Illuminize Peel

Our Most Gentle Peel

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designed to restore youthful glow to your skin

SkinMedica’s most gentle peel, Illuminize is a quick and easy way to restore vibrancy to your skin. With no downtime, Illuminize is often referred to as the ‘Red Carpet Peel’ since it's perfect for big events such as weddings, galas, or just a night on the town!
The Illuminize Peel’s unique approach uses the most advanced chemicals with the perfect peeling agent to provide maximum rejuvenation with little irritation. The outcome is improved skin vibrancy, texture, and clarity.

What You
Need to Know

What does the Illuminize Peel treat?

Excessive sun or UV exposure

Fine lines & wrinkles

Uneven skin tones & textures

Enlarged pores

Acne & acne scarring

Procedure Time
You should expect your appointment to be around 30 minutes. We will cleanse your skin; apply the peel and you will leave the spa with the peel on.
Side Effects & Recovery Times
Patients may experience slight irritation, including a warming sensation or mild swelling. Patients do not peel from this treatment.
The Illuminize Peel can commonly produce results after just one treatment. It’s especially effective with a series of multiple treatments, depending on your skin care goals.

What to expect during your visit?


You will begin by meeting your Illuminize Peel provider. Your provider will ask you basic questions regarding your skin health and your intended goals with the treatment. They will inform you about the rest of the procedure and notify you of the relevant benefits and potential side effects.


To prepare for the Illuminize Peel, you will begin with a face cleansing. This removes all oils from your skin to ensure maximum penetration from the application.

Application & Peeling

Once your face is cleansed, your provider will first apply a prepping solution and then the peeling agent. You will then leave the spa with the solution on and avoid getting your face wet for 6 hours.


Your provider will inform you of the necessary steps to maximize the procedure’s effectiveness. You will likely be instructed to gently wash your face before bed or apply a healing moisturizer.

Follow Up

Although some may experience results after only one application, others will repeat treatments to meet their goals. Your provider will answer any questions related to multiple Illuminize treatments.

Frequently Asked Questions

The chemical peeling agent is meant to accelerate the skin’s exfoliation process. The non-surgical and non-invasive procedure has two parts. A blend of salicylic acid, mandelic acid, and acetone is applied for 20 minutes. This blend provides a gentle treatment and aims to reduce irritation. The application is then peeled back leaving your skin looking healthier and more colorful.

The treatment provides an immediate sense of rejuvenation to your skin. The Illuminize Peel is meant to provide enhanced color and improved clarity with each procedure. The benefits of multiple treatments include:

  • More uniform complexion
  • Increased radiance of the skin
  • Tightening of the skin leaving the face with a more youthful glow
  • Improved skin texture
  • Reduce or remove fine lines and wrinkles
  • Clear away large pores, pigmentation problems, or scarring

Results can be seen as soon as the first treatment, although typically multiple treatments are required for more lasting results. These results will usually last several weeks to months dependent on the nature of your skin and the number of treatments you received.

Because your skin may be more susceptible to UV damage, a broad spectrum sunscreen should be applied during any outdoor activities. SkinMedica’s Sensitive Skin Cleanser and Facial Cleanser are two popular options during the 4-5 days following treatment. Within a week, most clients will be able to resume using their normal products.

Your Free Illuminize Consultation

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