Phone Number 480-991-6877
Our Location
4602 N 16th St. Third Floor, Phoenix, Arizona, 85016
480-991-6877

SkinMedica Skin Brighteners Phoenix

Lytera® Skin Brightening Complex

 

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Lytera is a simple and effective approach to skin brightening. Benefits include:

  • Easy to use and apply
  • Non-prescription, Hydroquinone-free
  • Reductions in visible dark spots with continued use
  • Appropriate for all skin types
  • Size: 2 fl. oz.
  • Retail: $125

Directions

A skin care regimen is a woman’s best friend. Get optimal results by following a few steps:

AM (Morning)

  1. Start fresh with a cleanser like SkinMedica® Facial Cleanser.
  2. Apply Lytera® Skin Brightening Complex to affected areas (face, neck, décolleté).
  3. Follow up with your favorite SkinMedica moisturizer and a sunscreen like our Daily Physical Defense™ SPF 30+ Sunscreen to help prevent sun-damage and dark spots from forming.

PM (Evening)

  1. Start fresh with a cleanser like SkinMedica® Facial Cleanser.
  2. Apply Lytera® Skin Brightening Complex to affected areas (face, neck, décolleté).
  3. Complete the process with a product containing retinoids like our Tri-Retinol Complex ES™ followed by your favorite SkinMedica moisturizer.

 

Caution: Do not use if you are pregnant, lactating or planning to become pregnant.

Lytera® features a patented blend of ingredients that work together to help brighten and even skin tone by reducing the appearance of dark spots.

Key Ingredients

Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate
A stable, lipid-soluble ester form of ascorbic acid (vitamin C).

Niacinamide
Vitamin B3 improves skin moisturization and helps to enhance the barrier function of the skin. Helps promote even looking skin tone.

Ethyl Linoleate
Essential fatty acid ester helps promote even looking skin tone and helps support barrier function.

Squalane
Mimics the lipid content of skin and helps support the skin barrier and is skin’s first line of defense against water loss.

Retinol
Lipid-soluble vitamin A helps smooth dry, thick and rough skin by enhancing exfoliation. Helps even skin tone.

Dunaliella Salina Extract
Natural colorless carotenoids of phytoene and phytofluene extracted from unicellular algae. Colorless carotenoids help quench free radicals and brighten the skin.

Hexylresorcinol
Helps to brighten the skin.

Tetrapeptide-30
Skin brightening peptide.

4-Ethoxybenzaldehyde
Helps even skin tone and brighten skin.

Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract
Natural extract, rich in glabridin, a highly effective antioxidant with excellent skin brightening qualities.

Ingredients

Water/Aqua/Eau, Niacinamide, Butylene Glycol, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Polyacrylate-13, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Tetrapeptide-30, Hexylresorcinol, 4-Ethoxybenzaldehyde, Retinol, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Ethyl Linoleate, Dunaliella Salina Extract, Tocopherol, Squalane, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Glycerin, Polyisobutene, Polysorbate 20, Phytic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol

Common Questions

What makes Lytera unique?
Lytera is a novel, non-prescription, non-hydroquinone skin brightening product that minimizes the appearance of skin discoloration and dark spots. Clinical studies with Lytera have shown:

High patient satisfaction:

  • Improvements seen as soon as 4 weeks
  • Significant reduction after 12 weeks
  • Continuous reduction over 6 months

What skin type is appropriate for using Lytera?
Lytera is appropriate for all skin types.

When should I use Lytera in my daily skin care routine?
Lytera should be applied after cleansing and toning the skin and prior to applying moisturizer and sunscreen.
Can I use Lytera together with TNS Essential Serum®? Which product should be applied first?
Although no studies looking at safety or altered efficacy have been conducted with combination use of both products, it may be beneficial to use Lytera in combination with TNS Essential Serum. We recommend applying TNS Essential Serum first, wait until it dries, then apply Lytera followed by appropriate moisturizer and sunscreen in the morning.
How often should I apply Lytera?
For best results, you should use Lytera twice-daily.
What can I expect from using Lytera?

Comprehensive clinical studies demonstrated the following results:

  • Improved evenness of skin tone
  • Improved overall appearance of the skin
  • Increased radiance and clarity of the skin
  • Lessened appearance of darker patches and discolorations

Can I use Lytera if I do not have visible skin discoloration, but only want to brighten my complexion?
Lytera is designed to improve clarity, evenness and overall appearance of the skin.
What type of spots does Lytera improve?

In clinical studies, Lytera was used on patients with mild to severe dark spots.
Where do you apply Lytera?
Lytera can be used on the face, neck, décolleté or other affected areas.
Should I use Lytera only as a spot treatment?
Lytera can be used on the entire face.
How long can I use Lytera?

You should use Lytera as long as you wish to improve the overall condition of your skin. Clinical studies showed improvement in the appearance of skin discoloration as early as 4 weeks with continuous improvement over 6 months.
What are the side effects?

