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Illuminize Peel®

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SkinMedica® offers a variety of professional peels that are designed to treat a spectrum of skin concerns ranging from mild to severe in nature. Illuminize Peel® from SkinMedica® is a superficial peel intended for mild skin imperfections. Working with your provider you can determine which SkinMedica® peel is right for you and your aesthetic desires.

What Is Illuminize Peel®?

Illuminize Peel® is a superficial peel offered amongst the peel varieties from SkinMedica®. This light peel is designed to treat mild skin concerns and restore brightness to the face. Illuminize Peel® will be administered by a skincare expert at Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery to ensure you receive the safest and most effective care possible.

Illuminize Peel® Procedure

During a chemical peel, your provider will gently apply a chemical solution, usually containing glycolic acid or salicylic acid, to the face using a brush, cotton ball, gauze, or sponge. As the Chemicals begin their work, your skin will begin to lighten, and you may feel a slight stinging while the solution is on your skin. The Illuminize Peel® will leave you with brighter, and more evenly toned skin due to the rapid skin cell turnover that causes the peeling.

Meet Dr. Rifai

Board-Certified Cosmetic Surgeon

A talented, board-certified cosmetic surgeon with more than forty years of experience, Dr. Rifai uses only the finest equipment in our clean, state-of-the-art facility. Dr. Rifai knows that taking time to listen and learn about your expectations is essential to giving you the results you want. He will answer your questions and explain the treatment options in detail. Dr. Rifai is devoted to improving the way you look, the way you perceive yourself, and the way others see you.

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Who Is a Candidate for Illuminize Peel®?

Anyone looking to reduce the appearance of skin concerns such as the following can benefit from an Illuminize Peel®.

  • Acne
  • Acne Scarring
  • Fine Lines
  • Mild Discoloration

If you have a history of abnormal skin scarring or have increased pigmentation in scarred areas, you may not be a candidate for a chemical peel, as it could make these worse.

What Our Patients Say

“I absolutely adore Dr.Rifai. He’s kind and soft spoken. He takes his time with you to explain everything and answer any questions or concerns. He’s honest and patient. I know several people that have seen him, and his work is impeccable.”

- RS

“I just love my visits at Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery for all my skin care needs. It’s nice to walk in and be greeted by Megan. She is very friendly and she makes you feel welcome with all of your skin care needs. Dr. Fadi Is friendly and patient when it comes to listening to my skin care. He’s truly one of the best in the business! I would highly recommended booking an appointment as soon as they become available. They have special packages every few months and the results last a long time.”

- ML

“I had a wonderful experience at BCS from start to finish. Dr. Rifai did my surgery and he made sure to address every question or concern that I had. It is so nice to find a Surgeon who takes his time and makes you feel safe and sure about the whole process and an office that is so welcoming by every single staff member each time I am there. I love Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery and look forward to future appointments with Dr Rifai and his staff.”

- SC

Illuminize Peel® Results

The immediate results of a light chemical peel are not unlike the feeling of a mild sunburn. You can expect some redness and mild scaling that can last from 3 to 7 days. You will need to apply lotions and creams as directed by your provider in order to ensure proper healing and moisturization.

In most cases, you will be able to wear makeup the day after treatment and should expect a very quick recovery. In the case of a light chemical peel, you may need 3 to 5 peels in order to achieve your desired look. You may work with Dr. Rifai at Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery to develop a treatment plan.

Schedule a Consultation

Are you interested in the Illuminize Peel® from SkinMedica®? Schedule a consultation at Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery by filling out our online contact form today.

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