Searching for that red-carpet glow? In recent years, chemical peels have regained Holy Grail status, and are now widely considered the go-to method for manifesting envy-worthy skin.
Many popular 1990s skincare techniques (like peels) had been pushed aside for high-tech lasers and devices throughout the early 2000s. However, unlike early glycolic acid peels, which burned and left skin feeling raw, newer offerings are touted by everyone from high-grossing celebrities to your neighbor next door for their myriad skin benefits.
According to Allergan, the company that produces SkinMedica’s Illuminize Peel, this noninvasive technique will leave you with a vibrant, radiant-looking skin surface.
Don’t be alarmed by the word peel; after all, it is essentially exfoliation. While “peel” may be off-putting for some, this technique is well-received by those with even the most sensitive skin – and it involves minimal downtime. So, whether you have an important gala coming up this Friday – or simply don’t have the time to miss that meeting on Monday, Illuminize can leave you with a uniform complexion, fast.
Those concerned with the extensive ingredient lists in beauty and cosmetic products will appreciate SkinMedica’s excellent SkinSafe rating. According to SkinSafeProducts.com – known to be somewhat of a shaman in the field of cruelty-free and allergen-free cosmetics – Illuminize is free of the top allergy-causing preservatives including parabens, lanolin, coconut, topical antibiotic, MCI/MI, nickel, gluten, soy, and propylene glycol.
Anyone interested in skin care has probably heard the term “glow up” – a kitschy term for the surprising transformation in one’s looks. Part of maintaining a youthful appearance is achieving glowing, dewy skin. Illuminize surpasses vitamin C serums and at-home treatments to deliver real results.
Administered by a licensed medical professional – whether it be a physician, aesthetician, or nurse under a physician’s supervision, this treatment harnesses a multi-acid, multi-enzyme peeling solution to have you looking radiant after just one peel. Suited for those with mild skin imperfections, it will impart radiance and even skin tone.
On the day of your treatment, be sure to arrive with healthy skin; you’ll want to avoid any behaviors that increase sensitivity both before and after your peel. If possible, avoid the sun for a week, and wear a broad-spectrum sunblock of at least 30 SPF while outside.
Mild redness may occur, but ironically, this peel shouldn’t actually result in noticeable peeling. This means with a little foundation or cover-up, nobody at work will notice anything but your glowing, dewy complexion.
Should you be interested in a peel like Illuminize, your first step is to consult an expert. They’ll examine your face to determine the best treatments based on your unique skin type.
Dr. Robert Niedbalski and the aesthetic specialists at Northwest Hair Restoration are highly trained to assist you with many types of peels, from anti-aging solutions to those that diminish dark skin pigmentation. For more information, or to schedule a consultation, call (253) 572-2949.