Q: What skin type is appropriate for using the Lytera® Skin Brightening System?
A: The Lytera® Skin Brightening System is appropriate for all skin types. It is ideal for skin types that have been preconditioned with a retinol product. If you have not used a retinol product before, begin by limiting use to twice a week, gradually increasing frequency to every other night and then every night, as tolerated.
Q: What other SkinMedica® products can I use to complement the Lytera® Skin Brightening System?
A: Sunscreen is required to optimize and maintain the results of using the Lytera® Skin Brightening System. We recommend TOTAL DEFENSE + REPAIR Broad Spectrum Sunscreens (SPF 34, SPF 34 Tinted, or SPF 50+), Environmental Defense Sunscreen™ SPF 50+ with UV ProPlex®, Daily Physical Defense® Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30+, or TNS Ultimate Daily Moisturizer™ SPF 20 Sunscreen. Apply sunscreen after Lytera® Skin Brightening Complex in the morning.
Additionally, to maximize results, we recommend using TNS Essential Serum® in the morning and evening, and a SkinMedica® moisturizer in the evening, after applying Retinol Complex. Talk to your doctor or skin care specialist about what products are best for you.
Q: What are common side effects?
A: The most common side effects with the Lytera® Skin Brightening System include mild to moderate redness, peeling, and irritation.
Q: Can patients with sensitive skin use the Lytera® Skin Brightening System?
A: Please speak with your doctor or skin care specialist for optimal guidance.
Q: Can I use the Lytera® Skin Brightening System if I'm pregnant?
A: You should not use the Lytera® Skin Brightening System if you are pregnant, lactating, or planning to become pregnant.
Q: Can I use the Lytera® Skin Brightening System during the summer?
A: The Lytera® Skin Brightening System can be used throughout the year. Regardless of the season, daily sun protection with SPF 20 or higher is essential when using the LYTERA® Skin Brightening System.