General benefits of a chemical peel:

  • Reduce facial wrinkles and lines

  • Improve sun-damaged skin

  • Correct pigment problems (sun-damaged skin, age spots, liver spots, freckles, blotchiness)

  • Lighten scars (especially scars from acne)

  • Improve skin texture

Illuminize Peel®

This is our level one, or our most gentle peel. If you have not had a peel before we usually will start you at this level. This peel helps provide vibrant, radiant looking skin with minimal downtime. 


Appropriate for mild skin imperfections.

Key Benefits of
Illuminize Peel:

Brighten the overall appearance of skin

Radiant looking skin after one peel

More uniform complexion

What’s Inside

Key Ingredients

Prepping Solution:

Isopropyl Alcohol, Water/Aqua/Eau, Acetone.


Peeling Solution:

Alcohol Denat., Water /Aqua/Eau, Salicylic Acid, Mandelic Acid, Resorcinol, Malic Acid, Phytic Acid, Panthenol, Quillaja Saponaria Bark Extract


Vitalize peel® 


The Vitalize peel is considered our level 2 or our mild chemical peel. A 3-5 day peel designed to remove superficial layers of skin. The solutions are applied to the skin with gauze in a 3 step process. Some stinging may occur during the application. The treatment takes approximately 20 minutes to perform with little to no downtime. Once leaving the office the patient is discouraged from washing their face for 6 hours in order to get the full effect of the peel. The Vitalize peel is gentle enough to use every 3 weeks for maximum benefits.


*Suitable for all skin types*

Ingredients: Lactic acid, resorcinol, retinoic acid, salicylic acid


Rejuvenize Peel™ 

Rejuvenize Peel is our level 3 or our advanced formula. This contains peeling agents, with a built-in anti-irritant and penetration enhancer that provides controlled exfoliation of the uppermost damaged layers of the skin to reveal fresher and healthier skin. Provides predictable results with minimal down time. Effective for use on skin with sun damage, melasma, pigmentary changes and acne scarring. Noticeable improvement with just one peel. Recommended only after the patient has established tolerability to Vitalize Pee. Well tolerated with minimal "down time."

A novel synthetic surfactant, Isoceteth-20, creates more uniform peeling while controlling penetration of salicylic acid, and therefore reduces skin irritation associated with the stronger chemical peels without diminishing peeling effect.

How do chemical peels improve the skin?

Chemical peeling is a procedure that aims to accelerate skin exfoliation by the use of chemical substances resulting in renewed, healthier looking skin and more uniform complexion.

Who can benefit from SkinMedica® Peels?

SkinMedica® Peels address the visible skin imperfections that result from skin aging and sun exposure, such as fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone and texture. Peels also address skin tone unevenness that can be caused by acne scarring or pigmentary changes.

How do I decide which particular peel is most beneficial for me?

During the initial consultation, your skin care professional will evaluate your skin condition and recommend the appropriate peel regimen based on your needs.

Who is the ideal candidate for an Illuminize Peel®?

Illuminize Peel®, the gentlest SkinMedica® Peel is appropriate for first-time, chemical-peel patients, patients with mild skin imperfections or patients that are looking for brighter, more radiant skin with no downtime.

Can Illuminize Peel® be performed on patients with dark skin?

Illuminize Peel® is appropriate for all skin types.

How do I prepare for this peel?

Any procedures and products that may increase skin sensitivity such as exfoliating or waxing should be avoided before your Illuminize Peel® treatment for at least 2-3 days.

Will I peel after receiving an Illuminize Peel®?

With Illuminize Peel® patients should not expect to see visible peeling due to the superficial nature of this peel. There is no expected downtime with Illuminize Peel®.

What can I expect immediately after having an Illuminize Peel®?

Most patients leave the office looking healthy and fresh. Mild redness or discoloration may occur and can be covered with makeup. Ask your physician or skin care specialist for details.

How can I protect my skin post peel?

Since new skin is more susceptible to sunburn, extra precautions should be taken to limit sun exposure for at least one week after the peel. Using a broad spectrum sunscreen product with an SPF 30 or higher is recommended. We sell Skin Medica products in our office.

How long should I wait between Illuminize Peel® treatments?

For maximum results, the Illuminize Peel® can be received every two weeks until desired results are achieved. Results are cumulative and optimal benefits are seen with a series of three or more peels.

Are there recommended products for use with an Illuminize Peel®?

Your post-peel care should include SkinMedica® Sensitive Skin Cleanser or Facial Cleanser, moisturizer appropriate for your skin type, and Essential Defense Mineral Shield sunscreens (tinted or untinted). Four to five days after the Illuminize Peel® you can resume the use of your regular treatment products or continue to use our fantasic skin care line. Ask your physician or skin care specialist for additional details.

Can pregnant or lactating women receive an Illuminize Peel®?

SkinMedica® peels should not be administered to pregnant or lactating women.