In clinical studies, the side effects associated with Lytera were mild and included irritation, tingling and dryness. A temporary warm, tingling sensation may occur immediately after application.
How long will it take before I see results?
In clinical studies, improvements were seen in as early as 4 weeks. For best results, use sunscreen daily and avoid sun exposure.

How long should I wait before applying sunscreen?
Allow Lytera to absorb then apply sunscreen.

How long will one bottle last?
If Lytera is applied only to the face, it will last approximately 60 days.

Can I use Lytera if I’m pregnant?
We do not recommend using Lytera while pregnant, lactating or planning on becoming pregnant.

SkinMedica and Lytera® Skin Brightening System

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If you’re looking for a more elevated approach to skin brightening, try our simple, yet effective, comprehensive brightening system.

  • Easy to use and apply
  • Non-prescription & Hydroquinone-free
  • Appropriate for all skin types
  • Optimal results with our specific combination of products
  • Allows for seamless incorporation of your other SkinMedica products
  • System includes Facial Cleanser, Lytera Skin Brightening Complex, Tri-Retinol Complex ES™ and Daily Physical Defense™ SPF 30+ Sunscreen
  • Retail: $250

Directions

A skin care regimen is a woman’s best friend. Get optimal results by following a few steps:

AM (Morning)

  1. Start fresh with our SkinMedica Facial Cleanser.
  2. Apply Lytera Skin Brightening Complex to affected areas (face, neck, décolleté).
  3. Follow up with your favorite SkinMedica moisturizer like our Ultra Sheer Moisturizer.
  4. Complete your morning routine with our Daily Physical Defense™ SPF 30+ Sunscreen to help prevent sun damage and dark spots from forming.

PM (Evening)

  1. Start fresh with our SkinMedica Facial Cleanser.
  2. Apply Lytera Skin Brightening Complex to affected areas (face, neck, décolleté).
  3. Enhance the process with our Tri-Retinol Complex ES™ to help exfoliate.*
  4. Complete your evening routine with your favorite SkinMedica moisturizer.

*Please note: If Tri-Retinol Complex ES™ has never been used before, begin by limiting use to twice a week, two to three days apart, gradually increasing frequency to every other night. After one to two weeks, advance to each evening or as tolerated.

Caution: Do not use Lytera or Tri-Retinol Complex ES™ if you are pregnant, lactating or planning to become pregnant.

Lytera® features a patented blend of ingredients that work together to help brighten and even skin tone by reducing the appearance of dark spots.

Key Ingredients

Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate
A stable, lipid-soluble ester form of ascorbic acid (vitamin C).

Niacinamide
Vitamin B3 improves skin moisturization and helps to enhance the barrier function of the skin. Helps promote even looking skin tone.

Ethyl Linoleate
Essential fatty acid ester helps promote even looking skin tone and helps support barrier function.

Squalane
Mimics the lipid content of skin and helps support the skin barrier and is skin’s first line of defense against water loss.

Retinol
Lipid soluble Vitamin A helps smooth dry, thick and rough skin by enhancing exfoliation. Helps even skin tone.

Dunaliella Salina Extract
Natural colorless carotenoids of phytoene and phytofluene extracted from unicellular algae. Colorless carotenoids help quench free radicals and brighten the skin.

Hexylresorcinol
Helps to brighten the skin.

Tetrapeptide-30
Skin brightening peptide.

4-Ethoxybenzaldehyde
Helps even skin tone and brighten skin.

Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract
Natural extract, rich in glabridin, a highly effective antioxidant with excellent skin brightening qualities.

Ingredients

Water/Aqua/Eau, Niacinamide, Butylene Glycol, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Polyacrylate-13, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Tetrapeptide-30, Hexylresorcinol, 4-Ethoxybenzaldehyde, Retinol, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Ethyl Linoleate, Dunaliella Salina Extract, Tocopherol, Squalane, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Glycerin, Polyisobutene, Polysorbate 20, Phytic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol

Common Questions

What skin type is appropriate for using Lytera Skin Brightening System?
Lytera Skin Brightening System is appropriate for skin types that have been pre-conditioned with retinol.

What other SkinMedica products can I use to complement Lytera Skin Brightening System?
For the maximum benefits, in addition to Lytera Skin Brightening System, we recommend using TNS Essential Serum® and SkinMedica® moisturizer, appropriate for your skin type. However, for optimal results, please speak with your Physician or skin care specialist.

What are common side effects?
The most common side effects with the Lytera Brightening System include mild to moderate redness, peeling and irritation.

Can patients with sensitive skin use Lytera Skin Brightening System?
Please speak with your Physician or skin care professional for optimal guidance.

Can I use Lytera Skin Brightening System if I’m pregnant?
You should not use Lytera Skin Brightening System if you are pregnant, lactating, or planning to become pregnant.

Can I use Lytera Skin Brightening System during the summer?
Lytera Skin Brightening System can be use all year around. Regardless of the season, daily sun protection with SPF 20 or higher is essential during use of Lytera Skin Brightening System.

*Results may vary. These results are not guaranteed.

Our Location
The Atrium Building - 4602 N 16th St. Third Floor
Phoenix, Arizona, 85016
Phone Number 480-991-6877