Lumina of Burlington Vermont with Nancy Fisher MD

SkinMedica™ Illuminize Peel™

Indications: Indications for Illuminize Peel include photodamaged skin, fine lines and wrinkles and irregular pigmentation.

Description: This non-invasive superficial peel utilizes a novel approach to chemical peeling with a newer generation of alpha hydroxy Acids (Mandelic Acid and Malic Acid) in combination with Phytic Acid and commonly used peeling agents (Salicylic Acid and Resorcinol) to maximize skin rejuvenating effects with low irritation.

The Illuminize Peel is a very superficial peel designed to improve the texture and appearance of your skin.

Patients Who Should Not Be Treated:
The Illuminize Peel treatment SHOULD NOT be used on patients with active cold sores or warts, skin with open wounds,sunburn, excessively sensitive skin, dermatitis or inflammatory rosecea in the area to be treated. Inform the esthetician if you have any history of herpes simplex. You should also not have an Illuminize Peel treatment if you have any history of rashes, or other skin reactions, or may be sensitive to any of the components of this treatment. Illuminize Peel should not be performed on patients with an allergy to salicylates (i.e. aspirin). This peel is also not recommended if you have taken Accutane™, or recieved chemotherapy or radiation therapy within the last year. Illuminize Peel should not be administered to pregnant or breastfeeding (lactating) women.

One Week Before Your Illuminize Peel: Avoid these products and/or procedures:

Depilitory Creams
Laser Hair Removal
Botox® Injections

Three Days Before Your Illuminize Peel: Avoid these products and/or procedures:

Retin-A®, Renova®, Differin®, Tazorac®
Any products containing retinol, AHA or BHA, or benzoyl peroxide
Any exfoliating products that may be drying or irritating

Note: The use of these products/treatments prior to your Peel may increase skin sensitivity and cause a stronger reaction.
Note: Patients who have had medical cosmetic facial treatments or procedures (e.g. laser therapy, surgical procedures, cosmetic filler, microdermabrasion, etc.) should wait until skin sensitivity completely resolves before having the Illuminize Peel Procedure.

After Your Illuminize Peel: It is crucial to the health of your skin and the success of your peel that these guidelines be followed:

It is imperative to use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 20 and avoid direct sunlight for at least one week.

Patients with hypersensitivity the the sun should take extra precautions to guard against sun exposure immediately following the procedure as they may be more sensitive following the peel.
Because of the superficial nature of this peel, patients should not expect to see visible peeling. Occasionally, some patients may have very minor flaking 3-4 days after the procedure.
Skin may appear slightly redder than usual for about 1-2 hours after the treatment. If neck and décolletage are treated, the redness might last slightly longer.

Skin should look normal the next day.

When washing the face, do not scrub or use a wash cloth. Use a mild soap-free cleanser such as SkinMedica® Facial Cleanser.

Apply SkinMedica® TNS Ceramide Treatment Cream for 4-5 days after the peel as often as needed to relieve any dryness, followed by a moisturizer of your choice, such as SkinMedica TNS Ultimate Daily Moisturizer™ or Ultra Sheer Moisturizer.

The regular use of Retin-A, alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), products or bleaching creams con be resumed after 4-5 days.

Wait until the peeling is complete before having ANY OTHER FACIAL PROCEDURES, including:

Laser Treatments
Laser Hair Removal
Botox Injections
Injectable Fillers
Sunburn Alert

This product contains an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that may increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterwards.



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