a superficial chemical peel, it is safe for all skin tones, unlike deep chemical peels that pose a higher risk of hyperpigmentation to darker complexions. Though you may see results after one Illuminize Peel treatment that lasts up to two months, many patients undergo three to four sessions every few weeks for longer-lasting and more noteworthy results. The sessions last about 45 minutes, with about 20 minutes of the solution actually applied to the face.
Though there are several non-invasive treatments for minimizing minor skin imperfections such as scarring, fine lines, and uneven skin texture, many have side effects that persist for a few hours to days. However, you could have instantaneous results without any side effects with a SkinMedica Illuminize Peel. The treatment gently exfoliates dead and damages skin cells from the superficial layers, revealing healthier skin below.
For most Illuminize Peel patients, three to four treatment sessions are necessary for longer-lasting visible results, with appointments scheduled every two weeks. Though there are at-home steps to take to ensure your skin heals correctly after treatment, patients have no visible peeling or skin irritation afterward. Reach out to North Texas Plastic Surgery’s Dallas office for a SkinMedica Illuminize Peel consultation if you are ready to eliminate minor blemishes and aging signs, and restore your skin’s youthful glow.